Acoustic Guitar Effects Pedal Setup
Beginner guitar pedal rig.
Acoustic guitar effects pedal setup. Posted on april 22 2016. Place your delay and reverb effects in the amps effects loop. After all it is an acoustic guitar and it gets its name from the sound of the guitar in a room with the reflections blaring out from the soundboard in all directions of the room. Most guitarists who use the effects loop to set up their guitar pedals put the time based effects in the loop to avoid the washed out sound that can be produced if these effects are fed into the overdrive and distortion of the amp.
All must have stompboxes for an acoustic pedalboard. In fact pedals for the acoustic guitar or singer songwriters are some of the most technically impressive pieces of equipment on the market. The premier guitar pedalboard survival guide. Using pedals with an acoustic guitar is a pretty counter intuitive thing.
Without a doubt the most popular effect used by acoustic guitarists is reverb. With a multi effects pedal you have instant access to a massive range of effects. So while a multi effects pedal is worth considering this guide will focus on stompboxes. Simulating the sound of a lively room or performance hall reverb can fatten up your tone add sustain make your sound breathe a bit more and even add a touch of forgiveness to players whose technique is less than ultra clean.
The order of a clean boost and a distortion pedal determines what the clean boost will do. We shot this video during my guitar clinic tour in beijing china in may 2018. Analogman mike piera aka analogmike who is considered by many to be a leading authority on effects pedals offers the following example. You can expand your tone in so many different ways just like you can with an electric guitar.
Using guitar effects pedals with acoustic electric guitars opens the doors to a whole bunch of awesome things. Eight of the best acoustic guitar pedals focusing on processors and preamps. Building an acoustic pedalboard. In this video i show you my live setup so my acoustic guitar setup effects and pedalboard rig i use when playing shows.
A clean boost into a distortion pedal will add more distortion.