Fishman Loudbox Artist (120W) Reviews4.7/5.0 based on 10 customer reviews
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from Roseville, CA
March 13, 2013Music Background:
Fishman Loudbox ArtistWorked with my sales rep to find a solution for upcoming acoustic gigs I had booked. Was tired of hauling around 2x12 plus an amp for shows, but needed something that had great sound and could also keep up with a full band. Not only will this Fishman keep up with another guitarist, bassist and a full drum kit without breaking a sweat, it sounds AMAZING! I am blown away by the sound quality and projection from such a small package! I would recommend the Fishman Loudbox Artist to anyone looking for amazing sound quality in a small , portable, reliable solution.
from Princeton NJ
January 31, 2013Music Background:
Excellent Acoustic Amp "Just What I Was Looking For"I play mostly on nylon strings, I was looking for a small easy to carry amp for smaller gigs that don't need a PA or larger system. This is it. Best 500.00 Ive spent on gear. The way I am using it is with a DPA 4099G mic or Shure KSM 141 into one channel and then RMC pickups on the other channel. Its light and easy to cary in and out. It really is a great clear sound and what you put in to the amp the amp gives out Louder in a small box. My DeVoe guitars sound great. You can really carve out your tone and control it well with the eq and notch filter. The effects are very usable and don't sound grainy. I think this amp is small enough to travel with on a airline as well (SouthWest) Just what an acoustic player needs. Thanks Mark Magdich at ext 1265. Ive played many acoustic amps and I think this is my favorite by far. Great job Fishman.
December 16, 2012Music Background:
Great Acoustic AmpThis amp is really a versatile, Great sounding, feature laden amp. Very light, easy to carry and, very well put together. I did some serious shopping and research of acoustic amps and, this baby has it all! This little jewel handles everything that I throw at it with perfect results and top notch performance every gig. My son and I put together a duo act and, this is the heart of the sound. I sub mix 2 vocal mics 1 six string and 1 12 string plus a fiddle and mandolin into the front inputs with superb results (Peavey 8 channel mixer). I also run a drum machine into one of the Aux. inputs on the back plus if I wanted to there is an 1/8 inch input on the back that could be used with an mp3,CD, or laptop or anything else that you could up with, Amazing! There are so many features and useful things that are built into this amp that it's a perfect amp for just about anything. With 120 watts of power it can get LOUD if needed but, I haven't came close to running this amp to even half volume yet. What blows my mind is that I have this unit on a tilted amp stand behind me and NO feedback. When I use this in smaller venues all I need is a guitar, mic and, this amp and, that's it. I could not be more satisfied with this little wonder.
from Longview, WA, USA
October 29, 2012Music Background:
Life-long guitar hobbyist with some professional experience
Incredible soundI am amazed at the quality and depth of the sound that this amp produces. I have a vintage Ovation Custom Balladeer and a Taylor NS 72ce that I play though it and it does an outstanding job with both. I highly recommend this amp and Sweetwater for the excellent service they provide.
from newtown, ct
September 18, 2012Music Background:
Excellent acoustic ampExcellent sound and effects. Very powerfui for the size and weight. This is my new gig amp.
from United States
August 7, 2012Music Background:
Worship Leader / Song writer / Been playing for 20 years
Amazed !I have been searching for years for the best all around acoustic sound. I have owed Roland, Behringer and a few other acoustic amps and all of them have been ok to good. I ran across this amp and after reading many reviews I decided to try it, mainly because it weighs only 25 pounds and me getting older I wanted something I could move real easy.
Well once the amp arived I unpacked it and was some what shocked that it was so small. I was thinking a 120 watt amp would be much bigger. So a little unsure I got my Parker Fly and plugged it in and was blown away at the sound. I can not believe this little amp sounds so big and so loud!! The layout of the amp is really nice from front to back it is very gig friendly. You can run 3 channels through it which is nice. The effects are very good. The only thing I wish the amp builders would do is to make the delay able to work with the reverb. The way its layed out its on the same effects bank so you can only select one at a time. This is not a show stopper though. The sound is what I was after most. I have a gazillion effects processors which I can loop. Another nice thing you can loop effects on both channels. Last this thing is loud!! I am still amazed the power coming from this little box, it will do well in most venues I travel. So give it a try you will be very glad you did. Last thing this is kinda of a side note. I you really want to make this shine add a LR Baggs Para Acoustic DI to the front input and WOW!! this is the best acoustic sound I have ever heard in all my 20 years of playing!!
from Paden City WV
June 15, 2012Music Background:
Awesome acoustic soundThe sound this amp puts out is unbelievable. Effects are clear as they come. This thing is worth every penny and you wont run out of volume. All the effects are simple to use and set up. I have used multiple acoustics through it and it blows me away every time. Give it a try!
from Carbondale, IL
November 14, 2012Music Background:
Old School Musician
Loudbox Artist Lives Up to it's NameI am using this amp with an acoustic guitar with a MiniFlex 2 internal mic, and an LR Baggs Para Acoustic DI. this setup produces the best sounding amplified acoustic guitar I have ever heard.
The amp is very loud, sporting 120 Watts of bi-amped power to an 8 inch woofer and a tweeter. This is key, if you want full range sound, you must have a real tweeter. Vocals and keyboard also sound fantastic through this amp. I tried out the Roland answer to this and it sounds like two 6 inch speakers, muddy with no sparkle.
Two real full channels, each with xlr and fantom power and access to the two built in effect busses. These effects sound great, the reverb and slap back echo are probably the most useful and can be independently applied to each channel. There is a stereo aux input and pro outputs and effect loops on the back.
I mentioned before my use of the para di, this is necessary because unfortunately there is no parametric or sweepable notch filter on this amp. This shortcoming and the fact that there is no speaker stand hole in the bottom are the only two things that prevent a five star rating.
This amp is best described as a two channel high quality Public Address system in a box. Too bad about the stand hole, I was surprised.
from Charlotte, NC
August 10, 2012Music Background:
The Loudbox ArtistNice amp, Nice features, Great sound, My only drawback is cosmetic. I feel the quality of amp cabinet has been cheapened, from the more rugged Loudbox 100 and Loudbox Performer. Would take this amp over the much more expensive Trace Elliott Acoustic. But I prefer the black cabinet and the steel front of the previous models over the, thinner wood and covering, and mesh-fabric front, of the newer Artist model. If you are planning to take this amp on the road I would recommend at least a padded cover, if not a hard case for it.
from Kansas, USA
December 9, 2012Music Background:
Great Sound - Weak Tolex!There is a lot to like about this amp. I have three Electric-Acoustics that I have tested it with and all have had good results. Tested with a Taylor and Epiphone Masterbilt, each equipped with a K&K Mini; and a Martin D-15M equipped with a L.R. Baggs M1 Active. Good sounds across the board. The effects are nice and have some adjustability although not all parameters are controlled. Got some nice delays using the delay combined with the Slap Echo. Reverb 1 was my favorite with nice adjustability and transparency. I also found the phaser to be very cool for alternative rock covers.
Now the bad. Tolex. The Tolex covering the sides of the amp is thin, really thin. Imagine your guitar covered in butterfly wings, that thin. I have had the amp for two days in my music room and there is an abrasion and a tear on the side and all I have done is take it out of the box. Really? Thats a bummer. I guess when it gets bad enough I can recover it with material that I know isn't garbage.
So there you have it.