Are you in the market for an acoustic guitar amp? Let's help you choose the perfect one for your needs. A top-notch acoustic guitar amp will amplify the natural tone of your acoustic guitar without noticeably altering it. If you want a louder sound, you need one of these.
Even if you typically play at home or in the studio, you'll still greatly benefit from an amp, and many offer built-in effects or other features to expand your sound. If you want to use a looper while you play, you'll also find yourself in need of a good acoustic guitar amp.
How much power or volume do you need? Are you going to use your amp at home? 20 - 30 watts will suffice. Will you play very small gigs at your local coffee house? Look for an amp that is able to push 50 - 60 watts, enough power for small venues. Consider amps over 100-watt if you're performing with a band or playing in large venues.
The higher your wattage, the heavier and physically larger your acoustic guitar amp will be. When it comes to your amp's size and weight, consider your needs for portability. If you'll be moving your amp around, take a look at its dimensions and weight. Whether you're carrying it around the house or all over town, you'll need to do so without breaking your back.
If you want to practice in silence or just monitor the sound, acoustic guitar amps with a headphone output is a must. Direct outputs are also extremely helpful, for feeding the signal of your amp to a recording tool or mixer.
Do you sing and play your guitar at the same time? You'll love an acoustic guitar amp with multiple channels. These are also a great choice if you play and your partner sings, since multi-channel amps allow you to connect many instruments at the same time. For example, you can plug in your acoustic guitar in channel 1 and your partner's mic in channel 2.
You'll probably want to use some effects at some point - a little chorus here, a little reverb there, and maybe if you have vocals plugged into channel 2, you'll want to add some effects there, too. Looks for an acoustic guitar amp that includes the suite of basic effects you'll need.
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