Originally Posted by olddude
Sure, though it may be late this coming week or next. I'm waiting for new strings (E. B. Earthwood 2070's) to be delivered before taking it to my guy. I'm toying with the idea of adding a Fishman pick upsince the the on-board pup sucks big-time. I won't be doing a lot of "campfire picking" - even when I play at youth retreats, we have always played thru small amps. I'm used to the massive bass sound from my Rogue B-100 or Dean Razor basses. Yeah, I know they're not designed to do the same thing.
I would like to hear any information you could provide.
I also have EB Earthwood 2070's to install after I run the factory-installed strings out and see how the neck settles down. I'd like to hear how the 2070's work out for you.
As far as the Fishman, before I replace the stock pickup, I am considering the F. Deck preamp to address this issue. I have a friend who has a Warwick Alien with some of the same issues (also fret noise, finger noise, output hard to control, etc.) I remember that these issues are characteristic of passive piezo pickups. The F. Deck preamp has an adjustable roll-off for the ~ 30 ~ 45 Hz component which I suspect is where the fret and finger noise part lives. Seems to me to be a quality designed preamp and I could hardly build one into a nice box for the price he asks. I bet it would solve the low-volume issue you mentioned and I have observed. I think that everything is there frequency-wise, just distributed in a manner that the input impedance of most 'standard' amps does not do well with.