#1
I'm an acoustic guitarist. I recently bought a Boss loop pedal, but my amp broke.


This however isn't a bad thing, I've been looking for new gear and this is the time to do it. I play an electro-acoustic Yamaha guitar. The only pedal I need to use is my Boss loop pedal (although I've got a Vox wah, delay etc etc that I'd like to use if possible) and I'm thinking about getting another amp.


Live, I usually just plug into a PA and recording is done with a condenser. I prefer the natural sound and I don't know alot about gear. Could I just buy a speaker, a small mixing unit and plug into that rather than an amp? It'd likely work out the same price. Ideally I'd want to record mic'd up aswell so I could use effects.


Foo Fighters - Skin and Bones Cd/Dvd is the perfect mix for acoustic guitar in my opinion, I'd like something like that.


Can anyone help me out? Should I get the PA system or the amp? I don't have a budget in mind but lets say £500 max.
#2
Acoustic Amp, Pa system....doesn't matter what you use, most of the sound comes from you guitar's pickup system.

An acoustic with a piezo bridge pickup is never going to sound the same as one with an internal mic or a soundhole mag pickup, etc etc....
If you're willing to shell out, look to spend about £350 on the amp and £150 on upgrading the guitar.

The behringer ACX series have a pretty nice sound and a great bang/buck ratio:

http://cn1.kaboodle.com/hi/img/2/0/0/6c/2/AAAAAlbTNP0AAAAAAGwqUA.jpg?v=1189190537000
http://www.thomann.de/gb/behringer_acx900.htm

Stepping up a bit, the Ashdown Radiator, Roland AC60, marshall AS100D etc, in the £300 mark.

If you bought the £200 behringer you could then look at a really nice pickup/preamp system from the likes of Fishman, LR Baggs etc.

have a look at this:
http://www.miniflexmic.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=65_67&products_id=182

Then have a listen to some audio demos on youtube...amazing piece of kit with a really natural, full sound.
Last edited by kyle62 at Oct 2, 2010,
#3
Quote by kyle62
Acoustic Amp, Pa system....doesn't matter what you use, most of the sound comes from you guitar's pickup system.

An acoustic with a piezo bridge pickup is never going to sound the same as one with an internal mic or a soundhole mag pickup, etc etc....
If you're willing to shell out, look to spend about £350 on the amp and £150 on upgrading the guitar.

The behringer ACX series have a pretty nice sound and a great bang/buck ratio:

http://cn1.kaboodle.com/hi/img/2/0/0/6c/2/AAAAAlbTNP0AAAAAAGwqUA.jpg?v=1189190537000
http://www.thomann.de/gb/behringer_acx900.htm

Stepping up a bit, the Ashdown Radiator, Roland AC60, marshall AS100D etc, in the £300 mark.

If you bought the £200 behringer you could then look at a really nice pickup/preamp system from the likes of Fishman, LR Baggs etc.

have a look at this:
http://www.miniflexmic.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=65_67&products_id=182

Then have a listen to some audio demos on youtube...amazing piece of kit with a really natural, full sound.
http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/en/78200