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Looking to upgrade my amp

Discussion in 'Amps, Mics & Pickups [DB]' started by mrvermin, Dec 9, 2013.

  1. mrvermin


    Jul 24, 2013
    I currently play some small combo gigs with an Acoustic AB50 which works pretty well, but it wont cut through a big band. I'm in love with the SWR Natural Blonde, but I cant find one anywhere! Any recommendations for similar amps?
    Ive been told to look at-
    PJB Briefcase
    SWR Working Pro

    thoughts on these?
    Im just looking for an amp that isn't going to add any color to my tone, just add volume. Also portability is nice.
    Thank you! First Post!
  2. Don Sibley

    Don Sibley Supporting Member

    Jun 27, 2005
    Fort Worth, TX
    Which pickup are you using? Do you use a preamp?

    Do you have a budget in mind?

    All amps will color your tone to some degree. Some less than others. Expect some compromises.

    Welcome to the rabbit hole!
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  4. mrvermin


    Jul 24, 2013
    I play with a realist and no I don't use a preamp. I'm pretty inexperienced with the electronic side of things
  5. Don Sibley

    Don Sibley Supporting Member

    Jun 27, 2005
    Fort Worth, TX
    If you don't need a bunch of reinforcement, I still like the GK MB150. It's light, simple, inexpensive, and doesn't color the sound much. I used a realist with one happily for over a decade. I sometimes take it with me as a safety on quiet gigs.

    I think there is one with an extension speaker in the classifieds right now.

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