Warm sound, bright highlights, no feedback, gigging guitar!
4 years ago, I was looking to make my new acoustic guitar acquisition gig-ready. It was an unmarked, though used Sigma DR-35 that sounded very much like my lost Martin D-28. 'How to get that sound out of a PA?", I wondered. After research, I decided that the volume controls and the mic blending would give me the greatest parameters to shape my sound. Once the unit arrived, I realized that I also had the opportunity to screw each magnet string screw in or out to increase or decrease the volume of each string. Once string volume is set, you just install the pickup. The preamp battery mounting and the endpin jack installation were mild challenges. I mounted my battery with marine grade velcro to the heel of the neck inside the body. I now gig almost exclusively with this guitar despite owning several other more respectably named guitars. As strings get old and less bright, I brighten my sound with more mic volume. It's a much more weathered, no muss, no fuss, reliable guitar, with a great sound and great feedback control, no matter how loud I get.