Worried that you can’t use effects pedals on acoustic guitar? Or that you’re going to use the wrong ones? This video will have 6 side-by-side comparisons of effects pedals, how they work, and how they sound on an acoustic guitar!
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The land of effects pedals is typically ruled by electric guitar players. But, it’s time that you start to feel comfortable with using effects on the acoustic guitar!
Using effects pedals can unlock TONS of creative potential on your acoustic guitar. To help you understand this, the video will have side-by-side comparisons of what an acoustic guitar sounds like with 6 different effects pedals.
The last thing I want you to do is by a pedal you’ll never use. The demos on this video will give you a wide brush-stroke of what these pedals can do for your guitar and your sound.
As always, you’ll also hear about Tony’s Acoustic Challenge Members and how they TAC, as well as the latest acoustic guitar news you can use!
Highlights this week include Watchhouse , The North American Guitar and their new digital magazine, and plenty more!
Interested in more than just effects pedals? Read this article to learn about the best pedals for acoustic guitar.
I have a really nice little Carvin amp that has built in reverb, chorus, echo and flange built it!! I got 4 of the 6 for the price of the amp. It is the Carvin AG100D, which is labeled as an acoustic guitar amp. My fav little amp.
I am a relative novice but was wondering how a ‘looper’ might fit in to the pedal thing. I don’t have any pedals but I do have a SPARK smart amp. It has reverb, delay, and ways to get fuzz, etc. I haven’t spent a great deal of time playing with all the possibilities but sometimes I stumble on some really cool effects.
I’m also wondering if a ‘mix’ of delay and reverb can mimic tremolo?
Nice show today!
You should check out the duo album that Jimmy Page made with Roy Harper…mostly acoustic. Also, Roy Harper, eclectic British folk guitarist, is an awesome acoustic player in his own right. Wouldn’t have heard about except that I’m a huge Pink Floyd fan and he sang vocals on “Have a Cigar”. Learned later that Led Zeppelin made a song called “Hats off…to Roy Harper.” You should check him out, you won’t be disappointed.
Hea Tony, thanks you made things a little easier for me . I just bought a small Fender amp with alot of effects on it and now i have an idea on what sounds i have hear. I know i will still be using my looper pedal thought, love that effect. Wish the Lightning luck. Thanx your friend Guy B. in Champa Bay FL.
i am not sure if you would put the “tonewood amp acoustic electric preamp multi effect ” as pedal but it does have numerous effects options. I am trying to determine if it worth to buy it. Are you able to comment on this “pedal”
Michel – 2nd year TAC member
Hi Michael, like you, not really sure a Tonewood Amp would be considered a pedal BUT, my wife bought one for me last Christmas and what a fun toy! And you can also connect to your amp and blow out your walls.
Being more of an unplugged kind of acoustic player, I was hesitant to listen to the Effects Pedals portion of the show.
Wow, my next guitar will be an acoustic/electric Taylor cutaway. All the effects are cool – think Lucinda Williams delay effect…so many cool things to try out. Thank you, fun show this week as usual.
Just come back to watching your weekly show after signing up for TAC course Thank so much Tony really enjoyed it and thank you so much for getting me playing again Having fun playing Tonyd from Liverpool UK
Enjoyed the session today on special effects for acoustic guitar. I may open a whole new world to me and anyone brave enough to listen to me!
Thanks Tony. A very timely informative session for me as I am about to enter into effects pedals but didn’t know where to start. Cheers.
Love this! I’d like to see a similar show with 00s or smaller bodied guitars.