We all love the intimacy and ease of playing our acoustic instrument but sooner or later if you want to gig or play with a group of people you are going to need to plug that Instrument in.
Most of us start off by plugging straight into the P.A. System. This is a great option but there are 2 things to consider. Is my signal hot enough for the board and how do I go from the high impedance out of my Instrument to the low impedance input that most P.A. systems require? A direct box will get us from the Instrument to the P/A. but there are many options and my favorite is an Acoustic Preamp pedal:
Here are some advantages of using an Acoustic Preamp Pedal:
Using an Acoustic preamp really is a great way to get your Instrument into a P.A. and most will fit in your guitar case.