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GHS Acoustic Soundhole Microphone

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GHS Acoustic Soundhole Microphone

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GHS Acoustic Soundhole Microphone

About This Item

The natural sound of your instrument... only louder.

This popular miniature low impedance mic is mounted on a flexible gooseneck, with an integral 1/4" endpin jack.

The microphone is suspended inside the guitar, without contacting the soundboard or altering the instrument's acoustics.

Overall length is 17" allowing the mic to be positioned for best sound. Instructions and battery included.

Also available, a special shielded cable that has 1/4" to 3-pin XLR connectors and is 15 feet long.


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5.0

WOW! 

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Just installed it and was it ever easy!!!! I just loosened the strings after I drilled the 1/2" hole and had plenty of room to work inside the dreadnaught I built a few months ago. I decided to leave the battery as is because I can easily reach it even with my big hands. I will just change it out every time I change strings. The sound is amazingly accurate and it was easy to get the mic in the best spot. GHS hit a home run with this little gem. The photo is the guitar I put it in. This shot was taken just before I finished the guitar.

4.0

Best buy for the money

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I have two guitars that are not X braced. A Martin parlor and a Taylor classical. Couldn't fit a Baggs so I decided to give this mic a try. Very happy with it. At first got lots of feedback but soon worked the positioning out to where that went away. Now removing clacky Fisher under-bridge on the Taylor for one of these. I also got the install guy to remove the battery from the unit and place it on the guitar waist. A simple plastic battery holder from Radio Shack. Would have been nearly impossible to change it without doing so.

5.0

Great Sound

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I am always fighting with sound. Looks like those days are over. I installed this in a twenty year old Yamaha classical. Likely the truest recreation of sound I have heard yet. I will buy a few more of these.

5.0

Mic. Review

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I recently (1 month) installed this mic. in an Ibanez AC535-NT which is a poor mans Martin D35.
It reproduces the sound very faithfully and is easy to install. BUT you have to play around with the placement of the mic. in the guitar body to get the best sound. Follow their instructions then modify from that point. For me this works very well and other people have said the same thing.

4.0

works great

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I installed this on my baritone uke. Had to drill the hole out quite a ways to get it to fit though. I used it at a local open mike event, and the sound guy remarked that he thought it sounded great.

5.0

So good I bought another

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I bought one of these last year for my Levin dreadnought guitar. Easy to fit and once you find the right spot for the microphone it sounds just like the unamplified sound. I have ordered the second to fit in my 5 string banjo. I have been successfully using a little lapel mic, but the GHS will give me plug in simplicity.

5.0

Excelent sound, at an affordable price

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As a classical guitarist, for several years I have searched for a real solution to amplify my instrument, without sacrificing the acoustic tone and warmth from my luthier made ESTRADA guitar.
I encountered solutions with a lot of problems, from coloration, "twang" and unnatural sound up to converting my guitar into a "howling box".
GHS microphone has what I needed: a great sound, capable to be amplified at very loud levels to compete with latin percussions, bass and other instruments.
Due to the specific nature of my own guitar (the body is extremely light, constructed of "Cupressus", the kind for Flamenco guitars), I needed to add some cotton lining into it to be able to attain that level of amplifications, without affecting the sound at all.
I also had some pain positioning the microphone because I had no idea how it would be, but found some forums for guitar microphonics and learned that it shall be directed to the soundboard, an close enough to to it to catch a strength sound and reduce at the same time, that "boxed" sound characteristic, due to internal mics.
Another option was the massively expensive "L.R.Baggs Anthem", that I don't know if is a better solution.
At last, you need a 1/4" to XLR-M cable to connect to a console or studio preamp, and if you are planning to connect your guitar to an effects pedal or instrument amp, you'll need; after the XLR connector; an impedance transformer to convert from LOW to HIGH impedance, to match the input in the mentioned devices because the GHS is a LOW IMPEDANCE microphone, as mentioned in the user guide.

5.0

Stealth mic for Acoustic

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I love the sensitivity of this mic when connected to either pa or acoustic or guitar amp!! The tonal quality is wide allowing the user to taper and shape his natural sound to the room acoustics. Recording-wise it gets two thumbs up vs. a standard vocal mic but would not compare to a ribbon mic. I had to extend the battery leads to mount battery on my heel block with velcro for easy battery changes. install was done with a drill and a socket wrench with a string to pull the jack from the sound hole to the end block. Install level rank as novice, I have had sucess with two installs so far.

3.0

Glad I read the reviews!

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I already bought this unit and installed it in my Cordoba classical. I still haven't perfectly placed the mic and I was concerned about the battery issue too. The sound hole is just too small for me to be able to get my arm in there like I could on my Fender when I put the LR Baggs M1A in. But, after reading Toby2001's idea about putting a remote battery holder in closer to the sound hole I think I'll give that a try. Once I do that I'll have more ambition to find the sweet spot for the mic.

5.0

Great Bang for the Buck

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Came across this here on StewMacs site and a friend whom I perform occasionally with as an acoustic duo was in need of a way to amplify his relatively inexpensive guitar. I had already dressed his frets and installed a bone nut and made him a compensated bone saddle for the guitar which made the instrument very playable so we thought after reading the reviews on this item "why not give it a try?" It took a bit of trial and error to find the sweet spot and to achieve a reasonable volume without feedback we followed the manufacturers suggestion and installed a soundhole cover. The only negatives I have regarding this unit is as others have stated the battery location which is easily remedied with a wiring mod. Also the fact that you cannot power this device with phantom power. I did have to notch out a bit of midrange with a parametric eq to achieve ultimate sound but this certainly did the job. I am so impressed with this unit that I am replacing the under saddle transducers in both my Martin steel string and my Taylor nylon string in favor of this unit. It achieves a very true acoustic sound and tone without the dreaded piezo quack associated with the under saddle transducers. Highly recommended.

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