Wasn't sure which category this should go in, as it covers Acoustic guitar, FX, and playing Live. But I've gone for FX primarily because it's the fx unit I'm hoping will solve the other two.
I'm hopefully playing at a "Picnic in the Park" type event in July, in an acoustic tent, playing acoustic and singing. Which is odd given my strengths do not lean towards playing acoustic or singing, but that's another ball game entirely.
Anyway, when I played it last year, I struggled to hear the guitar a bit as there is also a louder main stage at the same event which was overspilling a bit in my left ear. This meant my singing, particularly on the lower notes, was a bit off, and also that my playing had to be a bit more brash strummning than I'd have liked in order to hear it. They had a couple of those rechargable PA type speakers which sounded great out front but had no monitoring back. I play a child proportion guitar (Big Baby Taylor) so the volume is naturally quite low acoustically, and I do have issues with background noise in general (misophoniac I am told!) so I was wondering about how I might fix this so I can "play my own game" a bit more rather than having to strum really loudly.
Could I use something like a Line 6 Pocket Pod (Express version I guess is cheapest) or similar battery powered multi fx, use a headphone out to my left ear, then the amp out put to the PA speakers? If so, are there any other similar such units that I could somehow attach to my belt in the same way (thinking camera bag/case type thing)? Cheaper the better as I don't make a habit of doing busking type gigs.
Thinking I could also add a bit of reverb to the guitar as well which might sound nicer than the usual quacky acoustic sound. Hoping it has an option to turn off amp model or just something clean or flat
I do have a Zoom G3 which works on batteries but it's too big to wear on a belt and my earphones wouldn't stretch from the floor.
Thanks in advance
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