BOSS/AD-10 Acoustic Preamp ボス アコースティックプリアンプ
L.R.BAGGS Para Acoustic D.I. アコギ用ダイレクトボックス 正規輸入品
●国内正規品 JOYO ジョーヨー アコースティックギター用 プリアンプ PREAMP DI BOX AD-2
ZOOM マルチエフェクター アコースティック ギター A3
BOSS Acoustic Simulator AC-3
|価格||￥ 37,800||￥ 19,800||￥ 36,540||￥ 6,980||￥ 39,800||￥ 11,880|
|販売者||マークスミュージック||宮地楽器オンラインショップ||さくら山楽器||JOYO Japan 京都の楽器館||BONsyoukai||イシバシ楽器|
AD-10 はライブでのエレクトリック・アコースティック・ギターの音にこだわりを持つハイエンド・ギタリストに向けたアコースティック・プリアンプです。アコースティック・ギターの持つディテールを良質なサウンドで再生する AD-10 は、パネル上のツマミによるシンプルな操作で音作りができます。インプット回路は、オンボード・プリやピエゾ PU の信号を高品位に伝送できる徹底したロー・ノイズ設計で、入力は 2 系統、ピエゾ・ピックアップとマグネティック・ピックアップの両方に対応しています。そして、アコースティック・ギター本来の「鳴り」を再現するアコースティック・レゾナンスや、MDP プロセッシングによるコンプレッサー、アコースティックに最適化された 4 バンド EQ の搭載により、質の高い音作りを可能にします。緻密に音色を作りこめるサブ・パラメーターや、アンビエンスなどの専用エフェクトも用意しました。また、ハウリング対策として 2 系統のノッチと音色変化の少ないリダクション機能を搭載。ステレオ 2 系統（XLR、標準）のアウトプットは、ライブ現場のシチュエーションにあわせてさまざまな出力設定が可能です。
The AD-10 has all of the above and more.
Out of the box just in manual mode was able to dial a very good sound. Couple of hours learning the interface and the SUB-PARAMETER settings and playing around with them and MAN. This thing is nice, really nice. I've read a review where the reviewer said everything was subtle or wish they could set how many repeats in the delays. READ THE MANUAL, you've got to go to the sub settings. Someone complained about noise, well the IS a noise reduction circuit go to ADVANCED SETTINGS. Mine is dead quiet with the levels set 12 o'clock on everything going into a very nice Yamaha analog mixer with the same levels as I had with the Fishman. I only gig with one guitar as i do 80% electric but if you do an acoustic thing with two guitars this will handle both independently. My sound guy will love it because it does have the tuner/mute. I switch back and forth and have to tell him to mute me on the board when I set it down so I don't change my level and I don't want it plugged in eating batteries just sitting there.
OH there is a misprint in the printed manual that came with mine that I was trying to make heads or tails about. To switch from manual mode to memory mode it says press and hold the Boost and Delay pedal buttons, repeat to switch back. When in memory mode those buttons scroll up in down. Then it says to go from into stomp box memory mode mode, so that Boost and Delay buttons now do that instead of scroll the memory locations, it says press and hold the buttons? HUH that don't work. I check an online version online and sure enough the misprint is to gone online. To toggle manual to memory you only PRESS the two buttons not press and hold them. So I tossed the included manual and just download the online to my tablet.
Will be gigging it in a few weeks will update
Sound Quality 5
User Interface 2
I play in a roots country band and use two acoustic guitars and was looking for a preamp that would allow me to have separate EQ settings for each guitar, as they have very unique and different EQ requirements. Bottom line: the AD-10 fits the bill and then some, just be prepared to study the manual and spend some time with the unit.
The two guitars I am using with the unit are a Gibson J-185 reissue with a Fishman undersaddle piezo pickup with a Fishman endpin jack preamp, providing a very hot signal. The other guitar is an Eastman AR805 non-cutaway archtop with a Pick Up the World piezo pickup with no preamp…I was using an LR Baggs Mixpro for a preamp but was not thrilled with the sound. The archtop is a very lively guitar that is bottom heavy with the pickup and has a big resonance at about 230Hz, so it requires some notch filtering to bring it under control. I was pretty happy with the sound of the Gibson, but the archtop sound needed some more extensive tone shaping. The AD-10 allows me to plug both guitars into one unit and has the flexibility to accommodate the vastly differing signal levels and EQ requirements of these two guitars. In fact, after a lot of time spend tweaking the EQ and notch filter parameters (there are two notch filters), my Eastman archtop has never sounded better. The sound of the piezo pickup on the archtop isn’t bad, but with the Acoustic Resonance function on the AD-10 up about halfway on the Natural setting, the sound is transformed to a much more natural woody acoustic archtop sound, exactly what I was looking for!
Following is a summary of pros/cons of the device…
• The Input Sensitivity controls for the two channels allow for a wide range of input levels, from a straight piezo input to a preamplified signal. I’m sure it would work equally well for magnetic or microphone pickups. The input impedance of both inputs is 10 megohms, ideal for a piezo input but it doesn’t seem to be noisy with the already-preamplified signal from my Gibson.
• Separate EQs for each input – It is possible to EQ each channel separately within a patch and switch back and forth between inputs, or use both at the same time. Input switching can be controlled with one of the existing stomp switches or an external footswitch (recommended). I started using the unit in this manner, using an external footswitch to switch between guitars, but the problem with this setup is that there is only one setting available per patch for the notch filters. My two guitars have very different resonances, and while I use both for the archtop, I only require one notch for the Gibson flattop. To work around this, I set up separate patches for each guitar. The feature allowing the separate EQ setting per channel within the patch would be more useful for a situation where you are using two pickups in the same guitar; EQ each pickup separately and switch between channels (or blend) with the external footswitch.
• Bells/Whistles – this thing is loaded with sonically useful features. Delay, reverb, compression, Acoustic Resonance, looper, tuner/mute….I’ve had a blast playing around with the looper with the delay on, controlling the delay time with an external switch set to control tap tempo at the dotted eighth setting. Also, the tuner/mute is a hugely useful feature for tuning and muting while switching guitars onstage. Another plus is that almost everything in the unit is tweakable, but this presents a whole ‘nuther set of problems given the wimpy 2 digit display (see “Cons”).
• Quality – typical bulletproof Boss construction, the thing is built like a tank.
• User Interface – Why Boss decided to use a 70’s era two-digit seven-segment LED display on this box is beyond me. To do anything other than the most basic of functions requires the user to dig out the manual, and the attempt to use such a limited display to keep track of what’s going on in such a sophisticated unit is just that…an attempt. Another problem is that the manual is a bit cryptic as well…I ran into a problem with the assignment of functions to the stomp switches and kinda had to guess at what the manual meant. Finally figured it out, but I was worried for a while, thinking about having to do a factory reset to get the functionality back. This thing is screaming for a patch editor/librarian.
• External switches – the AD-10 allows you to hook up a two-footswitch external pedal via a ¼” TRS jack. Wish there was provisions for another two switches, but it forces you to make decisions on how you are going to use the unit.
- Routing two guitar inputs to each of the L/R XLR outputs - If you want the sound guy to be able to EQ your guitars differently, you can do this, but it bypasses all the signal processing of the AD-10. Also no provision to mute the guitars individually in this mode. This is super-lame. BOSS, please provide a firmware update!
Overall, I am extremely pleased with my decision to purchase the AD-10. I’ve only used it on one gig so far, but it’s a huge improvement on my previous setup. I highly recommend this box for anyone using two guitars, a single guitar with two pickups, and especially for anyone trying to get a natural acoustic sound with a piezo-equipped archtop guitar. My Eastman has never sounded better. Giving it 4 stars instead of 5 because of the user interface.
This pedal has pretty much everything I could want. The EQ controls are just about right for finding the sweetness of a wooden instrument and the resonance control is a subtle but effective enhancement. Delay, reverb and chorus are all the effects I want or need. The looper is nice, but as a one button item, I only use it for practice. The optional second footswitch might be a future purchase to make the looper easier to use live.
The adjustable boost is the icing on the cake. I play in an acoustic trio with another guitarist and being able to add just a touch of gain for solos without coloring the tone at all is really nice. Bottom line, I have one pedal that does everything I need. Total win.
As for the tone, plenty of options but it took me several weeks to dial in a tone I was satisfied with in the context of other instruments. The presets are nice when you are playing solo, but I have to consider what works live with other instruments, what works with PA speakers, etc. Happy with it now - and both my Yamaha and Martin can work together without having to use two different channels. I have all the options available for either guitar and can get them both to a similar level and overall balance of highs, mids and lows so they don't sound like opposite extremes in tone.
Small footprint, versatile, built to last. My only quibble is that it does seem to compress the signal just a tad. I play with a lot of dynamics, so that is not a plus, but it is not significant enough to be a deal breaker. I'm learning how to deal with that.