Fishman Loudbox Mini (60 watts) Reviews4.5/5.0 based on 21 customer reviews
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from Coldwater, MI
April 11, 2013Music Background:
Musician, hobbyist, songwriter.
Great!Very happy with this little mini Fishman. Sounds great. Love it and highly recommend it.
December 28, 2012
Perfect for PracticeCan't beat it for the price.
Great for practicing your guitar and vocals.
Also can be used as a decent preamp / monitor with the outputs going through a "house PA".
October 11, 2012Music Background:
amazingonly owned it about a month so far no trouble, small package great sound great price.
from Haskin, Ohio
September 21, 2012Music Background:
Garage band player.
Fishman Loudbox MiniI went to Sweetwater looking for an amp that would work with electric or acoustic electric and with help from the excellent staff there was led to a Loudbox Mini. I had taken my guitar with me and for the first time in years I heard the tone I knew my guitar was capable of. The Loudbox was clean and clear at all levels. The reverb and chorus are excellent. My first gig and my guitar battery went out so I used my Harmony Rocket. It too has never sounded so good. If you need a small amp that travels well and just plain sounds good at any volume this is it. You will not be disappointed.
February 17, 2012Music Background:
Retired old man, music student.
Wow, now your talkingTyler Moore provided the best price and warranty and support. Received this today. Had all settings flat, then some reverb, then changed to chorus. Just incredible value compared to Roland . Separate tweeter in addition to woofer. Believe it or not I bought as a home practice amp. Just a newbie. Picked up guitar at age 56 for something to do in retirement. Take thirty minute lessons every Monday. Know my chords, can read music slowly, working on F chord, tough time, but then I thought the same with G chord, now that's a piece of cake. Can't wait for summer weather and bring my new toy out in garage. Great buy, great service, great price. I love it.
from London UK
January 25, 2012Music Background:
Absolutly incredidble!!!I purchased this amp this week after trying it out I was simply blown away.
I am a singer/songwriter and I play in wine bars weddings etc, Though only 60 watts.. You get 60 watts of clean power, absolutly crystal clear with some good low end too ,
I was suprised with the big sound considering its size.
The reverb is superb too and the chorus which I only use a tad on the guitar, The mic channel is brilliant too . I use Audio Technica AE 6100 which is a great dynamic mic which really shines on the Fishman.
I would definaly recomend this amp , sounds classy and even better then some amps tripple the price, I am serious. dave
October 5, 2011Music Background:
Advanced Hobbyist / Local Performer
Incredible Amp Really Projects!Bought this for ukulele and vocals. Just did an outdoor live show last weekend at a Farmer's Market and everyone could hear it - and that was with the volume just a little past 12 o'clock and the gain at around 1 -- and that was more than enough. It's amazing for how small and light this is. I can carry my show in two hands and one trip now! I wish it had something to fight vocal feedback (music channel has a phase switch) but I think it's more my cheap mic than this quality product. Has a nice XLR DI out, separate reverb on both channels, and the chorus on the music channel is very nice. Easy, intuitive to use. Has a great low end for such a small speaker - gives my ukulele some real meat to it. Well built, looks nice - and at this price it is one of the best deals in a guitar (or uke) / vocal combo. I could do an open mic with this, no problem. Highly recommended!!
from Choudrant, La. USA
September 29, 2011Music Background:
Great Amp for the Money!After having read so many good reviews on this amp, I decided to give it a try. I was suprised by the compact size and light weight, but it felt very solidly built. I have a Taylor 426ce ltd with the expression system, and this is the first acoustic amp I have hooked it up to. The sound is great with good chorus and reverb adjustments. Plugged a mike into the other input, seems to do quite well. I'm not a great player, but I hope to use this in our church soon. I agree with most of the reviews I've read, this thing is a steal at this price!
from Hamilton, OH USA
July 23, 2011Music Background:
Fishman Loudbox: First ImpressionI have not yet gigged with this amp, but it sounds great. Solid construction. I had used a Fender Acoustisonic Jr. (another good amp with good sound), but I wanted a solid backup acoustic guitar amp. I think I have found it. If you are considering this purchase, check out all the rave reviews in the trade magazines. I look forward to working with this one. Lots of bang for the buck!
from Columbus, Ohio
May 22, 2011Music Background:
Full time entertainer
ExcellentI play classical guitar and have searched for an amp that doesn't color that natural guitar sound. This is probably about as close as it gets. For classical guitarists who don't need to fill a stadium with sound but who instead perform at cocktail hours, weddings and events ... this is the amp to buy. It's simple, light and sounds very, very good. The reverb is natural and full. Chorus sounds good but I don't use it. Believe me, I've paid lots more (and lugged much heavier equipment) to experience no better sound. With a small equalizer attached to handle excessive feedback issues with particular guitars in various venues it's virtually unbeatable. It has plenty of power for what I do -- which is play in a variety of places under all kinds of conditions.
from Boston, MA
November 30, 2010Music Background:
Musician on the side
Perfect - Including One ThingTo correct a previous review, the Loudbox Mini doesn't need a ground lift switch because the XLR out is permanently ground isloated according to the manual. It seems like a smart move on Fishman's part becasue you can plug into a PA system without creating a ground loop. I love the sound quality of this amp. It's got a nice full low end and smooth highs. I've run vocals with a Beta 58 through the mic channel and it works great! For the money you can't beat it.
from Lebanon, Ohio USA / Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
November 12, 2010Music Background:
semi pro ? playing for over 40 years
Perfect for what it isThis little (Small enough to carry an airplane) box is perfect for small rooms or practice. I play my Taylor T-5 and also and acoustic Gibson Blues King through it. Also great for vocals. Just the right amount of effects and DI out makes for the perfect package.
from Chicago, IL
December 27, 2012Music Background:
Love it!I am a guitarist/singer and a voice teacher and will use it for small library events with me and my guitar and for Peformance events for my students! Sound is perfect for smaller events!
July 4, 2012Music Background:
Great Little Amp!This is a great little amp for very small venues...coffee shops, small bistros etc.
Once you get an entire band around you...you're gonna need more...thank goodness it can go directly into a mixer....ive used it both ways and now know its limitations....reproduces my Taylor's sound perfectly...easily worth the 3 bills I gave for it...thanks Sweetwater!
from Sacramento, CA
January 19, 2012Music Background:
LB MiniVery happy with this little guy. It has all the necessities, sounds great and easy to tote around, versatile. I use it as a monitor to our PA for gigs and it gives me control over the mix and projects to any size room you need (limited only by your PA). Our acoustic sets sound great, and when time to switch over to electrics it conveniently tucks away without taking up valuable stage space. Nylon and Steel sound equally great. I would only suggest running a compressor in front to help soften and even the delivery. Dont waste or money time on anything of lesser pedigree in this price range.
from Beaumont, TX
July 18, 2011Music Background:
Musician, Owner - The Red Room Audio Services
Fishman Loudbox MiniI A/B'd the Loudbox Mini ($299) to the new Peavy ($179) entry into the acoustic amp market. it is a no-brainer to spend the extra $130 for the Loudbox Mini. It is smoother overall, and I was especially impressed with the mild chorus setting. For many years I have used an old DOD analog chorus to give my acoustic a slight detune effect. The mild chorus setting is perfect; not to much, but just enough "enhancement." However, the reverb can be a little harsh. Couple this with the extra convenience of a direct out, and it is well worth the money.
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from Mt. Pleasant, MI
November 17, 2012Music Background:
Jazz, classical, country: fingerstyle and flatpick , semi-pro
So happy I have the Mini for my gigs.I have the Mini and absolutely love it - this is a very nice amp for my use. Since I am pushing 70 the light weight of this amp is much appreciated. And it is nice to know that the size has not lessened any tonal quality in my opinion. I play my acoustic and electric thru it with good results. The uke sounds really nice, too. I had been thinking of trying to find an amp just for the electric guitar but can't find a good one that weighs less than around 40#. The Mini has solved my problems weighing in at 20#.
My venues are restautrants and the Mini's size and volume are just right. I have not used the mic channel since I don't sing. I do use my Ipod for my home recorded backing - nice flexibility with the two input sizes. The XLR output is handy for large, PA gigs. This is a good fit for me. I am truly a happy camper! Thankyou Fishman!
October 13, 2011Music Background:
Star of living room and basement in the vicinity of my house......
Does what it says on the boxThis is my second Loudbox mini and I love what it does. I use it primarily for vocals via a Digitech Vocalist 3 and get great results.
from Upstate NY
November 24, 2010Music Background:
Full-time pro player
Perfect except for one thingDoes a great job, especially considering it's size, but it is missing something if it is going to be used as a direct line out. There is no ground lift. You never know where in the chain that lift will solve a house hum issue, it would have been nice/simple/cheap to have one built in there for you. Don't get me wrong, Fishman did a lot of things right. The Loudbox really is amazing in every other way, but I always get the impression with issues like this that the item was never tested by anyone who actually gigs for a living. Any pro player is going to look for that ground switch on the line out the first time they have a hum in the system, and they are going to be very disappointed when it is not there.
from Clemmons, NC
December 16, 2010Music Background:
Would Rather have the Performer or the Loudbox 100Fishman has high quality products, no doubt. The Loudbox Mini is just that. Mini sound, Mini weight, works good as a preamp to a PA system. Nice for home practice. For the money it is a win. However if you want an amp that competes with other amps in a band on stage and carry's thru the mix I would suggest the Performer or the Loudbox 100. I personally would like to see Fishman develope an amp with a 12 inch speaker or even a 15 inch speaker that would carry those nice big thumps an acoustic electric can produce and would stand up against the lead and bass amps in a band. With that said the Loudbox Mini is an alright bang for the buck.
June 15, 2011Music Background:
singer and guitar player
inperfect, after 3 blown gigsThe ground is an issue, and after trying to run it as a DI at 3 different shows I've blown it twice. Great amp for smaller gigs or at home but not made bigger shows where you want to use it as a DI and monitor.