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Thinking about putting together a small acoustic pedalboard

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I was thinking of getting a pt-mini and grabbing a pitchblack, a delay w/ tap, and maybe either an eq or compressor. I would power it with a 1 spot. I'm pretty versatile in my style so any thoughts? I won't need a reverb. Also who else has an acoustic board? Post pics.
 

62Tele

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I'm putting together something similar myself at the moment, although it's a combined acoustic electric board on a Junior. First question I would have is what are you using for a preamp? If you're running an active pickup it's not as big a deal, but a lot of pickups want to see a preamp first.

Not sure I want a compressor since I have a Headway pre on the board, but the Diamond would be first on my list. I ran my flatop (after the pre) through my Retro Sonic delay this afternoon and it sounded really pretty darned good with a short delay and the tone rolled way back. Just fattened up the guitar but wasn't over the top. I think though, that I'll probably try a digital delay - maybe the Nova Repeater - with something I can re-set a little faster.

I used this setup for awhile. Worked great, but my daughter has inherited my Quattro so I'm re-building.

 

JB Eckl

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I would say probably a Barber Tone Press, so you can blend the compressed and dry signal. That will give you a more natural sound, with as much compression punch as you want to dial in.
 

missing_dave

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ill try and post a pic tom. ive found that the katana boost is amazing for acoustic. adds some mojo,some presence and some dimension to the sound.(gibson J45 undersaddle) i intended it for solos but i leave it on all the time now..stole it from my electric board..its not going back. besides that im running a little verb (mini holy grail) and a TU3 and for now a cheap DI.

trust me if you have a katana its a unsuspecting yet an incredible acoustic tool.
 
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thanks guys I'm going to take a look at that tone press. someone over on HC recommended a nova repeater, and I fell in love. so that's a definite there.

edit: I'll also look into the katana which I have seen before back when I used to use compression on my electric pedalboard
 

groove guru

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I'm also using the Barber TonePress on my acoustic board. It works well, but I would still like to try the TC comp that has a parallel feature also.
 

groove guru

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It seems the TC has three presets for the blend while the Barber is continuous.

The TC has more options but it's digital.
There's something more comforting about analog pedals!
 




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