Fishman Loudbox Mini Charge - Battery Powered Acoustic Guitar Combo Amplifier 60-Watts

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93 out of 100. Incorporating 150+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$500
Fishman Loudbox Mini Charge Battery Powered Guitar Combo Amplifier 60W

This is a combo amp with Bluetooth connectivity and internal rechargeable battery that allows for up to 12 hours of playing time on a full charge. All of these are packed inside a lightweight and compact combo profile that makes the Fishman Loudbox Mini Charge a truly portable amp.

The amplifier section is rated at 60 Watts and features two channels. The first channel is meant for guitar with controls for Gain, 3-band EQ, Reverb, Chorus and Phase. The second channel has a combo XLR input with knobs for tweaking Gain, 2-band EQ and Reverb. It also has a Bluetooth pairing switch and a Master volume knob. Other nifty connectivity options include Aux input and XLR DI output for going straight to a PA system. The amp section drives a 6.5" woofer and a 1" soft dome tweeter.

Features

  • Dual Channel
  • Rechargeable Battery that can run for up to 12 hours (average volume) or 4 hours (full volume)
  • Bluetooth Connectivity
  • DI Output
  • Full-range Speakers: 6.5" Woofer and 1" Tweeter

Specifications

  • Power Rating: 60 Watts
  • Amplifier Type: Solid State
  • Channels: 2
  • Master Volume: Yes
  • Inputs: 1 x 1/4" Guitar, 1 x Combo XLR Mic/Line, Aux Input
  • Outputs: DI Out
  • Controls: Per Channel (Gain, EQ, Reverb), Chorus CH1, Mid CH2, Master Volume, Phase, Bluetooth Pairing
  • Speakers: 1 x 6.5” Woofer and 1 x 1" Tweeter
  • Weight: 21.2 lbs
  • Dimensions: 12” x 13.7” x 9.7”

Pros

Owners have mostly good things to say about the Fishman Loudbox Mini Charge, they love the way it sounds, and how it produces its tone while retaining a very compact and portable design. Even experts are impressed, including Pete Madsen of Acoustic Guitar magazine, who concludes his review saying: "The Charge offers a warm, clear sound for guitarists needing volume and portability." Overall build quality of the amp also gets a lot of thumbs up.

Cons

There are a few reports of battery issues when used regularly, but the earliest report was still way past 1 year of use.

Overall

With its battery-powered portability, this a great little amp carry-anywhere amp that sounds and looks good.