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Old 08-09-2017, 06:23 AM
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OK, obsolete thread, but, personally, I've tried almost every magic box out there and not a single one produces a more natural acoustic sound than plugging into a good preamp then straight into an amp or PA, at least for me and my stuff.

Someone mentioned the Mamma Bear from DTar, it's the only one I tried that I still own. I don't use it very often, but I think the acoustic tones from it are some of the most natural out there.
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Old 08-09-2017, 07:48 AM
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OK, obsolete thread, but, personally, I've tried almost every magic box out there and not a single one produces a more natural acoustic sound than plugging into a good preamp then straight into an amp or PA, at least for me and my stuff.



Someone mentioned the Mamma Bear from DTar, it's the only one I tried that I still own. I don't use it very often, but I think the acoustic tones from it are some of the most natural out there.

I believe the Mama Bear was an early attempt at IR convolution, the same technology used in the Fishman Aura Tonedexter products. There are a few other players in the market too.

I agree with the sentiment. I'm going to be employing two different setups. The first is the all-in-one Fishman Aura F1 Plus in my HD28E Retro.

The second is the K&K PM with a custom battery free preamp. I'm employing the K&K in the two guitars that really need to avoid batteries and under saddle transducers for some practical reasons. If I find that the K&K needs additional tone shaping help, I plan to use the custom body Rez feature in the TC Play Acoustic pedal, or potentially invest in a Tondexter.
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Old 08-09-2017, 02:13 PM
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I love Zombie threads, especially if I don't notice it until I realized I posted on it.

I have a friend with an older Taylor he's had a while. In love with neither its acoustic or electric tone, it's just so darn competent at both. The Toyota Camry of guitars. Never lets you down.
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