Acoustic amp or no


Papa Rich
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08/21/2017 5:42 pm

So I have a Taylor GS Mini and I was thinking of buying the pickup that is made specifically for that guitar. I contacted one of the large online retailers that I use and asked if I can get a way with using my little Fender amp for electrics. It's a fine little amp and I only play in the house by my lonesome. I have read a lot of articles on the subject and most say you can't use an electric amp for acoustics. Has anyone tried this and was happy with the results? Again, I only need it for the house and mainly to bring up the volume of my finger picking.


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08/21/2017 9:53 pm
Originally Posted by: Papa Rich

So I have a Taylor GS Mini and I was thinking of buying the pickup that is made specifically for that guitar. I contacted one of the large online retailers that I use and asked if I can get a way with using my little Fender amp for electrics.

Which Fender amp do you have?

I think it's fine for playing at home. It's possible to do & it will sound decent. It will not sound as good as an amp specifically designed to amplify an acoustic guitar. Typically those have slightly different electronics & speakers that are fine tuned to reproduce the sparkling high end of a good acoustic guitar.

Electric guitar amps are typically a little less refined, with more mid range bark & rough around the edges. :)

But it's possible to use one. Hope this helps!


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08/22/2017 12:55 pm

Thanks for answering Christopher. The amp I have is a Fender Mustang I V.2 20-watt 1x8" Modeling Combo Amp.


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08/22/2017 4:36 pm

You're welcome!

Originally Posted by: Papa Rich

Thanks for answering Christopher. The amp I have is a Fender Mustang I V.2 20-watt 1x8" Modeling Combo Amp.

Oh, yeah! That's a decent amp for home playing & I'm sure there are some super clean settings for using an acoustic guitar.

It's never going to be as good as a purely acoustic guitar amplifier. But those newer Fenders have lots of great settings. I thought you might have an older Fender tube amp, which wouldn't be nearly as good for acoustic guitar. But you'll be fine with that Mustang.

Have fun! Play guitar!


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