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Polyrhythms and the Movies - Jun. '20 Ex. 15

Rig Rundown: Theo Katzman

How the Vulfpeck picker travels the funk fantastic—with a compact pedalboard, a two-amp setup, and some classic-style axes.

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Fig. 1: Unlike traditional microphones, contact mics only pick up the vibrations of the surface they’re attached to.

Using a contact mic on your acoustic guitar has many advantages—and can open the door to some adventurous experimentation.

Hello and welcome to another Dojo! In honor of our “acoustic” issue, I want to focus on one of my favorite creative, yet sadly under-used, mic techniques—using an external contact microphone. This type of microphone (aka piezo microphone) picks up sound vibrations through direct contact with a surface and, of course, is the same technology that is already embedded in your under-saddle or bridge pickup for those of you who have acoustic guitars with a 1/4" output jack. But having an external contact mic allows us to move it to unlimited locations on any guitar (acoustic or electric) and, more importantly, on almost everything else you can imagine
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By replicating the unique Bass, Middle & Treble tone stack of the valve amp, the Platinum delivers versatile sonic capabilities, shaping the overall character of your sound.

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