How to Amplify a Dobro



I chose to use the active version of the Fishman which has an output comparable to a magnetic pickup. This has a small battery powered pre-amp to boost the signal. I am not sure if this would work so well with the passive version. The preamp secures to the stick with cable ties and the battery is clipped to the opposite side. The battery lasts about 6 months so the cover plate doesn’t have to be removed too often



To control the balance between the pickups I used a volume pot with the piezo wired to one side and the slimbucker wired to the other so that fully anticlockwise it is the piezo only and fully clockwise it is the slimbucker and midway between the two is the sweet spot.



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