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Acoustic Lead Guitar Series G120H DSP 120W Guitar Amp Head   

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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 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (15)
  • Good power output (13)
  • Excellent sound (12)
  • Portable (11)
  • Warm / comfy (9)

Cons

  • Weak (3)

Best Uses

  • Performances (14)
  • Outdoor events / games (7)
  • Home studio (5)
  • Professional recording (5)
  • Amateur recording (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (15), 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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(1 of 1 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!

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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!

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      5.0

      I would buy the product again

      By Scat Door

      from Baton Rouge, Louisiana

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Performances

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

        I recently played an outside gig and enjoyed the on stage presence of power.

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        (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Maybe ok for low volume bedroom practice

        By Mitch

        from Asheville, NC

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • NONE

        Cons

        • Limited Functions
        • Poor Sound Quality
        • Weak

        Best Uses

        • None

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

        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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        (1 of 3 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!

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        (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.

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          4.0

          Pair with the right speakers

          By jtay

          from Nashville, TN

          About Me Professional Musician

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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.

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          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.

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          (2 of 12 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

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            4.0

            Decent for the money

            By Kenny

            from Arlington, VA

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Simple Controls

            Cons

            • no footswitch

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio
            • Performances

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

            It's hard to beat for the money. The amp sounds decent but the effects are nothing to write home about. I like the concept behind the effects: limited adjustibility for ease of use. You just pick an effect and adjust the level. However, the effects just plain don't sound that good. My plan is to use the stompboxes I already have, add a reverb pedal to them and never turn the built-in effects on again.
            The lack of an included footswitch is also a drawback. You really need one for maximum flexibility. I bought a two button Peavey footswitch and it works fine.
            Finally, the lead channel is plenty loud but the clean channel woefully underpowered. I don't gig anymore, but I can't imagine the clean channel being loud enough for a live situation.
            Still, the amp sounds good and is adaquate for me messing around in my basement.

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