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Acoustic Lead Guitar Series G120H DSP 120W Guitar Amp Head  

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Overview
  • Two channels
  • 120W
  • 3-band EQ, semi-parametric mid, Mid Shift
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    $499.99
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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 ReverbMedium Room ReverbLarge Room ReverbSmall Hall ReverbMedium Hall ReverbLarge Hall ReverbSlap Back DelayShort DelayMedium DelayLong DelayEcho VerbSlow ChorusMedium ChorusFast ChorusChorus VerbPhaserA 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
  • Two channels
  • 120W
  • 3-band EQ, semi-parametric mid, Mid Shift

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

 

Lead Guitar Series G120H DSP 120W Guitar Amp Head Specifications:

  • 23"W x 9"H x 9-1/2"D
  • 24 lb.
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AcousticLead Guitar Series G120H DSP 120W Guitar Amp Head
 
4.4

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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    (1)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (12)
  • Good power output (10)
  • Excellent sound (9)
  • Portable (8)
  • Warm / comfy (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (12)
    • Outdoor events / games (5)
    • Home studio (4)
    • Professional recording (4)
    • Amateur recording (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (12), Professional musician (4)

    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!!!

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Acoustic G120H AMP HEAD DISAPPOINTMENT

    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,...Read complete review

    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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    (0 of 2 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 5 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 11 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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        5.0

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

        By stealsid

        from Cheyenne, Wy

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          Cons

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              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.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Power and sound!

              By jeff ellias

              from North Carolina

              About Me Professional Musician

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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!

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              (2 of 2 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.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great amp

                By vin vee

                from Detroit

                About Me Experienced

                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.

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