Acoustic amp

Discussion in 'Acoustic Heaven' started by Blackbird86, Oct 14, 2019.

  1. Blackbird86

    Blackbird86 TDPRI Member

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    Looking to purchase an acoustic amp for my newly acquired 1997 taylor bce. This guitar isnt leaving my house so it doesnt have to be loud. Just something i can plug my new axe and digitech jamman looper into. Thanks!
     
  2. gusfinley

    gusfinley Tele-Holic

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    Do you have a P.A.?

    A D.I. box into a mixer and P.A. works well - especially if you have tone controls on the guitar.
     
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    The Fishman Loudbox Mini is a ridiculously great sounding acoustic amp for a really good price.
     
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    Bugera AC60. It's basically an AER Compact 60 for $250.
     
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    I have a loudbox mini. Great amp. Small size, big sound.
     
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    Get the bugera!
     
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    Marshall AD50.
     
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    Lots of TDPRIers swear by their Fishman Loudbox Minis. I have one and can't find fault with it. Does everything fine.
     
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    Previous threads have covered this quite extensively.
    AER, Fishman Loudbox and the new Fender acoustic range seem to be the favourites.
     
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    I had a Loudbox Mini, good amp. I had a Roland Acoustic 40, Better amp. I now have a Fender Acoustic 40, pretty much as good as the Mini and a ton less money used.
     
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    You didn't give a budget, but for a hundred bucks or so you can get a used Peavey KB60. It works as an acoustic amp, a keyboard amp, a two channel PA, or even a bass amp if you don't have one.
     
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    Honestly, im not sure on what im willing to spend quite yet. Just was wondering what has the best tone. I want my brazilian back and sides taylor to sound as good through my looper as it does unplugged. Also, it doesnt have to be big as it is only for home looper stuff.
     
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    Don't go Peavey then. I can get my best AE sound through my PA.
     
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    This....

    If you end up in a group / band and start playing live, you will probably end up buying a PA system anyway - mixer, speakers etc and in the end the amp may become redundant.

    Knowing what I know now, I would skip the acoustic amp and buy a passive mixer (w/ effects) & a decent powered PA speaker.
    Just my 2 c ...
     
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    I'm tired of talking about how perfect this amp is for my small gigs as a solo PA ( One channel mic, one channel guitar- COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT to include Volume, Tone controls and separate Reverb!),
    or as an ensemble amplifier for any instrument ( bass, guitar, fiddle, mando)
    I'm in a bluegrass group and 4 of us have Minis on hand, when needed.
    19 lbs., tiny, I paid $150 for my used one.
     
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    On the other hand, I do own a small, cheap acoustic amp that I often use as a PA for small crowds....
     
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    I've been thinking about an acoustic amp as well or a DI such as the Tech 21 Acoustic Fly Rig. So I'm following this thread closely. Thanks.
     
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    I'm quite happy with my Fishman Artist Loudbox, with the exception of the leprosy the vinyl covering of the amp develops, great sound, butt ugly when the sides, back, top and bottom starts peeling.
     
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    I've owned a PA system for 20+ years. That's a lot of gear to haul/store in the living room.

    I owned a behringer acx something or other for years. Enormous and heavy and I never got the sound I was looking for.

    Based on all the recommendation from the other folks here on the tdpri, I bought a loudbox mini 5 years ago. Sight unseen!!!

    It is everything folks say it is.
    Lightweight, portable, loud, good tone, reliable, and with the XLR out I can use it as a DI box and hook to any large system I need to.

    It's been flawless for hundreds of gigs.
    Highly recommend.

    If I were to have to replace it with something other than another one just like it I think the Boss acoustic singer series looks interesting. Never seen one in person.


    Good luck. Have fun.
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