1 Dave_K 10 months ago As a sort of sideshow from our five-piece band, the singer, bass player and myself have been setting up a little coffehouse/lounge bar type trio. About a third of the songs are best suited to an acoustic, rather than electric, guitar and I've been plugging the flat tops (6 and 12-string) straight into the PA. It's not been all that successful -- difficult for me to hear properly and the sound is, well, 'average'. A pal offered me this amp for a good price — a chunky little Trace Elliot TA50R. It's got the usual stuff you'd expect on an acoustic amp — two channels, one with a mic input, notch filter, five-band graphic eq, phantom power for a condenser mic etc. Most importantly, it sounds pretty good and will be loud enough for about 80 per cent of the sort of small gigs we're planning. When it needs a helping hand I can send a post-eq d/i feed to the PA. Problem sorted.