#1
ok i have a freshman electro acousitc (mid price range, nice acoustic)

i also have a fender hot rod deluxe, ive tried amping it and every time it sounds awful, really awful, ive tried fiddling with the onboard eq for hours and the amp too, it just sounds like a bad electric, either way to tinny or muffled, the guitar isnt the problem as when i bought it i tried it through a cheap acoustic amp and it sounded much better, what should i do? i have an acoustic gig in a few months, i want to resolve this so i dont have an awful sound for my gig

any ideas suggestions? i really dont think a valved guitar amp should be used with acoustics?
#2
Its an electric guitar amplfiier....
Ideally an acoustic guitar amplifier should be used.

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#3
ok so thats the problem, any suggestions? its gonne need to be gigwortyh and cheap, im kinda piissed that i have to buy another amp or is there anything i can use to plug into the PA or anything like that?


edit: http://www.guitar.co.uk/pedals/acoustic/1596-agx_acoustic_attack_preamp_pedal

can i get somthing like this and then plug the XLR into the PA system?
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#4
i had to use my schools electric amp with my acoustic and got the same problem...it was partially solved by using a feedback buster (little plastic circle thing that goes in soundhole) to get rid of feedback and some of the problems that come with using an open soundhole in front of a amplifier...try tweaking your settings a bit so you dont have to worry about getting a whole new amp, although that would be your best bet.

edit:

edit: http://www.guitar.co.uk/pedals/acou...ck_preamp_pedal can i get somthing like this and then plug the XLR into the PA system?


or you could do that also if your playing alone...once tried playing a coffee house me on acoustic in the PA with a singer and my bands guitarist played some clean electric on his own amp and the levels were being difficult in order to hear everyone.
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#7
It's not going to work to well at high volumes, the amp will start to overdrive.
I know it's not a gain-like amp, but it'll still break up at some point.
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#9
You can buy a DI box and plug your acoustic straight into a PA. That would probably be the easiest thing to do without you having to buy a new amp.
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#11
Behringer DI Boxes are cheap and great quality.
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#13
Check out pawn shops for cheap stuff. Or your local craigslist, though I'm not sure how many people will be selling DI boxes on the list.
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#14
You should be able to plug the lead from your guitar straight into the PA. Most PA systems have 1/4" inputs.
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Check out pawn shops for cheap stuff. Or your local craigslist, though I'm not sure how many people will be selling DI boxes on the list.


sadly i live in england, we dont have american style pawnshops, and craigslist doesnt exist here i dont think, or at least its not very good
#16
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I don't think a lot of black people play guitar anymore.

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they all kinda went extinct after hendrix really.


Needless to say, I lol'ed.

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