Installing built-in pick up for 2004 dulcimer?

marg
@marg
an hour ago
528 posts

(The Cherub violin mic ) Is a mic the same as a pick up, I have seen several listed as I am also looking to some kind of a way hook a pick up on a dulcimer.

Has anyone hear of a passive piezo pickup for nylon strings - Kremona NG-1.  It sits on the tie bar utilizing the tension of the strings, so its seems it could sit behind a dulcimer bridge and under the strings for tension also. They are incase in wood and thin, seems we could just loosen the strings than slip them under.

Any thoughts?

Dave Ismay
Dave Ismay
@dave-ismay
one week ago
18 posts

A couple of years ago someone on here suggested The Cherub violin mic as a cheap and reasonably efficient way to hook up a dulcimer. I have found with a decent sound system they do work and are quickly swapped from one instrument to another and most importantly you get to test for the best position for next to no expenditure

Matt Berg
Matt Berg
@matt-berg
one week ago
65 posts

Have you considered contacting Richard Ash at Folkcraft?  He seems always willing to help on questions like this.

Vicki Moore
Vicki Moore
@vicki-moore
one week ago
14 posts

Does anyone have experience or knowledge about this subject? I have a 2004 Folkcraft baritone and also a 1993 standard Folkcraft - both for which I am considering to have built-in pick ups installed. Thoughts? Or perhaps someone can recommend a good “stick on” option...but I have never found a good one in all these years!