Hopefully you won't have the issues I encountered, but I like it!
6 December 2012
Summary: I tried ordering a used on of these. When it arrived I was very disappointed because the unit would not light up and not sound other than the hiss of the speakers came out. I called Fishman and got right through to the tech. He recommended that I open it up and check to see if a ribbon connector had come loose, but to no avail. I sent it back. Then I got a new one that did light up, but it was intermittently cutting down power.
Summary: I've had my SA220 for all of a week now. My wife wants me to go on tour with it. I'm blown away by the vocal sound which is all I wanted it for. I use a Blues Jr. for my tele and a SWR Strawberry Blond for my drum machine and Martin. But this baby is perfect for my baritone voice coming through my Neumann condenser vocal mike.
whether for personal guitar amp or PA system the SA220 is a must have.
7 September 2011
Summary: This is the best sounding acoustic guitar amp I have heard. I use it to play solo and duo shows and it works great. Sounds the same whether you are close or away from the amp. Everyone comments on how clean the sound is. Has tons of volume and doesn't fart out when turned up loud. Vox sound great through it as well.
Excerpt: I use the soloamp for my acoustic gigs. I play country,folk, and some old rock. I am in my sixties and bought this because of its sound and light weight. I also have a Fender SFX acoustasonic amp. I prefer the fishman for its portability. I run a fishman equiped Gibson J200 and a Seagull Maritime with a fishman ellipse and both sound great through this amp. I also use a fishman chorus pedal for a fuller sound. For my vocals I use a digitech delay and the onboard reverb.
Summary: We bought this unit for our 4-piece folk-rock band Soulfolk [...]. Our hope was to replace a large and heavy B-52 unit that includes a 15" subwoofer and satellite speakers (about the size of a small refrigerator, and definitely as heavy). While the SA-220 couldn't be expected to match the low lows of the other system, the overall clarity and volume of this portable PA is pretty astounding. It doesn't sound wimpy in the least.
Summary: We are a male female duo that does acoustic country/Pop/Jazz. We usually play small venues, but recently played a large autotorium. The Fishman performed well in both venues. Its biggest advantage is that we hear almost exactly what the audience hears. We used to monitors but found we never really knew what it sounded like off stage. We have two mics in the front inputs and run the line out from my Acoustic (brand name)amp into the Aux in of the Fishman.