I don't know if anyone here uses a pedalboard with their acoustic guitar, but I do. Here's the pedalboard I use (almost entirely) for solo acoustic guitar gigs -- so that I have different 'colors' throughout the sets and not just the same old sound every song.
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Counter-clockwise from upper left: -- Digitech 3-function foot switch for looper -- DigiTech JamMan Solo XT looper (I've several songs already recorded in that so I can do some solo work over the chords. -- Passive DOD 270 A/B/ switch (so I can switch from 6 string to 12 string without having to change cords) --Dunlop CBM95 Cry Baby Mini Wah Pedal (sometimes you just have to have a wah for a blues solo...) -- Boss Digital Delay DD-6 (don't use it that much, honestly) -- Boss Bass Chorus CEB-3 (I know, it's a BASS chorus, but the low sweep sounds incredible on a six-string acoustic guitar) -- TC-Helicon Harmony Singer (harmonies when I'm the only one singing! Whee!)
This is a vocal recording pedalboard setup. I do not think it would work well in a live situation. Voicetone has a programmable unit for that. Not current view.. Now All the USB cables are connected and except for the one going to my computer are short translucent blue/metal. I made all the guitar cables and XLR cables except an for an XLR splitter I added so that I have 2 signal paths. The Split is at the C1 Pedal (HardTune Correction) with one path going through H1 (Hamonizer) to left mic channel of USB Audio Interface. The other path goes through the D1 (Doubler) and R1 (Reverb) to right mic channel. Guitar goes in C1 (white connector) to H1 to Left channel on Line input on the USB Audio Interface. The T1 (Adaptive Tone and Dynamics) is top of the chain.
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Last Edit: Oct 27, 2017 19:01:54 GMT -5 by RobertW
I am busy setting mine up. Intending to go quite minimalist, with a max 4 pedal acoustic board. I have the Digitech Hardwire stomp tuner and a Boost/EQ/DI pedal.
Any ideas for a Reverb? Can get a Digitech RV7 quite cheap but have heard great things about the TC Electronics HOF. Will then go for a Boss Chorus if I have space.
Pics to follow!
I'm no help for you on a reverb pedal, I'm afraid -- on gigs, I run into a Mackie ProfFX board, which has several choices for reverb on it. I just put a touch on the guitar, and leave it there. I set the EQ for the guitar there as well. For a tuner... well, I use my iPad as lyric and chord sheets, and it also has the app Guitar Toolkit on it, which includes a nice tuner.
I think you're right -- for an acoustic pedal board, you don't need a dozen stompboxes like some of the electric guitar pedalboards I've seen. If I had to choose only one stompbox, it'd be the chorus; the boxes I'm toggling the most are the chorus and the looper (which doesn't change the guitar's sound at all). I use the wah infrequently for some leads while the looper is going. I use the delay so little that I doubt I'd miss it if I took it out. And the other stompbox is for vocal harmonies -- the guitar just passes through it.
I'm toying with the idea of buying a small acoustic amp, with a built in reverb, as opposed to a pedal. Can also play electric with digital amp models through it, because of the clean sound of the amp.
Thanks sleigh. Yeh, I wont need a looper or a delay. I am just looking at a touch of reverb on the strumming, and maybe a little bit more on the appregios or acoustic lead parts (in the rare instance that I venture there). The chorus is a nice to have I guess.
My other option is to leave the pedals completely, and get a Roland AC60 or AC90 chorus amp. Both those are 2 channel amps, each channel with built in 3 band EQ, 1 channel has a reverb and chorus effects function. The other has a Delay funciton. There is a "subwoofer out" option to add more bass. Can also be put on a stand above your head, and has a fold out stand that allows it to kickback as a feedback monitor. And a carry bag. Some very decent features. The other option is the bose L1. But thats pricey!
The beauty of a clean PA type system is that I can plug my POD HD500x through it, and it should present most of the amp models on the POD quite nicely - Not much to colour the tone.
I sold my Cort P90 Les Paul for the same price I bought it. Cool guitar, but I always knew it was not a keeper. I just wanted play around a bit. So now I'm putting that cash into some light effects and amp solutions