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USING A BOSS ACOUSTIC PREAMP WITH AN ELECTRIC GUITAR

Discussion in 'Amp Input - Normal or Bright' started by kargoboy, Feb 9, 2019.

  1. kargoboy

    kargoboy Strat-O-Master

    873
    Aug 3, 2014
    St. Augustine
    So, maybe a dumb question but I am gonna ask it anyway.
    I recently bought a Boss Acoustic Preamp for my pedalboard.
    I switch from acoustic to electric when my band plays and I also do a lot
    of open-mic stuff with acoustic only, plugged right into the board so I really
    needed one of these.

    Last week I picked up a G&L Bluesboy and have been messing around with
    the settings. I find I love the middle position (neck humbucker + bridge tele-type single coil).
    I am in a constant battle with treble during live performances and I think I found
    a nice solution.

    Anyway, I had the Fulltone on along with the compressor (I just use the Fulltone as a kind of
    transparent drive, very little boost) and when I kicked on the Boss, it cut some of those
    harsher frequencies right out.

    Do I just have a crappy ear, or does this seem reasonable to all of you gearheads out there?
     
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  2. rolandson

    rolandson Most Honored Senior Member

    If it sounds good to you, then that is all the discussion necessary. what anyone says about your gear, actually says more about them than the gear or the person making music with it.

    never ever forget that.


    oh you said EAR....


    never mind.




    it's Saturday night, we're having a spot of fun.
     
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  3. circles

    circles Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    I have recently purchased my first acoustic in a very long time, and need to learn how to use it best on stage, I'm interested in such issues.
     
  4. Stratoskater

    Stratoskater Most Honored Senior Member

    Age:
    43
    Feb 8, 2011
    Running with Scissors
    IMO the best way to use an acoustic is with a good mic in front of it.
     
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  5. knh555

    knh555 Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    47
    Dec 6, 2016
    Massachusetts
    Not quite the same, but I've had good luck recording a Strat through an acoustic amp. Do what sounds good to you. You'll make better music for it.
     
  6. Willie D

    Willie D Pentatonic Hack Strat-Talk Supporter

    An acoustic preamp generally adds some compression and an eq curve to take out the harsh frequencies of a piezo pickup. I don't see why that shouldn't work.