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Highlander IP-1

Highlander Pickups are favored by lots of pro players, including Woody Mann, Martin Simpson, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Bob Brozman and others. The biggest attraction of Highlander pickups is their fat, complex tone. The tone of all undersaddle pickups is a bit stringy by definition, but the thick, coaxial design of the Highlander gives it the ability to sense the entire movement of the bridge, giving you a pleasing blend of body and string that is unlike any other undersaddle. This same design also makes these a great match for resonator guitars, and Highlander is the pickup of choice for anyone playing a National or Dobro.

One caveat about installing Highlander pickups in your guitar: All undersaddle pickups sit in the bottom of your guitar's saddle groove, and they typically run some sort of thin pilot wire to the preamp inside the guitar. Most modern undersaddles can be installed without any modification to your bridge or saddle. But Highlander's slightly thicker pickup element means that you may need to rout the bottom of your bridge to fit the pickup under the saddle. The current design of this pickup is more slender than the rope-ish Highlanders of old, but I still think the pickup benefits from a modified saddle groove.

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Jamie B J.B. Jamie B.
The best!

These pickups are the best; why they're not known far and wide is a bit surprising to me. That being said, I'm happy to feel like I'm in on the secret!

My luthier has confessed that he doesn't love the installation process for these, as they are indeed a bit more involved, however I have found them to be worth the hassel...just bring your luthier an extra thank you coffee. :)

I play mine with an Fishman Aura Spectrum, and find the two blend very very well.

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Stephen Barkman S.B. Stephen B.
Highlander IP1. Top marks.

I've fitted quite a few of these over the years.
Although they've been around a while, I've found nothing better for certain applications.
They seem to be just that bit more articulate than most other undersaddle pickups.
Noticable especially in a 12 string is the note separation/clarity and not too 'over-the-top' output level.
Correct installation is IMPORTANT!
Buy the gear and do it right.

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Guilherme Silveira G.S. Guilherme S.
Great seller!!

Shipping was fast, the product is great. Thank you very much!

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Highlander ip 1

terzo acquisto dalla ditta shoreline sono molto contento del mio ordine il venditore è una persona molto affidabile spedizione e veloce che mi viene fornito il codice per trovare il pacco Per quanto riguarda l'oggetto acquistato è un pick-up a della ditta highlander ip Che a mio parere è uno dei migliori microfoni per strumenti acustici da questa ditta lo si trova al miglior prezzo sul mercato ciao a tutti Uccio .

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