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Old 01-28-2018, 03:34 AM   #1
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Default Best amp for acoustic.

What is the best amp for an acoustic guitar? I'll be using an lr baggs pickup and a $3000 custom guitar so all of the other equipment is high-end. I am looking for the cleanest sounding, most natural acoutist sounding amp.
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Old 01-28-2018, 06:51 AM   #2
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I'm sure there will be some disagreement, but I like the Fender "Acoustisonic". Not the little whimpy one's but the one's that have a decent amount of power. What I liked was the clarity and the fullness of tone.
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Old 01-29-2018, 11:29 PM   #3
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I went shopping for an acoustic amp not more then a few months ago. I loved an old Create amp, it was a 125 something, heavy as a car so I didn't take it (used) I wound up passing on the Marshal and Fender names and went with a Fishman loudbox500. It sounds great and does all I need this amp to do.
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I have Two, a fender Acoustisonic jr. (Underwhelming) and a Roland AC-33, killer. The Roland as you would expect is $$. It has a built in looper, mic input, separate channels for each and is portable and battery capable., but again as anything Roland, $$.

If I were to do it again, Fishman loudbox would be it instead.
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Cool My Acoustic Guitar Amp / Personal Monitor / Portable FRFR P.A.


I'm really happy and satisfied with my Mackie FreePlay . I got the package pictured below , it covers my specific needs .



This beast is loud and clear , it is a FRFR state of the art amp/pre amp with 0.05 THD , of course what is coming out
of speaker's is another story distortion wise , even the very best have 5% most times and that is a shocker to many who don't know .

It's got a great FX engine with 3 channels that can have different ones selected . 3 inputs 1 out :
  • XLR/TRS X 2 IN
  • TRS X 1 Out
  • 8" Full range driver X 1 gets 75 watts RMS summed to mono
  • Super Tweeters X 2 each get 35 watts RMS in stereo
  • 150 watts RMS total combined output
  • 10 hour lithium ion rechargeable battery
  • Bluetooth or
  • Aux stereo in
  • Smartphone controllable
  • Water resistant shoulder carry gig bag that can be left on the unit while on or off the pole while you play
  • Totally off the grid portable or A.C.
My acoustic electric steel string dread , 000 acoustic electric spanish nylon really sound super through this unit .

To get a great sound out of a synthesizer ( I use a Roland GR33 guitar synth module ) you need a FRFR sound system .
This Mackie delivers for that as well as my T.C.Helicon VoiceLive 3 X . Electric guitar sounds , vocal sounds w/FX come
through really well .

As a stand alone acoustic guitar amp this is a real competitor no doubt about it . Blues harps , 000 mic'd resonator &
soprano ukulele all sound good and with the kick stand/pole mount adapter it can sit @ 45 degrees or lay flat if you
leave the original battery compartment cover on .

For a solo performances or personal monitor when playing with others when a P.A. is used you have both a personal monitor
and a line out with your own dialed in FX sent to the front of house P.A. On the pole you can use it like a

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personal monitor , I have used those types of personal monitors for years .

Live busking is one of the most valuable assets it has . Needs no power source with the rechargeable battery and is
very loud and very clear . It's rugged and looks great to me to some it's fugly .

EZ :

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Old 01-31-2018, 01:06 PM   #6
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Thumbs up Fishman Loudbox

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If I were to do it again, Fishman would be it instead.
The Fishman was my second choice . I would be happy with one .

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