I have bought 2 Sunrise S-2 packages (from Shoreline Music) and I am saving my cash for a 3rd. For a little over $300.00 you can have a HANDBUILT pick up, wiring kit and jack that will give any guitar sound studio production quality sound live. My guitars sound amazing live (an old Alvarez and an old Takamine.) If you don't believe me check out the Rolling Stones this year when they are on tour. They can afford anything and they use Sunrise.
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!
Shoreline music is the absolute BEST!! John personally took care of my order of a hard-to-find S-2 Sunrise pickup. I installed it on my Takamine F005 TBS and run it through the Redeye pre I also bought from Shoreline & let me tell you----I NOW HAVE THE BEST SLIDE/ACOUSTIC TONE I HAVE EVER HAD IN MY LIFE!!!! OMG thank you John Fowler and staff at SHORELINE MUSIC Co! You guys are AWESOME!!
I have tried about every acoustic pickup in search of one that responds with no surprises. This just works. No feedback issues, no B jumping out of the mix, no distortion when I attack the notes. Is it the most acoustic sounding, no but a very nice pleasing sound that works on every stage. Pricey, but worth the $ to know no matter the room, sound man or PA I know my guitar will respond in a consistent manner
Glad I finally pulled the trigger on this Sunrise. Still experimenting on which guitar/preamp/effecrs it works best with, but concur with most of the adulation. It has its own charm, for sure. Old school? Maybe.... Outdated...? I don't think so. May well get another. Thanks for your consideration!