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Subject: Any amplified acoustic guitarists out there... rss

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Kunnagh Scott
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Hello

I need to get a proper amplifier for my acoustic guitar (with piezo pickup) instead of the various keyboard amps that I have been using to date.

Given the thought that most people on here apply to most things in life, I thought I'd ask if any of you muso-geeks had a particularly good or bad experiences with acoustic guitar amps.

Most of my playing is in a church (ie medium sized hall, but without much other noise going on) but I do other gigs as well from time to time.

Top of the list at the moment is the Marshall AS50D, as it appears to supply what I need for sensible money, but I'm open to suggestions!

Thanks, and may your strings never lose their zing! cool

Kunnagh
 
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Kunnagh Scott
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Koldfoot wrote:
Sounds like you may have stumbled across a guild idea.


A good plan!


/busking
Mr Koldfoot suggested I make a guild (Doo doo, be doo)
And I'm happy to take the job of such a build, (Doo be doooo)
So here's my hat, I've placed on the pavement, (Doo doo, be doo)
It only needs another 55 cents!

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I've used a Line 6 amp since they were first introduced, shoot, in the mid 90's maybe? They have a very nice acoustic setting and the nice thing is you can use an electric guitar to also produce a very rich acoustic tone. In other words, they are very flexible.

http://line6.com/products/amplifiers/guitaramplifiers/

I've never used an amp designed exclusively for acoustics but I love my Line 6
 
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Kunnagh Scott
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I've never used an amp designed exclusively for acoustics but I love my Line 6


Thanks for the tip! And thanks for the tip!

I will propose the 'Music Makers' guild to the powers that are forthwith...

Kunnagh
 
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My brother is our Acoustic Guitarist, and having to compete with my all electronic percussion, he is very amplified.

He passes through a Samson PA amp head and out to a pair of 18" sonic speaker cabinets which we share.

We never use a stand alone amp/speaker, we never found one that was warm enough and still had high end.

 
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Kunnagh Scott
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And we're out of here!

Please continue this discussion (if you have anything else to add) in the new Music Makers Guild : http://www.boardgamegeek.com/guild/282

Thanks to Brian for reminding me about the Guild thing!

I'm in there now, tuning up...

K

 
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Marco Grubert
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Not sure if this helps, but I am using the Dean Markley Artist pickup on my nylon guitar and while it's very picky about the mounting spot it provides excellent quality when spot on. I am using this in combination with a small
Marshall MG10CD amp, which is a little too sensitive with overdrive on, but decent in clean mode.
 
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The only one I have heard is the Fender Acousti-Sonic 30(?!). I've played with a couple fellas that used that. Sounded ok to me but I'm an electric player with a slight high frequency hearing loss.

Yeah, when I'm listening to recorded music in the car, I turn up the treble.
 
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