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Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by Jammin'John, Feb 5, 2017.
Are there any that sound pretty good ?
If you use a PA or full range speaker, maybe. The acoustic models on the boss gp-10 are very good but that requires a divided pickup.
Thanks. I want a stompbox size one that could take a battery. And yes,you're probably right that to get it to sound good through an electric guitar amp is probably impossible.
AC-2 or AC-3. Not going to fool anyone, but it does OK live when an 'acoustic' passage is needed.
Through a guitar amp or a PA ?
Through both at the same time ?
Can run with a battery ?
The boss acoustic AC3 model in my GT100 is 'passable' in a mix. Will do nice strumming sounds and gets the vibe right if you need an acoustic sounding section of a song.
Not going to fool anyone standalone though.
Through your guitar amp or through the PA ?
They could get close to it but not as much in recording. In a live situation, it wouldn't sound close to an acoustic especially when they see you playing an electric. They can't tell the difference.
This is a recording of an amp simulator of the Boss GT-6 at 1:43. The song is not finished, kindly excuse me for it.
The best acoustic simulators can be had with those Roland Guitar Synthesizer processors like the VG and GR series.
No...unless you like the sound of an ovation with 8s
Yea,it doesn't seem possible with a simple pedal.
I don't like playin' acoustic but I want to play my electric at an open mike and do acoustic tunes.
The reason why is because after I play my stuff I can jam on electric with other players.
I only play electric when it's a gig.
My tele is equipped with Fishman and that with one of these pedals or simulations isn't bad.
Strangely better than on an acoustic, hate Piezo acoustically.
it is actually my default 'jazz' sound.
I wanted a small pedal I could bring to the jam and run through the PA or the PA and my amp.
The little micro ones that I wanted to use are too small for a battery.
I didn't want to have to dedicate one of my guitars to a piezo bridge and preamp setup. That might be the only way to do it.
I was looking into those Line 6 Variax guitars but I'm turned off by the cheap plastic inputs and the many little wires and connections that can break.
You can only run acoustic models,no mixing the actual magnetic pickups.
Godin makes a couple models that let you mix a humbucker with a piezo/preamp but they have acoustic bridges which I don't like.
I hate the piezo sound. It's tolerable with a good preamp.
The old style Fishman bridge for tele is actually better than many stock tele bridges, even if you do not use the piezo.
I don't use the optional onboard preamp, but that and dual concentric would be reccomended.
I use the stereo jack and y chord to an acoustic amp.
Now it nearly replaces a second guitarist.
Nearly ? He's driving the van.
This topic was discussed on another thread and the consensus I believe was if you play it through a PA instead of a guitar amp they can sound quite nice. I have a BOSS acoustic sim pedal that sounds noticeably better through a PA than through my amps.
That's encouraging since that's what I'd do.
One of the guitar players at church this morning was playing a 12 string Strat through a Boss AC3 into a Line 6 amp set clean with chorus.
It sounded pretty whooshy--like an acoustic 12 string.
My Tweed amps won't gt clean like that but if I went through the PA and my amp it might be pretty fun.
Only some of the pedals let you do that. Most don't.
I had one of the first generation Boss AC pedals, if I put a compressor in front of it, ran into the PA and was careful about how I hit the strings on the guitar it would do an ok faux acoustic, but not enough to warrant me keeping it.
The Roland GR units get a really good sound but then you need a midi pickup.
Again for the little that I used it not worth the hassle.