#2
Not really.

You can run an electric through an acoustic amp and vice versa but it'll sound like poo.
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#3
Well pretty much any amp. They are both just line signals. Some work better than others though. I play my guitar through my friend's Orange Bass Terror amp and it sounds great.

What were you going for, or is it just a general question?
#4
Yes and no...

An acoustic guitar can sound decent through a good tube (electric) amp. Not sure about the opposite though.

Really, you would want an amp designed specifically for the nuances of your type of instrument.
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The Marshall MG series does wonderfully uncharacteristic and bland tones for both acoustic and electric... Not to mention it has CRUSHING OVERDRIVE.

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Well pretty much any amp. They are both just line signals. Some work better than others though. I play my guitar through my friend's Orange Bass Terror amp and it sounds great.

What were you going for, or is it just a general question?



I got an Ibanez Montage is the instrument i have
#8
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The Marshall MG series does wonderfully uncharacteristic and bland tones for both acoustic and electric... Not to mention it has CRUSHING OVERDRIVE.


I love the CRUSHING OVERDRIVE on my acoustic. Zakk Wylde would be proud.
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#9
i believe orange makes an amp that is designed to handle both guitar and bass. a bass amp isnt that different from an acoustic amp so... yeah i think its a thunder-verb or something is what its called?
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#10
Depends on what you want out of the amp. An acoustic sounds quite nice through a Roland JC-120 but for electric guitar that means all you can get from the amp is cleans and you have to rely on pedals for dirt. An acoustic sounds quite good through a Fender Twin too.
However you don't really need an amp for acoustic, I always plug mine directly into the PA. That way you don't have to make any compromises.
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#11
also what about a fender bassman?
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#12
Any of the big clean tube Fenders work pretty good, you just have to EQ them accordingly. I'd still prefer to use the PA though.
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#14
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Any of the big clean tube Fenders work pretty good, you just have to EQ them accordingly. I'd still prefer to use the PA though.


yeah, i was going to mention my 'big clean solid state amps' sound fairly good with acoustics. in particular my music man amps do alright.

TS, one of the big things you are going to be fighting is that electrics guitar amps have more emphasis in midrange. noticeable humps at particular parts of the EQ that electrics sound good with. acoustic amps are designed to be more clean, electric guitar amps aren't.

also electrics use different speakers than acoustic amps, electric amps have very loose, responsive, colorful speakers; while acoustics tend to have full range, tight, even speakers. sometime acoustic amps even have 2-way speaker systems, or 2 different sized speakers, this is to help be more full range; electric guitars don't really like that too well.
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#15
Ok, 90% of the problem is in the speakers (as the gent above mentioned). Guitar speakers roll off a ton of treble - for an example, try removing the speaker emulation on amp software like Guitar Rig and it'll sound like a buzzy mess.

However, a great deal of what makes and acoustic sound good is in these high treble frequencies...through an electric amp, it'll basically sound like a weedy, thing electric.

However, if you bought an amp head, you could use it with standard 12" guitar cabs for electric, and switch to a full-range speaker (probably a 12" PA speaker with a tweeter) for acoustic.


Now I think about it, I suppose you could fit a tweeter into your current amp, with an on/off switch. (That would actually work wonders, but might cause some impedance issues with a tube amp). Turn it on for acoustic, off for electric.
#16
Aha, it appears I'm not crazy!

Doyle Audio EPS12T

A single 12" guitar cabinet with tweeter. Designed for the Guitarist that switches from acoustic to electric guitar. The EPS12T is the EPS12 model with a CLC Piezo tweeter. At the flick of a switch, it will bring in the high end sparkle of an acoustic guitar or cut the tweeter for regular electric guitar sound. This cab is ported to acquire the full depth and presence of your guitar.


Still, anywhere you're gigging with an acoustic, there's going to be a PA for vocals. Most acoustic players just plug into that.