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    Amp for Piezo

    I just pulled the trigger on a P24 ltd in Eriza Verde Smokeburst. I'll post pics when I receive it. From what I read you really need an acoustic amp to take advantage of the Piezo. The amp I currently have is a Marshall JCM 1, I also have an Fender Mustang 3 amp. Would this be a good amp to use with the Piezo or should I purchase a dedicated acoustic amp? If so, could someone recommend one that doesn't break the bank.

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    With the green you want a Fishman Loudbox Artist.

    The piezo needs an acoustic amp or PA.
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    Those look like they are still pretty expensive. Is buying something under $200 stupid? I only play in my house, so i probably don't need a ton of wattage?

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    I'm running Fishman Aura straight into a PA. You could also just run an Aura straight into a powered speaker! Lot's of new powered speakers out there at a lot of price points and sizes....

    Edit:
    I originally read about using a power speaker in this thread... read down a bit:

    http://prsguitars.com/forum/showthre...nce-Excitement
    Last edited by Rango; 10-06-2012 at 09:16 PM.

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    I play mine through a Roland Jazz Chorus and am *very* happy with the clean piezo sounds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jw3571 View Post
    Those look like they are still pretty expensive. Is buying something under $200 stupid? I only play in my house, so i probably don't need a ton of wattage?
    It isn't stupid if you find one you like. The Fishman Loudbox Mini is $329 new. Find something used.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wilerty View Post
    It isn't stupid if you find one you like. The Fishman Loudbox Mini is $329 new. Find somehing used.
    Wait for an online outlet that has a 15% sale and these are in the 200s new
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    Quote Originally Posted by WEDGE View Post
    Wait for an online outlet that has a 15% sale and these are in the 200s new
    There ya go... and then you send the 15% off sale price to a second online outlet that has a price beating offer ( most do ) and work a bit more off. I can usually get about 20% off this way. It's a bit of work, I only bother on bigger ticket items. I bought my Fishman Aura this way...

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    I've plugged my acoustic into a mustang III and it has sounded pretty good. Are people here saying that my new P24 won't sound good with the Piezo on it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jw3571 View Post
    I've plugged my acoustic into a mustang III and it has sounded pretty good. Are people here saying that my new P24 won't sound good with the Piezo on it?
    Not that it will sound "bad", but an acoustic has a wider spectrum of frequencies, so having a full range speaker and a tweeter or horn will capture more of the acoustic properties than a guitar speaker which is purposefully designed to work in a narrow frequency spectrum that a guitar sits in.

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