Hi, my acoustic guitar does not have a pickup, I like a lot Tonewood Amp and would like to get one. If I understood correctly I need first to equip the guitar with a Pickup. I surfed the Internet to listen to the different pickups and was not enthousiastic about what is proposed as bundle (Fishman Neo D). Instead I have to say I liked a lot the LR Baggs M1 Active. Can you confirm it would be compatible? I understood there is a "passive" version of the M1, would it be ok as well?
Thanks in advance for your help.
Both active and passive work great. You will need to adjust the Input levels on the TWA differently for each one.
The only pickups that cause problems are mic only pickups.
Mic pickups will cause feedback regardless as they pick up the signal from the TWA and repeat it back through.
With my K&K Trinity, I can get away with about 5% mic, any more than that creates feedback. Blending out the Mic signal and setting a proper master gain level should get rid of all of the feedback.
A lot of our artists are using bridge plate or body transducers to maximize the percussive response through TWA. Because the Neo-D is a magnetic pickup, percussive slaps and taps won't be as apparent unless they're significant enough to cause the strings to vibrate. However, you should be able to hear the effects loud and clear with the Neo-D just playing the strings.
If it's defined percussive guitar you're after, look into a contact transducer.
If the TWA still isn't clipping or feeding back and you still have room to turn it up, volume-wise, it may help. Feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can go over a bit of troubleshooting to make sure you're getting the most out of your TWA.