Advice needed on how to get the best sound out of an MI Active
Guys, I was hoping I could get some advice to improve the sound I'm getting off my M1 Active pickup that I recently purchased and had fitted professionally. I play a relatively inexpensive but beautiful sounding Blueridge BR-163 acoustic. I went for this model as it had an acoustic sound equal to many guitars that were much more expensive. The woods are really light and body is very resonant, so I was hoping that the M1-A would be a great addition to it, and help me amplify the acoustic sound accurately.
However I've found that the tone I'm getting off the pick-up is very nasal, with a huge amount of noise coming from the body of the guitar. This happens whether I'm going through a guitar amplifier or directly through a P.A. It even picks up the sound of my thumb moving on the back of the guitar neck. As I play alot of Irish music with quiet single line runs this has become quite a problem. It's not about my technique, as I've had a number of people try it out (with the same issue) and I'm a fairly delicate player. The only way I can get around this in a live set up is to get the engineer to literally pull the treble, mids and often bass right down - so much so in fact that I'm losing all of the guitars character. Do you guys have any suggestions?
Just so you know, the pick-up is firmly attached, and placed towards the neck in the soundhole as it is for most other players who use this pick-up. I had thought of getting the Venue DI, but then the electronics of my guitar would cost more than the guitar itself.
I'ld really appreciate any advice / help / or hints. I feel that the problem isn't with the pick-up or guitar as I've heard both independently in other situations and they sound fantastic. I think I just need some advice on how to get the best from the marriage of both. Thanking you guys in advance,
What adjustments did they make?
Can you describe the changes they had you make to get the sound you now have? Thanks in advance.