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Boss AD-2 Acoustic Preamp Pedal

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The tone of an acoustic guitar is created by the complex interaction of sounds from its body, top, strings, and other elements. And as you play with ...Click To Read More About This Product

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Get great acoustic tone shaping from a convenient pedal.

The tone of an acoustic guitar is created by the complex interaction of sounds from its body, top, strings, and other elements. And as you play with varying techniques, dynamics, and more, this interaction constantly evolves to create the rich, woody sound we love. Unfortunately, the standard undersaddle piezo pickups installed on most stage guitars simply can’t reproduce this resonant complexity. The AD-2’s Acoustic Resonance effect solves this issue by analyzing the input signal as you play, and then employing advanced processing to beautifully recreate your guitar’s naturally evolving tone. Twisting the one-knob control adjusts multiple parameters inside the AD-2 to achieve the perfect tonal balance for any style, from delicate fingerpicking to intense strumming.

Enhance Your Guitar with Pro-Quality Reverb
After using Acoustic Resonance to bring back your guitar’s natural, intimate tone, adding some further depth and dimension with a little reverb makes it that much better. With the AD-2’s Ambience effect, you can dial in studio-quality reverb for any performing environment. Unlike standard reverbs that can cloud an acoustic guitar’s sound, the optimized BOSS algorithms in the AD-2 produce lush, deep ambience that perfectly complements your instrument’s voice. Like the Acoustic Resonance effect, a simple one-knob control tweaks many interlocked parameters under the hood, giving you access to a wide range of detailed reverb sounds.

DI Output and Feedback Killer
The AD-2 features two independent outputs for performance flexibility. Connect the Output jack to your acoustic guitar amp or stage monitor, and use the Line Out to send a balanced signal direct to the PA mixer. It’s even possible to turn off the Ambience effect in the Line Out signal, giving the PA engineer the flexibility to add their own reverb at the board. And if you encounter any low-frequency feedback issues on stage, the AD-2’s notch filter has you covered. As soon as you hear that familiar rumble, just turn the Notch knob until it goes away. It’s that easy!


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BossAD-2 Acoustic Preamp Pedal
 
5.0

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  • Easy to use (3)
  • Excellent sound (3)
  • Good power output (3)
  • Warm / comfy (3)

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5.0

Nice little box

By Rick

from Wyoming

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  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth
  • Portable
  • Powerful

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    Comments about Boss AD-2 Acoustic Preamp Pedal:

    Very useful to warm up my Gibson acoustic. Quite subtle but effective

     
    5.0

    Great Option

    By JT

    from Texas

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    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • Portable
    • Powerful

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      Comments about Boss AD-2 Acoustic Preamp Pedal:

      I read countless reviews on all the acoustic preamps, watched videos, read specs. Each unit had its share of lovers and haters. Every time I thought I had made up my mind and was ready to buy I would see comments contradicting the previous accolades. Knowing that sound is subjective I opted to give this unit a try. It is relatively new to the market and Boss products have been very reliable for me. I didn't need a lot of bells and whistles. I wanted something to boost the signal of the piezo pickup on my violin, give some ability to tweak the tone and give some acoustic depth. This unit doe exactly what I needed. I have not tried it for guitar so I can't comment there. I'm satisfied....YMMV.

       
      5.0

      Very impressive

      By Rockerduck

      from Marietta, GA

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      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Good Warmth
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        Comments about Boss AD-2 Acoustic Preamp Pedal:

        Great pedal to warm up and de-quack your piezo equipped guitar. I go straight into my PA with this.

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