Sunrise #2 - the long wire will afford some experimentation among different guitars before internal mounting is determined. Appreciate the Sunrise system (pickup/preamp) more and more over time. Prefer the tone now over others. YMMV, but I believe this suits my needs best. Thanks!
I play solo fingerstyle easy listening arrangements of popular songs. I use a blue chip thumb pick and acrylic nails and have a light touch. I play weekly in the dining area of a prime rib restaurant/bar with sound reaching throughout. I obtain excellent, and I mean excellent, amplified sound using a 2007-8 Martin 000-18 Std. Series, Martin MSP 7100 strings, the passive Martin Thinline pickup that came with the guitar, and either of the following sound chains: 1. Mogami Platinum cable directly to an AER acoustacube III on the piezo setting (with colour and mild midrange attenuation) into TRS mogami gold cables into QSC K-10s; or 2. Mogami Platinum cable into a Baggs PADI (Substantial midrange attenuation) into a mogami gold 1/4 inch cable into a Fender Acoustasonic Ultralight into a mogami Gold TRS into a QSC K-10.
AS TO TO THE SUNRISE PICKUP, I ran it directly into the AER Acoustacube III using a Mogami Platinum cable and worked with it for about 20 minutes. IT IS THE BEST OF THE SOUNDHOLE PICKUPS I HAVE TRIED, but to my ear and for the style of music I play, too much of the acousticness is lost, especially on the B string, as compared to what I normally use. The tube preamp was too expensive for me to purchase, so I didn't try that.