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    Default Any one have opinions on the best amp for use with a Bagg Radius

    Hi Mando people,
    I am Sims DP. Have been using an acoustic image ten2 and loving it but am starting to wonder if I can do better. I have fallen in love with the Baggs Radius and just bought a Baggs Venue pre-amp. Have been using the K&K pre amp since the pick up b4 the radius was K&K. I am looking at a Schertler David and a Baggs Core 1. Thanks a ton -- Sims

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    Default Re: Any one have opinions on the best amp for use with a Bagg Rad

    I have a Gibson F4 that I sometimes use with an LR Baggs. In that case, it's usually plugged into a system. On very rare occasions, however, I've plugged it into my Roland 90W amp and it sounds great.
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    Default Re: Any one have opinions on the best amp for use with a Bagg Rad

    If you are needing an acoustic amp, the best one that I have used is the Fishman Loudbox Performer.

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    Fishman and Roland are both companies worth looking into for amps. Both companies make reliable products. I use a Fishman Loudbox Mini for small venues and for larger areas I use it as a monitor and run a low Z cable from it to the board. R/
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    Default Re: Any one have opinions on the best amp for use with a Bagg Rad

    FYI - he does state he is using a Ten2 amp which without hearing I can guess outclasses the Fishman or Roland products - more in the AER and such level of professional-level amps.

    I was going to chime in, but a quick google had me drooling over the amp he's looking to upgrade.

    https://www.acousticimg.com/#/product/ten2

    That said, Sims if you want to trade your Ten2 for my Roland amp - I live across town and will be there in the hour before you can reconsider
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    The biggest secret to great sound out of the Radius is the eq'ing on the Venue. Beyond that, I don't know that there is much better in amps than the Schertler David. In that price/quality/features neighborhood, a Henriksen The Bud might be a bit smaller profile for a few more shekels but I've never A-B'd them for a sound comparison.
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