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Old 11-09-2008, 05:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Best amplified acoustic sound?

I like to use a fair amount of pedals (looper, delays, mainly non-effects). I have been using a Fender Acoustasonic 30 DSP with just the preamps in my guitars (Fishman Aura in the Martin, and stock crappy Ovation whatever). I have heard from many people that a mic and PA system gives the best sound. I'm wondering what other people think. I have only ever used a PA system if thats all the venue has to use, and I have had some minor issues with background noise going through the looper. Would that be just a poor set-up thing or is that a normal occurance? I like how my Fender amp sounds, but the people I play around think I should be on the mic... Any imput is welcome.
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Old 11-09-2008, 07:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It really depends what you're playing. If you're on lead and you don't pluck like an ass hole, it sounds much better through a mic/PA. To capture the warm acoustic tones, guitar mics are traditionally very sensitive and don't work well with heavy strumming (the mic pops).

But at a live venue, no one is going to be able to discern the difference. Whatever's cheapest.
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Old 11-23-2008, 05:52 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I am interested to know what pedals you use with your acoustic? I've used pedals with electrics for years - but am keen to get some different sounds from my acoustic electric guitar.
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