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Best small cheap practice amp

tigerfan2

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Im looking for a cheap small practice amp. Preferably with a headphone output.
Doesn't have to be tube but if it's not I want decent sounds.

Any suggestions?

Appreciate the help.
 

Rena Rune

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The Pathfinder is well liked, but IMO the Orange Micro Terror could well rival it. There's no "good" clips of it yet though sadly.
 

rippingrudy

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Line 6 spider 4 @ 75 watts. Every sound on earth for a couple hundred bucks. I can't emphasize enough to not bother with anything else.
 

cratz2

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If you want a good headphone out, I like the Fender Mustang. If don't need the headphone jack, the Super Champ XD would get my vote, esp with an upgraded speaker... that puts you closer to $300 but instead of a 'practice amp' you get a 'small gigable amp' that works pretty well at lower volumes as well and is pretty lightweight.

For a pure practice amp, I think you could do a lot worse than a Mustang I.
 

TS808

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Any of the Fender Mustang amps. I own the Mustang III and it sounds great at low and moderate volumes. The versatility alone is worth the $299
 

bbutler123

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Vox Pathfinder for a very pure tone, or a Roland Micro Cube for simple and excellent effects, and some darn good amp simulations.

Both are $120. No need to spend more for a practice amp, IMO.
 

tigerfan2

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Yeah I'm not at a gigable place in my life right now. Law school and fiancé and such. I appreciate the suggestions for the most part. I'll have to check out the vox and Roland in person but they sound good online.
 
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I have both the Micro-Cube and the Vox Pathfinder, and they are both great practice amps. If you want decent onboard effects, and like the idea of a battery powered option, the Micro-Cube is perfect. If you want really nice full clean tones with a tube-like feel, the Pathfinder is the one. I use the Pathfinder for blues, country, and rockabilly type stuff. If I'm wanting to play rock stuff, I grab the Micro-Cube. They are both really great practice amps, and actually having both won't break the bank.
 

Rena Rune

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The best value modeler at the moment is probably the Mustang II. Good amp, doesn't take pedals too well on most models though.
 

albatross

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+1 one the micro-cube. Bought one for when I lived in the dorms and as far as practice amps go I though it was great. The battery option is nice too.
 

jota

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I have both the Micro-Cube and the Vox Pathfinder, and they are both great practice amps. If you want decent onboard effects, and like the idea of a battery powered option, the Micro-Cube is perfect. If you want really nice full clean tones with a tube-like feel, the Pathfinder is the one. I use the Pathfinder for blues, country, and rockabilly type stuff. If I'm wanting to play rock stuff, I grab the Micro-Cube. They are both really great practice amps, and actually having both won't break the bank.
I was just saying exactly the same.
 




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