Amp heads for acoustic?

Discussion in 'Ampage Area' started by Seamus, Feb 7, 2019.

  1. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

    Age:
    69
    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Isn't what? It's got a mike input. It's a PA of sorts. Granted, Mesa does make some fine electronic gear, but, it's still an amp made to work with acoustic instruments---voice and acoustic guitar.
     
  2. Paul in Colorado

    Paul in Colorado Gretschie

    153
    Jun 2, 2008
    Fort Collins, CO
    A good preamp pedal like a Baggs, Fishman or the like with a small powered monitor like a QSC with an 8 or 10" speaker and a reverb pedal would get you there.

    I have a four space rack with a preamp, effects unit, tuner and mixer that sounds great into an RCF powered speaker. It's a lot of stuff to haul around though.
     
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  3. Seamus

    Seamus Synchromatic

    744
    Feb 25, 2011
    New England
    I appreciate all the input. And in fact was going to pull the trigger on a Roland AC60. Then I tried a Hail Mary -- just for grins, I unsoldered the leads to the speaker in my Ashdown amp and tried a different speaker. It came to life! There's only one component that could possibly be to blame: the crossover in the speaker assembly (it has tweeters) is a single capacitor. And sure enough, it smelled burnt. I have a new cap on the way. Sure beats the price of a new amp!
     
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  4. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

    Age:
    69
    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Gotta love a cheap and simple fix!
     
  5. Bertotti

    Bertotti Country Gent

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    There you go! Excellent!