also, besides the carvin dc 400 with the piezo, i believe there is a fender strat with a piezo that is similar to the carvin set up as well. you can blend the pups with the piezo. i played one in a music store awhile ago and sounded kind of cool, although i wouldn't buy one. but i don't know if this is the tone you are looking for. you mentioned acoustic simulator pedals, which i have no experience with, but i bet the piezo would do a better job of getting an "acoustic" tone out of an electric guitar. and yes, i agree, most of the stuff on youtube is super 2 tone on the bolt, they are very versatile pups.
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