Marshall Amp: Review of the AS50R Acoustic Amp

MarshallampI just picked up one of these amps at the Medford, OR Guitar Center and am happy I did.  This amp has all the typical features, but talk about "tone".  I plugged in my Ibanez Artwood into it and it warmed the tone nicely.  The chorus is also very nice on this thing.  I look forward to a coffeehouse gig or two or using this to lead worship at my church.  It even sounded great with a sound-hole pickup.  My daughter has a Fishman Neo-D pickup and I was impressed with the tone.

This amp has twin 8" speakers and a piezo tweeter powered at 50 watts, effects loop, built in chorus and reverb, aux RCA inputs, mic line input, 2 channels, phase switch and its only 31 pounds.

The list is $550.00 and street is about $390.00
The optional switch is a nice thing to have, too.

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Rich Kirkpatrick

Rich Kirkpatrick

Writer, Speaker, and Musician. Rich Kirkpatrick was recently rated #13 of the “Top 75 Religion Bloggers” by Newsmax.com, having also received recognition by Worship Leader Magazine as “Editor’s Choice” for the “Best of the Best” of blogs in 2011, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

12 comments

  1. One of the guys who used to play in our worship band had one of those. It really does sound very, very nice. Marshall did a good job of capturing what makes and acoustic sound like an acoustic.

  2. One of the guys who used to play in our worship band had one of those. It really does sound very, very nice. Marshall did a good job of capturing what makes and acoustic sound like an acoustic.

  3. One of the guys who used to play in our worship band had one of those. It really does sound very, very nice. Marshall did a good job of capturing what makes and acoustic sound like an acoustic.

  4. One of the guys who used to play in our worship band had one of those. It really does sound very, very nice. Marshall did a good job of capturing what makes and acoustic sound like an acoustic.

  5. I’m a keyboardist and not a guitarist. Does this thing have a knob that goes all the way to 11?

  6. I’m a keyboardist and not a guitarist. Does this thing have a knob that goes all the way to 11?

  7. I’m a keyboardist and not a guitarist. Does this thing have a knob that goes all the way to 11?

  8. I’m a keyboardist and not a guitarist. Does this thing have a knob that goes all the way to 11?

  9. Let me put it this way. We could never turn it up above 4 in our auditorium without all of us on stage using ear plugs.
    The day he got it, we were playing around with it. He plugged his Ibanez ebony in and turned it up as loud as he could stand with all the doors/window shut and wearing ear plugs. I walked down the street, thinking to stop only when I couldn’t hear it any more. I got to the end of the block, ran out of street, and could still hear the thing.

    Incredible headroom for an acoustic. Plus, it really never sounded distorted either. Of course we couldn’t hear to lead worship the following Sunday….. 😉

  10. Let me put it this way. We could never turn it up above 4 in our auditorium without all of us on stage using ear plugs.
    The day he got it, we were playing around with it. He plugged his Ibanez ebony in and turned it up as loud as he could stand with all the doors/window shut and wearing ear plugs. I walked down the street, thinking to stop only when I couldn’t hear it any more. I got to the end of the block, ran out of street, and could still hear the thing.

    Incredible headroom for an acoustic. Plus, it really never sounded distorted either. Of course we couldn’t hear to lead worship the following Sunday….. 😉

  11. Let me put it this way. We could never turn it up above 4 in our auditorium without all of us on stage using ear plugs.
    The day he got it, we were playing around with it. He plugged his Ibanez ebony in and turned it up as loud as he could stand with all the doors/window shut and wearing ear plugs. I walked down the street, thinking to stop only when I couldn’t hear it any more. I got to the end of the block, ran out of street, and could still hear the thing.

    Incredible headroom for an acoustic. Plus, it really never sounded distorted either. Of course we couldn’t hear to lead worship the following Sunday….. 😉

  12. Let me put it this way. We could never turn it up above 4 in our auditorium without all of us on stage using ear plugs.
    The day he got it, we were playing around with it. He plugged his Ibanez ebony in and turned it up as loud as he could stand with all the doors/window shut and wearing ear plugs. I walked down the street, thinking to stop only when I couldn’t hear it any more. I got to the end of the block, ran out of street, and could still hear the thing.

    Incredible headroom for an acoustic. Plus, it really never sounded distorted either. Of course we couldn’t hear to lead worship the following Sunday….. 😉

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