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Anyone use an acoustic amp as FRFR???

strumminsix

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Just thought it may work. Every acoustic amp manual I've checked say that it can be used for keys. Also the Fenders, and others, have vocal inputs.

May be a good solution for folks and I kinda wish I tried it.
 

Dancing Frog

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I am using the vocal/other instrument channel of an AER Compact 60/2 as well as an Atomic Reactor FR as FR's for my Axe-FX while I wait for the second Reactor. It does pretty well, but it doesn't quite have the warmth that the Reactor has. The key question is whether the acoustic amp really colors the sound or not and whether not you can set it to flat EQ.
 

ckofahl

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on gigs that I need both acoustic and electric, I will sometimes use my swr california blond, the acoustic in one input and the axe fx to the other. It sounds really good.
 

62Tele

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I use a Shen Pro in pretty much the same way - acoustic into one channel, electric (via Tech 21's and a pedalboard) into the second channel. This amp has tube pres so it works great for both. When the 200 watts isn't loud enough or I want it to just be a monitor, I can run lies out to the board. Pretty slick.
 

Turbo Gerbil

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I use a Shen Pro in pretty much the same way - acoustic into one channel, electric (via Tech 21's and a pedalboard) into the second channel. This amp has tube pres so it works great for both. When the 200 watts isn't loud enough or I want it to just be a monitor, I can run lies out to the board. Pretty slick.
I have a Shen Pro I've used with the Axe. While it can sound pretty good, It doesn't seem to be all that flat, especially in the upper mids.
 

MereImage

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I use a Roland AC60 acoustic guitar amp. It has two channels (one for piezo/electric and the other for electric/line) and a stereo aux in. I use the amp for monitoring and run line outs to FOH.

Dave
 

strumminsix

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on gigs that I need both acoustic and electric, I will sometimes use my swr california blond, the acoustic in one input and the axe fx to the other. It sounds really good.
Brilliant! I see a few others are doing this too! Never thought about that.

And then the line out to FOH is awesome!!!!
 

62Tele

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I have a Shen Pro I've used with the Axe. While it can sound pretty good, It doesn't seem to be all that flat, especially in the upper mids.
Very well may be true, I haven't tried the Axe so results may be different. But I find with the Tech 21's (whole different animal I know) the Shen works great, and the tube pre's help a little with the feel. And, of course, I bought it as an acoustic amp and it excels at that role, especially with my K&K loaded guitars.
 

Turbo Gerbil

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Very well may be true, I haven't tried the Axe so results may be different. But I find with the Tech 21's (whole different animal I know) the Shen works great, and the tube pre's help a little with the feel. And, of course, I bought it as an acoustic amp and it excels at that role, especially with my K&K loaded guitars.
Yeah, I'm not actually saying the Shen doesn't work, I think it works quite well, only that in my experience it either needs some global EQ or patches tweaked specifically for it.
 




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