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Hello everyone, i am hoping you guys can help me out, i am building a custom strat that has piezo bridge saddles and a stereo jack that can carry separate acoustic and electric feeds. 

What i would like to do is setup my firehawk to help me dial in both tones. here is what i am thinking, the guitar is not finished yet so i can't test this theory but perhaps someone knows if this will work.. 

 

Acoustic pickup -- FH guitar input -- Boost EQ -- Chorus -- Delay -- FX send to pa system

Electric pickups -- FH  Return -- Amp model -- comp -- eq -- reverb -- L mono out to pa system

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8 hours ago, reverendchewy said:

Hello everyone, i am hoping you guys can help me out, i am building a custom strat that has piezo bridge saddles and a stereo jack that can carry separate acoustic and electric feeds. 

What i would like to do is setup my firehawk to help me dial in both tones. here is what i am thinking, the guitar is not finished yet so i can't test this theory but perhaps someone knows if this will work.. 

 

Acoustic pickup -- FH guitar input -- Boost EQ -- Chorus -- Delay -- FX send to pa system

Electric pickups -- FH  Return -- Amp model -- comp -- eq -- reverb -- L mono out to pa system

 

Hmmm . . . you're definitely pushing the limits of the thing. 

 

The immediate problem I see is keeping your signals separate. 

 

This might be remedied by moving the mix to 100% on the FX block. 

 

I've never tried it before though. If I get a chance this weekend maybe I'll give it a go. 

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Thanks KilrahiI know this is kind of a strange thing to do. I just really love how the FH handles acoustic signals and i cant really justify a 2nd fx unit. fishman units cost almost as much as a FH.

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Okay, will I can confirm that it did work! 

 

The only thing that was weird, was that at one point I tried to switch to the tuner. I was curious if it would impact the first guitar, the second . . . both?

 

I found out that it looks like it only impacts the first, but additionally, once I did that both signals wouldn't come through the Firehawk most of the time, and when they did it was crackly, inconsistent, and ugly. 

 

Resetting the Firehawk fixed it, and I didn't test it again to see if it was a fluke or happens every time you attempt it.  I also have no idea why switching to the tuner would do that, I only know that it appears to have done it in this case. 

 

So, at least based on the test I did, good news for you.  However, as a reminder, I believe you have to put the FX block to 100% mix in order for it to work.  Otherwise my understanding is that some of the dry signal of your acoustic will mix with your electric tone. 

 

 

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Awesome, thanks for doing that for me! I am building a strat with an LR Baggs X-bridge & control-x onboard pre. I know its not going to be very convincing on its own but i know i can get it to sound good with some tweaking in the FH. We have to play direct at church and many times i am the only guitar so having both feeds should help fill things out a lot. I know i should have a separate system for each but thats $$$. 

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