At GC this weekend I was truing out various acoustic amps looking for the best bang for the buck. The smaller, typically 30 watters offered from Fender, Acoustic, Marshall etc sounded pretty nice but I am not sure they will be ultimately play well with others, I am testing this out currently with a Fender Acoustasonic 30 However, in the corner @ GC there was an Acoustic, AB 50 ( Acoustic Bass) amp I got to try. Its the same price as their AG 30, $ 199.00 but with 50 watts & and no special effects on board.
It has a 10" woofer and 2" tweeter. I got to try it with a bunch of Gibsons, Martins, Taylors etc. The main difference, I felt was the AB 50 was way more in your face sounding, perhaps less "complex" It was however, much louder and firmer due I'm sure to the 10" woofer.
Because I would also be using this for mandolin ( 50/50) and never got to try that aspect out on this amp but I thought I put this out there to see if anybody else had: A) Purchased one of these amps tried it out. B) Had some acoustic sound knowledge and could offer an opinion.
The benifits of this amp, to me were; Watts to price ratio ( $199 ~ 50 watts) = lots of clean head room. The general, on guitar at least, clean, fim, punchy sound. Simple controls and appeared to be well built.
Any help, as always greatly appreceiated