Classical Guitar Amp: Roland AC-33 Acoustic Chorus

Roland AC-33 Acoustic Chorus Guitar Amplifier
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Here’s my mini review of the Roland AC-33 Acoustic Chorus Guitar Amp designed for acoustic guitar but used here for classical guitar. The three main things I was looking for in an amp is 1) Battery Powered, 2) Small, portable, light and therefore easy to lug around to gigs, 3) Specifically for acoustic guitar. I actually think the reverb is good and because I use a piezo pickup for casual gigs (weddings, cocktail parties etc) adding some ambience in dry rooms is important. Too bad there is no phantom power but really for gigs better to use something else anyway. Anti-Feedback switch might be useful.

Also see my review of the Kremona KNA NG-1 Piezo Pickup for Classical Guitar which attaches behind the saddle, an excellent external piezo mic solution for classical guitars!

Roland’s Blurb:

Rich, deep, stereo sound to go – introducing the Roland AC-33, the world’s first battery-powered amp made specifically for acoustic guitar. Portable yet powerful, the AC-33 provides true stereo sound, Guitar and Mic/Line channels, custom-tailored effects, anti-feedback, and a Phrase Looper. But this amp was made to go places no amp has gone before. Thanks to its battery-power capability, the AC-33 lets you take your act anywhere: into the backwoods, onto the streets, or wherever your imagination leads you. Now the AC-33 is available with beautiful rosewood-look cabinets, offering an alternative to the standard stage-ready black finish. The attractive wood grain styling perfectly matches the atmosphere of your living room or studio, as well as the aesthetic of your acoustic guitars.

Runs on AC power or eight AA batteries (accepts rechargeable NiMH types) (Best with Polaroid AA Batteries). 30 watts (15W+15W) of natural, stereo acoustic sound through twin speakers. Runs on AC power or eight AA batteries (accepts rechargeable NiMH types). Dual-channel configuration: Guitar and Mic/Line channel. Reverb, chorus, and ambience effects (Ambience adds spatial, 3D-type depth to the sound).

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  1. Nice review. Thank you. What is the guitar you are using? I am presently looking for a guitar with a built in pick up.
    Is it better than the NG-1 pick-up?