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120 powerful watts with 16 onboard effects!

The Lead Guitar Series from Acoustic Amplification embraces the legendary heritage of Acoustic's legacy. Capable of limitless tones spanning every genre of playing, the G120H DSP guitar amp head's 120W of power and will fill any room with rich, pure sound.

The G120H DSP head has Rhythm and Lead channels for a wide range of tones, along with 16 onboard effects for instant sonic enhancement:
Small Room Reverb, Medium Room Reverb, Large Room Reverb, Small Hall Reverb, Medium Hall Reverb, Large Hall Reverb, Slap Back Delay, Short Delay, Medium Delay, Long Delay, Echo Verb, Slow Chorus, Medium Chorus, Fast Chorus, Chorus Verb and Phaser.

A 3-band EQ with Mid Shift lets you precisely match the G120H DSP's tonal response to your style and instrument. The aux. input lets you practice by playing along with tunes on your MP3 or CD player, plus there's a headphone out for late-night jamming.

FEATURES
  • Power: 120W (solid state)
  • Two footswitchable channels
  • Low- and high-gain inputs
  • Controls: Gain, volume, 3-band EQ, mid-shift, FX level, FX select
  • 16 built-in FX
  • FX loop
  • Aux. input
  • Dimensions: 22.9" x 9.4" x 9.1"
  • Weight: 24.2 lbs.

Step up to the G120H DSP head and experience tried-and-true Acoustic tone with rich digital effects. Order now.

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AcousticLead Guitar Series G120H DSP 120W Guitar Amp Head
 
4.2

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (16)
  • Good power output (14)
  • Excellent sound (13)
  • Portable (12)
  • Warm / comfy (10)

Cons

  • Weak (3)

Best Uses

  • Performances (15)
  • Outdoor events / games (8)
  • Home studio (6)
  • Professional recording (6)
  • Amateur recording (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (16), Professional musician (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Surprising

I wasn't expecting much when i got this. i mean i was expecting it to sound like a marshall mg or a cheap randall or B52 but such is not the case.
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I wasn't expecting much when i got this. i mean i was expecting it to sound like a marshall mg or a cheap randall or B52 but such is not the case.

I bought this for a backup amp incase my main amp blows a tube or something at a show and so i dont waste my tubes in practice. and this thing has met and exceeded my standards. it has a nice clear tone. not as powerful and as full as a tube head but it sounds great. smooth and the gain can really pack a punch if you know how to dial in your settings. and i was worried because only one channel of knobs for all three channels it has but my clean sound sounded great with my dist settings. and idk about the cab, i didnt get it with this. i actually play out of an old very sought after crate blue voodoo cab with v30's and it sounds beautiful.
All I really ask for of an amp is your typical 2-3 channels with a one clean and one dirty and with your basic bass mid treb knobs. the only thing that i really dont like about it is that it is 3 channels but all the knobs are on one channel, kinda deal. but gotta say the mid frequency knob is definitely nice. and i really dont need the built in effects because i have an HD500. but the thing i like more on this amp than the hd500 is the short delay. i just dont have the patience to dial that in in my pod. and this one's is great for me.
solidly built with great leather instead of tolex. just worried its going to get torn up really fast.
for this amount it is a steal!!!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Maybe ok for low volume bedroom practice

I bought this amp thinking I could run effects into the clean channel and it wouldn't matter that the on board effects are weak. It might be ok for someone who is just starting...Read complete review

I bought this amp thinking I could run effects into the clean channel and it wouldn't matter that the on board effects are weak. It might be ok for someone who is just starting out playing, but after having it for a few months Im not very happy with it. It has a very thin sound, especially when I play lead. I'm going to upgrade soon..... The guitar " technician" , sales person let me play it in the store and I made the mistake of not turning it up, AND of course the guitar he let me borrow in the store was a very expensive LP...thanks.....

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Surprising

By Batdan213

from Cottonwood, AZ

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Comments about Acoustic Lead Guitar Series G120H DSP 120W Guitar Amp Head:

I wasn't expecting much when i got this. i mean i was expecting it to sound like a marshall mg or a cheap randall or B52 but such is not the case.

I bought this for a backup amp incase my main amp blows a tube or something at a show and so i dont waste my tubes in practice. and this thing has met and exceeded my standards. it has a nice clear tone. not as powerful and as full as a tube head but it sounds great. smooth and the gain can really pack a punch if you know how to dial in your settings. and i was worried because only one channel of knobs for all three channels it has but my clean sound sounded great with my dist settings. and idk about the cab, i didnt get it with this. i actually play out of an old very sought after crate blue voodoo cab with v30's and it sounds beautiful.
All I really ask for of an amp is your typical 2-3 channels with a one clean and one dirty and with your basic bass mid treb knobs. the only thing that i really dont like about it is that it is 3 channels but all the knobs are on one channel, kinda deal. but gotta say the mid frequency knob is definitely nice. and i really dont need the built in effects because i have an HD500. but the thing i like more on this amp than the hd500 is the short delay. i just dont have the patience to dial that in in my pod. and this one's is great for me.
solidly built with great leather instead of tolex. just worried its going to get torn up really fast.
for this amount it is a steal!!!

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice amp

By Martin W Haase

from Alabama

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Comments about Acoustic Lead Guitar Series G120H DSP 120W Guitar Amp Head:

Amp does exactly what I wanted. I am using it for "clean / mellow" sound through one of my Marshall cabinets. Sounds great for that. Very quiet and quite adjustable for tone. No noise whatsoever when using an ABY switch in front of it.

Although I have not spent much time on the overdrive channel, it definitely has enough gain to achieve "metal".
Just what I was looking for from a feature standpoint. Good, versatile amp that I purchased strickly for a clean setup, the amp packs a good punch on the overdrive channel.

The onbard effects ar decent, but I use a POD in front so I haven't spent much time with them.
Nice amp so far. Looks good and works good.
Definitely a value for the money

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Power and sound!

By jeff ellias

from North Carolina

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Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • no footswitch

Best Uses

  • Events
  • Gigs
  • Home
  • Performances
  • Scare The Dog

Comments about Acoustic Lead Guitar Series G120H DSP 120W Guitar Amp Head:

got this with the 412 cab,very surprised at the tone as I was looking at the marshall ma series, which was quite a bit more. for a dsp solid state,it has great distortion and great cleans, and takes my pedals well. and it gets loud!!
the total footprint is very manageable,and easier to move to gigs when I need more power,not to mention it looks great!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wish I had it years ago

By thompsoninst

from Redwood City, CA

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances

    Comments about Acoustic Lead Guitar Series G120H DSP 120W Guitar Amp Head:

    I actually picked this amp as a cheap way to drive a talk box, but then I got it home, put it through it's paces and found it to be an excellent sounding amp. As a profesional musician I've used countless tube amps and a few solid states over the years. I use vintage fenders and marshalls regularly. This amp holds it's own. It's sweepable midrange makes it very versatile. The effects cover a lot of ground in the simplest of formats. If you are a vintage vibe nut then maybe you won't like it, but if you are a gigging musician this amp is an amazing offering at any price. A fellow musician friend of mine plugged into this amp and quickly decided to go buy one right away. I've got the combo version on order.

    Bottom line - don't underestimate this amp.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Update

    By Bruce Kerr

    from Vandalia, Illinois

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • No Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Acoustic Lead Guitar Series G120H DSP 120W Guitar Amp Head:

    I'd just like to add that I was mistaken, there is an effects loop but no lineout. it bothers me when I goof up. So there you have it! I love mine, and highly recommend! It is a high quality amp and a steal at this price!

    (2 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Acoustic G120H AMP HEAD DISAPPOINTMENT

    By Markosteffo

    from Orlando Fl

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

      Cons

      • Limited Functions
      • Not Versatile
      • No Volume
      • Poor Sound Quality
      • Weak

      Best Uses

      • Basically Useless

      Comments about Acoustic Lead Guitar Series G120H DSP 120W Guitar Amp Head:

      very one dimensional amp, only volume is at high distortion levels. Very unsuited for blues, jazz, or classic rock. The DPS is a joke, only one control of the effect, (level) the midrange of the amp only makes the sound boxy or nasal,, the mid sweep button just magnifies the awful mid sound, I really can't say much of anything good about this oe trick pony of an amplifier,, If your genre of music is a super distorted thrash type music,, then you may do ok, but you will still lack a lot in volume department,, this amp is a dog. the only recommendation I ld make about this amp is DON'T BUY ONE

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      If you can still get one buy it

      By Rayder

      from N.J.

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about Acoustic Lead Guitar Series G120H DSP 120W Guitar Amp Head:

        Igot this head from MF so cheep they practicaly gave it to me. for what I paid Ihave no complaints,the unit looks good and sounds good.I also bought the 4x12 cab that goes with it dirt cheep, and that sounds good. thanks MF.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        High Quality amp

        By Bruce Kerr

        from Vandalia. Illinois

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Acoustic Lead Guitar Series G120H DSP 120W Guitar Amp Head:

            I had an Acoustic amp in the 70's and ordered this. I like to have backups available for unforseen problems and solid state is perfect. This is a high quality amp with both channels sharing a tone stack. The clean channel rivals my old Rivera amp with very useable delays etc. No footswitch. I use my 2 button Rivera fs as well as a peavey bandit 2 button fs. 8 ohm spkr out. no effects loop or line out. Mine arrived in pristine condition and I love it! I like having the flexibility of using different amps and this is a steal for the money. Loud. nice cleans. overdrive is okay. but I use a pedalboard. I recommend!

            (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Good tone, sound; lack of features!

            By Evangel

            from Salem, OR

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Powerful
            • Specific Versatile Tone

            Cons

            • Constructed Poorly
            • Lack Of Features

            Best Uses

            • Practice
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Acoustic Lead Guitar Series G120H DSP 120W Guitar Amp Head:

            Nice & versatile tones. The gain channel has a nice distortion for practice and recording. I use an Ibanez RG series guitar & one (1) Kustom, 120 watt, mono (4 x 12) speaker cabinet. It works for recording & I have a unique tone compared to most others. But, the features are lacking. Only a send/return jack for effects in the back w/ two 1/4 inch speaker outputs. So-plan on micro-phoning this one out no matter the event! The effects are meant for sampling & best turned off if you have another source for effects. The send knob keeps trying to fall off after seven months of use as well. Overall, unique tones that are good for home uses like recording or rehearsing. I'd suggest a Randall RG1003H 100W Solid State Guitar Head for live and loud instead. Remember, you will need microphones if you plan on performing or recording with this amp; because the send/return channels sound very fuzzy when used directly with recording. I use an Audix and Peavy duo microphone combo for recording and small gigs-and I am pleasantly surprised and happy so-far!

            (1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Good for a budget

            By Logan

            from Memphis TN.

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Portable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Jamming
              • Practice

              Comments about Acoustic Lead Guitar Series G120H DSP 120W Guitar Amp Head:

              I had this amp for about three months. It was a good amp but it just lacks in tone. It can sound very shrill at even low volumes.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Pair with the right speakers

              By Jack Lee Taylor

              from Nashville, TN

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Good Warmth
              • Portable

              Cons

              • Weak

              Best Uses

              • Performances

              Comments about Acoustic Lead Guitar Series G120H DSP 120W Guitar Amp Head:

              My good amp needed to be fixed so I need something cheap to tide me over. For the price you do get decent tone. The effects are mediocre, but in a live setting, some are usable. All FX are 'set' with no tweakability other than running dry to wet.

              The clean channel is very good, but is nowhere near as loud for a 120watt solid-state. The lead channel makes up for that, but expect to make some adjustments if going through a PA between clean and lead channel

              You can spend a long time dialing in between MID and FREQ (button out) and it is very sensitive as far as the sweep of the FREQ pot. Can get that "Q" dialed-in spot and (of course) the overused scooped mid transistor overdrive with button in.

              Not bad for a low-price solution for live. Just make sure it's paired with the right speakers. It sounded terrible through my Hellatone 60s 2x12 cab, but sounded great through one of my old 1x12 celestion custom cabinets and through a pair of Eminence Texas Heats.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Very nice head!

              By EazySide Band

              from Casper, WY

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Excellent Sound
              • Powerful
              • Solid State

              Cons

              • No Master Volume
              • Shared Eq Both Channels

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Jamming Wband Loud
              • Performances

              Comments about Acoustic Lead Guitar Series G120H DSP 120W Guitar Amp Head:

              Great sounding amp! I read all the other reviews and o.f course, sound is a very subjective issue...everyone has their own tastes...I have about 8 amps including tube, and I still keep going back to solid state. (I know, I know, tube amp purists are screaming at me! haha)I sent back a couple others before ordering this one. I have used an old Ampeg solid state 2x12 combo now for years that rips, but is getting a little worse for wear. This amp is finally the one that could replace it. I am using the Distortion channel at about half gain and one-quarter volume through a 4x12 cab,and it has great definition with a tubey sound with my volume on the guitar all the way up, and cleans up nicely when I roll off the guitar volume knob a little. And it's plenty loud enough at those settings to keep up with bass and a loud drummer in my band. I took one star off because it would be nice to have separate eq controls for each channel. And a master volume would have been nice too...although my Ampeg combo doesn't have that either, so I guess I'm knit-picking. Acoustic has been around a long time and this amp keeps their proud name alive. And it's a steal for the price.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I'm a marshall guy.....but

              By stealsid

              from Cheyenne, Wy

              About Me Experienced

              Comments about Acoustic Lead Guitar Series G120H DSP 120W Guitar Amp Head:

              I'm a marshall guy that had the MG series head with two 4x12 cabs and also uses nothing but fender strat guitars. Well for owning and many shows later of almost eight years with the MG head, it finally went out on me with a show coming up in a couple weeks....not good. So I started to shop around for another marshall head and by accident came across the lead guitar series acoustic amp. I started to do research and read alot of reveiws on it and made a tough decision on getting it. Well a couple weeks of owning it and WOW! I am impressed. People are right the sound quality from this head compared to the marshall MG series is night and day, even with my boss pedal going through it, it sounds so much cleaner and not muddy which the MG series sound does put out. Don't get me wrong I'm still a marshall guy and someday I will have that marshall tube amp, but for a solid state amp this thing sounds amazing and gets loud which is good, cause my other guitar player has MESA amps and cabs and the acoustic head has no problem keeping up with him. Oh yeah I do run this head out of both marshall cabs, but you got to try it out for yourself,cause opions do vary amongest different people and mine is I don't regret it.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great amp

              By vin vee

              from Detroit, MI

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              Pros

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

              Cons

              • I Dont Own Two

              Best Uses

              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Acoustic Lead Guitar Series G120H DSP 120W Guitar Amp Head:

              This amp sounds awesome and will get you great tones at lower volumes instead of a tube amp that needs to be cranked full to get a great sound. I own orange, marshall, mesa, fender, fender vintage, etc. and this amp stands up to them. Don't let the tube/solid state argument get you. Get the sound you like with whatever amp you like best. The price is awesome too, almost funny cheap. It sounds good loud too. A few of the digital effects are a little over the top, but the room reverbs sound excellent. Overall a very thick sound. I don't use pedals but it has a clean channel that would work great with an overdrive too.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Best Solid State Out There

              By Tom

              from Minnesota

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              Pros

              • Loud
              • Portable
              • Sturdy
              • Tone

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Performances
                • Practicing

                Comments about Acoustic Lead Guitar Series G120H DSP 120W Guitar Amp Head:

                So I've played through a lot of solid state stacks, and in my opinion, this one is the best you can get. Sounds much better than B52's or Marshall MG's. It's a very versatile amp too. You can get a lot of tones out of it, and the mid shift button is great if you're looking to play metal. I'm only gonna give it four stars though because it comes with 16 effects, and none of them are very good to be honest. In the end, if you're looking for solid state, Acoustic is where you should go.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Best amp for the money !!!!

                By shredhead1

                from El Paso,Tx

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Events
                • Good live amp
                • Performances

                Comments about Acoustic Lead Guitar Series G120H DSP 120W Guitar Amp Head:

                Bought amp really on a whim but ended up pleasantly surprised.I used it for a small backyard gig and it came through like a champ. im using it in place of a my expensive amps when im playing the small gigs in town and saving my marshall and mesa boogies for recording purposes. The delays on this amp are actually quite usable. For the amount they are charging for this amp you are getting quite the steal. It would make a excellent step up amp for the novice guitarist or anyone on a budget.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Leads the way !!!

                By Big Wally

                from San Antonio, TX

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Events
                  • Home Studio
                  • Performances
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Acoustic Lead Guitar Series G120H DSP 120W Guitar Amp Head:

                  This is a great amp at any price. Got mine on sale @ MF and it was a steal. I like the simplicity of it and it's FX. Great power too. Combined with the Acoustic 4-12's cabinet this is a ripping half-stack. The only negative (and it's minor) is that it doesn't come with a footswitch which is essential for overall function. I bought a Marshall MGD-FX 2-button footswitch and it works perfect like it was made for the amp.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Amp

                  By None

                  from Oklahoma

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Excellent Sound
                  • Great Effects
                  • Portable
                  • Powerful

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Acoustic Lead Guitar Series G120H DSP 120W Guitar Amp Head:

                    It works great for me. Don't turn the guitar up all the way, let the amp push out the sound or it will have distortion sounds when you are on clean. Depending on the guitar, the eq can be time consuming of course but that is with every other amp in the world as well.Led Zeppelin actually uses this amp as well.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Good Amp for the price

                    By SixStringR

                    from Winston-Salem, NC

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                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Excellent Sound
                    • Good Tone
                    • Powerful

                    Cons

                    • One set of tone controls

                    Best Uses

                    • Performances

                    Comments about Acoustic Lead Guitar Series G120H DSP 120W Guitar Amp Head:

                    I've only had this thing a couple of weeks and I'm liking it a lot. The clean channel has great tone, and it's powerful enough for any gig. Good tone on the clean channel, but there's only one set of tone controls, so it's a bit difficult to dial in a tone that works on both channels. I don't know how reliable it is since I've only had it for a short time.But at this price, I'm considering getting another one as a backup.

                     
                    4.0

                    Great pedal platform

                    By Bruce Kerr

                    from Southern Illinois

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                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • No Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Acoustic Lead Guitar Series G120H DSP 120W Guitar Amp Head:

                    I have been doing alot of research lately looking at amplifiers I could use with my pedalboard. I have several nice amps, but it seems the tube amps sometimes don't sound too good with overdrives and distortion pedals. Also, there is a high threshold of amp hiss and noise. I have an MXR Smart Gate, and it does help immensely! I just wanted to say that I purchased this Acoustic head, and it's a perfect pedalboard platform. It sounds very nice on the clean channel, and it's whisper quiet. My pedals sound just like they should. I'm using it now with my Jet City 2x12 cab and it's impressive! Search online for solid state heads and you'll see what I'm talking about. There's really not much to choose from when you get right down to it. I just wanted to add my two cents in for what it's worth. This is a high quality, great sounding amplifier!

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