Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Want to setup my Guild 12 like Tom Petty

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    San Diego, California
    Posts
    3

    Want to setup my Guild 12 like Tom Petty

    Hi, all,

    I have a 1986 Guild D212 in Cherry/mahogany color. It's just like the one Tom Petty uses. I know that he uses the M1 Passive pickup, but I think he uses the iMix system for a preamp.

    I have heard great things about the Anthem and Lyric pickup, and I am new to acoustic amplification, but I think I want to go with the trusty M1 passive pickup. I know that this requires an external preamp, so my question is, should I get the DI Venue preamp pedal? Can I use that to run into the PA system, instead of plugging into a guitar amp?

    thanks!

  2. #2
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    San Diego, California
    Posts
    3
    Here are some pictures for reference:



    And here's mine:


  3. #3
    Tom Petty actually uses the M1 Passive and the iBeam with the iMix preamp. This allows him to send a stereo out to his mixing board, sending the M1 to the monitors and the iBeam/M1 tot he house.

    As far as the Venue DI, it will work great with the M1 Passive. I have the Venue DI and have used the M1 Passive with it on several occasions. I always run straight into the mixer too. I think you generally get the best sound that way.

  4. #4
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    San Diego, California
    Posts
    3
    Hi, Caleb,

    Thank you for your response. I think I will get the Venue DI, because that way I can avoid batteries altogether. I am having the M1 Passive installed in my D212 right now. (It's at the shop)... so if I get the Venue DI, I can plug the pedal into my pedalboard and not have any extra need for power.

    Thanks for confirming that they are a good match.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •