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This Planet Waves O-Port is proven to enhance the sound of any acoustic guitar and kill feedback without the use of electronics. It's has been tested...Click To Read More About This Product

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OVERVIEW

An acoustic guitars sound enhancement port with no electrical parts.

This Planet Waves O-Port is proven to enhance the sound of any acoustic guitar and kill feedback without the use of electronics. It's has been tested under the scrutiny of world-renowned acoustic engineers and sound producers to improve tonal quality. The result is a fuller, richer sound with noticeably increased sustain and harmonic range. The tonal enhancement provided by the Planet Waves O-Port is particularly pronounced when the acoustic guitar is plugged in and amplified, resulting in a much fuller sound, a stronger signal to the internal pickup, and significant feedback control. The Planet Waves O-Port fits in most acoustic guitars with a round soundhole, regardless of make or model.

The Planet Waves O-Port's material is custom blended for flexibility to prevent damage to your guitar finish and inlays. The O-Port suppresses feedback and gives your acoustic or acoustic-electric guitar a fuller sound with more volume, better clarity, and enhanced projection.

Just measure your acoustic guitar's soundhole and choose the Planet Waves O-Port that fits best.

Small: 3.375" - 3.5"
Large: 3.875" - 4"

FEATURES
  • Non-electrical acoustic sound enhancement guitar accessory
  • Custom-blended, flexible material prevents damage to your guitar finish and inlays
  • Fits in most acoustic guitars with a round soundhole
  • Fuller sound
  • Stronger signal to internal pickups
  • Increased feedback control
  • More volume
  • Better sound clarity
  • Enhanced sound projection

Bring out brilliance and sound you never knew your acoustic had when you order this affordable guitar accessory today.

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D'Addario Planet WavesO - Port
 
4.2

(based on 45 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Improves sound (12)
  • Easy to use (11)
  • Functional (10)
  • Good quality (8)

Cons

  • Not functional (3)

Best Uses

  • Concerts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (13), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Planet Waves O-Port Review

I play a Breedlove Atlas Series (jumbo body with maple back and sides) and I have always loved the sound of the guitar, but I have sometimes wished that I could lose some...Read complete review

I play a Breedlove Atlas Series (jumbo body with maple back and sides) and I have always loved the sound of the guitar, but I have sometimes wished that I could lose some of the boomy bass. I bought the O-Port after seeing the display at a local music store. I installed it in my guitar and I am very impressed with the results. I see that a lot of other people have used words like "clarifies the sound" and "focuses the sound", and that is about right. With the O-Port installed, the sometimes intrusively boomy bass is tamed - especially plugged in. I also noticed that my acoustic volume seems to have increased, though some reviewers here have said they can't tell a difference in volume. My brother in law also has a Breedlove Atlas (dreadnaught with rosewood back and sides), and we play together when we get the chance. When I pulled out my guitar and hit two chords this weekend, he immediately noticed a difference in my volume and overall sound. I think that if you have a really nice guitar like an expensive Gibson, Martin, or Taylor you won't hear any difference in the sound. With the less expensive guitars, however, I am convinced that the O-Port makes a very noticeable improvement in the sound of an acoustic / acoustic-electric guitar. I think it's well worth the money, and I am going to pick one up for my Sigma-Martin that I've had since 1983 as well as my acoustic bass. Awesome Invention!!!
Not many features...it seems to hold its shape (round), and the lip that goes around the outside of the soundhole is sturdy.
I don't think I will see it destroyed in my lifetime unless the plastic gets brittle with age.
I think for what the O-Port did for my guitar it is an excellent value.

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Think again before you buy

OK,let's me tell you how this works. The o-port reduces or eliminates some vibrations at certain frequency. As the result, (1) the volume becomes smaller significantly; (2) the bass becomes...Read complete review

OK,let's me tell you how this works. The o-port reduces or eliminates some vibrations at certain frequency. As the result, (1) the volume becomes smaller significantly; (2) the bass becomes less boomy; (3) the clarity of the sound might be enhanced because some onvertones are gone, but I can't tell; (4) you can play harder to produce louder sound because the sound now is more "clear".

Now you know, it doesn't make the sound louder. It just makes it possible to play louder sound without noisy overtones. If you read the manual or description of the product carefully, you'll find that they never say it for sure that the volume will be enhanced by the o-port.

I installed and removed it. The hard plastic o-port caused paint around the soundhole peeled off a little. If you install and remove many times, you'll eventually see the permanent damage to the paint of your guitar. The o-port is not made of soft rubber. It's made of hard plastic.

Think twice before you buy. You'll spend more on the return shipping.

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1.0

So maybe I'm not hearing what others are...

By bdotson

from Charlotte, NC

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Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

  • Not Functional

Best Uses

    Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves O - Port:

    I tried it on three different guitars (Seagull M6 Gloss, Seagull S6 Mahogany, and a mid level Takamine. All guitars had the same results - nothing. Nada. Zilch. Zero.

    I was really enthusiastic about this product - the reviews seemed promising, the concept somewhat plausible. I bought an O Port and was excited when it arrived. Each of these guitars has good quality D'Addario strings (heavy gauge - tuned down a half step) that are fresh. Im very familiar with the baseline tones on each:
    Seagull M6 Gloss has a rich warm tone though not quite as open and resonant as the S6 which is bassy but lacks a bit of the lower mids of the M6. The Takamine has a shimmery tone but is rather thin on the lower end. Three guitars with three distinct timbres and I REALLY wanted the O Port to be successful. I had three different people listen to the guitars with and without the O. In every case, they preferred the guitar without the O! It wasn't even close. They described the O equipped guitars as sounding "muted", "darker", "not as full". The three range in age from 12 -55 and none of them are guitarists. I didn't explain what the product was supposed to do so the changes of biasing them were nil. I didn't comment on the before/after and played the same phrases each time. From the player perspective I couldn't tell a difference at all so their perceptions and comments weren't the same as my own. I simply couldn't tell a difference at all. My background? Playing for 45 years (40 of them professionally) with a lot of studio work in the years as well. I'm no expert but I do have a large amount of experience. YMMV but to me, sadly, this is a gimmick. It may work well for feedback suppression but that wasn't;t what I was looking to measure.

     
    4.0

    D'Addario Planet Waves O - Port   

    By Songmaker

    from Rochester,. NY

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves O - Port:

        I added the product to 3 of my guitars...all professional instruments...I really noticed more projection and focused bass in my Loprinzi dreadnought ...not quite as much in my Simon Patrick rosewood pro or my Takamine TC132 classical...that said the product didn't hurt or degrade the sound in the other 2 guitars... it's just not as noticeable a difference as in the Loprinzi which was already a pretty good sounding instrument and the only all solid wood guitar of the 3...I say it's worth trying in any guitar for the price.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        It's a Keeper

        By Brett Wier

        from Pennsylvania

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        • Improves Sound

        Cons

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            Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves O - Port:

            OK....I have had this on my steel string Cordoba Acero D11-CE for 6 months now and have definately notice better overall projection, louder bass, and more clarity.
            This guitar uses an integrated neck joint (spanish neck construction), and as such, tends to be very light and resonant. ........but lacks projection because the back and sides seem to resonate more, which cancels out frequencies instead of REFLECTING them from inside the back....and out through the sound hole.
            Upon putting fresh strings on yesterday, I thought I'd take the O Port out and try the guitar for awhile without it. I HATE IT. The projection, Clarity, and bass is gone.
            I'm putting the O Port back in PRONTO.
            Yep. This definately works in my instance!

             
            3.0

            Subtle improvement for some scenarios

            By Erik

            from W

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            Pros

              Cons

              • Difficult To Use

              Best Uses

                Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves O - Port:

                I hear an attenuation of troublesome mid range frequencies which reduces the volume of the guitar. In a mix of instruments, this can improve the clarity of the other instruments and allow the guitar to be played louder without seeming over bearing. I don't think the hassle and risk of disfigurement is worth the minimal improvement and loss of volume on a quality instrument that has a good tone. Also, I did not find feedback mitigation significant. A cheap mid-rangy knock around guitar of mine did sound somewhat better to me with this device inserted so that's where it will reside.

                 
                5.0

                Impressive

                By Septemfluous

                from Norman, OK

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                I bought my first O-Port about 5 years ago. It made such a huge improvement, I will never have an acoustic bass or guitar without one of these.

                 
                3.0

                It does make a difference

                By Magic

                from Las Vegas, NV

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Improves Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts
                  • Live performance

                  Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves O - Port:

                  I put this in a new Washburn EA40SCE to see if it would improve the acoustic sound of the instrument. This is not an expensive instrument and being a Thinline in addition to being made of maple I never really anticipated anything spectacular. This instrument wasn't designed to be a great acoustic instrument. It is a great amplified instrument. This insert did make acoustic sound seem more focused and the volume equalized across all the strings. It's not a huge difference, but the instrument seems of higher quality with this installed. For the price you really can't lose. I can not yet attest to its anti-feedback properties, but the Fishman electronics make this a moot point.

                   
                  4.0

                  Interesting addition

                  By Magic

                  from Las Vegas, NV

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                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Improves Sound

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Concerts

                    Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves O - Port:

                    I am a long time professional musician in the entertainment capital of the world. I recently bought a new Washburn EA400 slightly blemished at a bargain price to use for live concert and arena events. I have a top of the line Taylor I use for studio recording, but didn't want to utilize that for touring. I wasn't expecting much out of the Washburn since it is a smaller, thin line body, but with the Fishman electronics it sounded amazing after a professional setup. I purchased the O Port just to see if I could get a bit more sound and gain a little more headroom. I don't feel this added projection, but it does even out the sound across the fretboard and I feel I can play a little more aggressively without losing clarity. The tone actually seems slightly compressed which when playing acoustically is not a bad thing. My next tour begins in two weeks and I am looking forward to using this axe exclusively for acoustic work with the O Port installed. It's not an amazing improvement, but it is cool and added something I hadn't intended.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Not for every guitar.

                    By Titewad

                    from Indiana

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                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Functional
                    • Good Quality
                    • Improves Sound

                    Cons

                    • Subdues Some Guitars

                    Best Uses

                    • Acoustic Basd
                    • Acoustic Bass
                    • Mahogany Guitars

                    Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves O - Port:

                    Works great on guitars with low volume like mahogany. If you have a high quality spruce, cedar, or other high resonant tone wood that projects loudly, then it will actually subdue it. I tried it on 3 guitars- a Greg Bennett Samick mahogany, a Sky acoustic bass, and an Indiana S-Scout. Helped the Samick and Sky tremendously! These both had low acoustic volume. Also on the Sky bass, when it was amplified, it would feed back horribly- that problem is now nonexistent! So it does what it says. Now for the Indiana....it is the loudest acoustic guitar I've ever played and when I installed the O Port, it actually lowered the volume and the sound became muddy. So it all depends on the specific guitar- it helped the 2 that needed it.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    cool Item

                    By Mye

                    from Boston MA. area

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                    Pros

                    • Easy Instalation
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fit well
                    • Functional
                    • Good Quality
                    • Improved Performance
                    • Improved Sound
                    • Improves Sound

                    Cons

                    • None For Me

                    Best Uses

                    • All uses

                    Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves O - Port:

                    I ordered the O-Port for my "Mini Maton" guitar for improved amplification performance, and feed back control.It arrived promtly, and It fit well (with a minor cut for adjustment) the MATON guitar has a large block inside where neck mounts to body. The O-Port cut easily with scissors to custom fit inside and it slid right in and fit well. I instantly noticed improved tonal response in the mids and highs. It also improved projection and volume. It seems to work well in feedback supression.Remember to measure the sound hole O-Port comes in 2 sizes which will fit everything. Overall I am very pleased with the O-Port and Musicians Friend.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    I'm pleasantly suprised

                    By mclarkin

                    from Chicagoland

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                    Pros

                    • Actually Works
                    • Improves Sound

                    Cons

                    • Potential Damage To Instr

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves O - Port:

                      I've installed this on my Washburn D26 (Solid Cedar Top with Laminated Koa Back and Sides) which has always been loud, but a bit boxy sounding. The installation was relatively simple and quick (A few minutes including loosening and retuning strings). It's a nice snug fit.

                      I could immediately tell that the sound had improved. Notes really are more defined, clear, and have better sustain. The general timber seems to have also warmed as the guitar is now a bit more bassy and balanced even though the high strings seem brighter, yet fuller, too. Interesting thing, and I don't know if this is good or bad, it is almost impossible to overdrive the sound. No matter how hard I strum (with a medium-hard pick) there is a "volume ceiling." Where before, hitting the volume ceiling meant putting out a very harsh sound, now even with hard strumming, the guitar sounds as if it has been tamed a bit. Picking individual notes also produces a clearer tone.

                      The only possible downside: I am a bit concerned about the material potentially damaging the finish and wood around the hole. As I will probably never remove the O-Port on this particular guitar, I'll never notice if any damage has occurred. It's also my beater, so who cares. I can't see myself installing one of these and taking the chance on my Taylor 815 or my Larrivee L9 - besides they don't need any help in the sound department anyway.

                      In addition, I can't tell if there has been any effect on the plugged-in sound. Feedback, tone, sustain, etc. seem the same.

                      Finally, my buddy put one on his Gibson Songwriter, but I don't think it's had similar effects. His guitar has definitely gotten quieter and is not the boomy and bassy guitar it once was. While the volume suppression has also taken place in his Gibson, it has done so much more significantly. Don't get me wrong, it still sounds great with the O-Port, but it has an entirely different personality. What was once a throaty guitar with strong attack, is now more of a crooner. He loves it. Me, not as much.

                      A previous review had mentioned something about the O-Port having more positive effects on lower end guitars and not so much with the higher end ones. Maybe this is what he was talking about?

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