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Bob Landry Opinons on pick-ups for acoustic guitar (52* d) RE: Opinons on pick-ups for acoustic guitar 25 Jan 99

For the last 3 years, I've played my best guitar, a Guild 6-string Songbird model that came equipped with Fishman electronics ... pickup, pre-amp, equalizer. Mostly I play it unplugged since I don't have a good amp to plug into. The few times it's been plugged into other people's amps, I haven't been happy with the sound that I heard.

Recently, I've become (barely) good enough to play at open mike sessions and stretch past my comfort zone, which for years limited me to playing only in informal jam sessions in somebody's living room or basement.

I'm now thinking of buying an amplifier to use when I play with my electrified friends. The only amp I own is a small Crate practice amp that I inherited from one of my kids who's moved on to bigger merchandise. What sort of amp should I be looking for? My main priorities so far are that it it be lightweight and easy to carry, and that it should have two channels, one with the ability to bring out the sweet sound of the Guild and the other with enough vibrato or echo effects to add interest to my naturally flat voice. Any suggestions?


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