Direct Box Question - Nashville Pickup

Hello to all...been a while since I've posted anything here!


Do any of you have insight/experience with the smaller Radial DI boxes (J48, StageBug, etc)??  I currently have the PZ-Pre, and while awesome, I'm considering a smaller footprint given I play more lap/Tele than dobro these days and could use the pedalboard space.


Obviously I'd lose the mute switch and eq capabilities, but I'm really curious if the simpler DI could still fit the bill as far as boosting the signal effectively.  If so, J-48 or Stage Bug (similar but for piezo pickups with high-pass filter and 180 polarity switch)?


Thoughts? Experience?


Thanks in advance for any feedback!



Resosummit 2015 follow up discussion

What a great Resosummit! 15 teachers, 113 students, three nights of high quality concerts at the Station Inn, a visit from Jerry Douglas, and much more!

About 44 people were attending for the first time, with people from places as far away as New Zealand, Israel and Canada. Every kind of resonator guitar you could think of was represented. I'd say the largest number of guitars I saw people playing were Scheerhorns, but Beards are catching up quickly.

Both Tim Scheerhorn and Paul Beard (and Howard Parker) spent the entire time upgrading, setting up guitars, installing pickups, etc. in addition to hosting classes on how to set up and maintain your instrument.

WIth such an amazing lineup, there are always regrets. I didn't get to take classes from Randy Kohrs, Jimmy Heffernan or Mike Witcher this time.

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Bryan Clark (reso), Xiaohui Ma (erhu) - Orientale

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Here's a track from our record that will be released in February.  definitely not Bluegrass this time around.Laughing  Playing my Maple Meredith - used to be Andy Halls. made in '06.



Resosummit 2014 - the follow up

Congratulations to Rob Ickes, Betty Wheeler, and the entire staff for another excellent Resosummit. I came away with a ton of new ideas and things to practice.

Some general thoughts:
- Nashville is undergoing a huge transformation. There were new buildings going up everywhere. The Gulch (where the Station Inn is located) seems to be almost fully built out and populated. The rest of the city seems to be going through a lot of changes.
- It was cold, much colder than previous times. I wish I had packed a few more warm clothes. It actually snowed on my last day there.
- Two of my favorite classes were the David Lindley class with Mike Witcher (imagine 20 dobros playing the solo from "These Days" simultaneously - what a great sound!) and Billy Cardine's Jazz Standards class. I love it when I don't play anything in the class and still get so much out of it.

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