Has anyone tried this and if so, how did it sound?
Posted 23 February 2014 - 02:26 PM
Posted 23 February 2014 - 09:18 PM
Posted 24 February 2014 - 05:35 AM
I used a Fender CD140sce and an old Epiphone with a Markley soundhole pickup with my Spider IV 75. (Also used the amp for keyboards.)
For aocustic, I used a Clean Green setting with just a touch of gain for some volume. Although the sound might not be as 'airy' as with a acoustic amp, it still was an acoustic sound, not a strangled/washy electric sound.
Posted 11 March 2014 - 04:49 AM
Thanks for the replys, and you're right. spent the weekend playing my new ovation thru the spider, and I agree. The spider doesn't seem to capture the dynamic range of an acoustic.
Note that this is typical with ANY amp and a standard undersaddle piezo pickup system. Even my Taylor with ES can't sound exactly the same acoustically and plugged in. There are high-end pickup systems like the Baggs Lyric and K+K mini that do better, and you can also use a high-end preamp-DI box with EQ. The more you spend, the better it sounds!
Posted 12 March 2014 - 04:37 AM
An acoustic amp will give you an uncolored sound (just like a PA system will), but the sound will still be only what your guitar's pickup system is capable of.
What guitar do you have/what pickup system do you have? Is this going go to be a solo venture or with a band? At what volume (size of venues)?