One other option you may not have thought about. Yamaha's AG stomp might be an ideal
partner for your silent guitar. As well as offering excellent mic modelling and effects it
has another trick up it's sleeve. It comes with all the necessary bits and pieces to
phantom power your guitar. All you need to add is a stereo lead.
fantastic piece of kit. I've demo'd it to a local player who has vintage Martin Tenor
guitar fitted with a humbucking Fishman Rare Earth. His live sound was already excellent,
but the AG Stomp took it up another notch. And it has flexible outputs, including an
optical digital out.
And no batteries ever again!! Do the maths and see how
many Duracells you would have to save throwing away to pay for it. Not as many as you
might think. But if you are using batteries I would suggest that rechargables aren't a
great option. Most pre-amps were designed to use disposables, although it might be worth
checking with Yamaha UK tech support to see if they recommend rechargables or not. Oh, one
last tip. Instead of buying hi power batteries like duracell, just buy boxs of standard
batteries wholesale. Change it for every gig and use it again for soundcheck next day.
You'll never worry about your battery going during a show.
Hope that helps
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