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  1. The one downside to my new acoustic amp...no Notch Filter for those troublesome frequencies. And I am getting a little trouble from some of my low end frequencies. Is there a pedal/other option where I can get a Notch Filter to solve this? So far Ive only found the BBE Acoustimax Sonic Maximizer... Any thoughts?
  2. Update: So I went to a local music shop (Watermelon Music in Davis, CA) and played through a bunch of Acoustic combos. I ended up getting the SWR Cali Blonde, plus the guy sold it to me at cost. Score. I really like it. It is pretty fuckin heavy, but its also much louder then anything else I played through. It seems to have more potential for the tone I am looking for with my band too, cause I play with a trio and my acoustic guitar is very low ended, so it often gets lost in the mix. This amp gives it a little more bite, so I think it will work out great. We have rehearsal on Sun
  3. Yeah I suppose looking into getting a good PA is an option I havent thought about. I just really like being somewhat portable when we have to be. Especially since most places that dont have their own PAs are pretty small places to begin with. I really like the California Blonde, but I talked to a couple people about it and they said they were not fans of the tone. I also wish it didnt weigh in at 50+ lbs.
  4. That is good news, cause I am really hoping about 100W would cut it. Anything over that starts to get a bit pricy. The Fishman Loudbox is pretty affordable though. I just cant believe how disappointing the LR Baggs Combo Amp is. Specifically because I have always loved LR Baggs products.
  5. Yeah I already know that tube watts translates to much more power then the equivalent solid state wattage. I guess what I am looking for is how much solid state wattage I would need to match my 15W of tube. Cause my Pro Junior is certainly loud enough for rehearsals/gigging, but its not something I would use for an acoustic guitar, or vocals. The Core 1 has a DI out which would be cool to use, but my goal in getting a combo amp is to make my band completely self sufficient for venues that do no have PA's etc. etc.
  6. Sorry Ive got no pics, but maybe I will soon (I need to get a camera). What Im gigging with: '68 Gibson F-25 Acoustic Split signal through = Volume - Holy Grail - Digitech Delay - Moog Analog Delay '69 Reissue Telecaster XII Through = Janglebox Compressor - Not So Ol' Yeller Overdrive Into = Pro Junior, Or AC15 Heritage, Depending on how much I feel like carrying. On home shows I also break out '68 Barney Kessel for a song or two. Stuff I just have in my collection and mess around with at home: '57 Reissue Strat Martin DC1XE Reverend something-or-other Rat distortion Zvex
  7. I am in need of an Acoustic Combo amp for rehearsals/gigging and I need something loud enough. My little 15W Pro Junior works for electric for pretty much most of the gigs we are playing now. When I need the kick, I either mic it or I break out my AC15. I was wondering if anyone knew about what that 15W of tube may translate to in standard watt output. I recently got the LR Baggs Core 1 after months of waiting and waiting, because it was advertised as a 200W amp on musiciansfriend, and was small and compact. This is not the case. It is not loud at all, and isnt even good enough for
  8. I really want a twelve string and I have an old Tele I was thinking of customizing anyway. Would it be at all possible to customize this into a 12 String? Any and all help would be awesome on this if you guys know anything about the following: 1 - is it possible? I suppose everything is 2 - Where can I get parts? 3 - Would I have to change pickups, neck, headstock, etc? Thanks guys.
  9. Ive got the VOX handwired AC15 heritage Amp Head with the EF86 channel in it as well. I was reading a little bit up on it and someone mentioned 'jumpering' the two channels to blend the two tones? How does one go about doing this in the most efficient way? Also if I place some sort of volume control between the head and the speaker, will this allow me to crank the head at much higher volumes? It seems obvious that it will, but I dont want to take any chances. Circuitry and electronics are not my specialty. Thanks for your help guys.
  10. My typical setup has always just been using reverb (Holy Grail) and a little delay once in a while, but I have a new guitarist in my band these days and we have combined our miscellaneous pedal collections and are trying to put together his board for use in the band. Here is what we have off the top of my head: Overdrive (TS10), Prunes and Custard, Fuzz (Addrock Smile), Digitech Chorus, Digitech SuperShifter, Digitech DD-3 Delay, Digitech Compression/Sustain, Moog Ring Modulator, and Moog Analog Delay. I was wondering if anyone could provide advice as to what pedals work best in certain p
  11. I just got one of these, and the thing is pretty incredible (as it should be for the cost). However I was wondering if anyone else had one of these and had any suggestions for different settings and tips on using it. I would love any help or advice. Thanks in advance dudes and dude-ettes.
  12. Thanks for the tips guys. I will go try out a bunch today. Right now the RAT is on the top of my list, just based on price alone. Thanks again.
  13. So I have been falling in love with the sound of Distorted Acoustic guitars thanks to things like Neutral Milk Hotel, the version of 'Camera' from the More like the Moon EP, and even Feists 'I Feel it All'. I was just wondering if anyone had any good recommendations for how to get this type of sound. I was going to just go pick up a RAT distortion or something, but I figured it would be smart for me to check it out with you guys first, as I always come here with gear questions. Thanks in advance dudes and dude-ettes.
  14. I only say the "early models" in my review because in my own research of this guitar, they state that the original design had flat bridges. I do not know if this was fixed in later models. The one I purchased is a '68, and while the bridge is not flat, I have reason to believe it was adjusted, cause I do have a very very slight intonation problem with the low e-string (really it just requires some slight fine tuning every time I use a capo, etc. - which isnt an uncommon thing). My style is generally rhythm and finger-picking. Even when I do strum I generally just use my thumg on the low s
  15. I just got one of these about a month ago and have NEVER been happier with a guitar purchase. Of course the wide neck is perfect for my style of playing. The tone is incredibly warm, and I had an L.R. Baggs M1A installed and the thing sounds incredible. Ive even thought of looking for a second one to have for a backup, but I cant justify that yet. These guitars were originally designed for Flamenco guitar players (so they say) - hence the pickguard on each side. But it is a damn cool guitar. The only thing you have to be careful of is the intonation, especially on the earlier models, b
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