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Te 52

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Jul 28th, 2017 11:29 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've gotten the most natural acoustic sound playing an acoustic through a bass amp or keyboard amp. They tend to have a flatter frequency response than guitar amps.

(This message was last edited by Te 52 at 01:29 PM, Jul 28th, 2017)

Ryder
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Butterscotch Blues
Jul 28th, 2017 11:38 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Interesting. Very interesting.

Ayns

UK

England's Sloppiest Guitarist
Jul 28th, 2017 02:40 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Fishman Loudbox 100 also

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Jul 29th, 2017 12:43 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Haven't played a gig in about a year, but when I left off, it was a RedEye preamp into a QSC K10 powered PA speaker.

In my opinion, acoustic instruments don't sound very good through electric guitar amps.

(This message was last edited by Doug McQuaid at 02:46 PM, Jul 29th, 2017)

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numb, yes...comfortable? Not so much
Jul 29th, 2017 12:59 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Gibson J45 through a Fender Acoustasonic 150. I think it sounds great. I've never asked anyone else what they think

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The older the violin

the sweeter the music.
Jul 29th, 2017 01:51 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have a Genz Benz Shenandoah 150 that I really like.

They don't make them anymore, so I take good care of it.

Very natural tone, and I can run 2 guitars and 2 mics through it.

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Murrells Inlet, SC

So, so you think you can tell.
Jul 29th, 2017 02:04 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have a Fishman loudbox mini. Really like it, but never had anything else to compare it to.

Foggy.

urbtone

USA/Massachusetts

Jim O.
Jul 31st, 2017 04:15 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have several that I've picked up over the years, all sound good-to-great: Marshall AS50D, Ultrasound 30, Bose L1 Compact. I also go into the PA quite frequently, through any number of interfaces - I have several of those, too.

Ryder
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Butterscotch Blues
Jul 31st, 2017 05:50 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks guys.

RainboGuy

USA/Wisconsin

Ike Turner is my guitar hero!
Aug 10th, 2017 06:08 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'm playing my 2016 Gibson J-45 Standard through my Fender Acoustic Pro 200 Watt Amp and it sounds BIG.

The 200 watts and it's 12 inch neodymium speaker, and separate tweeter and crossover provide a full-spectrum of sound and a BIG bottom end, which, I believe, is a major plus for a Gibson J-45.

Another plus is the Amp's built-in Effects Loop send/return with level control so you can use your existing pedals and/or pedalboard, a tilt-back feature, and sweepable midrange and phase switch for helping to control feedback.

Not to sound like an ad here, but this is really a GREAT Amp.

And, if you're like me and own Fender Amps, you know how reliable they are and Fender stands behind their warranties.....

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It's all gravy from here on...
Aug 10th, 2017 06:25 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Fishman loudbox mini or PA. Now and then through an AC15, Beatles style!

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Jim
Aug 15th, 2017 12:13 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

59 Bassman Ri and 57 Deluxe work great for PA and acoustic instruments. My HRD, which is based on a Bassman circuit also sounds good.

LHW

Southwest Florida

Alone in my principles
Aug 15th, 2017 12:44 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Another user of the Fishman Loudbox mini. It just sounds better than any other acoustic amp I have ever used. With a DI out, it is powerful enough for any application.

Texican

Cypress, TX

I Dare To Be Different
Aug 16th, 2017 12:40 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Another fan of the Loudbox Mini

willie
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Amp Tech Emeritus
Aug 16th, 2017 12:56 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Just sold my Fishman Loudbox Artist which was my go to Acoustic amp for quite a while. Now...a Boss Katana 50...surprised that it sounds awesome. :)

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Butterscotch Blues
Aug 16th, 2017 06:41 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'm lookin into the mini loudbox, and I'm also hearing good things about the Katana.

Thanks guys!

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About as ordinary as you can get.
Aug 24th, 2017 11:09 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I use a Fishman Loudbox 100, a Crate 1-10 (model ?) or a Trace Elliot 2x5".

All sound good but the Fishman is best.

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The older the violin

the sweeter the music.
Aug 24th, 2017 04:01 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I wish somebody would chime in here about the two Roland Acoustic Chorus amps, the 60 and the 90.

I would like to give one of those a test drive someday.

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So. Cal. USA

Aug 24th, 2017 05:12 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I was out test driving acoustic guitars on Tuesday and plugged into one of the Fender Acoustic Pro models. Big, heavy, looks like furniture and that it would be hard to keep it from getting gig damage but it sure sounded great.

heynorm

Omaha, USA

Aug 30th, 2017 11:50 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Loud box Mini

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