favorite
favorite
hide
unhide
flag

Posted

print

Acoustic Amp Bundle, Roland AC-33 - $450 (Madison)

12

condition: like new
make / manufacturer: Roland
model name / number: AC-33

Hi, fellow Craigslist shoppers!

I am torn about listing this Roland AC-33. It really doesn't fit my needs but I've always hoped to learn the guitar and looked forward to the day when I could properly use it. It was one of the first amps I bought and I only bought it because it's battery powered and is supposed to be one of the most natural, full sounding amps that doesn't color the sound of you instrument at all ... according to the reviews. For me, it's not a good solution, though. I LOVE its light weight but it really is for someone like a gentle classical guitarist playing in an intimate, restaurant setting, or a singer-songwriter. I simply have no time to learn the guitar - for now, I am strictly playing the Native American Flute and need a more powerful speaker with enough volume to reach downfield when playing outdoors at PowWows, etc.

This amp has a narrow consumer target, as it is pretty "mission specific" and pricey, so I'm assuming there won't be a lot of lookers except for folks who are hoping to find this particular model. As such, I won't go into its deign and feature set ... all of which is obviously available on Roland's website.

It has only been played by me, at low volume in my living room - it has been pampered.
I have the original box, owner's manual, and power supply. I also am including the following (all in A-1 condition):
- an Arriba AC-130 carrying BAG
- a home-made wooden shelf with Pole Mount adapter
- compact tripod (lightweight, not very tall ... about waist/chest height)
- BOSS FS-6 dual-pedal accessory that operates the amp's Looper function
- TRS cable that connects the pedal to the amp.
* updated BONUS: I'll include a Brand New cheap practice amp I sampled - it's not great, by any means, but it can be used under battery power, like the AC-33. It is a 5", 10-watt unit by Indio, model: 611710, sold by Monoprice for $40. It's claim of 10 watts is questionable, as my Roland Microcube @ 3watts is much more ... well, more "everything" (but it costs 4x).

By the way, "FYI" there is another accessory that I AM NOT INCLUDING, but just want to share with you because I think it's so cool ... you might want to check it out. The company Songbird FX (Austria) makes power adapters for guitar pedals that allow you to use any "Battery Bank" that has a USB jack ... the kind designed to charge cell phones ... to feed 9v to a pedal. They also offer a similar unit that converts a Battery Bank's output to 12v, as well as a plug-size adapter for Roland. It's around $30 and might be more convenient than using AA batteries.

*** Disclosure:There is ONE small cosmetic issue with the AC-33 amp that I am offering here - my kitten took a few bites on the power cord's ferrite filter ... she's done that to other power cords on clock radios, laptops, etc. ... damn you, Fuji!!! In this case, the bites were gentle and there are just a few dimples on the plastic coating of the filter. They are not deep at all and don't compromise anything - I know they are there because I'm nit-picky.

I am not looking to make a profit, but I don't want to lose money either, so I don't sell my "hardly used" well taken care of stuff for cheap (also, I don't sell it cheap because part of me doesn't really want to sell it!) Just thinking about selling it is giving me separation anxiety! LOL I'm a good shopper and my cost when new was $575 for everything ... including the hardware to make the Pole Mount!



CASH only, sorry. Feel free to call if you're "short" now but really need this and we can talk.

~ Scotty show contact info

  • it's ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests

post id: 6997293682

posted:

best of [?]