Yet another Radius pup question
I have looked on old threads but do not really find the answer to my question there or else it only confuses me more.
I am unfamiliar with amplification. Amps, mics, pups, preamps, and such are all alien concepts to me. And yet, do to a soon to be need, I have purchased a Baggs Radius for my mando. Just a few minutes ago, I tried it out with a Crate amp and a Taylor Guitar cable. Sounds good with good volume. However, there is the finger noise.
I have found a spot where this finger on string/fretboard noise is minimized somewhat, but I could not make it go away.
Now I do completely understand why a contact pup picks up the handling/finger noise. I can accept that it does.
But my first question is, how do I get rid of the noise nd let the music thru?
2nd question, possibly the answer to the first, do I need a preamp to dial out the noise? Is it simply a gain problem? I do understand gain.
Am I making sense? Thank you for any and all advice.
c. '37 Dobro mandolin
'53 Martin Style A
'78 Ibanez 524 F-style
'98 Graham McDonald guitar body bouzouki
'08 Trinity College TM-275 Mandola
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