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Posted by Michael Lenore (64.12.96.105) on August 14, 2002 at 18:30:40:

Hello. I have a Fishman pickup and an SWR 12" amp (Workingman's 12). It sounds okay, not great; I've generally avoided amplification altogether. Now I'm in a band for which I need to play loud. Two questions regarding this:

1. Is there anything I can do to make the sound less electric and more acoustic without spending a lot of money? On the other hand, I also want to use some effects pedals and maybe an effects processor; in the past, this has caused feedback. What do I need to improve that sound?

2. I tried bowing using my current setup, and it sounds awful. What can I do to make it better?

Thanks in advance.


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