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The re-designed Fishman Loudbox Performer acoustic guitar amp offers 180W of transparent bi-amplified acoustic tone and enhanced features. Thanks to ...Click To Read More About This Product

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More power, more options, more efficient.

The re-designed Fishman Loudbox Performer acoustic guitar amp offers 180W of transparent bi-amplified acoustic tone and enhanced features. Thanks to more efficient design you'll get all these improvements in a lighter package too.

The Loudbox Performer features two input channels, each with 3-band EQ, feedback-fighting controls and a new effects section. The dedicated midrange provides enhanced detail and note definition. An integrated kickstand design allows the Loudbox Performer to be tilted back 50 degree for better sound projection at short range.

FEATURES
  • Power: 180W, bi-amped
  • Two channels
  • Inputs: XLR-1/4 in. combo with 10dB pad
  • Speakers: one 8 in. woofer; one 5 in. midrange; one 1 in. soft-dome tweeter
  • Built-in FX: Reverb, Chorus, Flanger, Delay, Echo and Slap Echo
  • SPL: 114dB SPL @ 1 meter
  • Feedback-fighting Phase switch and Notch filter
  • Speaker Baffle: 10-degree built-in tilt
  • Aux. input with level control
  • 50-degree with kickstand
  • Headphone output
  • Phantom power for condenser mics (24V, high current spec.)
  • Mute switch
  • Balanced XLR DI outputs
  • Dimensions: 18.2 in. x 15.8 in. x 11.5 in. (46cm x 40cm x 29cm)
  • Weight: 29.4 lb., 13.3 kg

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    FishmanLoudbox Performer 180W Acoustic Guitar Combo Amp with Effects
     
    4.8

    (based on 31 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (27)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

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    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Portable (29)
    • Excellent sound (28)
    • Good power output (26)
    • Easy to use (25)
    • Warm / comfy (22)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (28)
    • Home studio (18)
    • Outdoor events / games (17)
    • Professional recording (8)
    • Amateur recording (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional musician (15), Experienced (14)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Very Nice Acoustic Amp

    Fishman does it again! I already have the Artist and Love it, so when I saw this model I just had to have it. My Artist gives me all I need for most...Read complete review

    Fishman does it again! I already have the Artist and Love it, so when I saw this model I just had to have it. My Artist gives me all I need for most any gigs that I do and, I have no doubt that the Performer will even go way and above my expectations! I have tried all the competitors in this catagory of acoustic amps and Fishman blows them all away in all areas. Try a Fishman you'll see what I mean.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Good Practice Amp

    I bought this amp as a scratch and dent for a very good price from MF. I was suprised that it looked perfect. I didn't see anything wrong at all. I am a...Read complete review

    I bought this amp as a scratch and dent for a very good price from MF. I was suprised that it looked perfect. I didn't see anything wrong at all. I am a solo singer/guitar player and I was looking for a perfoming amp for small venues to replace my 10 year old Peavey EFX110 which had served me well, but is rather heavy. I have tried both of the smaller Fishman amps but found them too weak and limited for live performance. Unfortunatly, this amp is not much better. It's built well, but lacks the range of depth I need for live performance. It has very limited amount of low end and lacks the clear high end that I require. It has plenty of mid range though. If you were a non-singing acoustic guitar player in a band, I'm sure it would cut through fine. My rig of choice has always been a PA with minimum of 200 watt's, driving a 10 inch or 12 inch main. I realize it's a lot to ask from a small combo amp, but my current Peavey is much closer than this Fishman. And, at regular price this amp is very expensive for what you get. I really wanted to like this Amp, but I just coulnd't.

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    (25 of 26 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Very Nice Acoustic Amp

    By terrygh

    from Kansas

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Feature Packed
    • Good Warmth
    • Light weight
    • Portable
    • Powerful

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Fishman Loudbox Performer 180W Acoustic Guitar Combo Amp with Effects:

    Fishman does it again! I already have the Artist and Love it, so when I saw this model I just had to have it. My Artist gives me all I need for most any gigs that I do and, I have no doubt that the Performer will even go way and above my expectations! I have tried all the competitors in this catagory of acoustic amps and Fishman blows them all away in all areas. Try a Fishman you'll see what I mean.

    (21 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Superb acoustic sound

    By Midnight Sun

    from Watertown, NY

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about Fishman Loudbox Performer 180W Acoustic Guitar Combo Amp with Effects:

      My brother picked up a the smaller version of the amp used. I was sold the first time I tried it. We play everything from acoustic country to classic rock.
      We now have 4 Loudboxes (2 of the 180W models) Our acoustic sound improved drastically. We played a party this past weekend for about a 100 people and
      everyone was impressed with the improvement of sound quality. This amp weighs half the weight of my Marshall!

      (9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome

      By Amin

      from Houson

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Performances

        Comments about Fishman Loudbox Performer 180W Acoustic Guitar Combo Amp with Effects:

        I am a pro Flamenco guitarist.
        The best small amp I ever owned.

        (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Absolutely AWESOME and well built.

        By Bob

        from California

        About Me Experienced

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        Pros

        • Clean And Very Dynamic
        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Good Warmth
        • Light weight
        • Outstanding Sound
        • Portable
        • Powerful
        • Very Durable Finish

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Jamming With The Boys
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Fishman Loudbox Performer 180W Acoustic Guitar Combo Amp with Effects:

          I have owned and used many different acoustic amplifiers and this one is by far the best built, best sounding with extremely clean and dynamic sound that I have ever owned or used. The price, for what you are getting, is absolutely outstanding. It's very versatile with its built in effects. It's a very well thought out acoustic amp. My hat goes off to all of the engineers at Fishman for designing such an outstanding product.

          (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Best Amp I've Ever Owned

          By BwB

          from OK

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Light weight
          • Loud
          • Portable
          • Sound quality
          • Versatility

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio
          • Performances

          Comments about Fishman Loudbox Performer 180W Acoustic Guitar Combo Amp with Effects:

          Lightweight, and outperforms everything else I've ever owned. Only now I have to get rid of a lot of others.

          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          GREAT AMP

          By Callfox

          from Wisconsin

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          Pros

          • Best Sound I've Had
          • Excellent Sound

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • No Pa For Smaller Gigs
          • Performances

          Comments about Fishman Loudbox Performer 180W Acoustic Guitar Combo Amp with Effects:

          This amp was my 50th birthday present, wish I would have had it at 20. Fishman really got it right, great sound and plenty of volume. I plug in my cond. mic, turn on phantom power, plug in my guitar and I'm ready with a few adjustments.
          Have had many compliments on sound with this amp.
          M/F had it to my house in a day and a half.

          (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Love this amp!!

          By rocket man

          from merritt island, Fl

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Performances

            Comments about Fishman Loudbox Performer 180W Acoustic Guitar Combo Amp with Effects:

            Love this amp! No noise background at all! So clean and the feature are all you need to connect to a sound board and PA. Very powerful!

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Superbly designed product

            By Bob

            from California

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            See all my reviews

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio
              • Mobile DJ
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Fishman Loudbox Performer 180W Acoustic Guitar Combo Amp with Effects:

              This is the best acoustics guitar amp I have ever owned and I have owned many. Absolutely superb, clean and well defined sound. My Martin D35 with a Gold Plus pickup on it sounds superb. I am very please with this Fishman Acoustic Guitar amp. I just wish I bought it much sooner.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              WOW. JUST WOW.

              By Merco

              from Guatemala

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Events
                • Performances

                Comments about Fishman Loudbox Performer 180W Acoustic Guitar Combo Amp with Effects:

                I'm a singer/songwriter and ever since I got this I never looked back. I tried the mini version of this in a venue and it was so good that I immediately bought the largest version. I was already impressed with it after 3 years of using it (brought down to Guatemala on the plane) and then I went on to buy a Telecaster, played it through this and it sounds AMAZING. I get to use effects now, and I can't believe how good they are. My Tele ROCKS with this amp! Straight into it, no pedals. Sounds amazing. For reference I play thumb picking style, chicken picking, also blues.

                 
                5.0

                I would buy this product again

                By OMBE

                from Las Cruces, New Mexico

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Excellent Sound
                • Portable
                • Powerful

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Studio
                  • Performances

                  Comments about Fishman Loudbox Performer 180W Acoustic Guitar Combo Amp with Effects:

                  I plan to use this amp for live performances in small venues. So far I have plugged a Martin acoustic guitar with a Seymour Duncan Woody sound hole P/U into this amp, a tele and strat, and a microphone, and everything I plug into it sounds very impressive. I got this amp because it has the midrange speaker and the Artist doesn't. They midrange was important to me for vocal production. I am not disappointed so far. I have played professionally since I was 13 years old, I am currently 67 years old. I don't remember every being more impressed with an amplifier than I am with this one. I didn't expect the great sound from my Fender American tele and strat that I get this this amp. This is my first Fishman product. My brother has the Loudbox Mini and it sounds great, just not enough amp for what I need. Great product!

                   
                  5.0

                  True to the Voice of the Guitar, and Plenty Loud

                  By The GFG

                  from Phoenix, AZ

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Performances

                    Comments about Fishman Loudbox Performer 180W Acoustic Guitar Combo Amp with Effects:

                    Just received my Loudbox Performer a couple of days ago. Spent 30 min one night dialing it in for my Gibson Hummingbird, then tried it with the full band last night. It sounded great, and was plenty loud for an Americana band with a full kit, bass, electric guitar, keys, and 2-3 vocals. Previously I'd been running my guitar direct through the PA, and it sounded good. Switching to the Loudbox balanced our live sound better with the acoustic opposite the electric on either side, and it added weight & dimension to my acoustic sound. It made for a marked improvement in our live sound. I could hear and feel it better, it had more definition, and as a result I got into a groove right away.

                    Originally I'd intended to buy a higher end acoustic amp and tried a couple. They sounded really nice, but maybe too hifi "nice". Pretty/slick/etc. What I wanted was an amp that sounded exactly like my Hummingbird but louder. I'd heard a friend play his $4k+ Taylor through a Loudbox live and was impressed with the tone, and when I tried it I was really drawn to the sound. The Loudbox comes very, very close to replicating the sound of my guitar exactly (after dialing in eq) - most importantly, it stays true to the voice of my guitar. It also has a weight/warmth to it that I really like.

                    *Btw- I'd been concerned about the covering tearing because there are a lot of reviews noting that. I checked the covering on floor models at my local stores and it was a mess - but I believe Fishman took care of this some time ago. Not sure exactly when, but the model I received has a more sturdy covering. No issues there.

                     
                    5.0

                    Just Right

                    By K.W.

                    from Middle Mississippi

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Events
                      • Home Studio
                      • Performances

                      Comments about Fishman Loudbox Performer 180W Acoustic Guitar Combo Amp with Effects:

                      This amp has the Great Tone I was looking for. I have had other acoustic amps that the guitar would sound good but couldn't get the vocal sound I was looking for , this one does it. Great Tone , Plenty of power , easy to use controls , Very Versatile with the different outs and loops ect.

                       
                      5.0

                      You Won't Find Anything Better

                      By Chris the Worship Leader

                      from White Hall, MD

                      About Me Experienced

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Events
                        • Home Studio
                        • Performances

                        Comments about Fishman Loudbox Performer 180W Acoustic Guitar Combo Amp with Effects:

                        I was able to purchase this amp at 20% off the regular price here at Musicians Friend! So I want to say thanks to them for such a great price and quick delivery!! I will be a customer again.

                        I have owned multiple types of acoustic amplifiers and powered pa speakers over the years trying to find the perfect solution for my guitars. Everything from Yamaha, Bose, Beringher, Roland, Marshall, even a Henriksen Bud and others I'm probably forgetting. This amazing amplifier tops them all.

                        I read all the positive reviews before on the entire amp lineup but had purchased one of their acoustic pedals many years ago and didn't like it so I returned it. So I was hesitant to buy from Fishman again.

                        I took a leap of faith and also took advantage of the unbeatable price and and beyond pleased that I did. I can sit for hours with my Taylor 324, Takamine, and once I turn down the tweeter my electric guitar has never sounded better.

                        It's a perfect size and is light enough for anyone to handle comfortably. All the features and effects work great. If you need an acoustic amp don't waste your time and money on anything else.

                         
                        5.0

                        I'd recommend this if you like to mic your acoustics

                        By Chuck

                        from NJ

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Performances

                          Comments about Fishman Loudbox Performer 180W Acoustic Guitar Combo Amp with Effects:

                          I wanted an amp specifically to mic my acoustic guitars for live play as I don't like the sound of most acoustic pick ups. Its nice because both channels accept mic inputs so if your gigging by yourself, playing and singing sounds great. It's ideal with a natural sound using acoutics ,resonators or 12 strings with my shure sm57. Reverbs and chorus are nice and not over the top. Great gigging amp especially if your tired of carrying PA around. You can also use a line out to a PA for a larger venue. Great amp for the money.

                           
                          5.0

                          Had to have two

                          By leftylespaul

                          from Albuquerque, NM

                          About Me Experienced

                          See all my reviews

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • classic acoustic design
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Excellent Sound
                          • Portable
                          • Powerful

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Events
                            • Performances
                            • Professional Recording

                            Comments about Fishman Loudbox Performer 180W Acoustic Guitar Combo Amp with Effects:

                            I use two of these and utilize their room filling sound

                             
                            5.0

                            Exceeded my expectations

                            By Low Bones Jones

                            from Cottage Grove, Oregon

                            About Me Professional Musician

                            Pros

                            • Excellent Sound
                            • Portable
                            • Powerful
                            • Works great with a Stratocaster too!

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Events
                              • Home Studio
                              • Performances

                              Comments about Fishman Loudbox Performer 180W Acoustic Guitar Combo Amp with Effects:

                              This amp stands alone in terms of versatility and features. I was seriously impressed with the quality of sound with both acoustic and electric guitars plugged in....at the same time! Lots of connectivity features and good sounding reverb and effects. Maybe the last and only amp I will need going forward. This box is worth the money.

                               
                              5.0

                              wow

                              By Ruff

                              from Austin, TX

                              About Me Experienced

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                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Excellent Sound
                              • Portable
                              • Powerful

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Fishman Loudbox Performer 180W Acoustic Guitar Combo Amp with Effects:

                                  I am blown away by not only the guitar sound--which is nearly flawless--but by the vocal presentation as well. "Inspiring" may be the most fitting word for this amazing amp. Also have a K&K mini pickup--not sure how much that contributes, but it's a great combination.

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  I WOULD LOOKING FORWARD THERE NEW PRODUCT

                                  By Cris

                                  from Florida

                                  About Me Professional Musician

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

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

                                    Comments about Fishman Loudbox Performer 180W Acoustic Guitar Combo Amp with Effects:

                                    THIS AMP IS SUPERB...FISHMAN PERFORMER IS KILLING IT, THE BRILLIANT AND CRISP OF THIS AMP MAKE ME FEEL IM MY STRESS AWAY EVERYTIME A PLAY MY TAYLOR K24CE...

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    The best amp ever

                                    By Ron

                                    from Hawaii

                                    About Me Experienced

                                    Pros

                                    • Excellent Sound
                                    • Good Warmth
                                    • Portable
                                    • Powerful

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

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

                                      Comments about Fishman Loudbox Performer 180W Acoustic Guitar Combo Amp with Effects:

                                      Brilliant crisp sound clear amp. And the best is very light weight so very portable.

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Unreal, Best available, believe it!

                                      By Pnasty

                                      from Atlanta GA

                                      About Me Professional Musician

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

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

                                        Comments about Fishman Loudbox Performer 180W Acoustic Guitar Combo Amp with Effects:

                                        Unreal, Best available, believe it!

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