3 acoustic amps - Boss, Roland and Fishman

Acoustic Guitar Amps

Looking to amplify your acoustic guitar?                         

There is a great choice of amps out there for the acoustic player at the moment. From valve based through to fully digital you can get a great stage sound!

Fantastic amps from AER, Fishman, Fender, Marshall, Roland and Boss are joined by some great offerings from Laney, Blackstar, Hughes & Kettner, Orange, Yamaha, Ashdown, Tanglewood and Vox.

AER

Their range of 13 amps includes the Compact, Alpha, Domino and Acousticube. Rated from 40W to 200W they are known as some of the best on the market, made in Germany, and setting the benchmark for sound.

Compact 80 Pro
The new amp in the AER range and full of features such as more channels, more power and an innovative couple system for optimal cooperation in stage situations.
AER Compact 80 acoustic guitar amp
• 2 x high-end DI-out to the FOH system
• 2 x 4 onboard effects The effect portion can be mixed into two channels via the PAN control.
• At 10 kg, it is still one of the easily portable amplifiers
• with padded gigbag
• 2-3 band EQ (centered)
• Couple function for monitoring a second amp
• Aux interface 

More info at AER

Fishman

Another big name in the acoustic field their range of four amps – Loudbox Mini rated at 60W; the Loudbox Mini Charge which has a rechargeable battery; Loudbox Artist rated at 120W and the Loudbox Performer rated at 180W – covers all bases.

Loudbox Artist
120 watts of ultra-clean, bi-amplified acoustic power which delivers all the tonal qualities that have made Fishman amps so popular. Featuring Fishman’s legendary tone and feedback-fighting controls, a dual-effects section, phantom power, and balanced XLR outputs make the Loudbox Artist a great choice for the active musician.

Fishman Loudbox acoustic guitar amp

Bluetooth® 4.0 Connectivity
120 watts of bi-amplified acoustic power
Two mic/instrument channels accept 1/4” or XLR sources
Input channels feature 3-band EQ and feedback controls
Auxiliary stereo input with level control and 1/4” & 1/8” connectors
Dual digital effects section, with independent channel & effects level
D.I. output: balanced XLR outputs on each input channel and main mix
Channel Mute to silence both input channels
Headphone output
Foot Switch input for remote muting of the input channels or Chorus, Flanger, and Slap Echo effects
Two-way speaker design with built-in 10º baffle angle

More info at Fishman

Fender

Known for their exceptional electric guitar amps the acoustic range doesn’t disappoint featuring the Acoustic Junior, rated at 100W and Junior GO with rechargeable battery, Acoustic SFX II (2 x 100W) and Acoustasonic 15, 40 and 100.

Acoustic Junior
Delivering full, natural, best-in-class performance for acoustic-electric guitar and vocals. This powerful, portable system has two channels designed for instrument or microphone use, each with studio-quality effects.

Fender Acoustic Junior guitar amp

Other convenient features include Bluetooth wireless audio streaming and an onboard 90-second looper with Record/Dub, Play/Stop, and Undo buttons

More info at Fender

Marshall AS50D

The AS50D delivers 50W acoustic studio-quality sound. Designed for a abundance of acoustic instruments, the AS50D can accommodate instruments with magnetic pickups, piezos and microphones – passive or condenser. It is the perfect amp for intimate acoustic gigs, no matter which instrument you are playing.

Marshall AS50D acoustic guitar amp

It features two specially designed 8” Celestion speakers and a high fidelity tweeter to deliver high clarity sounds no matter the location.

More info at Marshall

Roland

Much like their legendary Jazz Chorus amps the Roland AC 60 and 33 acoustic amps deliver rich natural tone.

AC-60 Acoustic Chorus
The AC-60 is a marvel of amplifier design, using the latest DSP technology to deliver a pure, rich acoustic sound with projection far beyond its compact size. This stereo acoustic amp (30w x 2) offers brilliant stereo/multi-band chorus including a new “wide” mode, plus shimmering reverb tailored specifically for acoustic guitar. And if it’s more low-end you crave, the AC-60 even gives you a Subwoofer output.

Roland AC60 acoustic guitar amp

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 applications
Onboard DSP delivers lush stereo/multi-band chorus, newly developed “wide” chorus and delay/reverb with footswitch control
Built-in Auto Anti-Feedback controls allow for maximum volume without feedback
Convenient Mute switch for silent tuning on stage
Stereo Line Out for PA and recording applications; Subwoofer output
Built-in tilt stand offers better acoustic projection; can also be mounted on commercially available speaker stands

More info at Roland

Boss

The Boss range includes the Acoustic Singer, Acoustic Singer Pro, Acoustic Singer Live and Live LT all giving great sound quality and versatility.

Acoustic Singer Live
Incorporating BOSS’s latest advancements in amplifier research, this compact powerhouse produces rich, vibrant sound with unmatched punch and clarity.

Boss Acoustic Singer Live guitar amp

Independent channels are provided for acoustic guitar and vocal, and each is equipped with discrete analog input circuits and three-band EQ for studio-quality sound. And with additional features such as Acoustic Resonance, looping, automatic vocal harmonies, effects, and much more, the Acoustic Singer Live gives acoustic musicians everything they need to deliver inspiring and impactful live performances.

60–watt bi-amp design with custom-designed 6.5-inch woofer and dome tweeter
Dual channels with discrete analog input electronics and three-band EQ
Dedicated guitar channel with Acoustic Resonance to restore natural tone to stage guitars with piezo pickups
Mic channel with phantom power and ¼-inch/XLR combo input for connecting a vocal/guitar microphone or second instrument source
Chorus effect on guitar channel, delay/echo effect on mic channel, and independent reverb on both channels
Harmony function automatically creates smooth and accurate vocal harmonies via real-time key/chord analysis of the guitar input
Built-in looper for practicing, developing ideas, and enhancing live performances
Independent anti-feedback controls on each channel
Dual XLR DI jacks assignable to outputting individual channels (direct or post-effects) or both channels mixed together
USB output for direct recording to a computer
Remote control of looper, harmony, and effects supported with various BOSS footswitch models
One dual footswitch included for looper and harmony control

More info at Boss

Other choices include:

Tanglewood T6 More info atTanglewood
Laney LA Series of 10/20/30W amps and A Series
More info at Laney 
Blackstar Fly Acoustic, Core and Sonnet amps  More info at Blackstar 
Orange Crush Acoustic 30 More info at Orange
Yamaha THR5A More info at Yamaha 
Ashdown AA-50 More info at Ashdown 
Vox VX50AG More info at Vox 
Hughes & Kettner Era More info at Hughes & Kettner 

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