you need a great-sounding amp
for small to medium-sized rooms
and you don’t have a big budget.
you need more than two channels or
independent feedback controls.
the floor to compensate for lack of bass
response, the Lunchbox Acoustic has plenty
of bass, even with the sixth string tuned
down to a C. I handed the guitar to my son
to play while I walked around, and I could
hear the sound clearly around the whole
L-shaped room. The gain on the guitar channel was set at three o’clock and the master
volume was at one o’clock, just like I’d had it
at home, and it cut through all the conversation and background noise nicely.
The Feedback Cut has three settings to notch
out the most common frequency offend-
ers. In the venue’s high-ceilinged room with
windows all around, I had two problem fre-
quencies. So I used the ZT’s Feedback Cut
to notch out the ringing from the vocal mic
and my L.R. Baggs Para Acoustic D.I. to clean
up the persistent ringing around the E on my
guitar’s fourth string. I left the bass and treble
flat on both channels, and the amp sounded
just terrific. A mid-cut would be handy, but
the ZT isn’t honky or greasy sounding, so it’s
not absolutely necessary.
The plate-style reverb was very lush, pleasant, and natural sounding for both vocal and
guitar, and it added that little extra bit of
faerie dust to the tone.
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The ZT Lunchbox Acoustic is a terrific amp
for small to medium-sized venues, especially
those where people really want to listen. It’s
full featured, very functional, incredibly portable, and intuitive to use. Ladies and gentle-men, lunch is served.