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Old 02-11-2013, 10:02 PM   #1
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Acoustic guitar amps recommendations

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I am a newly registered user/member of ultimate guitar. This seems like a cool venue to share thoughts/ideas/questions with other guitarists.
I an not a pro nor have I ever performed in front of an audience but I'm thinking about trying it and maybe starting at a few open mic sessions.
Getting to my question...
I just bought a new Taylor 816ce acoustic/electric guitar but I know nothing about Amps. Could someone please suggest a good acoustic amp for use with my new Taylor. Reminder: Taylor uses their proprietary 'Expressions' system for their onboard electronics. I will probably be using my guitar/amp in small venues like coffee shops or bars. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:17 AM   #2
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Have you considered just getting a Direct Box and running into the house PA? If the place is too small to have a PA, then I doubt you'll need an amp anyway. This way, you'll always be loud enough, and not have to worry about mic'ing the amp.

I'm not knowledgeable at all about acoustic amps, though, so if this doesn't fit your needs, consider this a free bump.
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:44 AM   #3
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:48 AM   #4
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AER Amps are pretty nice. Acoustic Image. Fender Acoustasonics. You really can't go too wrong. I personally think the quality of the pickup plays a far greater role than the type of amp. A shit acoustic pickup will sound shit through anything, whereas a decent pickup will shine on an average amp.

I don't know about the quality on the Taylor ones, I assume they're pretty top notch, but I agree with the DI/Pre-amp suggestion.
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Old 02-12-2013, 01:06 AM   #5
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Bose L1. Great sounding setup.
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Old 02-12-2013, 02:20 AM   #6
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Hey thanks for the suggestions:
Cdr_ salamander How 'bout the Bose L1 compact?
I forgot to mention I have to hookup a mic for my vocals too. Would the Bose work for that to?
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Old 02-12-2013, 03:11 AM   #7
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Yes Eppicurt I heard the Fender Acoutisonics are good too. Aside from the power does the 100 sound as good as the 150?
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:57 AM   #8
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Fishman mini loudboxes are good acoustic amps.
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Old 02-13-2013, 02:10 AM   #9
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Hey thanks for the suggestions:
Cdr_ salamander How 'bout the Bose L1 compact?
I forgot to mention I have to hookup a mic for my vocals too. Would the Bose work for that to?

Free bump.

And yes, it does have microphone capability. It also has a preset for an acoustic/mic mix that sounds good. Can't really go wrong with it. And when I meant L1, I meant the compact version. I haven't played the full one yet.
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