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  • I Want To Buy an Acoustic Amp- Help

    I know nothing of this.

     

    I'm looking for a grab guitar and grab light amp to the bars around here. Now, I set up my PA for any bar adventures. It's a pain. I'd love to get the sound out in these relatively small bars without all the effort. Just plug and play without all the PA stuff.

     

    Here's what I'm down to. Carvin, which I've always been so happy with and Fender. PLS Let me know what you think

     

    http://www.guitarcenter.com/Fender-Acoustasonic-150-150W-2x8-Acoustic-Guitar-Combo-Amp-107081499-i1916494.gc?source=4WWRWXGP&kpid=107081499

    http://www.carvinguitars.com/guitaramps/acousticseries.php

     

    I've read great things about the Fender, but I'm a Carvin guy. My Vintage 16 amp is the best bang for the buck gear I've found.


  • #2

    Learn to play the guitar first...then think about making it louder.

     

    If this is the way you play, then keeping the volume down is a favor to the audience. They are just trying to watch Sanford and Son

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    • Davo17
      Davo17 commented
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      Miss Flannery wrote:

      Learn to play the guitar first...then think about making it louder.

       

      If this is the way you play, then keeping the volume down is a favor to the audience. They are just trying to watch Sanford and Son


      oooo damn.  


    • snarly
      snarly commented
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      Miss Flannery wrote:

      Learn to play the guitar first...then think about making it louder.

       

      If this is the way you play, then keeping the volume down is a favor to the audience. They are just trying to watch Sanford and Son


       Dig yourself man... He's obviously playing for a group of people  somewhere.. If YOU can't appreciate what he's laying down, fine, just pass it up and move on to somehing you do like.. Such as your own playing from what I gather..

      Music isn't a race, some sort of "who's the best player" competition.. Its an art form, an expression of what lies inside of one's heart and soul.
       I can't make  a decent recording either.. My one and only Youtube is  absolutely awful,yet people like  to hear me play.. Lots of players with mediocre talent can make a good recording.. Thats no great accomplishment these days.

      Those people are listening to him, and might even be spending money for  the priviledge, at whatever venue he is at.. If THEY like it, thats all that matters.
       BB King can't play chords,, feel like berating his playing as well?.... bob


  • #3

    Stonedtone wrote:

    I know nothing of this.

     

    I'm looking for a grab guitar and grab light amp to the bars around here. Now, I set up my PA for any bar adventures. It's a pain. I'd love to get the sound out in these relatively small bars without all the effort. Just plug and play without all the PA stuff.

     

    Here's what I'm down to. Carvin, which I've always been so happy with and Fender. PLS Let me know what you think

     

    http://www.guitarcenter.com/Fender-Acoustasonic-150-150W-2x8-Acoustic-Guitar-Combo-Amp-107081499-i1916494.gc?source=4WWRWXGP&kpid=107081499

    http://www.carvinguitars.com/guitaramps/acousticseries.php

     

    I've read great things about the Fender, but I'm a Carvin guy. My Vintage 16 amp is the best bang for the buck gear I've found.


     

    Carvin...the Fender is a toy.

    Also, Crate's 60 and 125 watt acoustic models are excellent.

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    • Invisible Hand
      Invisible Hand commented
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      The Fishman Loudbox series craps all over anything by Fender or pretty much anyone else.  And yes, that includes Carvin.  :womantongue:


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    Stonedtone wrote:

    I know nothing of this.

     

    I'm looking for a grab guitar and grab light amp to the bars around here. Now, I set up my PA for any bar adventures. It's a pain. I'd love to get the sound out in these relatively small bars without all the effort. Just plug and play without all the PA stuff.

     

    Here's what I'm down to. Carvin, which I've always been so happy with and Fender. PLS Let me know what you think

     

    http://www.guitarcenter.com/Fender-Acoustasonic-150-150W-2x8-Acoustic-Guitar-Combo-Amp-107081499-i1916494.gc?source=4WWRWXGP&kpid=107081499

    http://www.carvinguitars.com/guitaramps/acousticseries.php

     

    I've read great things about the Fender, but I'm a Carvin guy. My Vintage 16 amp is the best bang for the buck gear I've found.


    You might also want to consider a powered speaker. They have built in mixers and acoustic guitars sound good through them.

    http://www.guitarcenter.com/Yamaha-MSR400-Powered-Speaker-Cabinet-103055497-i1152963.gc

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Good. More lib fake news correspondents need to be assaulted when they get too pushy.
    http://www.harmonycentral.com/forum/...nches-reporter


    The emails giveth and the emails taketh away

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    • #5

      Stonedtone wrote:

      I know nothing of this.

       

      I'm looking for a grab guitar and grab light amp to the bars around here. Now, I set up my PA for any bar adventures. It's a pain. I'd love to get the sound out in these relatively small bars without all the effort. Just plug and play without all the PA stuff.

       

      Here's what I'm down to. Carvin, which I've always been so happy with and Fender. PLS Let me know what you think

       

      http://www.guitarcenter.com/Fender-Acoustasonic-150-150W-2x8-Acoustic-Guitar-Combo-Amp-107081499-i1916494.gc?source=4WWRWXGP&kpid=107081499

      http://www.carvinguitars.com/guitaramps/acousticseries.php

       

      I've read great things about the Fender, but I'm a Carvin guy. My Vintage 16 amp is the best bang for the buck gear I've found.


      If you already have a Carvin and like it so much, why are you even asking? That seems to be the pertinent question. Screw the guys making fun of your playing.

       

      I bought a Carvin amp for my daughter's accoustic, it sounds pretty good. I have also liked Carvin stuff, it fills a good price niche for sure.

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      • #6

        Lunchbox Acoustic

         

        http://www.ztamplifiers.com/products/lunchbox_acoustic.html

         

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        • #7

          I have a Fishman Loudbox Mini Pro with which I gig. It is 60 watts, 20 pounds and has two channels. One for your guitar and one for vocals. It sounds great, too.

          http://www.music123.com/amplifiers-effects/fishman-loudbox-mini-pro-lbx-500-60w-1x6.5-acoustic-combo-amp

           

           

           

          Non fui. Fui. Non sum. Non curo.

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          • #8

            Stonedtone wrote:

            I know nothing of this.

             

            I'm looking for a grab guitar and grab light amp to the bars around here. Now, I set up my PA for any bar adventures. It's a pain. I'd love to get the sound out in these relatively small bars without all the effort. Just plug and play without all the PA stuff.

             

            Here's what I'm down to. Carvin, which I've always been so happy with and Fender. PLS Let me know what you think

             

            http://www.guitarcenter.com/Fender-Acoustasonic-150-150W-2x8-Acoustic-Guitar-Combo-Amp-107081499-i1916494.gc?source=4WWRWXGP&kpid=107081499

            http://www.carvinguitars.com/guitaramps/acousticseries.php

             

            I've read great things about the Fender, but I'm a Carvin guy. My Vintage 16 amp is the best bang for the buck gear I've found.


            The reason I am here is I was actually wondering what happen to you.

             

            Now with that being said, you have not listened or read one thing I have said in 10 year on acoustics amps. I have owned many. My recommendation is the following. The Fishman Loudbox series and or the Fishman Solo amp, now known as the SA 220. I have had the following acoustic amp The Fender acoustisonic jr, the SWR CA Blonde, had a Roland AC60 but hated it and returned it.

            I still own the older Fishman loud box performer, the SWR CA Blonde ( I use it for acoustic bass stuff now) and I have a solo amp.

             

            The solo amp is very nice and comes in a bag with a stand. You bring your mic and mic stand to the gig with you, axe , and 2 cables and in 5 minutes your set up. Projection is fantastic too. It small so you don't take up that much space and you can sit in the corner of the room and do you thing.

             Fender does somethings very well, but the acoustic amp thing is not one of them. Stick with there electric guitars and amps, that's where the shine.

             

            The Loudbox performer and artist have been redone, and I have not tried the new one. They sit lower on the floor and have more bass, but projection might be and issue. Now if you want to tweak out your acoustic tone even more, grab a Fishman Spectra DI or the Aura 16 (might work for ya too). They are actually modeling guitars and mics and not only let you pick and choose the guitar and mic type, but allow you to blend the output with the amount to mic and your original signal from the guitar. Quite amazing to say the least.

             

             

            I have also tried the cheaper Bose one too, which is simular in nature too the Fishman solo amp. I like the Fishman better. The Bose tends to cut the mids more. You can get the Fishman to sound like the Bose unit, but not the other way around.

             

            Since you have said a millions times, you don't buy new, you'll have to search the net to find a deal. How ever, even in the used market you'll save yourself 150 bucks at best ( ya might get lucky too). What might be better is to wait and time out you purchase. MF has some deals durning the holidays that can save you 10%, sometimes 15%., plus free shipping on a 35lb amp. The SA220 has also gone up 100 bucks in the past year. You get a year warranty incase it goes belly up. The GC has the same deals, but you have to wait. I dicker with the salesman at the GC all the time. They got to eat too, and I am willing to walk away.

            Carvin also has a series called the Stage Mate. I am not a fan of anything they do. And it's not like I have not given them a fair shot either. I owned a X-60 1x12 combo and a Vintage 33 ( which wasn't made that long), as well as the R600 bass amp and 4x10, which was the worst piece of crap I have ever owned, right next to the Fender acousticsonic Jr.

            I'm sure all my efforts to point you in the right direct, might be wasted in vain at best.

            I did not like the Roland AC stuff that doesn't mean you will not. There anti feed back system didn't work that well, and  achorus thing when on was just annoying to me. With the Fishman notch system you can push a solo amp loud and still satnd next to it, without feed back. Add the spectra which has a computerized anti feed back thing on it and you might not want to be in the room It works and works well

             

            Hope this helps.

             

            At least go to the GC and try my recommendations, there 3 of them with in 30 miles of your house. Be smart and call before you just drive over. See what they have in stock or out of stock. You could always take a nice drive to Nashua and beat the 6 plus % sales tax too.

             

             

             

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