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Effects Pedals for Acoustic Guitars

Effects for Acoustic Guitar

We’ve heard a lot of people ask if they can use our effects pedals with acoustic guitar. The answer is absolutely! All of our pedals offer a 20Hz to 20kHz frequency response, perfectly suiting them as effects for acoustic guitar, as well as other acoustic instruments.

We’ve also received quite a few requests to hear audio examples of our effects pedals along with acoustic guitars. So here you go! We just put together three new videos featuring our blueSky Reverberator, DIG Dual Digital Delay, and Flint Tremolo & Reverb pedals along with two beautiful Martin acoustics, their OMC-28E and DC-18E, both of which feature built-in electronics. Take a listen below!

blueSky Reverb with Acoustic Guitar

About blueSky

Whether you’re a classic spring reverb fan or a studio rack aficionado, you’ll find your mojo here. blueSky provides three different reverb types, each with three modes, for a total of nine completely unique reverb experiences. blueSky even delivers an extremely versatile plate reverb, a rarity for a stompbox pedal. A full pre-delay and damping section provide deep reverb tone shaping. Add the mod and shimmer modes and you’re in store for unending reverb bliss. Couple that with 24-bit 96kHz converters and 115dB typical signal to noise, blueSky is equally at home on top of a studio console as it is in front of a tube amp.

DIG Dual Digital Delay with Acoustic Guitar

About DIG

DIG unearths the true soul of digital delay and doubles it—two simultaneous, integrated delays with the captivating rack delay voicings from the 1980s and today, for incredible expressive potential. Effortlessly create your own world of intricate and synchronized echoes, along with hypnotic and atmospheric repeats that blur the line between delay and reverb. Stretch your sonic horizons with five musically satisfying rhythmic subdivisions and three dual delay routing options. Go from syncopated, pulsating delay patterns, to evocative, spaced-out echo trails all in a compact, pedalboard-friendly format.

Flint Tremolo & Reverb with Acoustic Guitar

About Flint

The magical combination of tremolo and reverb is the earliest example of a perfect guitar effects marriage. First pioneered within historic amplifiers of the 1960s, this harmonious coexistence has made it’s way onto countless records and performances—from early surf, swampy bayou blues, spaghetti westerns, film noir soundtracks, to modern day indie rock. There are certain things in life that just belong together—the blend of tremolo and reverb create the perfect pair. We carefully studied our favorite classic tremolo and reverb circuits, examined the sonic complexities, and faithfully accounted for every detail in our hand-crafted algorithms.

About the Acoustic Guitars

About the Martin OMC-28E

An Orchestra, acoustic-electric cutaway, the OMC-28E is crafted with solid Sitka spruce top, East Indian rosewood back and sides, black ebony fingerboard and bridge and a complementing black pickguard. Fishman® Aura® VT Enhance™ electronics make this the guitar that reminds you why you fell in love with us in the first place. Learn more here.

About the Martin DC-18E

The warm tones of the genuine mahogany back and sides combined with a Sitka spruce top make this Dreadnought, acoustic-electric cutaway model truly sing. A solid black ebony fingerboard and bridge, tortoise color binding and matching pickguard adorn this model. Fishman® Aura® VT Enhance™ electronics uses discreet, soundhole-mounted controls for volume and tone preserving the pure and unique acoustic tone of each model. This is a classic Martin with contemporary playability, a modern take on the classic D-18 that was the instrument of choice for Hank Williams. Learn more here.

About the Players

Audio examples in these videos are performed by our friends Rogerio Peixoto and Matt Piper, along with Strymon DSP Engineer Pete Celi and Marketing Nerd Ethan Tufts.

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8 Responses

  1. Sir, I’ve been a musician for 55 years, drummer, but also have had a guitar for 50 of those years. Mostly played Beatles songs and wrote my own music on and off. Not very serious in the early years. My older son is in contact with Dr. Z, Nick Zaite, and is making me an amp for electric gigs. A version of the Train Wreck with specific Mods. But my middle son and I are playing Bistros and such. My true passion. This leads to my question. How capable is the Iridium to interplay with an acoustic guitar. We play using direct input to a PA sys. All of your Videos are using an electric guitar! I have your Ola and the Sunset pedals so I can say my ear has become a custom to quality sound. I am a disabled vet, which means I can’t buy things to see how they work. Pete Ceilis’ evaluation would be highly appreciated. I have some friends that will be interested in my findings. Thank-you for your time. JT

    1. Hey JT! Wouldn’t necessarily recommend Iridium if you’re an acoustic player that normally runs into a PA. When you go out from an acoustic into a AP, your tone is really coming from whatever pickup or preamp is in the acoustic. If you want to get something for more flexibility, I’d check out some dedicated acoustic guitar preamp pedals that exist.

      Iridium is better suited for electric guitar players that want to get a good tone going directly into the PA. If you play electric as well and want to not mic it and instead go into a board, Iridium would be the right thing for you. 🙂

      If you have any questions don’t hesitate to email [email protected].

  2. His name is Mike Zaite, DR. Z. My question is how will or how well does the Iridium interact with an acoustic guitar. It is had to get a quality sound out of a PA using a guitar. My sons bought me an Acoustasonic Fender. It sounds amazing with the Sunset and Ola. Would the Iridium be the right choice for this application? Thank-you. JT

    1. Hi Mike! Iridium is intended for electric guitarists who want to get a good direct tone and not mic an amp. For your acoustic I may suggest looking into dedicated acoustic preamp/EQ pedals that exist out there. 🙂

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