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Kremona NG-1 Passive Piezo Pickup for Nylon String Guitar   

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The Kremona NG-1 Passive Piezo Pickup for Nylon String Guitars is a must have for every nylon-stringed enthusiast. Encased in lightweight tonewood, N...Read More

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Natural, detachable passive piezo pickup solution for your acoustic-electric, nylon-string guitar.

The Kremona NG-1 Passive Piezo Pickup for Nylon String Guitars is a must have for every nylon-stringed enthusiast. Encased in lightweight tonewood, NG-1 ensures the natural sound of your guitar without modification. NG-1 installs safely and securely on the tie bar utilizing the tension of the strings and comes complete with a detachable, easily replaceable cable. When not in use, NG-1 may be left in place with no detriment to the instrument's acoustic sound.


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KremonaNG-1 Passive Piezo Pickup for Nylon String Guitar
 
3.9

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (6)
  • Functional (6)
  • Good quality (4)
  • Improves sound (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (4)
  • Practicing (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5), Professional musician (3)

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5.0

Great sound without carpentry.

By Dragon Dave

from Lakeland, FL

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Improves Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Kremona NG-1 Passive Piezo Pickup for Nylon String Guitar:

    I bought one of these Kremona NG-1 pickups for my Kremona Fiesta FC nylon-string classical guitar and quickly installed it just after the holidays. Many reviews criticize the durability of these pickups and I can not yet comment on that. It does, indeed, look as if it won't withstand much rough handling but that's not a problem for me. I take care of the things I spend my money on. In this case, I carefully connect and disconnect the cable with both hands and the guitar in a stationary position.

    I have found that the cable which runs across my guitar's sound board when connected has a tendency to audibly hit the sound board while I'm playing, so I added a modification which has largely solved this issue. I simply double-wrapped the first 7or 8 inches of the cable end that connects to the pickup with soft knitting yarn which dampens the impact significantly.

    As for the sound: I'm quite impressed by the strength of the signal transmitted to my Yamaha THR-5A practice amp, given that the NG-1 is a passive pickup. My amp has all the controls I need to shape my sound, so the NG-1's lack of volume and other controls is unimportant to me.

    For those who are reluctant to drill and cut holes in a prized guitar, this may be the solution you've been looking for to amplify your sound without the risk and expense of an invasive pickup installation.

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    5.0

    Great product, just as described

    By Guitarminer

    from Ellisville, MO

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Practicing

      Comments about Kremona NG-1 Passive Piezo Pickup for Nylon String Guitar:

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      3.0

      Medium reliability and tone, good price

      By Shaokahn

      from Sandnes, Norway

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Innovative Installation

      Cons

      • Medium Tone Quality
      • Poor Quality

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Kremona NG-1 Passive Piezo Pickup for Nylon String Guitar:

      Very practical installation idea, and price is quite reasonable. Craftsmanship is not very robust and reliable though, so you have to be really careful with it. Probably not a good idea for gigs in uncontrolled environments. In addition, tone is not perfect. But I suppose if someone wants to get a perfect tone they will probably use a microphone instead.

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      5.0

      excellent enhancement to old machine

      By Dobroz

      from Miles City, MT

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      • Easy To Use

      Cons

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          Comments about Kremona NG-1 Passive Piezo Pickup for Nylon String Guitar:

          It gave new life to my old Sears Silvertone classical. Enhanced the treble strings so they were noted muted by the wonderful bases. Super simple installation. I expect to have many happy hours with it.

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          1.0

          Cheap construction Cheaper Sound

          By Classical Guy

          from Oakland, Ca

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          Pros

            Cons

            • Poor Quality

            Best Uses

            • Landfill
            • Toothpick

            Comments about Kremona NG-1 Passive Piezo Pickup for Nylon String Guitar:

            This pickup has to be the most cheaply constructed, worst looking, most poorly functioning, rip off of an LR baggs that has ever been created. It installed perfectly...only to snap in half while gently removing the even cheaper 1/8 inch cable. Dont waste your money, if you're a serious musician, do yourself a favor and buy a REAL piezo system for your guitar. Not some cheap Bulgarian doorbell, sandwiched in between two pieces of drift wood. For the price, anything is a better solution for amplifying your classical guitar

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            (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Nice even tone across all 6 strings

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            By Ambrose

            from Glenwood Springs, CO

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            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality
            • Improves Sound

            Cons

            • Extremely Sensitive
            • Fragile

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts

            Comments about Kremona NG-1 Passive Piezo Pickup for Nylon String Guitar:

            Clear sound. Easy to use. Fits easily under the strings on the saddle. No need to remove the pickup after practice of performance. (waste of time) As it sits very well under the strings.

            Pickup is the same consistency of a popsical stick. I accidentally snapped mine (not in half but like a toothpick). I put it back together and viola. It worked like a charm.

            It is very sensitive. I play a Cordoba 40R out of a Crate 30w amp. I keep my amp on 2, the low, mid, and treble at 3.5 The reverb to zero for a clean concert tone with volume to spare. I'm very happy

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            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Passive Pickup Heaven

            By Classical Guy

            from Oakland, Ca

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            Pros

            • Classy Looking
            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Kremona NG-1 Passive Piezo Pickup for Nylon String Guitar:

              I stumbled across this pickup while looking for a possible solution to amplify my classical for smaller gigs. Being a complete DIY finatic, i know full well the possible horrors that come with installing pickups, as well as the heavy cost when those modifications go south.

              that being said, this pickup was easy to install, if you can change a string you will most likely succeed. Its as simple as loosening the strings and gently sliding it over the top of the bridge, then bringing the strings back up to tension.

              the pickup came with a 1/4 inch to 1/8 inch cable, the 1/8 inch jack being on the pickup obviously. Probably the most useful thing is being able to unplug the cable from the pickup and leave it in place. If youve ever owned the seymour duncan "Woody" you will really appreciate having this option. As far as duribility goes, i plan to leave the pickup in place, it looks just fine. after all if i dropped a fishman into my guitar i wouldnt be unscrewing it every time i unplug it :)

              The sound is very natural and warm, and with a few knob turns on my amp you can dial in some pretty sweet sounds that bring out the characteristics unique to your guitar. you may want to invest in a noise suppressor to control feedback in live applications. Its very responsive and will pick up whatever vibrates it. Its a PIEZO!!!

              I think i found a great, low cost solution to mic my guitar without going overboard.

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              (3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              KREMORA NG-1

              By fighter820

              from Broward ct, Fl

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              Pros

                Cons

                • Did'nt Work

                Best Uses

                • NA

                Comments about Kremona NG-1 Passive Piezo Pickup for Nylon String Guitar:

                The idea is great... But the one that I got did not work... Either there was no sound, or a big hum.. the cable connection to the transducer is neither 1/4 or 1/8 inch... Is apparently of European jack measurement... Maybe the cable was bad... But as the jack connection did not fit US specs... I decided to return it...

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                (9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great natural sound

                By classical guitarist

                from Orange County, CA

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

                • Functional
                • Good Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts
                  • Gigs

                  Comments about Kremona NG-1 Passive Piezo Pickup for Nylon String Guitar:

                  This little pick up produces very natural sound. Very impressed with the sound quality. It wasn't difficult to install as I first thought. I am sure I would do it even faster after I install it a few times. This is a great alternative to amplifying your classical guitar, where playing acoustically or with a good mic isn't an option. The best part is that there is no need to drill or modify your instrument.The wooden exterior of the pickup complements the guitar very nicely. The option to unplug the cable is great.Highly recommend this to any classical guitarist that is performing frequently.

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