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Fishman Loudbox Artist PRO-LBX-600 Acoustic Combo Amp

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The Loudbox Artist packs 120 watts of ultra-clean, bi-amplified acoustic power, and enhanced features into an incredibly lightweight and portable package. The Loudbox Artist features two versatile cha... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Loudbox Artist packs 120 watts of ultra-clean, bi-amplified acoustic power, and enhanced features into an incredibly lightweight and portable package. The Loudbox Artist features two versatile channels that can each accept an instrument or mic input. Fishman's legendary tone and feedback-fighting controls, plus a dual-effects section, make the Loudbox Artist a great choice for the seriously active musician.

FEATURES

  • Two mic/instrument channels accept 1/4 or XLR sources
  • Input channels feature 3-band EQ and feedback controls
  • Auxiliary stereo input with level control and 1/4 and 1/8 connectors
  • Dual digital effects section, with independent channel and effects level
  • Reverb, Chorus, Flanger, Delay, Echo, and Slap Echo effects
  • Channel Mute to silence both input channels
  • Headphone output
  • Footswitch input for remote muting of input channels, or Chorus, Flanger, and Slap Echo effects
  • Instrument/Mic Channels
    • Combination 1/4 and XLR input
    • Resonant-style bass and midrange
    • Shelving treble
    • Notch filter (feedback control)
    • Input gain with 10 dB pad and clip indicator
    • Reverb and Delay effects level
    • Chorus, Flanger, and Slap Echo on/off
    • Phase switch (feedback control)
    • Dedicated effects loop
    • 24-volt phantom power for condenser mics
    SPECIFICATIONS
    • Power: 120 watts, bi-amped
    • Drivers: 8 woofer, 1 soft dome tweeter
    • SPL: 112 dB SPL @ 1 meter
    • Speaker Baffle: 10 built-in tilt
    • Dimensions: 13.5 H x 15.5 W x 11.5 D, (343 mm x 394 mm x 292 mm)
    • Weight: 25.5 lb. (11.6 kg)
    • D.I. Output: Balanced XLR outputs on each input channel and main mix
    • Accessories: Dual Foot Switch (ACC-LBX-FSW) sold separately
    • Loudbox Artist Slip Cover (ACC-LBX-SC1) sold separately
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    FishmanLoudbox Artist PRO-LBX-600 Acoustic Combo Amp
     
    4.9

    (based on 35 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Portable (17)
    • Easy to use (16)
    • Excellent sound (16)
    • Good power output (16)
    • Warm / comfy (15)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (15)
    • Outdoor events / games (14)
    • Home studio (9)
    • Amateur recording (4)
    • Professional recording (3)
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    (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent Acoustic Amp

    By Rodolfo Liceaga

    from Lake Forest, CA

    Comments about Fishman Loudbox Artist PRO-LBX-600 Acoustic Combo Amp:

    I have tried Marshalls, Fenders, Genz Benz, and Acoustic brand acoustic guitar amps, and I have to say that the Fishman Artist is the perfect mix between warm and transparent sounding that I have found. The loud box mini is a great amp as well, but I feel that the Artist is a little warmer (but not too much so that it would color the sound) sounding. I do have to say that for my personal tastes, I like it better than the Fishman Performer. The Artist's effects are very good. the chorus is not so much that it sounds like a different instrument (as well as the delay and reverbs). The effects are icing on the cake. The sound of the amp, for me is the real seller. I sit with the amp dialed in and compare the guitar with the volume on and off and I am blown away at how it sounds just like the guitar... just louder. I definitely recomend this to anyone who is of the camp that an acoustic guitar amp should not color the sound of the guitar.

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Flexibility in a small package.

    By Jeff Pike

    from Richmond, VA

    Comments about Fishman Loudbox Artist PRO-LBX-600 Acoustic Combo Amp:

    I did some comparisons in my local store and found I preferred the tone of Fishman amps over others. I took it on faith that the Loudbox Artist was going to be a good one and placed the order. I am not disappointed. It sounds incredible with both nylon and steel string guitars with the tone controls relatively flat. The tone controls actually do something on this amp too. I really like being able to adjust the volume on the tweeter separately -- that can make this sound like a completely different amp. The versatility and quality of the effects is outstanding. Sounds great with guitars as well as voice in a 25 pound package. For my money this is the best amp in the price range.

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Taylor Guitar Owners Dream Amp!!!!

    By Martha Bernicker

    from Philadelphia, PA

    Comments about Fishman Loudbox Artist PRO-LBX-600 Acoustic Combo Amp:

    This amp sounds absolutely amazing with Taylor Guitars. I am sure it sounds great with other guitars too but I have played the GS5, 414CE, and 814CE and was blown away by the sound, especially with the GS5. If you have a Taylor Guitar, BUY THIS AMP!!! You will not regret it!

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great for strings

    By Vincent Young

    from Ann Arbor, MI

    Comments about Fishman Loudbox Artist PRO-LBX-600 Acoustic Combo Amp:

    Was looking for an amp to play a viola and cello (with a Headway "The Band" pickup system) through. The overtones of these instruments can make any amp distort, but the Fishman handled it like a champ. You can get a really accurate reproduction of the natural string sound and the digital effects are great for messing around. Went into the Guitar Center store and tried a number of amps including guitar amps, keyboard amps and "all-in-one" PA systems. The Fishman was hands down the winner in terms of reproduction and warmth of tone. If you are a string play and are looking for a way to up your sound, this is the clear choice

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    My search is over

    By David

    from Clarksville, Tennessee

    Site Member

    Comments about Fishman Loudbox Artist PRO-LBX-600 Acoustic Combo Amp:

    I bought a second hand Alvarez Yairi in 1984. Within a few months, I added an under saddle pickup when the only ones available were piezos. But soon, my ears became very fatigued to that piezo quack and so began my search for true acoustic sound. I still have that old Yairi but now, it has a Schertler Blue Stick under the saddle in place of the piezo. To be honest, the Blue Stick was an improvement but still never gave me what I wanted. When shopping for a new acoustic amp, I always took my own guitar along to test whatever amp I wanted to demo because I wanted no surprises. This finally led me to Guitar Center and to the Fishman Loudbox Artist. By this time, I?d owned a number of amps that all claimed to sound natural and I had demoed many more amps in stores ? amps from big name companies that one would think would have the resources behind them to get it right. When I took MY guitar into the Guitar Center and plugged it into the Fishman, I knew my search had finally reached the end. My old Yairi is really quite a good guitar. But I also know that it is not a high-end Martin, Gibson or Taylor. Now, with this Fishman Artist, I am not worried about the name on the headstock. It is all about the sound and this sounds WONDERFUL!! Thank you Fishman and Thank you Guitar Center. I agree with the other reviewer about the sensitivity of the eq controls. I really like this feature. But also, the anti-feedback notch filter in combination with the phase button, add so much value. There is nothing worse than playing an acoustic guitar on stage in a live show and having a combination of piezo quack and runaway feedback to completely destroy a musician?s artistic expression. Now, with this Fishman, those days are gone.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great amp for a fiddle

    By steve welsch

    from Sautee, georgia

    Comments about Fishman Loudbox Artist PRO-LBX-600 Acoustic Combo Amp:

    I am thrilled with this amp. I tried this amp out at guitar center with my fiddle and it sounded great. I also tried the mini and is sounded very good too. I decided to buy the Artist because it had more features for effects and more power. My problem on cheaper amps was distortion at higher volumes when playing doublestops and this amp is clear as a bell. I use a Cross TDX 100 pickup run thru a LR Baggs Venue DI box. The sound is the most natural I have heard on any amp. For effects I found that a small amount of delay with a fast time is more clear and rich than the reverb. I can't wait to send the post signal thru our PA system to see how it sounds. I have played Bluegrass music flor over thirty years. I am going to try this out as a stage monitor in conjunction with a live mic for bluegrass shows. When I play with some rock & roll, swing jazz or country it will make a great stage monitor and the sound will be much more fiddle like than before. The effects are wonderfull with the options they give you with the time and depth adjustments. Thank You Fishman for making a great fiddle amp that is lightwieght and affordable

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Love the Amp!

    By Tim McLain

    from Mobile, Alabama

    Comments about Fishman Loudbox Artist PRO-LBX-600 Acoustic Combo Amp:

    I've been playing the acoustic guitar for a while, but I recently bought and new Taylor and decided that I wanted amp it up so I started shopping for amps. I originally bought the smaller Fishman Loudbox Mini PRO LBX-500, which I liked a lot, but I quickly decided that I should have stepped-up and spent a little more money, so a few months later I purchased the Loudbox Artist PRO-LBX-600 Acoustic Combo. I'll admit that I don't know a lot about amps and haven't spend a lot of time playing different ones, but what I can tell you is that I absolutely LOVE this one. It has simple easy-to-use settings and a lot of extras, like the anti feedback feature that makes it easy to crank up in a small, confined areas and an auxiliary volume adjustment that is great when you want to patch in and play along. This unit has everything that I will ever need in an amp at a reasonable price and a size that is not too bulky or heavy. The Mini is a great buy at a little over $300, but if you can spend the extra $200, buy the Artist PRO-LBX-600.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Big Sound...Small Box

    By MICHAEL

    from New Orleans, Louisiana

    Site Member

    Comments about Fishman Loudbox Artist PRO-LBX-600 Acoustic Combo Amp:

    I have had my Loudbox Artist for three days and I am really impressed at the sound from something this size. I looked all the reviews and listened to the videos and knew that it was what I wanted with the connection capability it has to be able to hook up to more PA if needed. The night before I bought it I was sitting in front of a system playing my acoustic and singing thru a system with dual 18 inch jbl subs with 12 inch tops and the weekend before I was playing for a block party with a peavey xr696 mixer with 12 inch monitors and a couple of 12 inch jbls on sticks. Sure the bigger systems will throw your sound a long way but I cannot believe the quality of sound coming out of this thing. I even hooked up a bass to it and said to myself that I can do small poolside gigs with this one amp! If you are a guitar player/ singer and are worried it will not be enough of a full sound have no fear. It will deliver, do not let the size scare you away. I f you need more for a larger gig with drums then simply use the out to the mixer. I am very impressed with all the guitar tones and the vocals coming out of it. There is a reason it cost a little more than some of the others...when you get it home you will be glad you did.

    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great compact acoustic amp

    By Robert Alexander

    from Frisco, TX

    Comments about Fishman Loudbox Artist PRO-LBX-600 Acoustic Combo Amp:

    I can't believe how much sound this thing puts out. Using it at home with an acoustic and a mike and the sound is great. Can't wait to play it out somewhere.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great amp for fiddle

    By Frank Mello

    from Kentucky, U.S.A

    Comments about Fishman Loudbox Artist PRO-LBX-600 Acoustic Combo Amp:

    I purchased this Fishman Loudbox Artist through Guitar Center for use as a mic preamp, phantom power source, basic FX unit, stage monitor, and direct out to our mixing console. It is working very well for these purposes. I have the amp on a stand facing towards me, with it pointed just slightly off axis to suppress feedback from my boom-mounted condenser mic. Things that I really like about this amp: - phantom power (24 volt): it can be switched on and off. It works perfectly well with my AKG C535 condenser mic. The current standard for many condenser mics is for phantom power between 9 and 52 volts. The phantom power is not channel specific on this amp. When turned on, it is active on both main input channels (but not the aux stereo input, which is a very good feature). - two identical main input channels, with combo inputs. They will accept balanced mic level XLR connections, or unbalanced line level 1/4" connections, perfect for either instruments or microphones. They have identical controls, which allows either channel to be used with all of the features of the amp available on either channel. - a third stereo aux input on the back, accomadating either 1/8" or 1/4" stereo plugs. Perfect for playing MP3 music through. Even better, when the main channels are muted, this rear input is still active, which allows you to play recorded music, while your mics or instruments are muted. The only down side to this is that there is no tone shaping on the aux input. - 120 watts of power split into 100 watts for the main driver, and 20 watts for the tweeter. I have found that the best setting for the tweeter is with the attenuator set to the halfway point. It's too bright for me with the attenuator set to full open. Since the attenuator is actually controlling the output of the 20 watt side of the amplifier, it's not just strictly "attenuating" a high pass filter (like most attenuators), but is a volume control for a separate amplifier circuit. - Another great feature is the presence of three direct outputs on the back. I use the mixed direct out, which sums both main channels and the aux input signals, and sends them out post-tone and FX controls. This sends to the board exactly what I am hearing through the amp. There are also individual pre-outs for both main channels. All the outputs are balanced XLR. Both design and execution of this product are top notch, considering the diminutive size and price I'm very pleased with it.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    So far so good

    By PAUL ARVIDSON

    from Wrentham, ma

    Comments about Fishman Loudbox Artist PRO-LBX-600 Acoustic Combo Amp:

    Used for both accoustic and electric during a st. Patrick's marathon gig....Irish pub packed with people. Was concerned with volume....but this amp pumps....not an issue....very nice.

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    ACOUSTIC NEAR-PERFECTION

    By BRUCE WEATHERS

    from Ashburn, VA

    Comments about Fishman Loudbox Artist PRO-LBX-600 Acoustic Combo Amp:

    Taylor 814 + this amp is sweet, clean, pure - the best acoustic amp I've had yet. Big, big sound but again, set-clean-pure, in a small box. Incuded effects (reverb and chorus) are great. Watchout for feedback with high volumes but other than that really sounds amazing.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    After Replacement Stellar

    By ROBERT TOTTY

    from VA

    Comments about Fishman Loudbox Artist PRO-LBX-600 Acoustic Combo Amp:

    The first amp I bought lost the effects the 2nd day out on channel one (bad electronics usually go out in the first few weeks so was not too surprised). GC took back and reordered with no hassle. The next unit performed like the one I had tested in the store and I have had no further trouble. An excellent sounding acoustic amp with nice affects - the volume, clarity and tone that you would expect for an acoustic is above average with this amp. I use it with a Taylor 410 and Gibson Studio Deluxe. Sounds unbelievable with the Taylor - like a grand concert with sustain and crisp tone right out of the box (Taylor amplification goes well with this amp)... Gisbon has the fishman electronics built in so a lot of choices in setting up the sound - works great with both.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Unbelievably Great and Versatile Amplifier

    By Matthew

    from Orange County, California

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • Portable
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Fishman Loudbox Artist PRO-LBX-600 Acoustic Combo Amp:

      I initially went to check-out the Fishman Loudbox 600 after watching my favorite Flamenco guitarist use it at a gig in L.A. The sound of this amp is amazing so I bought it after testing it out at G.C. Whether using it in a clean acoustic mode along with vocals, or pushing a very heavy effects-pedal setup through it, I have never been unimpressed with this amp. I have a JC120, a Fender amp, and this baby which is currently my favorite amp. It is bloody loud as well, I mean molar-rattling loud and clean sounding when cranking the volume. The sound quality and color (timbre) are very impressive at high volume. There are on-board effects: two reverb choices, a delay, echo, two types of chorus, a flanger, and a slap echo setting, all which you can dial-in the depth of for each of the two separate channels. The amp supplies phantom power for a microphone (my Sennheiser MK4 sounds great through it), and a great anti-feedback dial that really comes in handy while playing and singing through it at the same time. I highly recommend this amp - check it out and see for yourself if it suits your style.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Wow

      By Gerhard

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Fishman Loudbox Artist PRO-LBX-600 Acoustic Combo Amp:

      Great quality amp with incredible power. There is nothing out there to beat this.....NOTHING!!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I like this amp very much - purchased sound unheard

      By Robert Turk

      from Austin

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Gig Ready
      • Good Warmth
      • Portable
      • Powerful

      Cons

      • Not A Thing Wrong With It

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Fishman Loudbox Artist PRO-LBX-600 Acoustic Combo Amp:

      I purchased this amp without hearing it. I had read reviews and everyone was favorable about it... and now I know why. I picked it up at the nearest GC and got it home quickly. I plugged a Gibson Hummingbird Pro guitar in to it and turned the volume to about the 2 setting. I also experimented with the effects that are built it. I could not believe the sound. It really is something to behold. I have not yet tried it with vocals through a microphone but I will say that as an acoustic guitar amp it is without flaw. I cannot wait for my next opportunity to perform in worship (soon) with this amp. The beauty of it is that if you play a room that is small without a PA you will be heard. But, if you play a room with a PA you can connect it and use this as a personal monitor, and hear yourself perfectly. I highly recommend this product.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Fantastic amp!

      By paul

      from Portland, ME

      Comments about Fishman Loudbox Artist PRO-LBX-600 Acoustic Combo Amp:

      Although I read a lot of reviews for this amp, I bought it untested - something I never do. Fortunately, this turned out to be one of the best purchases I ever made -- seriously! This is just a fantastic amp. My Taylor 12-string has never sounded better. I can dial in the exact tone I need to deliver crisp, clear, and defined "voice" of my guitar and the effects can range from super subtle to over the top. Playing with other guitars is no problem anymore and I don't get lost in the mix. I can use one channel for vocals and the other for guitar with different effects/tone on each and it sounds like I have my own sound man helping me. Astonishingly, the amp is really small and light. When I took it out of the box, I was skeptical but all that went away after 5 mins of playing. If you need a quality acoustic amp, don't hesitate, buy this! you will NOT be disappointed.

       
      5.0

      Awesome!!!

      By Mike

      from Sioux Falls, SD

      About Me Experienced

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Good Warmth
      • Portable
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Mobile DJ
        • Performances

        Comments about Fishman Loudbox Artist PRO-LBX-600 Acoustic Combo Amp:

        Love this amp!! I watched some reviews of the amp on the web to learn some of the features, plugged it in when we got it home, added an acoustic guitar and hollow body Gretsch bass, and oh boy, did we have a time!! The amp is solid, appears to be made extremely well, and sounds fabulous. The effects are a plus and sound amazing. Pay the extra few bucks to get this amp, you'll be glad you did!

         
        4.0

        Great Sound, terrible finish

        By Jason

        from Dayton, Ohio

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Excellent Sound
        • Good Warmth
        • Portable
        • Powerful

        Cons

        • Delicate finish-easily scuffs

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about Fishman Loudbox Artist PRO-LBX-600 Acoustic Combo Amp:

        I echo the sentiments others have made about the great warmth and tone so I don't need to, but no one else has mentioned the tolex scratches and scuffs so easily it's ridiculous. I am careful with my equipment but between gigs and practices 4-6 times a month this thing looks like I've toured the world and had gorillas for roadies. If you care about the appearance of your equipment and want a more forgiving finish, go with the mahogany edition, I wish I had...

         
        4.0

        Small package big punch

        By Alfredoman

        from Chico Ca.

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Good Warmth
        • Portable
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Performances

          Comments about Fishman Loudbox Artist PRO-LBX-600 Acoustic Combo Amp:

          Great sound and power for a small package. Better as a monitor and run through a sound sytsem

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