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The acoustic alchemist shares the secrets to his massive, multi-dimensional tones.

Inside the guitar sits a DiMarzio Black Angel magnetic pickup, a Black Angel piezo, and a K&K Trinity mic and preamp, along with a Schatten Dualie soundboard transducer for his kick drum sound. All of the pickups are routed to a single 9V battery. The cabling is a bit complex. The guitar uses a custom DiMarzio-wired cable built by Eric Corpus. Inside the cable is a single mono line that carries the piezo and mic signals along with a stereo cable that mixes the kick drum and magnetic pickup. The magnetic pickup is wired to the tip of the output jack so Dawes can use the Tonewood amp when appropriate.

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