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Old 01-16-2022, 06:09 AM
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Default Crowdster vs. Acoustasonic: Is the Crowdster worth 2K More??

I play in an acoustic cover band and really need (Want) one of these. To my ear, there is not a significant plugged in tonal difference. In fact, I give a slight edge to the Fender.

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Old 01-16-2022, 08:30 AM
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I never knew of these.

but anything with "Anderson" on it, I usually expect to experience a heavy hit to the wallet.

sounds like the Fender is the smart buy based on your findings.
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Old 01-16-2022, 08:45 AM
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I play in a GD acoustic cover band and really need (Want) one of these. To my ear, there is not a significant plugged in tonal difference. In fact, I give a slight edge to the Fender.

Any thoughts??

Best Ron
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My thoughts are that it's like asking if you prefer hamburger or ribeye. If you don't see a difference, there's no difference. The crowd won't care. If you don't either, it seems like an easy choice.

Personally, I continue to be glad I bought my Crowdster. Nothing sounds as good as it does, and presents as few problems, on a loud stage. it feels much better in the hand than any alternative I've tried out. Tom stands by his work like nobody else I know.

I think the Fenders, though over-priced like all Fenders, sound quite good for what they are.
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Old 01-16-2022, 04:53 PM
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My thoughts are that it's like asking if you prefer hamburger or ribeye. If you don't see a difference, there's no difference. The crowd won't care. If you don't either, it seems like an easy choice.

Personally, I continue to be glad I bought my Crowdster. Nothing sounds as good as it does, and presents as few problems, on a loud stage. it feels much better in the hand than any alternative I've tried out. Tom stands by his work like nobody else I know.

I think the Fenders, though over-priced like all Fenders, sound quite good for what they are.
I pretty much agree with this. I own a Crowdster ++. I love the electric pickups; really love the combined piezo + neck pickup. The neck is amazing. I really like the jazz tones out of the neck pickup. The nut is 1.72" I think. The Crowdster has an acoustic feel, and that is what I like. Did I mention the neck is amazing.Several years ago another poster noted the sustain in the Crowdster. I had not thought about that, but it does have a lot more sustain an acoustic.
I haven't played the Fenders. I would be interested in doing so. Their acoustic side sounds really good in the videos I have watched.
I bought a Taylor T5 the second year they were out and played it for many years. It played great, but I just migrated away from its tone. The Crowdster ultimately replaced it. They are expensive, no doubt, and really pretty.
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Old 01-16-2022, 06:55 PM
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I don't own either guitar, but I am a big Tom Anderson fan.
Part of the Crowdster magic is the voicing of the preamp for the piezo pickup.
And if you get one with either one or two magnetic pickups, it will rock with the best of them!
If you mainly need a faux acoustic sound, the Fender would probably be fine.
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Old 01-20-2022, 05:05 PM
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So where would an Godin A5 fit into this type of comparison, being the only guitar of this type that I've used? The one I used had a Humbucker in the neck position and a Piezo, I found it got really close to allot of different sounds while failing to really nail any of them... but I tend to feel that way about most modeling amps and digital processers too, so take my opinion with a grain of salt.
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