#1
I picked up a 2nd hand Fender Acoustasonic 30 amp. It is the newer version with the built in effects. It sounds good, just isn't very loud. I can turn the volume all the way up and still be comfortable playing 2 feet away from it. Is this just how these amps are, or is something busted? I purchased it at Guitar Center so I have 30 days to return it.
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#2
its only 30 solid state watts, which isnt all too loud. It probably shouldnt be as quiet as you say it is, but it could be your guitar as well. You're using an acoustic guitar with it, right? If you're using an electric it's going to be quiet because of a lack of signal coming from the pickups. If you're using your Washburn acoustic and it has an active pickup/pre-amp system it should be much louder. Add more volume from the guitar and then turn up the Acoustasonic. If you're acoustic sound is distorting then you're adding too much gain from the guitar.
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#4
I am using a Dean Performer electric acoustic. I am not sure if the pickup is active or if it has a preamp, but it does take a 9v battery.
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#5
Try using the mic input on the front of the amp with a mic and see if it sounds low? Or get a 1/4 to 1/8 plug and try an mp3 player or something into the front of the amp or another guitar or something else to see if they sound low as well.
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#6
Quote by subzero364
I cant stand 2 feet in front of a 15w SS cranked, 30 should be pretty loud


yeah...


...cuz even 15w ss cranked is pretty god damn loud at 24 inches.
#7
Quote by silver93t
I picked up a 2nd hand Fender Acoustasonic 30 amp. It is the newer version with the built in effects. It sounds good, just isn't very loud. I can turn the volume all the way up and still be comfortable playing 2 feet away from it. Is this just how these amps are, or is something busted? I purchased it at Guitar Center so I have 30 days to return it.

I can be comfortable 2 feet away from the PA at a Slayer concert, but it doesn't mean that it's quiet.

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#8
Quote by Dr.Pain-MD
I can be comfortable 2 feet away from the PA at a Slayer concert, but it doesn't mean that it's quiet.


So that's why you're called Dr Pain


On topic: It does seem like it's a lot softer than expected. Try a different guitar etc.
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#9
Since your Dean takes a 9v that does make it an active system so it should have plenty of gain on tap to feed into the amp. try everyone's suggestions above and if nothing works then return the little booger
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#10
Quote by Bright Light
Since your Dean takes a 9v that does make it an active system so it should have plenty of gain on tap to feed into the amp. try everyone's suggestions above and if nothing works then return the little booger


Yes, this amp should be louder. I know someone who uses one sometimes.
#11
hey TS, remember in your first thread, when i told you to skip the acoustic amps, especially if you intended on singing and playing at the same time?

i suggested that you check out PA systems instead?

this is one reason why.

imo, their volumes are pretty limiting.
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#12
Yes I remember, I couldn't pass up the deal I got on this one. They had another one for the same price so maybe I'll exchange it.
Ihor

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#13
I prefer running DI when playing acoustic. Unless you don't have that option, I recommend it.
#14
Quote by sg4ever
I prefer running DI when playing acoustic. Unless you don't have that option, I recommend it.
Dl?
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#15
Well, if you were using the acoustic amp for playing out I was suggesting just plugging into a PA system. If not well, then I honestly don't know why you want it very loud.
#16
Quote by silver93t
Dl?


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#17
Glad you are amused.
Ihor

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Epiphone Les Paul Standard+
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Washburn D10SK Acoustic
Peavey XXX Super 40
Boss NS-2, TU-2, MT-2, DS-1, SD-1
#18
Quote by silver93t
Dl?

DI is direct input, meaning that you would be sent through the PA without the need for an amplifier (unless you choose to use it for monitor purposes).
Grisky, I'd ask you if you could be any more of a twat, but you would probably go ahead and prove me wrong.

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