View Full Version : Has any one used an OD or boost pedal as an acoustic pre-amp?

05-12-2011, 12:34 PM
If I were plugging a Gibson acoustic straight into an amp or PA, do you think a Timmy or HBOD would help me warm up the tone?

Has any one here done this?

Heady Jam Fan
05-12-2011, 01:00 PM
I would personally not do that... I like my acoustic as clean as possible. Is it too bright? Too harsh/sterile? Like it is tone or response? There are other effects that I like with acoustic that sometimes help (compression, chorus, possibly some delay and reverb as well as eq).

05-12-2011, 01:02 PM
MXR Micro Amp is good for this.

05-12-2011, 02:05 PM
I've had really good luck just using an MXR 6 band graphic EQ. It made my acoustic sound much better overall and you can easily dial in a nice tone. YMMV.