Fishman Loudbox Mini Bluetooth Acoustic Combo

Published 2 years ago on January 9, 2020

By Guitar Interactive Magazine



MSRP (UK) £309 (US) $339


Sounds Great.

Quality Features.

Lightweight and portable.

Bluetooth Connectivity.




60-Watts with Master Volume

Two channels

Bluetooth Connectivity

Digital Reverb & Chorus

Fishman's lightest and most portable amp now with the addition of Bluetooth wireless connectivity! What more could you ask for? Sam Bell reviews Fishman's Loudbox Mini Bluetooth Acoustic Combo.

There are seemingly endless options for portable acoustic rigs, the lighter and more compact, the better! The Fishman Loudbox Mini meets those markers, while not compromising on power, features and most importantly, tone!

The Loudbox Mini is a 60 watt, two-channel amplifier with Fishman's sought after Preamp and Tone control designs. Digital Reverb, Two Stage Chorus effects and a Feedback busting Phase switch are also included. And with this particular model, we also have Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, which is super useful for beaming any backing tracks/music wirelessly to the unit. Something I demonstrated in the video section of this review with some questionable drum loops of mine!

The amplifier features two channels: Instrument and Microphone. The Instrument channel features a ¼ inch input jack for active or passive pickups, Reverb, Chorus, 3 Band EQ and Phase switch. The Microphone channel features an XLR input for Dynamic Mic's, two-band EQ and a Reverb. Around the back of the unit we are able to plug in ¼ and 1/8 inch Aux inputs and a balanced XLR D.I Output. The Microphone channel can be used with the Instrument Channel in different ways, it could be used for a Vocal Mic, or Micing up another instrument. Or you could send a miced up acoustic sound to blend with the instrument input for more size and atmosphere.

The unit is super light and small, featuring a tilt-back design so the speaker can project upward rather than along and out. It's hard to believe the size of the sound coming out of such a small 6.5 inch woofer and 1-inch soft dome tweeter. The Reverb and Chorus effects are lush, and they aren't cheesy in any 2019 way. They offer genuine expanse to the sound without getting in the way of the fundamental rich tone of your instrument.

The layout looks super sleek, simple yet sophisticated with the Brown and Cream finish. It looks and feels very sturdy and quality. Perfect for moving between venues on foot, or if you're in a small studio environment, not taking up too much room! Fishman offers a Cover or Deluxe Carry Bag for this unit, but these are not included with the unit by itself.

My verdict is that this is a quality acoustic amp set up for any level of Acoustic Player, Singer/Acoustic Guitarist. All the features are there, its super portable and sounds great!




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