Rubber Bridge Plucks


On a whim, spurred by a YouTube binge, Jon Meyer decided to transform a parlor acoustic guitar. He replaced the bridge with rubber, strung it with flat wound strings, and added the cheapest electronics from Amazon.

And as if the guitar wasn’t dead enough, he wedged an eraser under the strings, further dampening its already muted tones. The outcome? A plucky yet lifeless (in the best possible way) sound, more akin to a bass than a vibrant acoustic.

Drawing from the signal of the inexpensive pickup, Jon ran it through a pedal for a saturation and doubling effect. Inside the plugin, tweaking the low pass filter and drive can render it cozy and warm, but push it to the extreme, and it’ll surely rattle the walls and wake the neighbors.

System requirements

  • Mac OSX 11+. Intel and Apple Silicon supported. i5 or better CPU. Minimum 8gb RAM. 64 bit.
  • Windows 7+. 8gb RAM. 64 bit.
  • VST3, AAX, AU


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