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McIntyre ACOUSTIC INSTRUMENT PICKUPS

McIntyre pickups are made by McIntyre Acoustic Pickups of Mooresville, North Carolina.   Carl McIntyre  designs and builds a unique line of contact piezo transducer pickups which have gained widespread recognition and usage among professional as well as amateur bluegrass, folk and traditional musicians.

McIntyre pickups are durable, economically priced,  and have a great sound.   These pickups are easy to install and come in both internal and external models depending on the type of instrument.

Models are available for both large and small acoustic guitars as well as resophonic   guitars (Dobro & Metal Body Biscuit Bridge).

Pickups for Banjo and Mandolin and Fiddle, Viola and Cello are also available, please inquire (e-mail)  if you don't see what you are looking for.

Acoustic guitar pickups can be used alone or in combination (stereo hookup) with other kinds of internal condenser or transducer style pickups. 


FEATURING THE NEW ACOUSTIC FEATHER PICKUP

Key Features

bullethigh impedance piezo contact pickups
bulleteconomical pricing
bulletRequires no external power source
bulletInstructions for mounting included.  Easy external mounting for fiddle, mandolin and resophonics.  Internal mounting requires a 1/4" endpin jack (professional installation suggested if you are inexperienced or do not have a 1/4" jack installed).

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Model (click on link for picture) Description Price
McIntyre GF-30 new McIntyre Acoustic Feather pickup for Flattop Guitar

A responsive, lightweight pickup which mounts on the bridge plate centered between the 1st and 6th strings. It gives a true reproduction of the guitar's acoustic sound and is designed to be totally unobtrusive. The Acoustic Feather for guitar weighs less than two grams. Highly resistant to feedback. Simple to install, the " endpin jack is included. Preamp is recommended.(List 137.50) $110.00

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McIntyre Model # SBT-04 Small body pickup A very natural sounding transducer for citterns, bouzoukis, and sitars and other folk instruments as well as small body guitars.  Also, some of our customers who use the GF-30 in their guitars install this unit as a dual source. Likewise, it works well in inexpensive guitars. $79.20

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McIntyre Model # SRF-40
Acoustic Feather for Spider Cone Resonator

For resonator guitars which have a spider type cone; it is also recommended for tri-cones.0:This feedback resistant pickup is made of a responsive film which adds very little weight when mounted on the cone. The sound of the resonator is accurately reproduced by this pickup, making it the choice of many professionals, such as Jerry Douglas. Preamp is recommended. $110.00

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McIntyre Model # BRF-50 Acoustic Feather for Biscuit Cone Resonator

For resonator guitars which have a biscuit type cone; The lightweight nature of this pickup makes it the perfect choice to mount directly on the cone of the biscuit type resonators. It produces the natural acoustic sound of these instruments with a high resistance to feedback and no alteration of tone. The jack can fit in the F-hole requiring no alteration. Preamp is recommended. $110.00

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McIntyre  Model #MB-500
Metal body guitar pickup/ Resonator Biscuit Bridge
  jack not pictured, see above

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For Resophonic Metal Body & Biscuit Bridge styles.   While this unit is named for metal-bodied guitars, it appropriate for all biscuit and cone type resonators. Some of these are made of wood. It delivers a very natural sound from an instrument, which is difficult to amplify well. $79.20

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  McIntyre Model #CF-70
Classical guitar Acoustic Feather pickup

The warm acoustic sound of a classical guitar is reproduced by this pickup in a clean, natural way, amplifying the vibration of the guitar's top. Also, a perfect choice for flamenco guitars. The endpin jack is included. Preamp is recommended. $110.00

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McIntyre Model #CT-400
Classical guitar pickup
jack not pictured,

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McIntyre pickups for classical guitar reproduces the sound of a nylon stringed instrument very accurately. It is easy to install, but does require drilling the tail block to accommodate the endpin jack. Of course there are some innovative mounting options when alteration is not desirable.  Comes with connector jack (not pictured) included. $79.20

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McIntyre Violin Transducer   Pickup VT-700  (also available for Viola)

similar to the mandolin pickup mt-100xt but pre-wired to a violin Carpenter mounting jack

VIOLIN MODEL

This is an excellent fiddle pickup which mounts between bridge and tailpiece.  Kit includes a small lightweight 1/4" female Carpenter  jack for external mounting. 

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VIOLA MODEL

This pickup for viola but comes with a larger viola size mounting jack .

 

$99.20

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McIntyre Cello Transducers

 Pickup CLT-09  ( available in two cable lengths)

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longer cable pictured here

This is an excellent pickup for cello which comes in two styles for mounting. One has a short cable (12") with  jack included for mounting to the tailpiece using electrical tape or zip-tie and can be left on the instrument. Requires soldering to jack once cable length is fitted to instrument.

The other model uses a longer pre-wired cable extending away from the instrument and is generally preferred for removable mounting (depicted on left).  This is often the choice of ensemble/orchestral musicians.

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McIntyre Model #MF-200 Mandolin Feather pickup, internal jack Internal mount for mandolin family instruments. This pickup is mounted inside with several options for jack placement.  It can be used with a jack installed through the side or with an endpin jack through the tail block, which requires enlarging the hole in the tailpiece. This can be a tricky installation, but with good instructions included and advice from Carl (if necessary) the sound is more than worth it. $110.00

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McIntyre Model #MT-100XT Mandolin pickup, external mount                       

 

Mandolin external pickup.  The same unit at the internal pickup, only this one mounts on the top of the mandolin behind the bridge and has a Carpenter jack included which clamps to the side of the instrument. This pickup does not require fitting a new bridge. $99.20

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McIntyre Model #MT-100 Mandolin pickup, internal mount                        MT100mandolin-orig-1 (14026 bytes)

jack not pictured, similar to MF-200 above

Internal mount for mandolin family instruments. This pickup is mounted inside with several options for jack placement. See information regarding model  MF-200 installation above. $81.60

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McIntyre Model #BF-60   Banjo pickup For both Tenor and 5-String Banjos $110.00

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McIntyre Model #UF-07

Ukulele Pickup pickup

This McIntyre  UF-07 pickup is designed specifically for any size ukulele although the mandolin MF-200 model (above) can also be used on baritone ukes. Both come pre-soldered and ready stick on the instrument. . $110.00

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McIntyre Model #HD-98

Hammered dulcimer/ Autoharp pickupHD98hammered-dulcimer-orig-1 (16458 bytes)

This one comes pre-soldered and ready stick on the instrument. It also works well on an Autoharp. $79.20

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Carpenter jack -             Violin

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Mounting jack for violin/fiddle setup (named after the inventor).  A  1/4" female jack mounted in a small housing which attaches to the instrument next to the chin rest. Removable. $28.95

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Carpenter jack -  Mandolin or Viola

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Same as above except wider adjustable clamp suitable for mandolin or viola attachment $29.50

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Baggs Para-acoustic D.I. Preamp/EQ for all McIntyre Pickups This pickup preamplifier is  recommended  for use with McIntyre pickups -it will definitely enhance the output and sound shaping  (not required, however) $159.00

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Baggs Gigpro Preamp The Gigpro is a single-channel belt clip preamp that will work with all McIntyre pickups. It also provides 9V phantom power for mini-mics and other phantom powered onboard electronics. The features are pared down to the bare essentials but you will find everything you need to get the best sound possible from your pickup. The EQ, for example, has only two bands plus a variable low cut but you will be amazed at how flexible and intuitive it is to use as a belt clip external preamp. (not required, however) $97.00

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Baggs Mixpro Dual Channel Mixer/Preamp The Mixpro is a dual input belt clip preamp/mixer that will allow you to perfectly combine two of  any sort of McIntyre pickup with a mini-mic or other type of pickup. It places every essential control you need right at your fingertips eliminating the need to butcher a prize guitar for on-board electronics or to carry around a heavy, clunky rack. The Mixpro provides "phantom" power to both channels and, when it is used with the Buffer Jack accessory, you can say goodbye to batteries on your guitar! $159.00

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