Feedback is a bummer; It’s loud, ornery, inconvenient, and can ruin an acoustic performance. It is the nature of the beast though… when you plug in an acoustic guitar at a certain volume it will feedback. Those black “Feedback Busters” exist but quite honestly I think those are as ugly as sin. So what is a guitar geek to do…
My friend and fellow guitar geek Jim Dungan showed me a device that was not only visually appealing, it quelled feedback, and matched some high level guitar geek criteria.
The Lute Hole is an elegantly crafted guitar geek friendly feedback buster. This functional and fashionable guitar accessory is what guitar geek dreams are made of.
You can order a lute hole that matches your guitar, which for a guitar geek is what dreams are made of. You can choose which wood it is made of as well as what design is cut into it.
If you don’t see something you like or the soundhole on your guitar is of an odd shape or size, don’t worry, Lute Hole has a custom shop where they can do custom shapes and designs that are unique to your instrument.
One of the things that I thought to be quite brilliant was the half lute hole for those guitar geeks that like to use a soundhole pickup. Not only does this style of lute hole look beautiful, it also has the inherent feedback busting qualities as the full lute hole.
Any guitar geek finding themselves plugging in and wrestling with the ugly feedback monster should seriously check out Lute Hole’s offerings. These little wooden saviors are classy, elegant, and most importantly they do their job very well.
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I am very disappointed to say that a medium Lute Hole cover did not solve my feedback problem when I plug in my Martin with a Fishman Aura F1+ to a PA system. I am not standing in front of a monitor, so I haven’t found the source or a solution. The Lute Hole looks great, and I got several compliments on it. But then came the dreaded squeal, so I guess I’ll have to try a plain black “rubber stopper” to see if that works. I never have time to experiment with the EQ to isolate the problem frequency with that PA.
Hi Terry, If you are still having feedback trouble with a medium Lute Hole you have a pretty severe feedback issue. But just add a piece of black plastic or rubber to the underside of your lute hole to close it completely. No need for an ugly black rubber plug. The Lute Hole folks offer this is an option BTW.