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    My Godin LR Braggs Acousticaster (I think around 1991) preamp has bit the dust. Is their any replacements out there. Love playing this Godin but now it sits there looking lonely. Thanks

  • #2
    Hey RoyalNott,
    The Acousticater preamp has been out of production for a long time now, and we no longer have any replacement parts available. If you want to keep the guitar going, there are few ways to do that without the Acousticaster preamp.

    The first option is to use the LB Preamp. The LB Preamp is an endpin preamp that will work with the LB6 pickup in the guitar. It has a 9v battery and single volume control. The volume control can be changed out with a traditional/larger pot or even a volume and tone setup.

    The other option is to wire the LB6 directly to the output jack to be used with an external preamp. This option does require an external preamp, but does not require any batteries on the guitar.

    I hope this helps.

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    • #3
      Hello everyone. I have several EQs and pick up LR Baggs for the 90s Acousticaster model from Godin. See photos. These are original pieces that have never been used. See the image attached to this message.
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      • #4
        mesarectifier I need one of the Godin L R Baggs preamps. How much?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by mesarectifier View Post
          Hello everyone. I have several EQs and pick up LR Baggs for the 90s Acousticaster model from Godin. See photos. These are original pieces that have never been used. See the image attached to this message.
          Hi what price are they ? I need one possibly two

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          • #6

            "Hello, I would like to know if you still have the 90s Acousticaster model from Godin to sell?
            If so, please send me price and other purchase and delivery information.
            Thank you."

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            • #7
              Mesarectifier,
              "Hello, I would like to know if you still have the 90s Acousticaster model from Godin to sell?
              If so, please send me price and other purchase and delivery information.
              Thank you."

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              • #8
                I would like to purchase one of those pre amps.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by mesarectifier View Post
                  Hello everyone. I have several EQs and pick up LR Baggs for the 90s Acousticaster model from Godin. See photos. These are original pieces that have never been used. See the image attached to this message.
                  hey mesa, i'm sure i already know the answer, but do you have one more of these for sale still?
                  i gotta customer came to me with one that is messed up worse than a soup sandwich.
                  i need the preamp plate too, if there's one available.
                  thanks mate. peace to all

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                  • #10
                    hi folks,
                    so i did a little nosing around, and found one of these suckers:
                    https://www.ebay.com/itm/L-R-Baggs-P....c100036.m2109

                    this is EXACTLY the same preamp that is impossible to get for the acousticaster, i fixed my customer's with one last nite. you need to undo a couple parts from the board, it doesn't need an input cap with the piezo, but it is the same preamp, fits perfectly, will mount directly to the mounting plate. you need to hook up the hot and groundshield for the pickup to the side of the board right where the cap off the input jack goes to... there's a ground pad next to it...

                    on the other edge, you need to remove the double ground that goes to both output jacks, connect that to the shield going to the output jack, hook the hot from the jack to the input, and there's a third pad for the switch in the jack to turn the battery off and on.

                    whole gig took less than a half hour, now my friend's guitar works perfectly once again.
                    prec.jpg
                    it also had a hum, which is from the ground to the piezo pickup itself getting funky over the years... appears the bridge saddle conducts slightly. if yours is humming, look at the bridge where the piezo mounts below the saddle... you;'ll see the saddle up top, and the piezo under it. just pushing on it slightly should be enough to reestablish the ground and nuke the hum.

                    hope this helps somebody someday. pic attached is the unit you need. direct fit.

                    peace.prec.jpg

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                    • #11
                      I can confirm that the Acousticaster preamp is the same as the original Preamp Equalizer, with only a few minor part changes.

                      Well done, and thanks for sharing!

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                      • #12
                        layout for the boardacousticaster pre layout.jpg

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                        • #13
                          acousticaster wiring.jpg

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Caleb_Elling View Post
                            I can confirm that the Acousticaster preamp is the same as the original Preamp Equalizer, with only a few minor part changes.

                            Well done, and thanks for sharing!
                            no prob, i felt really bad for my friend, no way to really fix it... the board is not designed to be repaired. saw the suggestion to use this preamp externally somewhere, and looked at it and said... hey... wait a minute... and took a gamble.

                            direct fit. so with this info, hopefully some folks will be able to repair their groovy godin guitars.

                            peace to all
                            pinkjimiphoton

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                            • #15
                              to anyone attempting this... there is a cap wired between the input jack and where the "hot" of the piezo would be wired on the replacement board. that's to protect the downstream components from any DC voltage that could leak in. with the piezo directly, you do not need it, so take it out. i just left it on the lug of the input jack. the rest is straightforward simple wiring. be aware the leads to the jack and the piezo must point downwards, or you'll have a bitch of a time getting it in.

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