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Guitarists, help me pick: Laney A1 or Fender Acoustasonic 30?

Old 02-05-06, 02:46 AM
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Guitarists, help me pick: Laney A1 or Fender Acoustasonic 30?

I'm in the market for a new acoustic guitar amplifier since my old Crate one is dying on me. I've got it narrowed down to these 2:

Laney A1

Fender Acoustasonic 30 DSP

Both are around $300 and wedge shaped so you can tilt it back and serve as a monitor. But the biggest difference is that the Laney one is 65W while the Fender's just 30.

I like the Laney because it has more connectivity options and it has more power. I like the Fender one because of the reputation and because when I tested it out last week with a guitar similar to mine (mine was at the shop), it sounded great.

Anybody have any prior experience with these brands, good or otherwise? Thanks.
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Old 02-05-06, 10:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Kal-El
I like the Laney because it has more connectivity options and it has more power. I like the Fender one because of the reputation and because when I tested it out last week with a guitar similar to mine (mine was at the shop), it sounded great.

Anybody have any prior experience with these brands, good or otherwise? Thanks.
Laney has as good a rep as Fender, but it's more well known in the UK.
Tony Iommi uses Laney.

http://www.harmony-central.com/Guita...1_Combo-1.html

http://www.harmony-central.com/Guita...nic_30-01.html

I don't think you can go wrong with either one actually.

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Old 02-05-06, 11:20 AM
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I've used the Fender - great tone and range. Haven't tried the Laney.
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Old 02-05-06, 03:43 PM
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Really, I've not heard any acoustic amps that really sound any different to me. SWR is probably the best one. But honestly, I'd go for the best price and features you can find.

Of note, most pros that perform using ac/el use some sort of fender tube amp for amplication.
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I think you'll probably be fine if you go with either. I'd probably go with the Fender personally.
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