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Old 10-16-2017, 02:38 PM
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Anyone use a Compac 60 for your archtop. If so, how did it do. How did it sound. How was the pickup with the amp.
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Old 10-16-2017, 04:27 PM
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Anyone use a Compac 60 for your archtop. If so, how did it do. How did it sound. How was the pickup with the amp.
I don't, but this guy is doing just that:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XIuHDtoLRg

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Old 10-16-2017, 06:19 PM
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Thanks for that YouTube. Not too impressed with that tone though. Sounds fairly flat to me. I am just now gathering info on the Compac 60 as an amp for archtops. Lots to learn.
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Old 10-17-2017, 06:57 AM
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It's a totally different body style (hollowed out solid body) than your Peerless, which should have a fatter tone, not to mention a totally different pickup.

There are plenty of demos of the AER 60 compact, but NONE are you going to be YOU playing, which is going to absolutely affect the proceedings.

It does, however, work for magnetic pickup despite being marketed as an acoustic amplifier.

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Old 10-17-2017, 09:31 PM
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Thanks for clarifying this for me. My Peerless has great acoustic tone as well as awesome plugged in tone. And when its plugged in, it has great acoustic tone as well but obviously its mixed with the floating Humbucker pickup and it sounds great. I am still looking for a great amp for my uses. Another AGFer said that he got a Boss Acoustic Singer and used with his archtop with the same pickup and it blew him away. Maybe thats my direction but I am leaning a little to the Roland Jazz Chorus 40. It gets great reviews from electric players and it handles stomp boxes really well.....I use them a lot.
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Old 10-18-2017, 10:04 AM
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This is exactly the rig I use. I have an LR Baggs Venue added for a little extra, but I don't know that it does much.

It works well, but I should preface that with what I'm asking it to do, which is amplify me playing solo fingerstyle jazz and blues. I have a Heritage 575 which I've modded over the years to be as clean and acoustic sounding as possible (Alumitone p/u, shaved braces, single piece bridge, and other noodling).

As far as playing in a group, this isn't the way. I was in an organ trio and also with a band with horns and used a Polytone, which was barely adequate.
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