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How are you amplifying your acoustic guitar???

BluesBop HarryBluesBop Harry Mexico city, MexicoVirtuoso
Hi all,
I'm in need of a good guitar amp/PA to amplify my Dupont for gigs.
I was using a Schertler Basik pickup with a small Laney acoustic amp, but the amp just died on me at my last gig...
I'm mainly looking at the Schertler David and Unico but since they cost quite a bit of dough I'd like to know your opinion on the other available options, I'm talking about your basic Marshall/Roland/Fender acoustic amps and those small portable PA systems.

WHAT DO YOU USE?

Thanks in advance for your responses.

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  • Posts: 597
    I've used the Marshall (AD60 or something like that), and it's ok ... nothing special.

    I now own the Unico. Marvelous amp. At first I wanted the David ... it was the first one I played and I fell for it. After a bit of research, I decided that the Unico offered a bit more flexibility for what I needed. I really wanted the portability that the David offered, but went with the Unico.

    I also currently use a Mackie SRM150. Super light and very small, it's basically a micro PA/hot spot monitor. I use it certain settings where I don't have much stage space and I don't need to cover much sound space. Last week, I used it alone in a small coffee shop and it did just fine. I also use it as a monitor for the Unico when I play noisy wineries, restaurants, etc. So many cool applications for the Mackie. I'm digging it.
  • Pugs47Pugs47 New
    Posts: 102
    Hi Harry,
    I have been very pleased with my Roland AC-60 Acoustic Chorus amp. I've had it for over a year. It has two inputs, one 1/4 inch with a switch for magnetic or piezo pick-ups and another combo 1/4 inch/mic input with a feedback neutralizer. Plus reverb and chorus. It has a beautifully full and rich sound out of the two six inch speakers. The back has so many "Outs" it's amazing. I gone directly into a PA board with it and used it as a monitor at an outdoor concert venue last summer.
    I've put two miced acoustic guitars, a mandolin and a violin through a mixer into the two inputs at gigs the last two weekends with great results.
    I bought it at Guitar Center after finding an on-line advertised price of $375., which they matched. It retails for $600.
    Check it out, you'll be very surprised at the performance for the price.
    Ernie
  • Bob HoloBob Holo Moderator
    Posts: 1,249
    Harry...

    You have a Dupont now - You don't need an amplifier anymore!

    Just dig in harder with your right hand, man!

    ;)
    Mehran s
    You get one chance to enjoy this day, but if you're doing it right, that's enough.
  • A.K. KibbenA.K. Kibben Tucson AZ USANew
    Posts: 217
    I second Ernie's recommendation of the AC60...
  • rinorino the Netherlands
    Posts: 6
    Buy a schertler david(not the unico) and a dyn-G transducer (great output)also from schertler and you have the best acoustic sound.
    Not cheap but the best for Selmer guitars if you don't want to play behind a microphone.

    Rino
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