Is their any sort of device that I can use to make the acoustic sound exaclty like an electric and play like (blink 182, yellowcard?)?
I've heard a bit about pedals...is this what they do?
I have a Fender 15r Frontman amp.
Then you could maybe get a Line6 POD or a Behringer V-Amp and plug your guitar into that to get massive, overdriven rock amp sounds through your headphones or hi-fi system.
I recorded a couple of tracks using an Epiphone acoustic 12-string with an old Stratocaster pickup in the soundhole (I made a disk out of cardboard so it would hold the pickup in the soundhole), and though it was nasty looking, it gave me some pretty convincing 60s sort of electric 12-string sounds when played through my POD. I don't have the tracks up online anywhere, but they sounded pretty electric.
Give it a try, it might be fun
Their seems to be tons of pickups from DiMazio. Which one is the best, or would you recommend?
Music for Yellowcard, blink182...and that classic song la bamba in electric and the Oh donna song from richie valens. Kinda see what sound i'm going for?
This is the Search I got for all the DiMazio Pickups.
How is a pickup installed btw...just throw it in the whole? btw...I've heard alot of good things about Stratocoaster American Series Guitars - why...and is it the pickup sound?
What you want is an accoustic pickup:
But the others that Metaellihead put up would work too. The reason I had a Strat pickup is that I had three of them sitting around in a box for 20 years or so (after I replaced them with Duncan Hotstacks) and I wanted to see if I could do it myself by cutting out a cardboard disk that fit in the hole of my acoustic and then using electrical tape to keep it in place.
Strats are popular because lots of peole like how they sound, but lots of other people like the sound of Gibson guitars - Les Pauls, SGs and other models. Both Strats (Fender) and the Gibsons are full-on electric solid body guitars - which you might get into one day - and *only* sound like electric guitars. I liked the fact that I could take my sound hole pickup out and have an acoustic again - which I'm using a lot of now.
Like I said earlier, putting a pickup in your acoustic won't make it sound *exactly* like a solid body electric guitar, but it'll be close enough to enjoy until you decide whether or not to get a solid body.
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