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Natural, detachable passive piezo pickup solution for nylon-string guitarEncased in lightweight tone wood, the Kremona NG-1 ensures the natural sound of your guitar without modification. NG-1 installs safely and securely on the tie bar utilizing the tension of the strings. NG-1 comes complete with a detachable, easily replaceable cable. When not in use, NG-1 may be left in place with no detriment to the instrument’s acoustic sound.
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Comments about Kremona NG-1 Guitar Pickup:
This pickup is great. A clean and balanced sounding pickup for nylon-string guitars with easy mounting and no holes to drill, zero damage to the guitar? Why didn't this product come out a long time ago!? Such a simple concept – put the piezo transducer under the strings but on top of the tie-block. The sound for the price is unbeatable.
I have a very good classical guitar, and as a gigging wedding musician for four decades (you can guess my age) I have always needed amplification. Back then I hated altering the guitar for the sake of amplifying. I've been using an LR Baggs DI preamp to fix the problems with tone. So to compare the two pickups, I recorded my old installed piezo pickup without the DI versus the new Kremona NG-1. Not only did the NG-1 have more gain using the same cord, it sounded much more natural without any EQ adjustment. You can plug right into an amp without a preamp and be good. Tweak the EQ a little and add some verb and you're as realistic as you can be without a microphone.
Putting it on is a breeze – just loosen the strings enough to slide in under the strings wraps on the bridge, but don't go more than a quarter inch past the sixth string or you'll be in too far for the piezo element to work best. Remember, it is outside the guitar, so take care about impacting it both in and out of the case.
This was a gift from a friend, so I was motivated to try it against my old pickup. I know a bargain when I see it. This would be the ideal way to amplify your nylon-string guitar without altering the guitar at all.