Practicing? Sometimes you need just a little more umph. Playing a concert? Then you’ll definitely need more volume.
These are the reasons we have acoustic guitar amps. But how can you know which one to choose?
We had the same question, so we put together this list of the top amps that work best with acoustic guitars.
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Fender Acoustic 100
The highlight of this amp is the combination of its lightweight body and its clear and resonant sound. It has a Voicing control that lets you emulate different acoustic sounds, like parlor, dreadnought, or jumbo.
With this little amp, you have a quarter-inch instrument channel and a Phantom-powered XLR/quarter-inch input, meaning you can plug in your acoustic guitar with a mic or another instrument. These channels each have reverb, delay, chorus, and vibraphone, to name a few.
- The Fender Acoustic Guitar Amplifier features 100 Watts, 14Hx18.5Wx9.25D inches
- Two channels designed for instrument or microphone use deliver studio-quality effects
- The 8 inch full-range speaker with "whizzer" cone delivers enhanced clarity
AER Compact 60
Although compact, it packs a punch. If you’re a singer-songwriter and need something that will loudly amplify your true sound. It’s easy to take with you, so it’ll work well in any coffee shop gig, even the one across town.
With the two channels — quarter-inch instrument input and an XLR/instrument input — you can do a solo set with just your voice and a guitar, or you can team up with a friend for an dual-instrumental set.
This one is a bit pricier but well worth it.
Fishman Loudbox Artist
With an impressive 120 watts of power, you won’t need to worry if this amp has what it takes to project. Although somewhat small, this amp can work for most mid-sized concerts.
What’s nice about this amp is that it has two phantom-power-required XLR/quarter-inch inputs, so you can do any combination of instrument and voice. Plus, it has an aux stereo input and an effects loop option for each channel.
Then you can mix all of these channels together with a 3-band EQ, slap on some Reverb, Chorus, Delay, and/or any of the other effects available and you’ll be in business.
One downside is that the leather upholstery tends to scratch and peel off easily, so watch out for that.
Fishman Loudbox Mini
If you need a portable amp for practicing or something to act as a mini PA, the Fishman Loudbox Mini is a great option. With 60 watts of power, you’ll have the power to project your sound, and at just 20 lbs., you’ll have no trouble taking it from gig to gig.
For practice, you can hook up your smartphone or MP3 player to play along with your favorite song. And for gigs, you can use the quarter-inch instrument channel alongside the XLR/quarter-inch input to present a nice voice-guitar combo. And thanks to the XLR DI output, you can easily monitor your mix onstage and send it to the mixing board without using a DI box.
The Roland AC-60 is named for its Acoustic Chorus effect and the 60 watts of power it packs. This stereo amp uses digital signal processing to give you a clear and full sound on your acoustic guitar.
In addition to pumping your guitar through the AC-60, you can use a vocal mic via the XLR/quarter-inch input. And on top of this, it offers a wide mode, delay, reverb, and auto anti-feedback control.
- Compact stereo acoustic amplifier with pure, natural tone and excellent projection
- 2-Channel design: Guitar input and Mic/Line input with Phantom Power
- Stereo 30-watt/dual 6. 5-inch speaker configuration loud enough for club gigs and small PA...
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