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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
|Model (click on link
|McIntyre GF-30 new
McIntyre Acoustic Feather pickup for Flattop Guitar
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 ¼" endpin jack is
included. Preamp is recommended.(List 137.50)
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|McIntyre Model # SBT-04 Small
||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.
|McIntyre Model #
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.
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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.
Metal body guitar pickup/ Resonator Biscuit Bridge jack
not pictured, see above
|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.
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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.
|McIntyre Model #CT-400
Classical guitar pickup jack
|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.
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
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.
This pickup for viola
but comes with a larger viola size mounting jack .
Pickup CLT-09 ( available in
two cable lengths)
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
CHOOSE STYLE WHEN ORDERING AT RIGHT
|McIntyre Model #MF-200
Mandolin Feather pickup, internal jack
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.
|McIntyre Model #MT-100XT Mandolin
pickup, external mount
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.
Model #MT-100 Mandolin
pickup, internal mount
jack not pictured, similar to
mount for mandolin family instruments. This pickup is mounted inside with
several options for jack placement. See information regarding model
MF-200 installation above.
|McIntyre Model #BF-60
||For both Tenor and
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. .
|McIntyre Model #HD-98
dulcimer/ Autoharp pickup
|This one comes
pre-soldered and ready stick on the instrument. It also works well on an Autoharp.
|Carpenter jack -
|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.
Carpenter jack - Mandolin or Viola
|Same as above except wider adjustable clamp suitable for
mandolin or viola attachment
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)
|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)
|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!