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FDP Forum / FDP Unplugged - Acoustic Instruments / Tonewood amp

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Manchester, TN

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Oct 23rd, 2019 08:26 AM   Edit   Profile  

These have been out for awhile, I know, and honestly, at least for now, I'm not considering one. Just wondering if anyone here has tried one, and what you thought of it? Reviews seem to be generally favorable, then there's the occasional person who hated it.
I'm afraid if I got one, I wouldn't be able to play an acoustic without it, so not going there right now. I also read a review from someone who said it went through batteries quickly.
This isn't the best demo, but possibly the funniest.


Gene from Tampa
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Tampa, FL

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Oct 23rd, 2019 10:07 AM   Edit   Profile  

Yamaha has a couple of lines with a similar feature built in as opposed to being held on to the guitar's back with magnets. It's really addictive when playing alone in a quiet room but the Yammy has only reverb/chorus built in. I haven't tried/seen a tonewood but it appears to be much more versatile in that you use your phone in conjunction with it to download 'scenes' into it off the web. You can store a bunch of scenes in memory too. But at $250 not sure if I'd want one. Knowing me I'd spend more time downloading tone models and fiddling with my phone than actually playing a guitar that had it installed.

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Oct 24th, 2019 04:50 PM   Edit   Profile  

I’ve had a Tonewood for four years, and I like it. I find I prefer it when playing by myself, practicing, etc. When playing with others though, I prefer the tone of my guitar without the effects the Tonewood provides; it is punchier and cuts through better.

It is a weird thing—hearing delay, reverb, distortion, etc., coming out of the sound hole of the guitar as you play. It won’t make your guitar louder. I don’t mess with the app (No need for it because I’m not into buttonology). The effects that are onboard are fine with me.

(This message was last edited by Peegoo at 06:55 PM, Oct 24th, 2019)

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Oct 25th, 2019 05:56 AM   Edit   Profile  

A friend and former bandmate just got the Yamaha with the built-in version that Gene mentions.

He said the guitar is flawless, and the the amp sounds very good, is fun to play with. I'm not surprised, as Yamaha makes good stuff.

He is, however, a gadget guy and likes things like this. I don't think it would be for me.

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