ShortScale Forum Index www.shortscale.org
Head 'n Neck Above
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 
UploaderUploader   ShortScale WikiBuilder

acoustic simulator pedals?

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    ShortScale Forum Index -> Effects, Amps & Gear, Pedal Building
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
dezb1
The Oppressor


Joined: 01 Mar 2009
Posts: 7371
Location: glasgow

PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2015 2:41 pm    Post subject: acoustic simulator pedals? Reply with quote

Need an acoustic sound for a couple of tunes at an upcoming gig and am not into taking more than my telecaster, anyone tried one of these pedals and are they any good?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Nick
Y'SEE!?


Joined: 20 Apr 2006
Posts: 7981
Location: Albany, NY

PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2015 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

General concensus is no, but it depends greatly on the amp you're plugging into and also the guitar. Stay away from the behringer one, bought one once and it was DOA, just made awful garbagy sounds.

Boss is probably the best bang for buck.
_________________
https://hauntedcat.bandcamp.com/album/haunted-cat-3
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
BearBoy
.
.


Joined: 30 Aug 2011
Posts: 5207
Location: Location: Location

PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2015 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought a Boss AC-2 years ago and used to use it for adding "acoustic" guitar parts to recordings. To be honest it wasn't really going to fool anyone who listened closely but sounded decent enough for my purposes. There's a newer one they do now so that might be better. Think there's also a Mooer clone that's probably cheaper.

It sounded better with single coils than with humbuckers and was better DI'd than through an amp.

Kevin Shields uses one. Probably for some fucked up noise thing though rather than to simulate an acoustic.
_________________
Fran wrote:
I love how this place is basic as fuck.

ekwatts wrote:
I'm just going to smash it in with a hammer and hope it works. Tone is all in the fingers anyway.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
dezb1
The Oppressor


Joined: 01 Mar 2009
Posts: 7371
Location: glasgow

PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2015 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know Robin Guthrie used to use heavily processed acoustic guitar on Cocteau twins records maybe Shields uses it for that kind of sound without the need for an acoustic...

Had a listen to a few demos on the youtube and think a pedal will suffice in the mix with everything else...
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Jagtornado
.
.


Joined: 16 Jun 2015
Posts: 158

PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2015 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have the Boss AC-3 pedal. When connected to a bright solid state amp or straight into the mixing desk or even better, when connected to an acoustic amp it sounds pretty convincing. when connected to a tube amp it sounds less like an acoustic guitar.

There are more cheaper options out there, I suggest you check youtube for that. But the great advantage of the Boss Ac-3 is that you have two output ports. One for the direct sound to your electric rig and one to another amp or to the mixing desk for the acoustic sound. So by stepping on the pedal you can switch between your electric sound and acoustic sound.

Of coarse when you want to use only one amp you can simply put it in your effect chain. The ac-3 also has a pretty good digital reverb build in to resemble the natural spaciousness of an acoustic guitar.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
dezb1
The Oppressor


Joined: 01 Mar 2009
Posts: 7371
Location: glasgow

PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jagtornado wrote:
I have the Boss AC-3 pedal. When connected to a bright solid state amp or straight into the mixing desk or even better, when connected to an acoustic amp it sounds pretty convincing. when connected to a tube amp it sounds less like an acoustic guitar.

There are more cheaper options out there, I suggest you check youtube for that. But the great advantage of the Boss Ac-3 is that you have two output ports. One for the direct sound to your electric rig and one to another amp or to the mixing desk for the acoustic sound. So by stepping on the pedal you can switch between your electric sound and acoustic sound.

Of coarse when you want to use only one amp you can simply put it in your effect chain. The ac-3 also has a pretty good digital reverb build in to resemble the natural spaciousness of an acoustic guitar.


Cheers for the info, this is actually the one I was considering think I'll probably give it a go
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Fakir Mustache
.
.


Joined: 25 Sep 2013
Posts: 3311

PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wood:

Link

_________________
dezb1 wrote:
I only buy synths with mini keys as I like the shortscale synths.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
71Smallbox
.
.


Joined: 04 Jan 2011
Posts: 2242
Location: Brooklyn

PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've only had experience withe Boss AC-2, which I found to be a neat approximation of a mic'd acoustic guitar. It doesn't sound just like one, but will add the vibe that you're going for. I know nothing about the newer Boss AC-3, other than its not regarded very well on the Boss forum and that it is also COSM, whereas the AC-2 isn't
You can pick up a used AC-2 for practically nothing.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Jagtornado
.
.


Joined: 16 Jun 2015
Posts: 158

PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 1:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

But the Ac-2 has no reverb built in, which is a great improvement on the Ac-3.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
71Smallbox
.
.


Joined: 04 Jan 2011
Posts: 2242
Location: Brooklyn

PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jagtornado wrote:
But the Ac-2 has no reverb built in, which is a great improvement on the Ac-3.

Doesn't everyone already have a reverb pedal anyway?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
NickS
.
.


Joined: 14 Jan 2008
Posts: 9459
Location: Nr. Basinggrad, UK

PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No. I have been thinking about it, though.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
71Smallbox
.
.


Joined: 04 Jan 2011
Posts: 2242
Location: Brooklyn

PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Get with the times man!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    ShortScale Forum Index -> Effects, Amps & Gear, Pedal Building All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB 2001, 2002 phpBB Group

Anti Bot Question MOD - phpBB MOD against Spam Bots
Blocked registrations / posts: 622541 / 0

Guitars at Musician's Friend

Help support this site by clicking the above link!