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Title: has anybody tried the roland ac33?
Post by: soberdave09 on February 19, 2010, 06:30:22 PM
looking for the best sounding acoustic amp for my house.any suggestions


Title: Re: has anybody tried the roland ac33?
Post by: fongie on March 02, 2010, 03:14:06 AM
My brother bought a Roland, not bad at all, I sold my 'AER' German made and regretted it big time plus the fact I sold it for peanuts. Thats one amp I'd recommend but they don't come cheap. At this point, I'm looking for a cheapy and it's a 'fender acoustasonic DSP', check it out
cheers
fongie


Title: Re: has anybody tried the roland ac33?
Post by: Mr_LV19E on March 03, 2010, 11:58:09 PM
The Genz Benz Shenandoah Jr is a nice two channel amp, 35 watts Genz Benz Shenandoah Jr  (http://www.genzbenz.com/?fa=detail&mid=1411&sid=420&cid=94)

I really like mine, the only thing I wish it had is separate EQ for each channel but I have not seen that feature in another amp this size. There is a Genz Benz 100 watt in the for sale forum here.


Title: Re: has anybody tried the roland ac33?
Post by: fongie on March 04, 2010, 10:40:02 PM
LV19e, your totally right, Genz Benz 60watts sounds awesome. I have been doing a few search on info. regarding these amps. They seem to be in a very good price range for anyone looking for a good amp, one thing I have not found though, are they made in USA? I like the 60watts stereo, which one do you have LV19e? As I mentioned, I sold my AER a few months ago and regretted big time, but I feel these Genz Benz are right up there too. It's a shame Genz Benz Acoustic Amps especially secondhand are not so common here in Australia, I would love to have one myself
cheers
fongie


Title: Re: has anybody tried the roland ac33?
Post by: Mr_LV19E on March 07, 2010, 02:17:25 AM
fongie,
I have the Shen Jr, 35 watts. It says made in Korea on the back of the power amp, I know they build amps in Scottsdale AZ, I don't know if they assemble them there but also have parts or smaller amps imported. I do know they make an outstanding product.
I just made a deal to buy the 100 watt Shenandoah in the for sale forum here, not for the extra power but to have EQ on each individual channel.


Title: Re: has anybody tried the roland ac33?
Post by: fongie on March 07, 2010, 10:10:56 PM
SoberDave sorry to hyjack your tread mate.
LV19E, I reckon you've got yourself a pretty good 100watter, sure sounds like a nice amp. If the 60watter I heard was a blast, I could imagine what this 100w will do. So they are made in Korea, huh? I wonder if they are all made there?
cheers
fongie


Title: Re: has anybody tried the roland ac33?
Post by: carruth on March 07, 2010, 10:19:42 PM
My AER is not for sale. Expensive but wonderful sound.


Title: Re: has anybody tried the roland ac33?
Post by: fongie on March 07, 2010, 10:39:52 PM
My AER is not for sale. Expensive but wonderful sound.
Good choice. Kicking myself now, sold mine for $700AUD not so long ago what a regret. How did you go with the strap pins?


Title: Re: has anybody tried the roland ac33?
Post by: bluesman67 on March 12, 2010, 04:15:31 PM
Roland and Genz Benz sound real natural and nice.

I have a Roland AC-60, 30 watts/ch.  The AC33 looks like the same amp but battery operated and 15w/ch.  I love mine.  The sound is so natural, sometimes I use it to gig with, I like it better than our PA.  I'm sure the AC33 will sound great.  One note though, it might be a little underpowered if you intend to play with other instruments.  If you want to gig in a small venue with others playing too, I believe it would be underpowered; however, it it's just you playing and singing in a small place, I think it would be fine.