Any of y'all have any experience or can recommend the Wickedbucker for a Reso biscuit style?
I'm looking at flat pups for a project with a resonator biscuit and ran across the Wickedbucker as a possible cheaper alternative to (outrageously) expensive Krivo, Lace, National or even Sixtus (not too bad $) flat buckers
Theres a lot of videos for the 1st 3 and the Krivo seems to capture the "Reso" sound the best
I got plenty of "plain" 'ole electrics around, so i'm trying to avoid something that will basically just sound like a lapsteel if possible
Upon scouring these forums I ran across and contacted the very talented and helpful Mojobone works.
Who actually recommended I try the Wickedbucker.
In conjunction with that, I also bought some 27mm piezo discs to try out the "Gatorade" bottle cap hack, mentioned in another thread here.
I'll report back with my potential success or failures in the future
I got my "Flatcat" pickup from Wayfinder on ETSY. I used it for a 4 string acoustic style CBG guitar I built. Magnetic pickups don't always do well with acoustic strings(the solid strings are louder than the wound ones), but I didn't have any issues at all with this pickup and should do very good on a Reso.
Gitty offers some Flatpups now, MGB guitars and a couple CBN forum members make these pickups now. They have a great clear tone to them and they show the right amount of attitude with high gain.
I bought one from MGB for a 6 string to put in the neck position of my 4 string J Bass. It comes with a Aluminum cover and screws, just haven't installed yet.
Wrapped it in aluminum? Why? I have a problem with my LPG using a flat humbucker mounted on the top if the license plate. Bad feedback and hum. Would shielding the pick up work better?
A graphic EQ pedal, used with an acoustic simulator pedal or preset, could make a lapsteel sound like a reso.,,.looking at what the big boys use, it is usually a magnetic pickup and a pre-amped piezo blended together to get that dobro sound out of the PA.,.,