#1
About to order me a pedal board. Plan on having an L.R. Baggs para-acoustic D.I. box, a Boss DU-2 chromatic tuner, and sooner or later a Fishman Aura dreadnought box. Are there any other fairly common ones that are worth looking in to?
#2
Ellis Stompbox. It's my firm belief that every amped acoustic player should have one of these.
Sincerely, Chad.
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#4
Can you tell me how thick the top of that Ellis box is? That looks rather easy to make.
#5
Just about any thickness you want. It's basically a piezo pickup cemented between two blocks of wood: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stompbox

Edit: mine is homemade, too. I had a thin top of purple heart laying around and some mahogany for the base. It looks amazing, especially with my initials engraved on it.
Sincerely, Chad.
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#6
What kind of microphone did you use? Some of those GHS soundhole mics are $60-$100, I guess those would work but seems expensive just for a little mic that's doing nothing but making a low thump noise.
#7
You know, I bet an interesting old wooden cigar box would be pretty cool, just drill a hole for the microphone.
#8
you can salvage a piezo from a smoke detector, or just a $2 buzzer from radio shack. There's a thread in GB&C about it. You basically just get a piezo buzzer, caefully open it up, and wire the middle part of the piezo element to the positive tip of the jack, and the outer ring of it to the grounded sleeve. Then, just as Chad said, sandwich it between two peices of wood.
#9
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What kind of microphone did you use? Some of those GHS soundhole mics are $60-$100, I guess those would work but seems expensive just for a little mic that's doing nothing but making a low thump noise.

Radioshack Piezo.
Sincerely, Chad.
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#10
did you add a filter of any sort to yours?

Gear:
Partscaster/Tele into a bunch of pedals, a Maz 18 head, and a Z Best cab.
#11
i like chorus and delay my self and if you dont use the delay on your guitar you can always use it on your microphone and make it a little wet.
dont forget a power strip for all the pedals youll need it to unless you wanna be replacing batteries at the most inopurtune time and do not skimp on cheap patch cords your acoustic setup is not gonna be like an electric where you can just boost everything up to cover your hiss and signal loss.
#12
You guys should see my new pedal board. I just finished up most of it last night. I'll try to take a picture soon. It's pretty sharp for a homemade job.

I took an old small reddish brown leather suitcase that I had when I was a kid and used it as the case. Then I took an old piece of oak that I glued up in wood shop in high school. I sanded it down, routed the edges so its round, and cut it to fit inside the suitcase. I lightly stained it to have a reddish honey color. I really like it, but I made it too, biased I guess. I just need a power adapter now. I have the Baggs D.I. box on the left, then the Fishman Aura in the middle, and the Boss tuner on the right.

Oh yeah, also need some kind of mounting system. Velcro is obvious, however, putting a big patch of velcro over a beautiful piece of stained oak is just sinful. I am really thinking about trying to take the pedals apart and seeing if I have space to drill holes in the back of the case and screw metal/machine screws into it so it appears to be floating over the wood.