Fishman Loudbox Mini 60-watt Acoustic Guitar Combo Amp (Discontinued)

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93 out of 100. Incorporating 700+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$340
Fishman Loudbox Mini

NB: This has been superseded by the Fishman Loudbox Mini BT.

The Loudbox Mini was Fishman's smallest and best selling acoustic amp before being replaced by the similarly spec'd BT (Blue Tooth) version.

It's a 60-watt amp with 2 channels - one for instrument input and the other for vocals with XLR input for dynamic mics (no phantom power).

The built-in reverb and chorus can both be used on the instrument channel with just the reverb available on the mic channel.

The instrument channel also has a phase switch to help prevent feedback.

Features

  • 60 Watts
  • Digital reverb and chorus
  • Feedback Suppression
  • 10 degree tilt on speaker baffle

Specifications

  • Power Rating: 60 Watts
  • Amplifier Type: Solid State
  • Channels: 2
  • Master Volume: Yes
  • Inputs: Channel 1 - 1 x 1/4" input (active or passive pickups), Channel 2 - 1 x XLR/Mic, 1/4" & 1/8" aux inputs,
  • Outputs: Balanced Mix DI Out
  • Controls: Channel 1 - Phase switch, Gain, 3-band EQ, Reverb, Chorus; Channel 2 - Gain, 2-band EQ, Reverb
  • Speakers: 1 x 6.5" woofer + 1 x 1" soft dome tweeter
  • Weight: 19.7 lbs
  • Dimensions: 12" x 13.7" x 9.7"

Pros

In his review for Premier Guitar, Charles Saufley said "the Fishman Loudbox Mini is an exceptional acoustic amp that sounds bigger, richer, and more expensive than its size or price would suggest". Customer reviews have similar sentiments with many saying they are very happy with the amp's great clear and clean sound, and value for money.

Cons

Many customer reviews pointed out that although it works well for small shows, it doesn't have the power needed to project at larger gigs or as part of a band unless you're using it as a stage monitor and DI with the signal being sent to the PA system. A few people said they've had problems with hum with one even lamenting that Fishman should have included a ground lift switch to help prevent it.

Overall

For solo work, practice, and small venues this amp works well and it's your best choice if you want to get a Fishman amp but have a limited budget.

NB: This has been superseded by the Fishman Loudbox Mini BT which adds Blue Tooth capabilities.

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