BOSS's AD-2 Acoustic Preamp pedal is a convenient and easy way to elicit natural and woody tones from your acoustic-electric instrument's pickup system, whether performing live or recording. Just turn the Acoustic Resonance control to your desired level, and you'll hear an increase in warmth and depth that many pickup systems often can't produce on their own. Controls for Ambiance and Notch add reverb and cut problem-feedback respectively. And the AD-2 even boasts line- and instrument-level outputs for whatever amplification method you choose.
The BOSS AD-2 Acoustic Preamp pedal easily does away with the quacky tone and harsh response of many acoustic-electric pickup systems. As you turn the Acoustic Resonance control you'll hear BOSS's advanced digital processing go to work, analyzing your guitar's input signal and responding the way an un-amplified acoustic guitar would. Far from a simple pre-programmed EQ, BOSS explains that the Resonance control "adjusts multiple parameters inside the AD-2 to achieve the perfect tonal balance for any style, from delicate fingerpicking to intense strumming."
Everyone at Music Experience knows that controlling feedback is a must for any acoustic-electric performer. BOSS took that into careful consideration when designing the AD-2. You'll find a handy knob labeled Notch on the face of the pedal that is just as simple to use as the pedal's Resonance feature. Just start playing. When feedback begins to rear its ugly head, simply turn the Notch control until it disappears. It couldn't be easier, and it couldn't be more effective.
Another important consideration for acoustic performers is the ability to introduce the sound and feeling of space into their instrument's tone. The AD-2 has that covered as well. And like every aspect of the pedal, it's a quick twist of a knob. The Ambiance control injects studio-quality reverb into your signal, removing the direct and lifeless-feeling that plugging in direct can sometimes elicit. And the reverb has been carefully voiced to never cloud your original tone.
One of the most powerful features of BOSS's AD-2 Acoustic Preamp pedal is its ability to work as flawlessly running into an onstage acoustic amplifier as it does direct to the soundboard for performing or recording. The instrument-level output acts just like any other effect pedal, sending your processed signal to an instrument amplifier. Or you can utilize the 1/4" TRS line-level output for routing your sound direct to the board at full power. Either way, the BOSS AD-2 Acoustic Preamp pedal has you covered.
More than 10,000,000 BOSS guitar and bass effects pedals have been sold to players worldwide, including such top players as Yngie Malmsteen, Dave Navarro, John Petrucci, Marty Friedman, Steve Vai, and Joe Satriani. You've also no doubt heard BOSS pedals recorded and onstage beneath the feet of bands of all genres, including Muse, The Killers, and Silversun Pickups. The reason for the success is clear: not only do BOSS effects pedals sound great - but they're also built like tanks and designed with serious use in mind. Each BOSS pedal is housed in a stomp-ready metal box and features a rubberized stomp area and base, to help safeguard against slipping. So, whether you're a fresh-out-of-the-gate beginner, an axe-veteran designing your dream pedalboard, or anywhere in between, you can depend on BOSS's proven line of pedals to craft your tone.
With the AD-2 Acoustic Preamp, acoustic-electric guitarists can now experience natural, studio-quality sound while performing on any stage. Equipped with an advanced BOSS sound engine, this compact pedal packs sophisticated processing power that belies its small size and simple, intuitive interface. Acoustic Resonance reproduces the complex resonance characteristics of your unplugged tone, while Ambience provides pro-level reverberation perfectly optimized for acoustic guitar. The AD-2 also features essential stage tools such as a notch filter for feedback control, a balanced DI out for direct connection to a PA, and a convenient mute function for tuning and switching guitars.