I'm going to be the resident guitar guy at a summer camp and I have a few questions about setup. It's going to be a long trip, so I have to keep my gear to a minimum. An electric guitar and amp i more or less out of the question. Ideally, my rig would look something like this:
Active preamp of acoustic guitar-> direct box-> Paralell out to my pedalboard and into the PA, balanced out directly to the board.
I'd control the mix of the wet signal to the PA by using a volume pedal. That way I'd have a dry signal all the time, and could add in as much wet as I'd like, most likely creating synthy type swells with delay on sustained chords. I know the wet signal won't sound amazing, acoustic guitars aren't made for pedals... But will it work? Would puting another direct box after the pedalboard significantly improve my tone?
Also, I'd like to be able to use the same pedalboard and acoustic guitar to practice my more electric oriented stuff. Again, I know it won't sound wonderful, but would an acoustic guitar sound absolutely horrid through a distortion pedal, a DI , and into the PA? Does anyone else use a rig like this? Thanks for any help you all can offer.
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