PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2010 NAMM show where he swings by the Fishman booth. In this segment, we get to see two new pedals from Fishman, the Aura Sixteen & the Aura Spectrum DI. The Aura Sixteen is a compact yet powerful stompbox featuring award-winning Aura? Acoustic Imaging technology that restores a studio-miked sound to your undersaddle or soundhole pickup. is a compact yet powerful stompbox featuring award-winning Aura? Acoustic Imaging technology that restores a studio-miked sound to your undersaddle or soundhole pickup. It features Volume, Blend, and Image Select controls, 16 pre-loaded Dreadnought guitar Images are completely user-configurable and USB interface to download Images from the Aura Image Gallery (software included). The Spectrum DI Aura? Spectrum DI is Acoustic Imaging technology that restores a studio-miked sound to your undersaddle or soundhole pickup. Housed in a professional quality all-metal case, Aura Spectrum DI features a 3-band EQ, one-knob compressor, automatic feedback suppression with up to 3 notches, chromatic tuner, effects loop, plus a high-quality balanced XLR D.I. The included Aura Image Gallery software provides access to an ever-expanding list of instruments recorded using world-class studio mics and techniques.



PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2010 NAMM show where he swings by the Fishman booth. In this segment, we get to see two new pedals from Fishman, the Aura Sixteen & the Aura Spectrum DI.

The Aura Sixteen is a compact yet powerful stompbox featuring award-winning Aura? Acoustic Imaging technology that restores a studio-miked sound to your undersaddle or soundhole pickup. is a compact yet powerful stompbox featuring award-winning Aura? Acoustic Imaging technology that restores a studio-miked sound to your undersaddle or soundhole pickup. It features Volume, Blend, and Image Select controls, 16 pre-loaded Dreadnought guitar Images are completely user-configurable and USB interface to download Images from the Aura Image Gallery (software included).

The Spectrum DI Aura? Spectrum DI is Acoustic Imaging technology that restores a studio-miked sound to your undersaddle or soundhole pickup.

Housed in a professional quality all-metal case, Aura Spectrum DI features a 3-band EQ, one-knob compressor, automatic feedback suppression with up to 3 notches, chromatic tuner, effects loop, plus a high-quality balanced XLR D.I. The included Aura Image Gallery software provides access to an ever-expanding list of instruments recorded using world-class studio mics and techniques.

The emotional wallop of the acoustic guitar sometimes flies under the radar. Even if you mostly play electric, here are some things to consider about unplugging.

I have a love-hate relationship with acoustic guitars. My infatuation with the 6-string really blasted off with the Ventures. That’s the sound I wanted, and the way to get it was powered by electricity. Before I’d even held a guitar, I knew I wanted a Mosrite, which I was sure was made of fiberglass like the surfboards the Beach Boys, Surfaris, and the Challengers rode in their off time. Bristling with space-age switchgear and chrome-plated hardware, those solidbody hotrod guitars were the fighter jets of my musical dreams. I didn’t even know what those old-timey round-hole guitars were called. As the singing cowboys Roy Rogers and Gene Autrey strummed off into the sunset, the pace of technology pushed the look and sound of the electric guitar (and bass) into the limelight and into my heart. Imagine my disappointment when I had to begin my guitar tutelage on a rented Gibson “student” acoustic. At least it sort of looked like the ones the Beatles occasionally played. Even so, I couldn’t wait to trade it in.

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