FDP Home Page / FDP Forum / FAQ's

The FDP is made possible by the following companies and individual members like you.
Please use the links below to show them we value their sponsorship.



Jensen Loudspeakers

Antique Electronics Supply

Musician's Friend

Advertise here

WD Music

Yellowjackets Tube Converters

Apex Tube Matching

Amplified Parts

Guitar Center

* God bless America and our men and women in uniform *

* Illegitimi non carborundum! *

If you benefit and learn from the FDP and enjoy our site, please help support us and become a Contributing Member or make a Donation today! The FDP counts on YOU to help keep the site going with an annual contribution. It's quick and easy with PayPal. Please do it TODAY!

Chris Greene, Host & Founder



Find musicians
in your area!
  Search the Forums  

FDP Forum / FDP Unplugged - Acoustic Instruments / What amp(s) do you play your A/E(s) through?

Previous 20 Messages  
Contributing Member

Northwest Missouri

Butterscotch Blues
Jul 31st, 2017 05:50 AM   Edit   Profile  

Thanks guys.



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

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.....

Contributing Member

Wichita, KS USA

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

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

Contributing Member

Lakeside, CA

Aug 15th, 2017 12:13 PM   Edit   Profile  

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.


Southwest Florida

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

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.


Cypress, TX

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

Another fan of the Loudbox Mini

Contributing Member

Too Near Atlanta GA

Amp Tech Emeritus
Aug 16th, 2017 12:56 PM   Edit   Profile  

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. :)


Contributing Member

Northwest Missouri

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

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

Thanks guys!

Contributing Member

American Patriot

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

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

All sound good but the Fishman is best.

Contributing Member

The older the violin

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

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.

Contributing Member

So. Cal. USA

Aug 24th, 2017 05:12 PM   Edit   Profile  

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.


Omaha, USA

Aug 30th, 2017 11:50 AM   Edit   Profile  

Loud box Mini

Steve Dallman
Contributing Member

Merrill, Wisconsin

Age is just a number...mine is big
Sep 18th, 2017 07:04 AM   Edit   Profile  

A cheap amp is a small bass practice amp, and then add a piezo tweeter. I buy them at pawn shops. Small piezo tweeters can be found even at Walmart in the car speaker section. I'll often make a bracket to coaxially mount a small piezo tweeter. A crossover is not needed for a piezo, but adding a resistance (2-20 ohms...a watt or two or more) in series with the piezo will help prevent burnout and will keep amps from possibly going into thermal runaway due to driving a capacitive load (like old Kustom amps did.)

Steve Dallman
Contributing Member

Merrill, Wisconsin

Age is just a number...mine is big
Sep 18th, 2017 07:04 AM   Edit   Profile  

(This message was last edited by Steve Dallman at 01:21 PM, Oct 6th, 2017)


Willoughby, OH , USA

I'm arrogant and a moron
Oct 23rd, 2017 11:06 AM   Edit   Profile  

Fishman Mini, fed in to the FOH, at Church. Carvin 100 w live or straight into the PA.

Contributing Member

St. Louis

"Thumbpicks don't slide into soundholes"
Oct 23rd, 2017 12:14 PM   Edit   Profile  

I used to use an ultrasound thirty watt acoustic amp but in the last few years have found that my Bose Compact does a great job with an acoustic guitar. Not very adjustable but always a warm and pleasing tone with my k and k pickups or fishman stuff. I’ve recently gotten good results with my Katana 50 acoustic settings but the Bose is still warmer sounding.
I find the lack of effects on the Bose unit keeps the guitar sound more realistic just louder.

Contributing Member

El Californio

Oct 27th, 2017 10:27 AM   Edit   Profile  

I recently invested in a BOSS Katana 100 Head. It has an acoustic setting. When I plug it into my Sunn 1x15 Stage Monitor - wow! Hard to imagine better acoustic tone, and the Katana offers plenty of fx & tone-shaping options that I've barely even touched. Thumbs up!


Hawaii, USA

Perfect is the enemy of good enough
Nov 15th, 2017 04:46 PM   Edit   Profile  

I have two, an older Fender Acoustisonic that is underwhelming, big, heavy and not in use much at all, in fact, it's in storage.

I have a Roland AC-33 smaller acoustic amp that sounds pretty good for what it is, built in standard chorus, and a looper that is a pain.



Dec 9th, 2017 08:10 AM   Edit   Profile  

Guitar > Baggs Paracoustic DI > tiny Behringer board > Yamaha DXR8 powered speaker. The Yamaha speaker is one of the best purchases I have ever made - very small but loud and full-sounding.



Dec 10th, 2017 02:41 PM   Edit   Profile  

K&K pure mini into BBE 282iq Sonic Maximizer into Roland AC 60 with Polk Audio PSW-10 powered sub hooked up to the Roland's sub out jack.

I've used Fishman Artist and GenzBenz Shenadoah 150-lt. Neither come close to the pure acoustic tones of the Roland. I'll never try another acoustic amp. I don't play out.

Previous 20 Messages  

FDP Forum / FDP Unplugged - Acoustic Instruments / What amp(s) do you play your A/E(s) through?

Reply to this Topic
Display my email address             Lost your password?
Your Message:
Link Address (URL):
Link Title:

Moderators: Chris Greene  Iron Man  reverendrob  

FDP, LLC Privacy Policy: Your real name, username, and email
are held in confidence and not disclosed to any third parties, sold, or
used for anything other than FDP Forum registration unless you specifically authorize disclosure.

Internet Application Development

Copyright © 1999-2019 Fender Discussion Page, LLC   All Rights Reserved