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Recording Tips for Engineers, 3rd Edition by Tim Crich

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CHAPTER 6Acoustic Instruments Setup

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Stringed instruments get their sound from plucking, bowing, or striking a stretched string or set of strings. The strings themselves don't generate much power; the power comes from the resonances of the body of the instrument. The size of the instrument, along with the length, thickness, and tension of the strings, determines the string's pitch and the guitar's harmonic structure.

Naturally, a properly tuned, rich-sounding acoustic guitar will sound better than the old cracked beach guitar. The intonation, neck, ...

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