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Re: Compact guitar amp...
From: "Zoe Keating" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>I tried a very small Schertler amp a few months ago and was pretty
>impressed....but that was with a cello.
Was it the David? I tried one here in Boise...very nice sounding....though
they were mainly for acoustic vs. electric mondern jazz...but really nice
amps, nonetheless...built like tanks (Swiss, of course, I think). I can
how they would sound great for cello.
It's funny how my taste has changed in amps over the years. I used to
boutique amps, $1000 and higher, were the only way to go...and I've owned
few of them over the years (power, pre, combo). These days I find that a
$200-$300 amp suits me just fine, and that the "alleged dream tone" really
isn't dramatically different than a mid-range amp. This is only my
experience and opinion here, of course. I can generally get a tone I like
out of a lower cost amp. I put most of my investment in my guitars and my
I'm also finding that there is a trend going on today with guitars and
Many foreign manufacturers are starting to produce some very affordable
that plays really good and consistently. A local music store here has some
hollow body jazz guitars that are made in Taiwan that play just amazing,
are a fraction of the price of the boutique jazz axes. I know some guys
have paid $40,000 for their Gibson L5s, Super 400 or Wes Montgomery
model.s....freakin' insane. I think Gibson's guitar are grossly
overpriced...you can get a not-well-known luthier to make something for a
fraction of the price. I wouldn't even feel comfortable taking a guitar
like that (the high end Gibson's) out of the case at a gig.
I've read on MANY jazz guitar discussion forums that the Roland Cube 60
($300 +) is a great pick for diverse tone and portability. It keeps
up as a great pick....pretty amazing and quite appealing for a bunch of
guys with gray hair whose backs are too bad to lift those Fender Twins and
JC-120s. Purism in amps is starting to lose grip a bit with all the
greatest DSP technology. Interesting phenomeon going on with music
----- Original Message -----
> On Dec 16, 2006, at 1:20 PM, Andrew Koenig wrote:
>>> Anyone have any ideas for a small,
>>>> compact guitar amp for
>>>> jazz, with a lot of bells and whistles, effects,
>> How compact? What price range? If you want something to drool over,
>> out www.acousticimg.com and look for the Corus model.