Internal mount location for soundboard pickup

Does anyone have any experience with the best location internally for a CS Sensor or Jokko Manouche Mic? I want to put one inside an Altamira M01 which has a lot of braces.


  • edited August 2023 Posts: 4,812

    Mine (Manouche mic) is mounted here, the dark spot just below the soundhole

    does the job. That was the first spot I tried, sounded good and I left it there but I'm going to experiment with it at some point. Move it towards the high E and low E and see what happens as compared its current spot.

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  • krzyskrzys New
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    I took a wild shot and had my manouche picks mic mounted just like yours today and cannot believe how good it sounds.

  • Lango-DjangoLango-Django Niagara-On-The-Lake, ONModerator
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    The pickup which I had mounted internally was an Ischell a few years ago.

    After some experimentation using a volume meter, my genius guitar tech ascertained that the sweet spot inside was directly below the bridge, between the A and D strings.

    He stuck it under there with double sided tape and there it’s stayed for years now.

    I am pleased to report that it’s still sounding great and giving me no problems.


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