Sunrise Pickups are built entirely by Jim Kaufman in the USA. There is a limited production run, with a maximum total of 500 units sold annually. The Sunrise pickup has earned the respect of professional players on stage and in the studio for over 25 years, and has proved well suited to a wide range of musical styles. As used by Keith Richards, Richard Thompson, Emmy Lou Harris, Lyle Lovett, Leo Kottke, Jackson Browne, Ry Cooder ..... the list goes on and on. It has proven itself as a reliable, tough, professional unit. This pickup represents the ultimate in the uncompromising search for a truly acoustic guitar sound capable of high sound pressure levels.
To give its best, the Sunrise Pickup needs to be matched to a high-quality pre-amp or active DI box. Users on the guitar forums report excellent results with a range of units including the BSS A-133, the Ultrasound DI-Plus, and the Baggs Venue DI or Para DI. However, for closest matching there are the Sunrise SB-1 and SB-2 preamps.
I often get enquiries about combining the Sunrise with other transducer or onboard mike systems. Please feel free to contact me if you're looking for something special!