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Discussion in 'The Squawk Box' started by hipofutura, Oct 1, 2009.
amp for blues and classic rock
is Yamaha THR10 better than tube amp?
It's more convenient to grab'n'go, can run on batteries if required, still gives up the good tones at very low volume, is excellent with headphones, headphone out can be used as a line out, IMO gets 90% of a good tube tone, zero maintenance required, presets can be tweaked or just left alone. A very useful little amp that punches well above its weight
For just around the house, it's the best I've found. I can play, and get very enjoyable tone, with my 1year old son asleep in the next room... Or take it outside by the fire pit, and not annoy the neighbors.
so i want to buy yamaha THR-10, but are they made in japan, or china? and what is difference between japan and china made THR10?
They've always been MIC to my knowledge
i think they are made in china
The THR10 is a great, little amp. It sounds good at very low volume, but puts out WAY more sound than it looks like it could. It also has an aux input, for playing along with music or simply listening to music. There are also different varieties of THR10 models, if you like more classic sounds or heavier sounds, but the regular THR10 gives a great mix of both.
My only problem with the THR10 is the lack of a footswitch.
I've got a mid-seventies SilverFace Champ with a Weber Vintage 10" speaker in it, a VOX AC10C1, and the Yamaha THR10. I love them all, but neither the Champ nor the VOX can replace my THR10.
Fantastic, versatile little amp that puts out great tone! And, it is my recording interface to the Macintosh.
Though the AC10C1 isn't the lowest of the low power amps, I find it to be low-powered enough to be quite pleasing in a small setting, like a home or commercial studio.
My seventies silver face Champ has a 10" Weber Vintage AlNiCo speaker in it and it sounds great, but the AC10C1 with 10" Celestion VX10 speaker gives a MUCH bigger and fuller sound than the open-back Champ offers. Largely due to the AC10's larger, closed-back cabinet design. I love them both, though.
In the background is a Fender Rumble 40 solid-state bass amp that I've modified with a JBL K-110 guitar speaker that I bought in the mid-seventies. The speaker is worth as much as the amp is and makes this into a very good amp. The speaker makes such a big difference. 40 watts of solid state power is probably equivalent to, what, about 10-15 watts of tube power?
COOL!! Congrats DHart! I just love low-wattage tube amps
Here is a small 1.5 to 3 watt amp I built based on Doug Hammonds Firefly.
This amp goes from very clean to full balls marshall gain, it is very loud for a practice/bedroom amp. I have it paired with a 2 12 cab I built that has 2 celestion green backs.
maybe these pics are better
That's really cool. Thanks for sharing
Here's one for those of you who want iconic tweed voicing and an heirloom piece. It's my take on the 5 watt 5F1 Tweed Champ.
Mercury Magnetics transformers, Sozo Blue caps, glass epoxy turret board, oversize dovetail joined pine slant cab, Weber Vintage Series 10" 10A125 alnico, 4/8/16 ohm switch selectable speaker output. The tweed is finished with 11 brushed coats of shellac & lacquer which gives it a beautiful grained golden hue.
THe Tramp amps have a lot of appeal!
Is there a version of a low watt vintage Fender-y amp that includes the modification to include a master volume, to enable more overdrive at somewhat lower volume levels?
The idea of 1.5 tube watts and two 12" speakers sounds wonderful.
How does the little Firefly sound? Beautiful tube breakup at relatively low volumes?
New arrival! I have twin twin's!!! Vox AC10 Twins that is
Just bought a virtually NOS Vox to keep my battered one company, does this mean I can have one for each ear or will it just be stereo??
I love low wattage tube amps. Either with built in attenuators ( or with superior master volumes. SOON I'll be gettin' myself a Soul Tramp of 1 variety or another
Couple of Pics:-