Fishman PRO-LBX-700 Loudbox Artist

This is simply a great acoustic guitar amp, and represents amazing value. Picture of Fishman PRO-LBX-700 Loudbox Artist

If our review was based on the cleanness of tone alone, this amp would win. Fishman have built an enviable reputation for producing equipment which delivers perfectly clear sound, and this amp is no exception.

This is due, in no small part, to the feedback-fighting circuitry in this amp. One of the major difficulties faced in designing amps for acoustic guitars is that, as an acoustic instrument, the guitar itself can produce quite a lot of noise. This can easily lead to horrible levels of feedback, especially apparent in lower quality amps. This amp has no such problems – we don’t pretend to understand how Fishman have achieved this, but even when really thrashing the guitar this amp delivers zero feedback. Trust us, we tried!

Fishman PRO-LBX-700 Loudbox Artist

If our review was based on the cleanness of tone alone, this amp would win. Fishman have built an enviable reputation for producing equipment which delivers perfectly clear sound, and this amp is no exception.

In addition, is has these great features:

9 Total Score
Fishman PRO-LBX-700 Loudbox Artist

If our review was based on the cleanness of tone alone, this amp would win. Fishman have built an enviable reputation for producing equipment which delivers perfectly clear sound, and this amp is no exception.

Durability
8.5
Design
8.5
PROS
  • This lack of feedback is especially valuable for gigging musicians. When connected to a large dedicated PA system, feedback is extremely hard to avoid, which is a shame as nothing says “amateur” quite like a blast of feedback! With this amp, the superior feedback control means that you stay in control.
  • The range of effects on this amp is great – there is enough variation available to satisfy even the most picky acoustic guitarist, but Fishman have not over complicated the design by including a load of features that are seldom used in acoustic tracks. You can take your pick from Chorus, Delay, Flanger, Echo, Slap Echo, and Reverb, and each effect sounds distinct and great!
  • This is not the lightest amp we reviewed, and so can be bulky to carry around. Whilst this may sound like a disadvantage, in reality this is is due to the power developed by this amp. Whilst we know that many acoustic guitarists will never need the 120 watts offered by this amp, it is nice to know that the option is there is you need it!
  • In addition to the clean sound of this amp, the bass response is particularly impressive. The amp incorporates a long throw acoustic suspension woofer, which means that even in quite large rooms the bass is thrown quite a long way, yet still manages to stay crisp.
CONS
  • Very few. If you are looking for a really portable amp that you can go busking with, this is not the one. However, for most purposes the Fishman performs very well.
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