FAQ) About Natu Reverb
About natu-reverb (AC/CG/UK series)
Q. Is it okay for a beginner to wear it?
The natu-reverb is intended to be simple and fun to play, so it is recommended for beginners.
We believe that the most important thing for improvement is "enjoyment".
Because it's fun, you can spend more time playing the instrument without being conscious of it, and as a result, you will improve.
I think it's the same from beginner to advanced.
Q. What kind of people do you recommend it for?
natu-reverb is purchased by customers of all play styles, from beginners to advanced players.
However, it is not recommended for those looking for fancy digital effects.
We recommend it to anyone who wants to easily enjoy the natural reverb of an acoustic at home.
Q. Will it really be fixed properly?
The natu-reverb is fixed by sandwiching the board of the instrument with magnets. The magnet is a fairly strong neodymium magnet, so if you install it correctly as shown in the video posted on the product description page, the natu-reverb will be firmly fixed.
Please note that there are areas inside the guitar that have double reinforcing materials or plates called bracing. Please avoid such places.
Q. Will the springs rust?
The springs are treated with anti-rust treatment, so there is no need to replace them after purchase.
Since the other parts are mainly made of aluminum, there is no need to worry about rust unless you leave it in a very humid environment.
The reason why the springs are exposed is because we prioritized acoustics. In a number of tests, we also tested a version with a case, and it was clear that the reverb effect was reduced.
Q. Why are the springs bare?
The open design is the result of our emphasis on sound quality.
Incidentally, we have actually tested prototypes with cases made of aluminum, wood, plastic, etc., but they all resulted in a significant drop in reverb quality.
This is due to the fact that vibrations that should be transmitted directly to the springs and instruments are absorbed and dispersed by the case.
Q. Does the noise of the spring enter?
Noise is not generated because the spring is firmly fixed to the product.
In very rare cases, a slight noise may occur with classical guitars, etc., where the top plate vibrates a lot. In that case, fixing the base of the spring with adhesive will improve the situation. Also, changing the mounting position may eliminate the noise.
Q. Will it make the sound louder?
The natu-reverb is not an amplifier, so the sound will not get louder. Strictly speaking, the volume will decrease slightly.
However, since reverb creates a broader sound, many people actually feel that the sound has become louder.
Q. Can it be used with other instruments?
Each has specifications that are suitable for acoustic guitars, classical guitars, and ukuleles.
Specifically, the frame size, magnet position, and spring combination are different.
It is possible to attach it to other types of instruments as long as it can be inserted inside the instrument, but it is necessary to devise the attachment position.
Q. Can it also be used for electric acoustic guitars?
Is possible. Do not touch the wiring or pickup when installing.
Many pickups also output a reverb component to the amplifier. Also, since the natu-reverb is not a sound collector, feedback is not likely to occur.
Q. Will it affect the paint on the instrument?
As long as you avoid high temperature and humidity and direct sunlight, there is no effect on the paint.
In addition, the surface of the magnet is smoothed so as not to damage the instrument.
If you are concerned about this, please cover the surface of the instrument with a cloth before attaching it.
Q. Is it okay to leave it on?
There is no problem if you store it with it attached to your instrument.
However, if you are likely to experience strong vibrations, such as driving on an unpaved road or driving with your back, be sure to remove it beforehand.
Also, avoid storing it in places with high temperatures and humidity.
Q. Can it be used for playing the guitar as well?
The natu-reverb can also be used when playing guitar for percussive effects, or when playing slams.
The magnet is strong, so don't worry if it is attached correctly, it won't come off by hitting or shaking it.
Q. Which is better: standard specification, MAX or Church?
MAX and Church have more springs than the standard model, and the aluminum frame has a different layer, so you can get a richer reverb.
However, for first-time buyers, we recommend the standard specifications AC-1n and CG-1n, regardless of your budget.
The reason is that MAX and Church may feel like excessive reverb to some people. The manufacturer has designed the standard specifications to provide sufficient reverberation.
Q. Can I adjust the amount of reverb?
The amount of reverb can be adjusted by changing the mounting position.
Please refer to the manual that comes with the product as there are several recommended mounting positions.
The natu-reverb is designed to provide sufficient reverb even when used alone, but you can enjoy deeper reverb by installing multiple.
Conversely, if you want to weaken the reverb, try the following.
1. Move the mounting position away from the center of the body
2. Attach to the back (back) instead of the top
3. Attach cushioning material such as felt to the ends of the natu-reverb legs.
Q. Can it be attached to special instruments?
Regarding installation on special musical instruments, the customer basically has to decide based on the conditions on the product page.
However, for your reference, we will list some common cases.
■ Mini guitars such as Baby Taylor The AC-1n can be attached to typical mini guitars such as Baby Taylor and Little Martin without any problems.
■ YAMAHA guitarele It is possible to install it on general YAMAHA guitarele. Please select CG-1n.
■Martin Backpacker The smallest natu-reverb is the UK-1n for ukuleles, but the body of the Backpacker is quite thin and it seems difficult to install even the UK-1n. (It is possible to install it on the outside of the body)
Q. I am using medical equipment, is there any problem?
Although natu-reverb does not generate radio waves, it is equipped with a magnet, so if it is brought close to medical equipment, it may affect the equipment.
Customers using medical devices such as pacemakers, defibrillators, variable pressure shunts for hydrocephalus treatment, etc. should check the effects before use.
If necessary, please consult your doctor and make your own decision after confirming that there is no problem.
In addition, the product manual and precautions include considerations for pacemaker users as ``general precautions that should be included in products that use magnets''. Please note.