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Boss AD-8
« on: February 17, 2017, 09:33:34 AM »

I have the option of buying a secondhand Boss AD-8 but no possibility to try it first hand.
Any reviews from the VG community ?
Would be much appreciated !
Should I get one ?
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Re: Boss AD-8
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2017, 11:41:07 AM »

I have had one of these. In my opinion the sound is very bright. It sound like an acoustic guitar amps does and not like a proper miked up acoustic guitar.

I used it to improve the acoustic sound of a Godin XTSA. I though it was OK when I had one, but I wouldn't buy one now.

Maybe the Tone Dexter will deliver on good acoustic sound:
« Last Edit: February 17, 2017, 11:43:33 AM by sixeight »


Re: Boss AD-8
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2017, 10:51:55 PM »

I like mine. I mostly use it with a Gibson Chet Atkin piezo acoustic electric, an original Variax 700, or a Moog guitars Ghost system. The AD-8 has quite a bit of tonal flexibility. The unit is specifically designed for piezo. The sound is convincing to my ears and a whole lot easier than making up a real acoustic with a couple of good (expensive) small condenser mics. It won't make a single coil or a humbucker sound like a Martin D45. The AD-8 also improves the sound of the Antares ATG-1 acoustic models.
« Last Edit: February 17, 2017, 11:01:59 PM by BBach »


Re: Boss AD-8
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2017, 08:18:50 AM »

I have one.  I find it quite useful for all sorts of things
  • Used between my Yamaha LL11E (and its external electronics box) and my computer I can get a usable recorded acoustic guitar sound, particularly if the guitar is not exposed in the mix.  If you listen to the clip of 'Borderland' in the link below you can hear the result
  • It does a good job of taking the piezo output of my Brian Moore iGuitar and making it sound more like an acoustic guitar
  • It gives me more control on my acoustic/electric guitars on stage, avoids needing DI boxes, has reverb and a tuner
If you have the cash available its a nice thing to have lying around



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