Re: Barbera and Muting

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Posted by François Blais on December 05, 2000 at 06:36:46:

In Reply to: Barbera and Muting posted by Paul Madigan on December 04, 2000 at 19:10:40:

: I am getting a barbera implanted in my bridge and had an acoustic\tone concern. Does the barbera mute of otherwise adversley affect ones "acoustic sound". Everyone raves about it's use electricly. I notice a difference in my acoustic sound when I have the fishman "clamps" on as opposed to off. The Barbera's 8 sensors and cable being embedded inside the bridge surely must have some effect on the acoustic sound. Any comments?

I can't comment about the Barbera but about the Fishman:
Be sure that the felt inside the clamps don't touch the bridge crown at all.
It should reduce the muting effect.
The best I've done with Fishman's (when I had one) was to glue the elements on the bridge, with thin glue sheets and a hair dryer. It was then acoustically transparent.

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