Building an Acoustic Pedalboard

By Dave Eichenberger Using pedals with an acoustic guitar is a pretty counter-intuitive thing. After all, it is an acoustic guitar, and it gets its name from the sound of the guitar in a room, with the reflections blaring out from the soundboard in all directions of the room. A pickup or even a microphone…

Pickups for Other Instruments

Call us biased if you must, but we all know that Seymour Duncan is the premiere manufacturer of pickups for electric guitars and bass. We also know that he also pioneered the technology of amplifying and transforming the sound the acoustic guitar. But guitarists and bassists aren’t the only ones that can have good tone these days. Seymour Duncan has developed a whole line of transducers that faithfully replicate the sounds of many instruments, including cello, banjo, acoustic bass, oud, mandolin, steel guitar, and even the human voice.

DL Lap Steel Guitars Use D-TAR and Seymour Duncan

Dan Larson’s company, DL Lap Steel Guitars, was created out of the need for a lap steel guitar that could be taken backpacking. Dan had hiked all across the Sierra Nevada’s with a small six-string guitar but wanted more. DL Lap Steel Guitars is dedicated to producing great sounding and great playing travel lap steel…

Maxmonte Guitars Uses D-TAR for Harp Guitar

In Padova, Italy, around 25 miles west of Venice, a guitar builder named Massimiliano (“Max”) Monterosso builds highly original guitars that are firmly grounded in tradition. His shop, called Maxmonte Guitars, just completed this latest creation: a left-handed Dyer-style harp guitar. Shown below, you can see a solid top built from local spruce grown in…

Clif Norrell

Seymour Duncan Artist and Their Pickups Clif Norrell – Producer, Engineer & Mixer (Sting, Weezer, Rush, Miley Cyrus) “I mix a lot of live recordings where the only acoustic guitar track provided to me is a horrible sounding DI, and the Mama Bear is the only way I can get a result I am happy…

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