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Watch an Acoustic Guitar/Drum Machine Hybrid in Action! — Viral Video

What do you get when you attach drum machine pads to your acoustic guitar?

German guitarist Pensen Paletti answers this question in the video below!

Uploaded to YouTube May 19, the short clip has been viewed almost half a million times and counting.

In it, Paletti demonstrates his wacky device that enables him to play drum beats as he strums/picks the guitar. He apparently calls it the “Bumm-Guitar.”

Some YouTube folks have commented that the tune sounds a lot like John Butler Trio’s “Funky Tonight.”

What do you make of this? Tell us your thoughts in the comments section or on Facebook!

Check out Pensen Paletti's Facebook page here.

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Acoustic Nation is written by Laura B. Whitmore, a music industry marketing veteran, music journalist and editor, who has contributed to Parade.com, Guitar World, and others. She has interviewed hundreds of musicians and hosts the She Rocks Podcast. As the founder of the Women’s International Music Network, she advocates for women in the music industry and produces the annual She Rocks Awards. She is the Senior Vice President of Marketing for Positive Grid, making the world safe for guitar exploration everywhere! A guitarist and singer/songwriter, Laura is currently co-writing an album of pop songs that empower and energize girls.