GoldTone PBSD w/ Beard Setup, HSC, & Fishman pickup (passive) - SOLD


Up for sale is a Gold Tone PBSD.  I bought this reso used in 2012 and immediately took it up to Paul Beard and let his people set it up, install screenless sound rings, and a Fishman pickup (passive).  It has the setup sticker on the inside, visible if you look in the treble sound hole.  It is a great reso!!!  I've played it beside some solid wood/handmade models and it held it's own, and in one case blew one out of the water. 

I am selling this reso because I have one ordered.  I'm moving to a L Body otherwise I'd be staying with the PBSD.  I honestly have been debating keeping it, but my wife says, "Why do you need two dobros??".  I could come up with a few reasons.  I actually had her convinced for a second, but I want this guitar to go to a home that will give it the attention it deserves.  I barely have time to practice as it is, so I know that I wouldn't be able to keep up with a love triangle between the PBSD and the L Body..

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About preamps (Fishman JD Aura and Tonebone PZ-Pre)

Like many folks who play with a pickup, I have a Fishman and a JD Aura Imaging pedal. I run mine through a few other things, and then out through a Radial JDI.  It seems to work fine, and the simplicity of the passive DI is convenient.  I notice a lot of people here like the Tonebone PZ-Pre, which is also by Radial, and I must say it looks nice and fancy.  I can see that the EQ would be great to have, along with the two inputs, separate monitor and main XLR out, effects loop, and notch filter.  But the JD Aura already has something of a pre-amp.  Even if the pre-amp in the PZ-Pre is better, do you use it much?  Do you:

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Another Fishman Pickup Question

So, i know i have read this in a number of posts, but sorting through them is kind of a slog and I wondered if there were any upated thoughts on it, so starting a new thread.

I have the Fishman Nashville installed in my Rayco. Acoustically the sound is great. And initially plugged in the sound was great too. Though I have recently noticed that when plugged in my 3 and 4 strings are super hot, to the point of wanting to feedback even if I am simply standing there, not playing. the other strings, however, seem just as they should.

I know how delicate these pick ups are and many recommend either a Paul Beard set up or a Schoonover set up. Living in Alaska, I am not wild about shipping this bad boy somewhere for a new set up and fixing. Greg Booth, is this something you have experience fixing? If so, I'll email you.

Any thoughts, suggestions, input?



Suit Jacket Blues - Horn with Fishman

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OK Mark here's Horn with Fishman. A straight ahead 12 bar blues using Fishman pup, recorded direct from my pedal board to camcorder. 

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