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« on: August 27, 2005, 09:02:27 PM »

Looking for a good acoustic guitar amp that can deliver the goods in small to mid size room with line-out for P.A. (Maybe 50-100watts)

Any input greatly appreciated!
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« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2005, 10:15:44 PM »

SWR Strawberry Blonde. 
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« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2005, 12:50:12 AM »

SWR Strawberry Blonde. 

Do you like the Strawberry Blonde over the California Blonde?
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« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2005, 11:29:37 AM »

Strangely enough, yes.  I have the Strawberry, and my church has a California Blonde.  Side by side my Strawberry smokes the California.  I am not a scientist (but I did sleep at a Holiday Express last night) but my theory is that it is the physics of the smaller box.  I am not alking about subtle differences; I mean the strawberry blonder just BLOWS away the California Blonde.  It sounds so much tighter and crisper and fuller.  Very strange, indeed.  After we play, I have people always coming up wanting to know what amp I am using.

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« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2005, 03:29:43 PM »

Guess I'll have to visit my local GC and take them both for a test drive!
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« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2005, 04:46:42 PM »

Looking for a good acoustic guitar amp that can deliver the goods in small to mid size room with line-out for P.A. (Maybe 50-100watts)

Any input greatly appreciated!

Budget/good sound - Ultrasound DS3
Mid-priced/excellent sound - AER (many models)
High priced/stunning sound - Pendulum/Hafler/Daedalus C-81 component system
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« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2005, 06:01:05 PM »

Don't leave out Schertler!
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« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2005, 02:20:54 AM »

I got Trace not bad tho but have you heard AER better check it out before you burn a hole in your pocket.
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« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2005, 07:40:33 AM »

I got Trace not bad tho but have you heard AER better check it out before you burn a hole in your pocket.

Yeah, those look pretty nice but I'm not sure if there is anywhere I can test drive one that's close by. :huh:
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« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2005, 05:32:56 PM »

Hangfire, do yourself a favor and try an AER Compact 60.  Expensive but well worth it.  It is an awesome little amp. By all means compare it with others, but I think you'll like it.  18 pounds, less than a cubic foot, and the sound is amazing.   

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« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2005, 09:00:41 PM »

Hangfire, do yourself a favor and try an AER Compact 60.  Expensive but well worth it.  It is an awesome little amp. By all means compare it with others, but I think you'll like it.  18 pounds, less than a cubic foot, and the sound is amazing.   

David

Thanks David, I'll see if I can locate one;-)
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« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2005, 09:39:03 AM »

HMMM AER is in my want list.
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« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2005, 11:22:00 PM »

Ultrasound
Schertler
AER

Demo all 3 if you can, then decide!
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« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2005, 12:19:50 AM »

I gotta tout the Fender Blues Jr. tube amp. I don't know if it really fits your desire for an "acoustic" amp, but with playing it clean, it's great, clear. I use it every week at church with my D-03, and miked into the PA.
When no one's looking, I turn up the master, just a little bit more......
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« Reply #14 on: September 24, 2005, 03:25:27 PM »

Ultrasound
Schertler
AER

Demo all 3 if you can, then decide!

Words of wisdom... -_-
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« Reply #15 on: October 02, 2005, 12:06:20 PM »

does anyone have or used the ultrasound pro 100? i've heard very good things about features etc. compared to other amps. its hard narrowing choice down. i have no experience whatsoever with amps.
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« Reply #16 on: October 09, 2005, 03:24:14 PM »

does anyone have or used the ultrasound pro 100? i've heard very good things about features etc. compared to other amps. its hard narrowing choice down. i have no experience whatsoever with amps.

I've been reading a lot of amp reviews at Harmony Central, check 'em out here:

http://www.harmony-central.com/Guitar/Data/#man

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« Reply #17 on: October 09, 2005, 05:50:01 PM »

I've been reading a lot of amp reviews at Harmony Central, check 'em out here:

http://www.harmony-central.com/Guitar/Data/#man

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I just played thru a new Ultrasound compact 100 that is smaller than the 50watt model. It had great sound in a very compact package.
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« Reply #18 on: October 28, 2005, 08:03:47 AM »

someone wants to sell me the AER compact 60 for .........500USD less then three months old ....not sure worth it all?
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« Reply #19 on: October 28, 2005, 02:37:47 PM »

someone wants to sell me the AER compact 60 for .........500USD less then three months old ....not sure worth it all?

Very much worth it from what I've heard!

If it were local I'd jump all over it;-)
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