Roland AC-60

An absolute classic, re—imagined for the modern age. picture of Roland AC-60

The only reason this amp, which delivers great quality sound and some really nice sounding effects, was not our pick was that at 30 watts some players may find it a little lacking in the volume department.

This is not really a big deal for the majority of players, of course, for whom 30 watts will be more than enough power for the practice room. In fact, if you suddenly end up playing larger gigs, the venues you go to will probably have a dedicated PA system anyway, making buying a 100 watt monster of an amp somewhat pointless!

The sound produced by this amp is solid. Whilst, to our ears, the tones produced are not quite as warm as some other amps, we are informed that this is because this amp is merely reproducing a totally clean sound, without adding any color. If this sounds like the kind of tone you want, go for this amp.

Roland AC-60

The only reason this amp, which delivers great quality sound and some really nice sounding effects, was not our pick was that at 30 watts some players may find it a little lacking in the volume department.

In addition, this amp comes with some great features:

9 Total Score
Roland AC-60

The only reason this amp, which delivers great quality sound and some really nice sounding effects, was not our pick was that at 30 watts some players may find it a little lacking in the volume department.

Durability
8.5
Design
8.5
PROS
  • The anti-feedback controls on this amp, as you would expect from any acoustic guitar amplifier in this class, are top notch. Even at maximum volume, there is less than a hint of feedback, so you can rest assured that you will not suddenly deafen your audience!
  • The delay and reverb effects on this amp are great. For most acoustic tracks, these two effects are all that you will ever need. If you want some seriously weird sounds from your acoustic, perhaps for that extended prog section in your new song, you can always plug a pedal in before this amp!
  • The footswitch that integrates with this speaker is also a nice feature, allowing you to swap between tones mid-song, if required. If you are looking for an amp that will boost your creativity, and take you to the next level with your song writing, this could be the one to get, as having a few effects easily to hand (to foot?) will give you some new ideas!
  • The mute switch on this speaker was praised by the musicians who we spoke to for this review, who also wondered why this feature did not come with more amps. It is especially useful when on stage, as it allows you to silently tune your instrument, in order not to disturb that joke your frontman has spent the last few weeks writing!
CONS
  • Very few. It might not have the volume of some of the other acoustic guitar amps we tested, but this amp offers more than enough power and flexibility for most players.
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