INDIAN MUSIC FORUM ARCHIVES: Sitar Forum: sitar transducers


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sitar transducers Dec 18, 2003 02:49 p.m.

i was wondering if anyone knew if these transducers a really worth the money it seems like a good deal considering you could plug into any bass or guitar amp with out all the buzzing and feedback from a mic check out this site let me know what you think....its on buckingham a pretty respected ICM webstore(i guess you could call it)......peace and love
Re:sitar transducers Dec 18, 2003 02:51 p.m.

sorry i guess that link didnt work im not to good on the computer um let me try again...
Re:sitar transducers Dec 18, 2003 06:35 p.m.

I think we wen't through the Mic vs transducer thing a while back... I'm personally into more of an acoustic sound so prefer a mic. The transducers as shown in pairs are supposed to be decent although I've not heard them. . .here's an alternative source:
You might like to check out for some alternatives to transducers....Uncle ken
Re:sitar transducers Dec 19, 2003 07:31 a.m.

Buy direct from K & K Sound. Like others have suggested, it sounds much better with mics. Also, even with processing, the bass responce can be overpowering with the transducers, especially with larger instruments. I have had real good results, however, by using a single transducer on an instrumental tanpura.
Re:sitar transducers Dec 20, 2003 05:52 a.m.

try - Brian Godden can install these pickups that are great - you can plug them into amps or the stereo and even make good recordings if you want - it sounds awesome
Re:sitar transducers Dec 20, 2003 07:32 a.m.

Which pickups are you referring to? Top mounted?, combination gooseneck mic with transducer? Please be specific as most of us are interested since Brian has more experience in installation on this instrument....thanks. . .uncle ken
Re:sitar transducers Dec 20, 2003 03:51 p.m.

Check it out at
He puts 2 teardrop mikes in the main bridge and 2 in the symp. bridge. You can control the volume seperately for each. He has an old Hemen he outfitted like this. I played it the other day and it sounds great.
Re:sitar transducers Dec 20, 2003 03:53 p.m.

I'll try again.
Re:sitar transducers Dec 21, 2003 07:06 p.m.

I've read good things about a company called
"Pick Up The World"
I have never heard or tried their transducers, but I've seen some good reviews of their product.
Dont know if they're still up and running though. Also go to they have a pretty good user review section on pretty much everything musical.
Re:sitar transducers Dec 25, 2003 09:08 p.m.

I'd like to thank everyone for all the links and info.... i found a shop in New York City where the owner sells and modifies indian instruments...great selecton at actually resonable prices .....thanks
Re:sitar transducers Dec 28, 2003 10:52 p.m.

Hey Boz, what shop is this?
Re:sitar transducers Jan 01, 2004 07:39 p.m.

The shop is in greenwitch village and its called The Music Inn.....i belive its on W4th street right above 6th avenue...great place check it out!!!
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