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Boss AD8 Acoustic Guitar Effects Processor

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Product Description

The Boss AD8 Acoustic Guitar Effects Processor lets you take that dry, pinched piezo output from your favorite live acoustic and turn it into a truly incredible-sounding warm instrument. The AD8 uses COSM modeling technology to transform the piezo pickup sound of an ordinary electric/acoustic into your choice of six high-end acoustic guitars. Models include Martin D28/00028, Gibson J45, Guild D40 and Jose Ramirez. The versatile Boss AD8 can also simulate the warm sound created by miking the guitar's neck and body - a world's first. It accomplishes this by modeling several of the greatest classic mics anywhere, including the Neumann U67 and 87 and the AKG C12. Controls include Body and String Enhance to simulate warm, miked acoustic sounds. The Boss AD8 provides high-quality reverb, tailored for acoustic guitar, 4-band EQ, Anti-Feedback control and an onboard TU-2 type chromatic tuner with Mute function. Four Preset memory locations instantly switch acoustic models. With balanced DI-style XLR outputs for direct connection to PA systems (and 1/4 inch as well) and sturdy floor-based metal pedals make the Boss AD8 perfect for studio or stage.

Features

  • Floor-based acoustic guitar processor featuring COSM Acoustic Guitar Modeling technology
  • Turns ordinary piezo-equipped acoustic guitars into six of the world’s finest acoustics
  • Body and String Enhance controls simulate warm, miked acoustic sounds
  • High-quality reverb tailored for acoustic guitar, 4-band EQ and Anti-Feedback
  • Onboard chromatic tuner with Mute function and quick pedal-based operation
  • 4 Preset memory locations for switching acoustic sounds instantly
  • Balanced XLR outputs allow direct connection to PA systems
The BOSS AD-8 Acoustic Guitar Processor uses COSM modeling technology to transform the piezo pickup sound of an ordinary acoustic into six of the world’s most sought-after acoustic guitars. The versatile AD-8 can also simulate the warm sound created by miking the guitar’s neck and body. Other handy features include a pro-quality reverb tailored for acoustic guitar, 4-band EQ, a convenient Tuner function and preset memories.

New COSM Acoustic Modeling
Nothing beats the sound of a fine, miked acoustic, but budgets and feedback issues often force musicians to use a more affordable electric-acoustic instrument with often thin-sounding piezo pickups. Thanks to the AD-8’s innovative COSM Acoustic Modeling technology, you can transform your ordinary acoustic guitar into one of six high-end guitars like Martin and Gibson - a world’s first! The AD-8 even simulates the popular miked acoustic sound via its Body and String Enhance controls. *All trademarks are property of their respective owners.

Flexible Tone Editing
The AD-8’s high-quality reverb effect was designed specifically for acoustic guitar. The reverb can be adjusted to create anything from a slight touch of ambience all the way to rooms and halls - perfect for adding spaciousness to your sound. And with onboard 4-band EQ, you can shape your tone to suit any style of music or venue.

A Live Performer’s Dream
Designed with the stage musician in mind, the AD-8 offers several convenient features for performance, starting with an onboard tuner based on BOSS’ acclaimed TU-Series. Just click the pedal to mute the guitar sound and tune up while referencing the LED display. Onboard memory lets you store your favorite settings and switch between them instantly, while Auto Anti-Feedback eliminates embarrassing feedback.

Professional Connections
In addition to unbalanced stereo outputs and a dedicated Electric Guitar Amp output, the AD-8 comes with a pair of XLR outputs. These balanced stereo outputs are true DI-complete and include a ground lift feature for eliminating hum. They’re the perfect way to connect to a PA system or to professional recording gear. With the BOSS AD-8, you’ll sound great whether on stage, at home or in the studio.

Product Specifications

Boss AD-8 Specifications

Technical Specifications:

  • Nominal Input Level: -20 dBu
  • Input Impedance: 20 MOhms
  • Nominal Output Level: -20 dBu
  • Output Impedance:
    • UNBALANCED OUTPUT/ELECTRIC GUITAR AMP OUTPUT: 1 kOhms
    • BALANCED OUTPUT: 600 Ohms
    • PHONES: 33 Ohms
  • Recommended Load Impedance: 10 KOhms or greater
  • Tuning Range: C0 to C8
  • Reference Pitch: A4=438 to 445 Hz (1Hz steps)
  • Tuning Accuracy: +/- 3 cents nDisplay 7 segment LED
Connectors:
  • INPUT Jack: 1/4 inch phone type
  • PHONES Jack: 1/4 inch TRS phone type
  • ELECTRIC GUITAR AMP OUTPUT Jack: 1/4 inch phone type
  • Unbalanced Output A (mono), B: 1/4 inch phone type
  • Balanced Output A, B: XLR type
  • AC adaptor In
Power Supply
  • DC 9V: Dry batteries (R6/LR6 (AA) type) x 6
  • Optional AC adaptor: PSA-series
  • Current Draw: 120 mA
Dimensions: W x D x H
  • 250 x 180 x 60 mm
  • 9-7/8 x 7-1/8 x 2-3/8 inches



Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  323-890-3700 Warranty:  BOSS Compact and Twin Pedals: 5 years parts, 2 years labor; BOSS (other): 1 year parts, 90 days labor
AMS Customer from USA Submitted: 2/5/2008

Subject
I'd buy it again.
Product Rating
Your general opinion of this product.


QUALITY:
This thing is built like a tank, Ive dropped it a couple of times without any problems. I use it twice a week for several months without any problems.

FEATURES:
I didnt buy this unit to do everything for me. I simply wanted a modeler that would give me a better sounding guitar than I owned and it does that very well. The adjustable pickup feature gives you almost any sound you can use within reason. Downside is they don't include a power supply which is pretty stupid for a $300 investment. Upside is I use batteries and they last for several hours. I wish it had a low battery light.

EASE OF USE:
I was using it 20 minutes after unpacking it. Like I said I just wanted to improve my sound for live performances so I keep most of the settings at unity and it kicks.

VALUE:
I have a couple of effects processors but on the acoustic guitar side they are really weak. This fills that gap and if I lost it, I would replac
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AMS Customer from USA Submitted: 2/5/2008

Subject
Not enough features
Your general opinion of this product.


QUALITY:
The AD-8 is very sturdy with a true feel of using professional equipment. The unit arrived in perfect shape, well packaged.

FEATURES:
First of all, the features it has are all quite nice. The guitar models sound great, it has plenty of outputs which work quite well going direct into the board, into an amp or into your computer for recording. The anti-feedback and tuner work quite well.

EASE OF USE:
This was very easy to learn as I was using it at a gig immediately upon receiving it.

VALUE:
Here is the big problem for me. As I sat down to get my sound perfected for my 2 acoustics that I use live, I realized that I really needed some compression and chorus. So I started looking to buy some needed effects and I realized that for 300 dollars, they should really be included in this package. I don't want separate pedals for the effects because they wouldn't be tied to my settings, they would add bulk, compl
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