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Kevchriss - Posted - 09/23/2020:  14:19:32

Not all of us can afford a Fishman Aura, so I found a good alternative. The Nux Stageman Floor normally sells for $150, but Wal-Mart is selling them for $92. It takes about 3 weeks to get them. I think their drop shipping them from China. They didn't even charge me sales tax or shipping charges.

MarkinSonoma - Posted - 09/24/2020:  06:25:29

We'll look forward to your report, but it's really an apples-to-oranges comparison.


Though the Aura Jerry Douglas pedal does boost the signal a bit, it's not really a preamp. 

A preamp will of course boost the signal, but not having something like the Aura images on board, I don't see where this Nux unit will do anything to tame the piezo "quack" from the Nashville pickup. 

Editing this post: In reading the description in the link below I see it does have a switch for "piezo" so maybe that helps with the quack. I have played directly  into a Roland acoustic amp in the past with a piezo switch and it helped, but nothing like using the Aura pedal.


Edited by - MarkinSonoma on 09/24/2020 06:34:04

Kevchriss - Posted - 09/29/2020:  13:04:20

I received my new NUX Stageman Floor and I am very happy with it. I've never played thru an Aura so I can't compare them, but for $92 this sounds awesome. I'm using my pedal steel guitar amp with a 15" speaker. I have both the amp and Stageman scooped and the mids backed of the amp. The Stageman has a very high output so I have the amp input attenauted to -10db. I'd recommend the Stageman if you can't spend the money for the Fishman.

Edited by - Kevchriss on 09/29/2020 13:07:34

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