Top Preamps for Acoustic Guitars
Top Preamps for Acoustic Guitars

Top 30+ Preamps for Acoustic Guitars 2022

We have created for you a rating of the Best 30 Preamps for Acoustic Guitars

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  1. K&K Trinity Pro Preamp
  2. Audio Sprockets ToneDexter Acoustic Preamp
  3. Nux Stageman Floor Preamp
  4. Headway EDB-2 H.E.
  5. Schatten Design Mini Pre 2 Acoustic Preamp
  6. Schatten Design MicroPre Preamp One Channel
  7. Ovation Preamp-System 708935-A SKM
  8. L.R.Baggs Venue DI Pedal
  9. Tech 21 QStrip
  10. Takamine CTP-3
  11. BBE Acoustimax
  12. Fishman Tone AFX DEQ
  13. T-Rex Soulmate Acoustic
  14. Takamine CT4BII
  15. Boss AD-2
  16. Fishman Platinum Stage Analog Preamp
  17. Zoom Multi Stomp MS-70 CDR
  18. Fishman Aura Spectrum DI
  19. Artec FTE-3
  20. Boss VE-8 Acoustic Singer
  21. Harley Benton Custom Line Acoustic Preamp
  22. Trace Elliot Multipedal TRANSIT-A
  23. Ovation OP Pro Studio
  24. Takamine CT4-DX Preamp
  25. Artec Edge Z
  26. Artec SE-OE3 Acoustic Outboard EQ
  27. Ovation OP-PRO Preamp
  28. Behringer V-Tone Acoustic ADI21
  29. Artec ETN-4 Preamp
  30. Schatten Design Mini Pre Acoustic Preamp

1. K&K Trinity Pro Preamp

K&K Trinity Pro Preamp

Two-channel preamplifier

  • For amplifying a combination of piezo pickup and condenser microphone
  • Controls per channel: bass, midrange, treble, gain and volume
  • Phase reverse switch for the microphone channel

2. Audio Sprockets ToneDexter Acoustic Preamp

Audio Sprockets ToneDexter Acoustic Preamp

Effect pedal

  • For instruments with a piezo pickup
  • Restores the missing corpus sound on an instrument when a piezo pickup is used
  • ToneDexter stores WaveMaps from your studio microphone sound, which can be recalled when only the pickup is used
  • WaveMaps transform the pickup signal to sound like a microphone – sonorous, resonant and natural
  • WaveMaps can be stored with different microphones and positions for each of your instruments
  • SD card slot for updates
  • Controls: PU Level Trim, Output Level, WaveMap Select, Character Select, Treble, Bass, Notch
  • Switch: Phase, Option A/B, DI Fixed/Var
  • LED: Input Level, Mute/Tune/Edit
  • Boost / edit mode
  • Display: LED Display
  • Foot-switch: Mute / tune / edit, boost
  • Input: 6.3 mm Jack
  • Output: 6.3 mm Jack
  • Mic input: XLR
  • DI Output: XLR
  • Headphone output: 6.3 mm Stereo jack
  • Effects Loop: 6.3 mm Stereo jack
  • Mains adapter connection: Coaxial connector 5.5 x 2.1 mm, negative polarity inside
  • Power supply with 9-15 V DC mains adapter
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 160 x 150 x 58 mm
  • Includes power supply

Note: Battery operation is not supported.

3. Nux Stageman Floor Preamp

Nux Stageman Floor Preamp

Effect Pedal for Acoustic Guitar

  • Acoustic preamp + DI with looper / chorus / reverb and freeze effects
  • Knobs: Chorus, Reverb, Notch Filter, Gain, Bass Middle, Treble
  • Switches: Piezo / Magnetic, Ground Lift, Scoop / Preamp, Notch Filter On / Off
  • LED: Effect On
  • Footswitch: Chorus On / Off, Effect On / Off / REC / PLAY / DUB
  • Input and output: 6.3 mm jack
  • Insert: 6.3 mm jack
  • Mains adapter connection: Coaxial connector 5.5 x 2.1 mm, negative polarity inside
  • Current consumption: 180 mA
  • Power supply with a 9 V DC power adapter (not included – suitable power adapter: Art.409939)
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 105 x 115 x 58 mm
  • Weight: 445 g

Note: no battery operation possible

4. Headway EDB-2 H.E.

Headway EDB-2 H.E.

Headway EDB-2 H.E.; Equaliser Direct Blender, 2 Channel Harmonic Enhancer, Acoustic Pre-Amplifier, EQ’s, D.I, Anti-Feedback, Blender, & Harmonic Enhancer; For Pickups & Microphones via Battery or D.C Powering; with Customer led Expanded Features, now Dual Instrument Accessible; Harmonic Enhanced Analogue Technology with Tuneable added High Harmonics; Twin Channels with two sets of 5 Band Interactive EQ & two Silent Mutes; 48v & 11v Phantom Power To Jack & XLR -Mono & Stereo Inputs, Improved Class “A” Inputs & top Pro Audio Circuit, Producing a huge 32dB of Low Noise Gain; Send & Return FX Loop;, Mono, Stereo or Blended Outputs via Jack & XLR; Tuneable Notch Filter to beat feedback & resonances on either channel, 2 Way Phase Reverse & Earth Lift Switches; Range Switches (HPF) for Guitar, Bass or Violin/Mandolin via each channel; Power Supply included

5. Schatten Design Mini Pre 2 Acoustic Preamp

Schatten Design Mini Pre 2 Acoustic Preamp


  • 2 Channels each with a gain control
  • Channel 1 is configured to pre-amplify a pickup
  • Channel 2 can amplify both a pickup and a microphone (switching via a built-in switch)
  • In condenser microphone mode, up to 9 volts DC voltage is provided
  • Input Jack: 1/4″ stereo jack
  • Output jack: 1/4″ TS
  • Battery life: approx. 2000 hours
  • Requires the use of a stereo cable (cable and battery not included!)

6. Schatten Design MicroPre Preamp One Channel

Schatten Design MicroPre Preamp One Channel

Schatten Design MicroPre Platine Preamp One Channel, Specifications: single channel Jfet preamp, input – single channel in, output – single channel out, input impedance – up to 10 MOhm, output impedance – less than 3.5 KOhm, battery life – 9 volt alkaline battery: 1500 hours, or 2 CR2032 coin cells providing a total of 6 volts: 750 hours (batteries are not included !), size – 1 1/4″ long x 3/4″ wide x 3/16″ thick (28.5mm x 18.5mm x 4.5mm.

7. Ovation Preamp-System 708935-A SKM

Ovation Preamp-System 708935-A SKM

Ovation Preamp-System 708935-A SKM; original ovation spare part; Complete preamp system for ovation, with volume and tone controls; Only 1 body hole needed; Very analog warm sounding FET preamp with volume + tone control on tandem potentiometer; As with all old Ovations and the new Glen Campbell Reissue models; With vintage 9-volt metal battery compartment (to be mounted inside the body!); Pluggable connection cable; Output socket with plug connection on the preamp; With all mounting and installation material, without pickup

8. L.R.Baggs Venue DI Pedal

L.R.Baggs Venue DI Pedal

DI Pedal Preamp

  • DI Box, equalizer and tuner in pedal format
  • Based on Para DI
  • 5-Band EQ
  • Notch filter
  • Phase switch

9. Tech 21 QStrip

Tech 21 QStrip

Channel strip / preamp

  • High-quality channel strip / preamp for acoustic instruments or bass
  • 3 different operational modes
  • A very high impedance input handles piezos as well as low impedance signals equally well
  • The XLR output is capable of driving power amps and can be lowered to 20 dB to, ex., accommodate mic inputs on mixers
  • Jack output can be increased by 10 dB to drive power amps or tube amplifiers
  • Phantom power via XLR
  • Controls for: volume, low, mid 1, mid 2, high, shift 1, shift 2
  • Input: 6.3 mm jack
  • Output: 6.3 mm jack or XLR with phantom power
  • HPF suppresses unwanted frequencies which can occur with direct connections
  • LPF can be used as a speaker simulation
  • Power supply via 9V battery or AC adapter (not included)
  • Robust metal housing
  • Suitable power supply: Thomann NT 0910 art. 409939 (not included)

10. Takamine CTP-3

Takamine CTP-3

Preamp for acoustic guitars

  • Tube technology
  • Tube: 12AU7
  • 3-band EQ
  • Semi parametric midrange
  • Volume fader
  • Infinitely adjustable Cool Tube effect
  • Auto chromatic tuner
  • Input for additional pickup
  • Battery operation
  • Similar dimensions than in Japanese preamps

11. BBE Acoustimax

BBE Acoustimax

Effects Pedal

  • Especially for the revaluation of acoustic instruments
  • The Acoustimax performs a phase correction between three frequency bands to compensate for phase and amplitude distortions in the loudspeaker, thus providing more clarity
  • 3-band EQ
  • Notch filter
  • Tuner output
  • Line out
  • FX
  • Pre / Post DI Box
  • Ground lift switch
  • Phase changeover switch
  • Pad switch
  • Hard-Wire Bypass
  • Incl. 12 Volt AC power supply

12. Fishman Tone AFX DEQ

Fishman Tone AFX DEQ

Preamp for Acoustic Guitars

  • “Soft Knee” compressor circuit
  • 4-Band EQ with bass, mid, treble and high-pass filter
  • 2 Reverb effects
  • 2 Delay effects
  • 2 Chorus effects
  • Flanger and tremolo effects
  • Foot switchable boost function
  • Switchable phase reversal
  • DI output
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 136 x 241 x 56 mm

Note: A 9 V power supply unit (e.g. article nr 409939) or a 9 V battery is required for operation (both not included).

13. T-Rex Soulmate Acoustic

T-Rex Soulmate Acoustic

Multi-effects pedal

  • Classic T-Rex effects & stereo looper for acoustic guitar in a compact housing
  • Fullband compressor
  • Classic warm chorus / detune
  • Delay with tap tempo
  • High-quality Hall algorithms with shimmer
  • Boost (post-effect)
  • 3-band EQ
  • Automatic feedback suppression
  • Integrated chromatic tuner with fast recognition
  • Stereo Looper (5 min)
  • On / off switch with status LED for each effect
  • Expression / Volume pedal input
  • Input with gain control
  • Stereo L / R output
  • Balanced stereo XLR DI-outs
  • 12 DC connector
  • Measurements: 445 x 60 x 150 mm
  • Weight: 2.1 kg
  • Incl. 12 V DC power supply

14. Takamine CT4BII

Takamine CT4BII

Preamp for Steel-string Guitars

  • 3-Band EQ
  • Chromatic tuner
  • Delivery without installation frames

15. Boss AD-2

Boss AD-2

Effects Pedal

  • Preamp for electro-acoustic guitars
  • Acoustic Resonance reproduces the complex resonance characteristics of an unamplified tone
  • Ambience adds reverberation that is perfectly optimized especially for acoustic guitars
  • Notch filter for feedback control
  • Controls: Ambience, Acoustic Resonance and Notch
  • Power consumption: 55 mA
  • Power supplied via 9 V battery or 9 V DC power supply (coaxial connector – negative polarity inside, not included, corresponding power supply device: Article Nr 409939)
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 73 x 59 x 129 mm
  • Weight: 450 g

16. Fishman Platinum Stage Analog Preamp

Fishman Platinum Stage Analog Preamp

Fishman Platinum Stage Analog Preamp

  • 1 Instrument input: 6.3 mm jack
  • 1 Amplifier output: 6.3 mm jack
  • 1 Balanced DI output with Pre / Post EQ switch and Auto-Ground-Lift
  • 17 V Class A Preamp
  • 4-Band tone control with sweep-mids and low-frequency filter
  • Phase control
  • Volume boost switch with volume control
  • Dimensions: 143 x 85 x 30 mm
  • Matching power supply: Art.409939 (not included)

17. Zoom Multi Stomp MS-70 CDR

Zoom Multi Stomp MS-70 CDR

Multi-effects device / pedal

  • For electric guitars, acoustic guitars and bass guitars
  • 86 Effect types from Chorus, Delay and Reverb spheres/types
  • Up to 6 effects at the same time
  • 50 Memory slots
  • Integrated chromatic tuner
  • Stereo inputs and stereo outputs
  • USB Connection for updates
  • EQ with tuned frequency bands for guitars
  • EQ with tuned frequency bands for basses
  • Weight: 350 grams without batteries
  • Operates via 2 x AA / LR6 batteries or optionally available power supply: Zoom AD-16, Article nr. 105835
  • Dimensions (L x W x H). 130.3 x 77.5 x 58.5 mm

18. Fishman Aura Spectrum DI

Fishman Aura Spectrum DI

DI Box

  • Highest quality studio microphone simulation with revised AURA technology
  • The output of a bridge or soundhole pickup is mixed with one of the many sound images
  • 128 Preinstalled AURA sound images for almost any acoustic instrument
  • 24-bit A/D/A conversion
  • 32-bit internal processing
  • Stable, design-oriented metal housing
  • Preamp with balanced XLR DI output
  • Equipped with volume, blend and image select controls
  • 3-Band EQ
  • Variable compressor
  • Effect loop over FX insert
  • Automatic feedback suppression with up to 3 filters and phase switch
  • Built-in chromatic tuner with bypass and mute function
  • 16 Freely assignable storage spaces
  • Images specially adapted to the instrument can be transferred via USB interface from the AURA Image Gallery III software (included)
  • Power supply via external DC power supply unit or 9V battery (not included)
  • Optional power supply available under article nr 409939
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 134 x 54 x 143 mm

19. Artec FTE-3

Artec FTE-3

Preamp for Acoustic Guitars

  • Upper Bout Version 3 Band EQ
  • Volume knob
  • Battary status indicator
  • Voltage over 9 V battery (such as Article Nr 417473 – not included)
  • Bass: ±12 dB at 100 Hz
  • Middle: ±12 dB at 800 Hz
  • Treble: ±12 dB at 3 kHz
  • Volume: 0 ~ 10
  • 2.5 mm Input socket
  • 6.35 mm (1/4″) Output jack with cable
  • Power consumption: 0.5 mA
  • Colour: Black
  • Including output socket

Note: Without pickup!

20. Boss VE-8 Acoustic Singer

Boss VE-8 Acoustic Singer

Compact Preamp

  • With a built-in effects processor for vocalists with acoustic guitars
  • Diverse vocal and guitar effects
  • Harmonies with up to 4 voices controlled by the guitar signal or manual key settings
  • Looper function with 80 seconds of recording time and the ability to loop guitar and vocals independently
  • 50 Favourite settings
  • Guitar input
  • Mic input (with switchable phantom power and mic sens. control)
  • AUX input
  • Line output
  • XLR output with ground lift
  • USB connection
  • Footswitch connector
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 217 x 65 x 161 mm
  • Weight: 1.3 kg
  • Power supply via supplied power supply or six AA batteries

21. Harley Benton Custom Line Acoustic Preamp

Harley Benton Custom Line Acoustic Preamp

Professional preamp / DI box for acoustic guitar

  • With reverb and chorus
  • Volume, Bass, Treble, Gain, Shape, Phase controls
  • Ground / lift
  • Separate controls for reverb and chorus
  • Status LEDs
  • Instrument input
  • Line input
  • Outputs: jack / headphone / balanced DI XLR
  • Power supply via 9V battery or 9V DC power supply (not included, suitable power supply available under Art. 409939)
  • Power consumption: 110 mA
  • Dimensions: 128 x 93 x 58 mm
  • Weight: 435 g

22. Trace Elliot Multipedal TRANSIT-A

Trace Elliot Multipedal TRANSIT-A

Multi Pedal

  • Backlit controls
  • Piezo-Boost switch for passive piezosystems
  • Built-in chromatic tuner
  • Chorus effect
  • Delay effect with tap tempo
  • Reverb effect
  • Notch filter
  • Pre-shape switch for classic TRACE ACOUSTIC sound
  • Phase switch
  • Input / output level control
  • Mono / stereo output
  • Dry output
  • DI output PRE
  • DI output POST
  • Groundlift switch
  • AUX input
  • Headphone output
  • Weight 1.18 kg
  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 5.84 x 31.2 x 11.4 cm
  • Includes carrying case and power supply

23. Ovation OP Pro Studio

Ovation OP Pro Studio


  • For installation in Ovation guitars
  • 3 Band EQ, Drive, Gain, Min Expression controls
  • Built-in tuner with mute function
  • LED Display
  • Includes mount

24. Takamine CT4-DX Preamp

Takamine CT4-DX Preamp

2-Channel Preamp

  • Connection for second pickup
  • 5-Band EQ
  • 2 Notch filters
  • Built-in tuner

25. Artec Edge Z

Artec Edge Z

Preamp for acoustic guitars

  • Upper bout version 3-band EQ
  • Presence control
  • Volume control
  • Phase switch
  • Built-in tuner with LCD display
  • Battery status indicator
  • “Inner Clamp System” (no screws required for installation)
  • FLIP-HOOD system to change batteries simple and quick
  • Requires 9 V battery
  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 90 x 56 x 42 mm
  • Colour: Black
  • Incl. Output jack
  • Without pickup

26. Artec SE-OE3 Acoustic Outboard EQ

Artec SE-OE3 Acoustic Outboard EQ

Foot Pedal

  • Outboard EQ, Preamp and 3 Band Equalizer with extensive adjustment possibilities for acoustic guitars
  • Controls: Treble / Middle/ Bass / Volume
  • True bypass
  • Power supply: 9-volt battery (Article number 409939 – not included)
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 75.5 x 116 x 49 mm

27. Ovation OP-PRO Preamp

Ovation OP-PRO Preamp


  • Built-in preamplifier for Ovation guitars
  • With Gain – Low EQ – MID EQ – High EQ – PRE EQ – Tune – Tuner Display
  • Tuner without mute function
  • Phantom power and/or battery operation

Note:Not compatible with other Ovation preamp mounts.

28. Behringer V-Tone Acoustic ADI21

Behringer V-Tone Acoustic ADI21

Analog Modeling PreampNow the coveted “unplugged” sound is super-favorable! You want the naturally warm and present sound of tube amplifiers? The ADI21 is an analog modeling preamp / effect pedal with direct recording output for acoustic guitars.

Its ultra-musical 3-band EQ with tune-able mid-range is ideal for simple feedback suppression and control of hard-sounding piezo pickups. A high input impedance ensures maximum signal repetition and dynamics. You can use the ADI21 either as a direct recording preamp with tubes / microphone simulation or as an active standard DI box. The output is designed as a 6.3 mm mono jack and as a balanced gold-plated XLR connector. A ground lift switch prevents problems with ground loops, the power supply is via a 9 volt battery or a DC adapter (not included).

  • Stompbox with DI recording output for acoustic guitars
  • Authentic tube and microphone modeling circuitry provides the natural warmth and presence, removed by microphone acoustic guitar in conjunction with a tube amp
  • Ultra-musical 3-band EQ with swept mids for accurate feedback control and to eliminate the harsh harmonics of piezo pickups
  • Dual DI mode for either direct recording output with tube / microphone simulation or standard active DI box
  • Outputs on 6.3mm TS or balanced, gold-plated XLR connector
  • Ground Lift switch
  • Runs on 9 V battery or DC adapter (not included)

29. Artec ETN-4 Preamp

Artec ETN-4 Preamp

Preamp for acoustic guitars

  • 4-Band EQ
  • Presence control
  • Master volume control
  • Built-in chromatic tuner
  • Slim shape (45 mm width)
  • For upper bout mounting
  • Battery status indicator
  • Dimensions: 90 x 45 x 50 mm
  • Output: Mini jack 3.5 mm
  • Piezo input: 2.5 mm jack
  • Aux input: Mini jack
  • Without pickup

30. Schatten Design Mini Pre Acoustic Preamp

Schatten Design Mini Pre Acoustic Preamp

External Preamp

  • For passive pickups of acoustic guitars, violin, viola, cello, mandolin and similar instruments
  • Single-channel preamp and impedance converter
  • Gain adjustable from 0 to 20 db
  • Power supply: 9 V block battery (not included)
  • Battery life: up to 2000 hours
  • Includes belt clip

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