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Old 06-11-2019, 04:53 PM
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Default Acoustic guitar pre-amp/effects/eq box

I'm looking for the above. I've played with the Boss VE-08 and have looked at the owner's manual for the Boss AD-10.

Here's the wish list: EQ, feedback control, reverb, chorus, mute. That's it. The above, while loaded with features, menu's options, etc, are overkill for my simple wants.

I already have a TC Helicon Singer 2 which is perfectly adequate for vocals.
Want a simple acoustic box with all those features.

My searches always come up with either the Fishman, which doesn't have the effects, or the AD-10 or VE-08 with the inherent complexity, weight, etc.

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Old 06-11-2019, 06:45 PM
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Default Think I'll try this one.

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Old 06-11-2019, 07:35 PM
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Old 06-11-2019, 09:32 PM
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line 6helix stomp. does everything you want and more.
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Old 06-11-2019, 09:43 PM
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I had one, but there was something about the sound I didn't like. I think I disliked their chorus sound. I now have the AD10 and love it, but I did have to add a 2 button footswich to control the looper.
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line 6helix stomp. does everything you want and more.
That's way more than he wants. If the AD10 was too much, then the Stomp is way too much. And as a Helix and Stomp owner, the looper on them sucks.
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Also, there's no feedback control on the Transit A.
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That's way more than he wants. If the AD10 was too much, then the Stomp is way too much. And as a Helix and Stomp owner, the looper on them sucks.
He didnt say he wanted a looper. but an external
button switch cures the looper issue. I dont use
that function of the helix anyway. but your right
it may be too much and not fit his "simple" requirement.
although it is very simple. Much moreso than
the ve8 which hes run.
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Old 06-12-2019, 04:37 AM
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I've played two gigs with a Zoom G1Four. It is not expensive, heavy, or built like a tank. But it has 18 hours of battery life (nice for a 1 set festival gig) and just enough knobs to make the menu something you don't need to touch at a gig. For feedback control you would need to enlist one of its equalizers, but it does check all the boxes.
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Old 06-12-2019, 04:37 AM
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It’s hard to find the perfect multi-unit, I’ve been through a handful.

Have to say .. For the features and simplicity you are asking .. that Transit-A checks the boxes. Plus looks like a great deal. With 45 day return too. Can’t go wrong.
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Old 06-12-2019, 05:20 AM
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Here's the wish list: EQ, feedback control, reverb, chorus, mute. That's it. The above, while loaded with features, menu's options, etc, are overkill for my simple wants.


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This was me, and I got a Zoom AC-3. It's arriving today.

No menus: ALL KNOBS. Easy to adjust and change on the fly, quickly.

"EQ" is not only a 3-band EQ, but also the modeling tech (different guitar bodies)

"Mute" is also the tuner.

From what I gather, the feedback control is "automatic" on the unit, however you can also buy a footswitch for that feature.

If you look around, you can find one alot cheaper than full retail price. I got one, new "open box", for very little more than the TransitA costs.
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Old 06-12-2019, 07:24 AM
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Another dude here loves this box and said he doesn't know why it doesn't get more love, sounds about right for the OP?

https://www.sweetwater.com/store/det...ced-direct-box
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Old 06-12-2019, 07:26 AM
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This was me, and I got a Zoom AC-3. It's arriving today.

No menus: ALL KNOBS. Easy to adjust and change on the fly, quickly.

"EQ" is not only a 3-band EQ, but also the modeling tech (different guitar bodies)

"Mute" is also the tuner.

From what I gather, the feedback control is "automatic" on the unit, however you can also buy a footswitch for that feature.

If you look around, you can find one alot cheaper than full retail price. I got one, new "open box", for very little more than the TransitA costs.
there's a feedback button
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Look at the Fishman Tonedeq. Exactly what you are after.
https://www.sweetwater.com/store/det...p-with-effects


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there's a feedback button
Right, that "automatically" finds the offending frequency, like the "notch" control on many guitars/units (but apparently it finds the feedbacking frequency automatically?). Then with the added footswitch, this feature can be controlled remotely.
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