This active coil pickup sounds really truthful to the Bouzouki sound. I am very pleased with the sound quality. However the installation is very tricky if your instrument's fretboard comes right down to the soundhole. I had to make a special wooden mount in the soundhole in which to screw the pickup on to. I shall be contacting EMG to see if they make some design adjustments. Also I cut out a hole in the side of the instrument and fitted a dedicated 9volt battery box to make swapping a new battery easy.
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After installation quite delicate by a competent luthier the result is very conclusive: Its perfectly balanced which gains in precision and clarity on the level of the medium and loses a bit in aggresivity in the treble, which is perfect to my taste: (its more "round" than the acoustic starting instrument, in this case A goldtone 500.
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