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    It Was An Electrifying Experience

    Not sure if this is considered flat work, but . . . I have a nylon string guitar that I really like the way it plays and sounds, and I've always wished I could plug it into an amp. I found this pre-amp kit at a reasonable price and figured what the heck!

    It's not a real high dollar guitar (Medium priced), cutting into the body did give me pause for minute.

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    I used my trusty HF Multi-Tool, worked like a champ!

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    and the back

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    It has a High and Low impedence output jacks and a pocket for a 9 volt battery

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    And a built in tuner

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    I forgot to take pictures of installing the piezo pickup it sets under the bridge saddle.
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    Awesome! Now that's a worthwhile project.

    It's also nice to have the tuner there always available.

    We'll be expecting some sample recordings, you know....
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    Very cool! Where did you get the pre-amp kit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Calver View Post
    Where did you get the pre-amp kit
    Amazon Link
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    Now you gone and done it. How many times do I have to tell you guys not to post amazon.com links here!

    Things like that just seem to automagically jump into my shopping cart!!!!!

    That's actually really nice that it has a low impedance balanced output....
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    Dan, I suspect you may get a few hits on the long john bottoms. Were you expecting a near-term drop in temperature?
    Now, having gotten that out of my system, nice work!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Al Launier View Post
    Were you expecting a near-term drop in temperature?
    It was 36º in the shop, and it's a sensitive guitar!
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    Nicely done, Dan! thumb:
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    Nicely done, takes big kahunas to make that first plunge
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    It's pretty neat but don't they make pick ups anymore???

    We used to screw them on and plug it in.
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