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    Fender Acoustasonic Stratocaster

    A few months ago I purchased an acoustasonic which I thoroughly enjoy playing but when it is amped up to a decent volumn I am plagued with feedback. How can this be overcome?

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    Re: Fender Acoustasonic Stratocaster

    What amp are you using?
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    Re: Fender Acoustasonic Stratocaster

    Quote Originally Posted by phantomman View Post
    What amp are you using?

    And how far away from it are you? It's been a long time since I cranked up the volume on an amp, but my experience has been the semi-hollowbody guitars are prone to feedback. I think it's the dynamics of sound reverberating within the body of the guitar colliding with the sound coming from the amp.

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    Re: Fender Acoustasonic Stratocaster

    Rubber plug the soundhole.

    Feedback is always a problem with an acoustic. The balancing act is have good monitor coverage with no feedback. You need to find the sweet spot onstage. I prefer in-ears for the (very) rare times I play an acoustic live. That seems to be the best solution. Headphones in a pinch.

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    Re: Fender Acoustasonic Stratocaster

    Quote Originally Posted by phantomman View Post
    What amp are you using?
    Thanks for replying.

    The amp is a Fender Mustang III

    I have also been looking at using a sound hole cover but the acoustasonic hole is too small for all the covers I have found.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks.

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    Re: Fender Acoustasonic Stratocaster

    An electric-guitar amp is not optimal for what is essentially an acoustic/electric instrument. You might try a model designed specifically for that purpose.
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    Re: Fender Acoustasonic Stratocaster

    Quote Originally Posted by phantomman View Post
    An electric-guitar amp is not optimal for what is essentially an acoustic/electric instrument. You might try a model designed specifically for that purpose.
    +1

    I have a Mustang IIv2. With a bit of tweaking, I can get close to approximating clean output with an acoustic guitar. But that's way too much work. I have newer, smaller amps (Line6 AMPLIFi and Spark MINI) that are much easier to use with both acoustic and electric guitars. I read an interesting review on
    Acoustic Guitar of the Acoustasonic Stratocaster, and it got fairly good marks. Consider though, that the review is on Acoustic Guitar! Which tends to make me believe Fender has created an acoustic guitar that resembles a Stratocaster, and not an "acoustified" Strat.
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