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DiMarzio DP138 Virtual Acoustic Pickup with Volume Control Black 

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The DP138 Virtual Acoustic uses the same technology as the Virtual Vintage line to create a guitar pickup that's practically noise-free, even compare...Read More

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Warm, open sound - practically noise free - even alongside humbuckers!

The DP138 Virtual Acoustic uses the same technology as the Virtual Vintage line to create a guitar pickup that's practically noise-free, even compared to humbuckers. The sound is both warm and open, reproducing the natural dynamics and tonality of steel-string guitars and enabling the Virtual Acoustic pickup to capture the character of the particular electric guitar it's mounted in. Like the Super Natural Plus, the DiMarzio Virtual Acoustic pickup installs easily with foam-insulated mounting brackets, which can be cut down in order to accommodate guitars with smaller soundholes. Twelve adjustable pole pieces allow precise string balance. It also has a volume control with a compensated tone network - to minimize tone changes when the volume is adjusted - and a 12-foot cable.


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DiMarzioDP138 Virtual Acoustic Pickup with Volume Control
 
4.8

(based on 6 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to use (4)
  • Functional (4)
  • Good quality (4)
  • Improves sound (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Back-up (3)
    • Practicing (3)
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    5.0

    Good Pickup, Easy to Use

    By GUITARRAGS1

    from T-Town Alabama

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Practicing

      Comments about DiMarzio DP138 Virtual Acoustic Pickup with Volume Control:

      I'm using this Pickup in a GS Mini Mahogany Taylor & it has an excellent sound through my PA system. Only drawback is the Volume Control, either all on or off like most others have said but that's no big deal. If I was still playing concerts i wouldn't hesitate to use it in any of my acoustic guitars.

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      5.0

      Great pickup!

      By Rich Rice

      from Chicago, IL

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Accurate Sound Clarity
      • Easy To Installremove
      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • No Damage To Instrument
      • Plays Well With Effects
      • Strong Signal Low Noise

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Perormance- Great

        Comments about DiMarzio DP138 Virtual Acoustic Pickup with Volume Control:

        I like this pickup better than others I've used, including very high end undersaddle piezo and various soundhole pickups. It's great for fingerstyle as well as flatpicking or general strumming. The volume slider is convenient, but could be accidentally changed. I saw that potential problem, and simply avoid the area. Careless players might be more apt to have a problem, but I have not.

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        5.0

        Good clean amplification

        By Trailer Park Trash singer

        from Oceanside, CA

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound
        • Produces Incredible Bass

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about DiMarzio DP138 Virtual Acoustic Pickup with Volume Control:

          This pick up brought out the deep bass and crisp tones of my '78 Heritage just as promised.Very pleased.

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Sounding Pickup!

          By TG Hoffman

          from Kansas

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Pros

          • Easy to install
          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound
          • Superb Sound

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • 12 String Guitar
          • Any Acoustic Guitar
          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about DiMarzio DP138 Virtual Acoustic Pickup with Volume Control:

          I just received this yesterday and, I have given it a good workout. Superb Sound! My 12 string sounds Awesome! Really didn't have to do any adjusting of the pole pieces it sounds Great just as it is. Volume control is a nice feature and, it's just a good looking unit in general. I have some Dimarzio pickups in my American Strat and, I love em. I expected nothing less from this unit. No noise,just good clean sound. I plugged this configuration into my Fishman Loudbox Artist and, it's just pure clean powerful sound without a preamp. Get this pickup you'll love it!

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          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great, but...

          By JohnJohn-nKrLa

          from Western NC

          Comments about DiMarzio DP138 Virtual Acoustic Pickup with Volume Control:

          The DiMarzio DP138 Virtual Acoustic Pickup with Volume Control is at least as good if not a bit better than the vast majority of sub $100 sound hole pickups offered. It?s not bad looking, reproduces sound as well as a humbucker can, and the pole pieces are adjustable for each string?kewl. I have enjoyed mine tremendously up until we shared the stage together and it?s only flaw showed up. The volume adjustment is a sliding deal on the very bottom of the pickup, which, as I embarrassingly found out repeatedly the other night, is placed in the perfect position to adjust itself DOWN while strumming like one ought to strum a guitar. So? if you?re playing for fun, this is a killer pickup, but if you?re playing for cash, make sure the volume adjustment (if it has one) is located on the side on which ever pickup you choose.

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          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Best Acoustic Pickup Ever!

          By Guitarzilla13

          from St. Louis, MO

          Comments about DiMarzio DP138 Virtual Acoustic Pickup with Volume Control:

          This is the best acoustic pickup ever! I looked at this one compared to other dimarzios, fishman, and all the other acoustic pickups on the market. It's pretty basic but it's sound quality is unmatchable. All you have to do is plug it in and play! Plus, the slide volume control is extremely helpful in live conditions. Buy this one today! Whoever said an acoustic guitar can't sound good loud is wrong! You can't beat a dimarzio!

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