When I hit the stage with my acoustic guitar, I tend to favor a soundhole pickup rather than close miking to achieve a convincingly authentic acoustic sound. Since it mounts snugly onto the soundhole, a magnetic pickup is unobtrusive and a great way to amplify your acoustic without ruining your guitar’s finish or having to permanently install electronics that can quickly become outdated.
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In this new video (posted to YouTube by DiMarzio August 22), guitarist Paul Gilbert demos and discusses the new DiMarzio PAF Master pickups. Lucky for us, Gilbert plays a lot of guitar in the clip, sticking to some heavy, throaty bluesy stuff that, we have to say, sounds awesome in this video.