#1
Everyone,
Since I started playing again a few years back and been taking it more serious in the past year, I really don't have any plans to perform, go to an open mic night, etc.

However, I just added a 3rd guitar to my collection which comes with the electronics so I can plug into an amp.

At first I was researching amps and etc. so when my b-day comes I can say "Honey I want this...." But then a thought hit me, I am 90% finger player, and 10% with a pick, and 100% acoustic. So knowing I won't perform for anyone but myself, what would be the benefit to amplify if at all? I honestly can't give one; can you?
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Taylor 314 & GS Mini & Martin LX1
#2
You're right, no need at all, IMO. I'm just a back porch fingerpicker these days, and I would never consider amplifying an acoustic. However, you might want to think about widening your horizons by also going electric as I have done. - But only for slide. The danger there is that you can be overwhelmed with choice, like a kid in a candy store. Messing with electrics, as opposed to playing them, has become a major hobby in its own right for me.
#3
The main reason I could think of for amplifying (outside playing live) is it'd let me plug into pedals to add stuff like reverb and harmony. I could have a heap of fun with my acoustic and a looper pedal
#4
Yeah I think the idea to move forward with this is squashed. It's something for at least right now I really do not need.
***************Sig***************
Taylor 314 & GS Mini & Martin LX1
#5
There's nothing like mic training to improve your vocals. For acoustics I like the sound picked up from the wood. Ever lay your ear on the wood while you're playing? Yea, THAT!
#6
Quote by skido13
There's nothing like mic training to improve your vocals. For acoustics I like the sound picked up from the wood. Ever lay your ear on the wood while you're playing? Yea, THAT!

I can't sing. I am sold on not getting an amp. BUT I would like a really old nice looking shoe shine box as a replacement foot rest to my existing plastic contraption.
***************Sig***************
Taylor 314 & GS Mini & Martin LX1