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Acoustic guitar simulator pedal review

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Acoustic guitar simulator pedal review

It’s a super
affordable very compact acoustic guitar
simulator designed to give you all the
playability of an electric guitar but
some of the tonal qualities of an
acoustic now the way I’ve got this
running today just before we look at the
details is I kind of think these things
acoustic simulator sound best when
they’re going through a PA
front-of-house full range systems
because that’s kind of how you would run
an acoustic guitar you wouldn’t run an
acoustic guitar through a standard
guitar endpoint it’s kind of mid-range
hump so I’m doing it that way you can of
course run this into a front of a guitar
amp as well and get a similar kind of
effect but what you’re hearing today is
basically this pedal going strain to my
audio interface so you’ll hear the
bypassed D I’d guitar signal and the D
ID signal running through the AC stage
now if you are on stage or in a studio
and you’re going to do this a good thing
to do is to use an a/b box and to run
your acoustic simulator through the a/b
box and straight to the PA front of
house or into monitors wenches onstage
or into in ears headphones so just a
little tip there for you so when we look
at the pedal itself standard Tom’s line
engineering stuff we’ve got this
aluminium alloy kind of small chassis
here and mini footprints if you liked
these things save so much based on your
pedal board is fantastic eminently
affordable these are really really
affordable pedals it’s amazing what you
can get for your money these days and
we’ve got the standard Tom’s line layout
we’ve got two dials with a center 3-way
toggle switch and then we’ve got the
larger dial in the middle now in terms
of the controls we have a volume control
which basically when it’s all the way up
is basically unity gain so you can back
this off if you want so you can avoid
some harsher high-end signals if you
like the three-way toggle switch gives
you three different voicings it gives
your piezo and normal which I’m
presuming is sort of like a dreadnought
style guitar and then a jumbo guitar
bigger bodied guitar with more body
slightly less high-end punch on there
then we’ve got to effectively EQ stroke
kind of hambre kind of settings here so
we’ve got body which is going to change
the resonance and low-end

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then we’ve got top which is going to
change effectively the presence and
high-end kind of zing of the sound as
you’d expect but it’s a little bit more
going on than just EQ there’s a little
bit of kind of response in the way that
you get dynamics and picking into
compression and stuff as well then we’ve
got a true bypass foot switch on here
nice bright red LED so we can see when
the pedals on input output and nine
volts sensor negative DC obviously now
you can’t run this with batteries as we
found with Tom’s line stuff before
basically just because the pedal is too
small to take a 9-volt battery so with
that said I’m using my Ibanez TQM one as
I say this is going straight to my audio
interface here’s my bypass signal I’m
going to do this to start with on
position four because that’s the most
kind of jangly position on this guitar
and this is my bypass signal
so dige guitar not that interesting to
listen to is a little bit of reverb
going on there as well we turn the pedal
on I’m in the jumbo mode and you can see
here I’ve got the top just over halfway
and the body is almost all the way up to
compensate for how sort of thin the D
I’d sound is and we get this
now immediately it’s got that more
acoustic quality to it that kind of you
can hear sort of the body and the sound
and the slightly more hollow vibe of it
which is what you’d expect from a hollow
instrument which in acoustic is of
so if we stay with position four let’s
play with some of the settings so we’ll
start with the toggle switch so we’re in
jumbo mode at the moment
let’s switch over to our kind of
standard mode or normal mode
hopefully you can hear the tonal
difference there in the low ends we’ve
got actually slightly more scooped mids
and some more low-end kind of punch on
resonance there in the Jumbo mode switch
back to this mode
there’s our standard mode where we go to
what I would say is a slightly more boxy
kind of sound which is what you’d expect
from a piezo pickup okay so you’ve got
that slightly more kind of square sound
slightly less standard sort of natural
acoustic sound
so if we stick with the standard setting
I’m going to play with the control so
you can hear what’s going on in terms of
the body and the top so if we add a top
here we’re getting more high-end zing
more presence and punch
that could be super useful if you need
to cut through a mix with a band or if
you need to cut through a mix on a
recording session or studio
but it’s retaining some of that kind of
acoustic quality that we want it’s not
to kind of it’s not breaking up or
artificial in the way that some piezo
pickups do
if we roll that top end out now we’ve
got this
back to the middle position
now let’s play with the body so if we
bring the body out we’re going to get
way less low-end resonance
and as you’d expect naturally things get
a little bit quieter because we’ve
diminishing some of those low end
a few more of those frequencies have
come back in if we drop those out to
bring the top down as well
now you might be thinking why would you
want to drop that much body out well it
depends which pickup you’re using on the
guitar so unlike a standard acoustic
you’ve got different pickup positions
that you can utilize here now if we
bring the body back up again and the top
back up by stay in position for here
I then go to position five so the neck
I’ve immediately got way more low-end
anyway so you might want to compensate
by pulling some of the body outs
likewise if you go to the position 4 and
it’s too thin but you like the top-end
response you can bring the body back in
and compensate for that so it’s a very
kind of useful sound a lot of people
don’t want to take both an electric and
an acoustic guitar on stage and of
course if you’re playing especially in a
band scenario this might be just the
ticket that you need to get sort of
pseudo acoustic or simulated acoustic
sounds that are convincing enough that
they will fit the bill for a live
situation or sometimes actually it works
really well to layer acoustic guitars on
this studio real acoustic guitars and
microphones with this kind of a sound
just to bolster some of the attack and
some of the low ends of an acoustic when
it’s miked up so it can also be useful
in that regard as well and of course
this pedal itself is so affordable that
you might as well give it a go if it’s
something that you think that maybe you
might be able to use in the future
points of experiments with sound a
little bit it’s a fantastic device that
was very very affordable nicely built as
well and again true bypass so it’s not
affecting your core signal at all so
have it guys that is the AC stage from
Tom’s line engineering available from
Dawson’s music right now if you click
the link in description below you can
check out the full details and purchase
one of these great pedals for yourself
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guys my name is Tom Coyle I will see you
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