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Amplifier Discussion / Re: amps
August 01, 2013, 04:51:26 AM
Quote from: QReuCk on July 31, 2013, 09:41:24 AM
In my experience, you can pretty well use an electric guitar amp for amplifying an accoustic, but you'll have to deal with some issues:
1° Electric guitar amps are designed to reproduce well frequencies up to 6KHz. Higher frequencies are highly disregarded in this context. For a metal stringed accoustic, you need up to 12 KHz if you want to hear all the complexity of the harmonics. That's more caused by the speakers than the amp itself, but amps are designed knowing that they won't have to reproduce frequencies higher than 6KHz, and some designer like to purposedly restrain the range in order to give an easier job for the amp. If you have a nylon stringed accoustic, you will barely hear this limitation.
2° Usually, Accoustic amps have a pretty usefull feature to control feedback and prevent it being turned into larsen. These are phase inversion switches or specific narrow Q band-cut filters to cut the larsen frequency. You won't have that on an electric guitar amp. Knowing how to position yourself and your guitar in relation to the speakers and/or inserting an multiband EQ (or parametric if you find one) in your chain can go a long way to not need these features, but these are workarounds.

I personaly use my Peavey Envoy110 when playing my nylon and I am very happy with it. It sure isn't a perfect solution, but it's what I've been using for a few years now and I even had compliments about how "real" it sounded.
I had one of my friend playing through it with is folk electro accoustic and found it didn't sound bad at all. Maybe not all of the chiming top end, but still good enough to not be ashamed playing for an audiance.

You have to remember that a lot of commercially available SS amps for electric guitar are just a power amp and a very transparent preamp (at least for their clean chanels).

But if you want to build something, listen to other guys here, they are super knowledgeable, which I am not. I just like lurking here to learn one thing or two from them and share my very little experience when I think I can help.
i have a fender its has a pick up has battery it has eq bass trebi forget the other it is acoustic guitar steel strings not nylon
Amplifier Discussion / amps
July 28, 2013, 08:56:18 PM
hi sorry to be a pain i was told by a music shop i got to have a special amp or a pa for a acoustic guitar would that be right also can i make one
Quote from: Kaz Kylheku on July 25, 2013, 03:40:53 PM
By the time you get your act together and build something, your guitar will sit in its case for another five years.

You should just get some kind of amp and start playing!  Get those fingers back into the game. If you ever build something, you need to be able to play in order to evaluate how it sounds.

Here is another idea: if you really have an urge to tinker, start with existing equipment and mod it. Modding takes vision and know-how, but is less time consuming than building something from scratch. You can get a lot of satisfaction from making good mods.

A related way to save time and money if you build something of your own is to re-use the chassis from an existing piece of gear, along with some existing furnishings like power supply components. This saves you from the trouble of the mundane stuff like making a box out of sheet metal, and installing power entry sockets, fuse holders, and a transformer.
thanks for that it is a sentamental thing for as my nanna brought me for me back in 1985 thats how long i have not played i would like top play it again
do you have any diagrams at buddy
as i am into country music
that is a funny answer i know jack about that stuff but willing to learn see i build fishing rods but i have not played my guitar for 28yrs
hi guys and gal i am new here i like to build a small practiec amp but i dont know where to start and are they easy to build and is it cheap to build i have a lot speakers at home and i would like get diagrams
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July 24, 2013, 09:56:44 PM
hi buys and gals can help me what is the riff station like is it worth buying it
hi guys i am new here i use to play my guitar and have not for 28yrs as it sit in its case doing nothing so i am going to play it again but i hvae acoustic /eletric  and i would like to build a practice amp i have speakers what do i need