Warm, open sound - practically noise free - even alongside humbuckers!
The DP138 Virtual Acoustic uses the same technology as the Virtual Vintage line to create a guitar pickup that's practically noise-free, even compared to humbuckers. The sound is both warm and open, reproducing the natural dynamics and tonality of steel-string guitars and enabling the Virtual Acoustic pickup to capture the character of the particular electric guitar it's mounted in. Like the Super Natural Plus, the DiMarzio Virtual Acoustic pickup installs easily with foam-insulated mounting brackets, which can be cut down in order to accommodate guitars with smaller soundholes. Twelve adjustable pole pieces allow precise string balance. It also has a volume control with a compensated tone network - to minimize tone changes when the volume is adjusted - and a 12-foot cable.
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Comments about DiMarzio DP138 Virtual Acoustic Pickup with Volume Control:
This is a nice sounding, easy to use pickup. It installs in a snap and stays in place. It has a good full sound that can be easily colored with your effects and eq. It's not too bright like many portable acoustic p/u's can be. I tried the single coil version of this model and it was really bright. Not really my kind of sound, but others may like it. The dual coil model is mellower and fuller. It resists feedback really well and the on board volume control is nice. It is accurate and easily gets a wide dynamic range without losing the subtle sounds you play. My complaint with either model is that they aren't that hot, they could really use a pre-amp, especially the single coil. I had to crank my levels to get a good small club volume. It stayed clean and feedback free tho- The cable might bug some players as there is no way to disconnect it from the p/u, so you either have to uninstall it or deal with a 12' cable hanging out of your sound hole all the time. No biggie to me but that may bother other players. They also recommend it be used with wound Bronze strings for best sound, so if you use something different you want to be aware of that. I use bronze strings so I can't comment on what it sounds like with other types. These are mostly nitpicks tho- it's a good item.
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