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    Default Re: Amplifier recommendation

    Almost applied to Sweetwater's financing thing to get one, after figuring out if I wanted straight jacks to 90° versions. Figured would get Straight on end, 90° on the other. But I could not pull the trigger just yet.

    I'm not good enough to play on an amp. I can sort of make melodic noise, yet in a group setting I hold back a lot more. Think that is due to not knowing what chords they are in - am slowly starting to recognize guitar hand placements of the lead player. And I need to work on better strum patterns with these semi-country players.

    Was tempted, still am, but I'm not good enough yet. Had only been a few months since getting a mandolin.

    PS: Sweetwater claims they ship the amps free of charge.
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    Normally, retailers ship new amps 'free'. This is mostly a concern if buying used - when it can really cost! They are pretty heavy and not easy things to pack safely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by James Miller View Post
    Almost applied to Sweetwater's financing thing to get one, after figuring out if I wanted straight jacks to 90° versions. Figured would get Straight on end, 90° on the other. But I could not pull the trigger just yet.

    I'm not good enough to play on an amp. I can sort of make melodic noise, yet in a group setting I hold back a lot more. Think that is due to not knowing what chords they are in - am slowly starting to recognize guitar hand placements of the lead player. And I need to work on better strum patterns with these semi-country players.

    Was tempted, still am, but I'm not good enough yet. Had only been a few months since getting a mandolin.

    PS: Sweetwater claims they ship the amps free of charge.
    Don't let the "I'm Not Good Enough Yet Monster" hold you back; you'll get there. That could probably be said for anyone at any given time...just sayin'...if you want it, get it and enjoy it alone until you decide to mix it up with others! Life's too short...knowwhatImean?
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    Playing with an amplifier opens up a whole new world, like playing with various echo, delay, reverb, chorus, flanger effects etc. It's not just playing acoustic but louder (well it can be, but doesn't have to be.) I'd say once you're able to afford an amp, get one. They can also be handy in certain cases for recording purposes.

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