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4.8 | 2,022 customer ratings
96% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
This review is more of a comparison between the 20 and the 40 than a review of how the Champions sound. They both sound great.

I bought the Champion 20 at first, which is a great sounding amp that also looks cute. It also has all the sounds I wanted and it can play amazingly loud even though it is small.

Then I
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By SP
I ordered the Fender Champion 20. Being a beginner, I wasn't ready to splurge on a $600 combo tube amp, so I was looking for something simple to amplify my new Epiphone SG. In its price range, the Fender Champion 20 was one of the highest recommended products on Amazon, so I figured I'd give it a shot. Originally, I was deciding between
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By Megatron
sad, I got to play this amp 1 time before a whitish/blue flash came out the back while turning it on and then the red led's on the front panel went out and that was it ,you could not turn it on or anything.just dead. I had heard that the power supply in these amps were junk.Starting to believe it.so I got to play it one
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By aliengtr
4.8 | 712 customer ratings
96% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
I just purchased this amp a few days ago and it is excellent! It has 30 different presets( +20 more that you can use as replacements) that work for any genre of music. All of the presets can be adjusted manually to your liking and saved. I am a beginner and still learning, but this amp is perfect for this purpose and I highly recommend it
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By JON E. GOOS
The Mustang LT25 is an excellent little amp. It's a modeling amp, meaning it can emulate a variety of specific amplifiers and effects pedals. It comes with 50 preset sounds spanning the history of country and rock, but all of them can be modified or replaced entirely. I selected this amp primarily because it's small and can model all of
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By CJ and T
As a bit of a background about myself, I have been playing guitar for more than twenty years and have had a chance to try out a great number of solid state, hybrid and tube amps. This unit is the queen of versatility and portability! I enjoy the extremely wide range of options. It doesn't replace the need to buy separate pedals but it
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By Lunar Kitten
4.7 | 2,255 customer ratings
95% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
Best in class, by far. I am blown away at the sound quality of this little guy. Granted I haven't played in person the other brands of battery powered practice amps. I originally went in planning to buy the Marshall Mini stack, so I spent a lot of time watching many YouTube comparison videos with side-by-sides of several of them
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By A. Lyons
I bought the extension pack with AC adaptor so my review reflects the entire package. First I bought this amp based on all the glowing reviews. I wanted something that would sit on the end table in my den and not take up much room but that did not suck eggs when it came to sound. Over the past 23 years of playing guitar on and off I
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By Manhood 101
When I seen the size of the shipping box, I immediately was disappointed, as I pulled it out, I laughed... I kept laughing until I plugged my guitar in & turned the volume up.
I wasn’t expecting this amp to put out & sound good. It’s small enough to take anywhere. You won’t be rockin any shows with this amp but you will be able
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By Marc (Stone Wall) Harper
4.7 | 592 customer ratings
92% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
3.5 stars is what I would give it, so I rounded up.

Cons:
- It's long. 10" plus the cords coming out of the top, so you need to have pedal space. My board is pretty tight, so that part sucks. (On the bright side, it's thinner than a Morley). Using right-angled cord plugs seems to be tolerable.
- The guts are
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By Some Dude
40 shows? Is that all I'm really getting out of these things? This is the second one I've purchased and the same thing has happened. Something on the internals gets messed up and shorts out. I had the original before and thought this sturdier one would be better but I didn't even get to 2 years. This is on a pedal board that only comes
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By Patrick Soler
I've owned two of these and finally recently switched to the BOSS pedal. I don't know why these are so popular. Don't get me wrong, I like the look and feel of this pedal, but the open design with the exposed potentiometer is just silly. The first one I owned was mildly scratchy but I was using it in a noisy live setting where it wasn't a
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By J. ausura
4.8 | 223 customer ratings
94% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
This is a very useful tool. I think a lot of the people reviewing this online, and especially on YouTube, are a little confused as to how it should be applied. A common complaint seems to be that this pedal adds noise to your signal. A lot of the players with this complaint are cranking one or more of the frequencies way above the
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By Abshire
This one pedal can give so many tones, like having several amps. Tames my Marshall Plexi for bedroom levels beautifully. Sets the tone sweetly on the Fender twin for any room or hall I'm playing in. Compliments, makes better, my other pedals, like the BKButler tube driver or the Ibanez tube screamer. I wish I hadn't taken so long to buy
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By Thomas R
BOTTOM LINE UP FRONT: If you play an Orange, Vox, or Marshall, you don't necessarily *need* an EQ pedal, but putting one in your signal chain will take your amp to the next level.

Why is this? Well, the Brits design their amps with wide and musical EQ but the overall frequency response is narrow. This has led many British amp
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By Gordon Tubbs
4.7 | 363 customer ratings
90% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
I'm a big fan of Fulltone pedals. Not because Mike Fuller is a nice guy (he's not) but he sure builds some great sounding pedals and that's all I care about.

This is the latest and greatest from Fulltone. This is the official version two of the incredible OCD. You can recognize the latest by the littler Fulltone logo and the
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By Mark King
I have been using Fulltone pedals for over 15 years and have had numerous pedals of various functions (3 different Fulldrives, 2 different Deja-Vibes) etc. Honestly some I have not really liked and some I still use to this day and thats OK. One thing that is not disputable is the quality of ALL of the pedals has been superb. Say what you
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By Hiwatt100
This is it: the third corner of the unholy triangle of devastating OD's (Chandler Limited and Tubescreamers comprise the other two). For that buzzsaw-y old school death metal tone, ABSOLUTELY use an 18v power supply, set the Tone to about 1:00-1:30, the switch to HP, the Drive almost all the way down (pointing at the tone knob), and the
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By PC
4.6 | 3,978 customer ratings
90% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
I'm a musician of some 50 + years not to be confused with a good musician. I know a few things. I've had a number of amps big and small. I have most of my gear in our man cave. Wife happy!!! But I like upstairs..so an acoustic has to do. Bought this little guy to keep peace. It absolutely fit the bill. Great sound, decent overdrive, loads
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By Bluesman
I can't understand why people keep referring to this as a "beginners amp". Why, because it's small and is usually part of a beginners package? I've bought and played so many overpriced small amps with all the effects and this and with that and they just sound tinny and boxy. Small amps need a 6 inch speaker. Out of the box it felt
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By Paul Wedero
I was torn between this amp and the 20 W version but liked the small size. When it arrived I could not wait to plug it in but it gave off a terrible buzz which I just could not get rid of. I returned it the next day for the 20 W Champion which arrived yesterday and I am very happy with. I highly recommend spending an extra $40 on the
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By Mr. Christopher B. Kende
4.6 | 1,231 customer ratings
91% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
I played this amp with the presets and twiddled with them for a while, but I didn't really like any of the presets. I almost thought the purchase was a mistake. The amp sounds good enough, but I couldn't get any of the presets the way I liked them through the amp controls. Enter the Fuse software. The basic presets are Ok, but the Fuse
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By HardcoreGamer
The Mustang 1 v2 is a perfect example of the culmination of Fender history, expertise and engineering. It truly, truly sounds friggin' great especially for what it is (a small, solid state modeling amplifier)! Don't get me wrong, it's a practice amp - i.e. I'm not trying to say this will take the place of a Friedman BE-100 (I have one of
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By Dave M
I've had this amp for a bit over a month now. I went back and forth between this and the comparable Peavey amp for at least a month before I settled on the Fender. I did so largely because of the alleged "metal" bias of the Peavey and the presumed better clean bluesy sound from the amp - which more suited my interest. I do not
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By LarryC
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4.7 | 235 customer ratings
93% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
I put these in a late-60's Fender Super Reverb that was sorely overdue for new power tubes. Immediately upon firing the amp up with the new tubes installed, I was rewarded with the sonic reminder of just how fantastic this amp sounds.

I think these came from an outfit called "Apex," or something like that. I have to say
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By Just_Keith
Remember kids:
When replacing your Power Output Tubes (such as these) it may be best to have your amp biased/checked for proper plate voltage settings by a qualified service technician!

If the settings are too hot, it may sound great but the life of your tubes will be much shorter.
Too low and your sound may be
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By Guitar Operator
Prior to installing these I had a quad set of grade 4 groove tube 6L6 tubes in my amp with 4 tungsol 12ax7 preamp tubes. I have a Peavey JSX 120 watt head. It was a signature Joe Satriani amp. Comparing these to what I had... These have better mids and low mids. And the gain! Oh damn the gain got tighter... And smoother. The amp gained
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By Donnie
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4.6 | 429 customer ratings
93% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
Ordered this footswitch for my Fender Champion 40 amp, and believe me this is THE model you need for your Champion to function correctly. Other footswitches may or may not work properly with this amp, but this one seems to be made for it. Too bad it wasn't included with the amp, and I think that may be just a price point thing because
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By R. Howell
I use this foot switch with a Fender Champion 40, and it works perfectly with no lag time.
The left switch switches between channel 1 & 2, the the right switch turns the effects off & on. The LED lights above each switch indicate what settings are engaged. Dead simple and easy to use. Includes a 10 ft.
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By avery
I am using this with my Fender Champ 50xl amplifier as it allows me to turn on and off the effects with one tap, rather than turning the knob. It looks just like the one I had on an amplifier I purchased in the late 80s and seems very sturdy and should last as long as the amp.

It did come with a cable.

An
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By JP
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4.6 | 350 customer ratings
90% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
There is a lot of good and useful sounding effects in this pedal. It has the actual chips and NOT a Modeling unit. I really love the TS7. and the 808. The 808 sounds just like my 808 on my board.I put them head to head and the JHS is the real deal. I have never owned or used a TS7 prior to this, but the TS7 setting is a mean sounding
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By john childs
I own so many cool things for guitar players. All the major manufacturers of amps and guitars. I'm not a big shot so I save $$$ and choose very carefully. I average a 50/50 when it comes to reviews = reality as it pertains to pedals.
This is a slam dunk. You can't make it sound bad.
I feel sad when I look around at all the
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By Robert Wilson
I stopped buying overdrive pedals quite some time ago...im perfectly satisfied with the gain on my amps and with the pedals I already own. Also, ive never really been a Tube Screamer fan. I own a TS9 and its in a drawer...which is not to say they are not good pedals, but i have boost options that preserve my original frequency response
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By Shemp
4.6 | 329 customer ratings
91% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
Absolutely love everything you can do with this board. So much value. However I would be ok with spending 20 extra bucks for a damn power cord. It was kind of frustrating unboxing that and finding a bunch of double A's. Now it's that one thing that I keep forgetting to order lol. Maybe I'm lazy and too critical but I would think buying an
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By David Bailey
Takes a while to understand how the pre-amp section and the distortion stomp-box sections work together. Once you figure that out -- and learn to use a headphone jack to turn on the cab simulator -- then this thing is the full bag of tricks. But it does take a LOT of time to learn what works well with your amp. At first all I could get
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By Headhunter 6
I bought this for my husband and he loves it. He said it is made of steel, not plastic , very well constructed. He loves the many, many things that it can do, i.e. sounds it can make and make his guitar make.

I wrote the above review...and my husband did love it...right up until it quit producing any volume 3 months and 1
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By Bunny
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4.5 | 8,218 customer ratings
88% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
Watch it and its unboxing video in higher quality on my Youtube channel:
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By skyforce95
Two years ago, I bought a different headphone amp: JOYO JA-03 "Tube Drive" Sound Effect Mini Guitar Pocket Amplifier with Headphone Output. I paid $11.11 for it. I can plug it in between my bass and headphones and hear myself. I thought that was all I needed--just to hear myself for practicing. But it really sounds like crap
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By BWK
I purchased a VOX AC30 headphone amp a few years back and while it worked fine, It just didn't have the sound I wanted. When the "Blues" version of the amp was released I watched the reviews for a long while before deciding to take a chance. I figured that if it didn't sound any better than my AC 30 I could return it.

Well, I
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By Tom T
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4.7 | 160 customer ratings
94% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
I'm a compressor pedal always on type of guy. I'll come out and say it - IMO a properly used good compressor is the most valuable pedal you can have. It's more the pedal you need - rather than just want. With it you can meaningfully adjust the attack and decay of a note like no other pedal type. Often good for a clean boost too. I've
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By Bret
Over the past 40+ years I have amassed a bunch of pedals and guitars. However only 8 make the pedal board at a time. Like many guitarists, I’m constantly tinkering and moving pedals on and off ;) I don’t like too much distortion feeding the amps as I’m going into two 100 watt Marshall heads / stacks in stereo mode. These days I
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By USAForensic, llc.
Been playing rock and hard rock guitar for years. Have a pro rig, including a Friedman Smalbox amp/4X12 cab and an assortment of pedals. However I have never used a compression pedal in my life. Ive always just used my fingers and/or rolling the volume down on the dirty channel of my amp.

After getting this pedal and placing
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By GuitarSlinger
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4.5 | 2,269 customer ratings
86% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
Guys...guys

So, i am a professional musician, spending billions of dollars on things like Nord Electro keyboards and fancy boutique pedals, vox amps, Fender Telecasters etc etc etc.

I got annoyed having to lug my fancy expensive pedal board back from my workplace to home whenever i needed to track some stuff in my
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By Jered Mckenna
You would have been unlikely to find a more staunch opponent of (affordable) multi-effects processors than me, until I came across the Zoom G1on. Multi-effects processors promise the ultimate value - a one-stop shop for all your effects needs in a single package - but invariably fall short. Well, in recent years, the entry prices of
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By StormJH1
UPDATE:
After a couple of months on my pedal I have to say I stand by my original review. I practice, write and record using this pedal and it's effects every day. It has helped boost my creativity and given me hours of fun and utility. Again, this pedal would not handle the rigors of gigging, imo. However for practicing at home or
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By Mark P
4.6 | 257 customer ratings
91% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
Looking to get fly rig together on a shoestring budget? Run one of these analog Joyo amp modelers into a cab sim for a tone that easily holds it's own against a Kemper, Helix or Axe FX .

I'm overdue in reviewing this pedal but I've taken the time to really get to know it and take it out into the real giggin world and I'm
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By The Dietsch
Dollar for dollar this is one of the best pedal purchases I have ever made. I had made the decision to quit using my Vox amp at church because I got tired of fighting the sound guy about it (seriously, it wasn't TOO loud!) so I bought this amp simulator pedal. I literally have not used my amp since the first time I put the AC TONE at the
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By Rachel Powell
I have a Boss Katana 50 that is great for home use at 0.5 watts, as well as higher volumes at 25 and 50 watts. The Katana, on its Clean setting, is a bit sterile...the advantage is that is a great platform for adding modeling voices and effects. I have used the Joyo American Sound pedal to add some Fender-style midrange heft and
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By Arlo
4.7 | 142 customer ratings
94% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
This is a good multi-purpose amplifier. It has two dual-purpose inputs, (meaning you can plug in either 1/4-inch or 3-pin cables) so you can plug in two mics, two instruments, or one of each, with separate volume and tone controls for each input. Its 40-watt capacity means you can use it as a PA in a small venue, and you can also use it
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By Kevin Davey
Great acoustic amp. Small, lightweight, portable and powerful. This little amp will make your acoustic guitar and vocals sing. You get that awesome Fender reverb, the versatility of XLR capabale inputs, and the standard EQ adjustments to pack a punch dialing in that sound you like.

It has a line out for audio recording or using
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By Johnny5
I have an older style Acoustasonic 30 that is much larger, has "chorus" effect and sounds great with an acoustic. I thought this was an upgrade of the older model, but I feel that this is just a cheap dual clean amp without any special sound for acoustic guitars. It does have a very generic sounding reverb, but no chorus. My guitar also
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By crossroadsruss69
4.5 | 590 customer ratings
87% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
Donner...everything I've gotten from them has been far better than it has any right to be. The pedals, the cables, the power supply. I am not certain how they do it. My sense is that they study successful pedal designs and use them as models for how their pedals function. Not that everyone in the universe doesn't do the same. But still.
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By Patrick Tracy
Donner seems to have gone out of their way to confuse people on this one. Despite the name and color, this pedal is actually a Tube Screamer (TS) clone, NOT a BOSS Blues Driver (BD-2) clone. For some reason, Donner decided to name it "Blues Drive" and make it blue rather than the usually obligatory green for a TS clone. But from the
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By mpilgrim
Lately I've been noticing a trend with more Donner pedals that I try, they do their job, they just leave you wanting for more. I already own several Donner pedals and I love them because they're cheap and they're not noisy and they feel solid. You can't go wrong there. But this one suffers the same problem as some other's I've tried: it
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By AmazonCustomerMN
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4.8 | 85 customer ratings
97% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
I currently own a number of active and passive direct boxes and acoustic guitar pre-amp devices, Including (in price order) the Behringer DI-100; Boss DI-1, AD-8, VE-8; BBE DI-1000; Radial JDI, PZ-DI, & Stage Direct; Rupert Neve Active DI; and Demeter Tube Direct.

Initially, I thought this DI was harsh and shrill, but I have
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By Baxter
Not only is the Red-Eye a great sounding hand made preamp, but no way customer service could be any be better. Daren is great. I will buy lower priced equipment if I think I can get away with it, but your fundamental sound is something that you shouldn't compromise and I don't see how you can beat a Red-Eye combined with a K&K pickup. I
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By R.A. Sprinkle
Lives up to its hype.

I play a 000-body Blueridge acoustic at my church. It has the K&K Pure Mini set up inside. My ears LOVE good sound and good tone. I jumped on this after reading the reviews here and on forums. No regrets. I'm very happy with the sound I get. This thing made my already good sounding guitar sound even
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By Raymond Cho
4.5 | 418 customer ratings
89% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
I was looking for a small, light amplifier that would work well with my mountain dulcimer, stick dulcimer and various ukuleles. I'm not in "show biz" but from time to time I'm invited to perform at small gatherings, senior centers, neighborhood clubhouse events, etc.

Upon the recommendation of a professional musician I
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By MARCIA
I love my new fender acustic , smaller tha i thought but really powerfull sound , nice and handy , mic , phones and guitar input , its loud even when you using mic and guitar at the same time , smaller than a fender mustang 1 as you can see and the picture
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By ariel albornoz
I bought this acoustic guitar amp as a practice/travel amp to use with my Taylor acoustic electric guitar. I was disappointed to find that the piezo "quack" was greatly emphasized by this amp, so much so that I couldn't stand to play my guitar through it. The amp itself doesn't sound bad; it produces a bright, clear tone with no muddying.
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By David Taylor