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 #122185  by Winterland
 Wed Dec 19, 2012 6:26 pm
What set up did garcia use for acustic shows? Just wondering what he used. JBL's any pedals etc.
 #122256  by jenkins
 Fri Dec 21, 2012 9:52 pm
Often wondered this myself, how did he get that acoustic to sound SOOOOO DANK?

In most pics and videos I've seen it looks like he has it mic'd and plugged it so I believe he was using some sort of condenser mic along with the piezo mounted in his Alvarez.
The closest I've been ever to get to gettiny acoustic sound that great is blending the plugged in tone with a condenser studio mic, which def sounds awesome

He's obviously running direct but does anyone have any idea what kind of preamp he might have been using?

Honestly, besides his hands obviously, I think the key to that sick acoustic tone is the combo of running direct and using a mic. For me I've never been quite happy with using just one.