We all love the intimacy and ease of playing our acoustic guitar but sooner or later if you want to gig or play with a group of people you are going to need to plug that guitar 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 guitar to the low impedance input that most PA systems require? A direct box will get us from the guitar to the PA. ,but there are many options; my favorite is an Acoustic Guitar Preamp pedal.
Here are some advantages of using an Acoustic Preamp Pedal.