Decent coffee table amp

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  1. Buck Woodson

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  2. mabinogeon

    mabinogeon A really hoopy frood. Silver Supporting Member

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    I have one of those little 9 volt Fender mini Tweed Twin amps.

    Doesn't sound the greatest, but it's cute as hell.
     
  3. Skies Of Scarlet

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    That’s actually an excellent suggestion and would be my first recommendation if the pricy nature of the THR is an obstacle. A gorgeous tweed Pignose 7-100 can be had brand new for under $100 and is a lot of fun to noodle with if a variety of tones and features are not necessary.
     
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    While any of the new digital amps can do high gain the 3” speakers make it sound anaemic and unsatisfying imo.

    The first thing to do is see if you can get into cleaner styles, they will match smaller speakers better imo.

    That said, a champ, a THR10 or a D-18 are all excellent choices.
     
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    Matchless DC30
     
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    Exactly. I have the Tweed one on my bookshelf in living room next to couch. Is more than enough for playing away from the rig. Cleans up somewhat with the guitar volume. But has enough character to be fun and just play. More than enough volume.

    People think it's just like a decoration price. Crazy world, I'm the bad guy for trying to sneak a twin into the living room decore, but a tweed box with a pignose on it nestled on a bookshelf people love. Either way sounds good and is refreshing to play.
     
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    Another vote for the Yamaha THR10. Amazing little thing.
     
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    I've used my amps as coffee tables when I lived in tiny studio apartments. 2x12 combos are definitely better than 1x10's.

    But yeah, THR10's are great. The Vox Adio's are also good if you don't mind people asking if Aunt Martha left her purse on your table.
     
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    This is why I love TGP.

    OP: I'm looking for a little amp that will do high gain in my living room.

    TGP: Well the first thing you need to do is change the type of music you play.

    Brilliant.
     
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    THR-10 or Vox Adio

    It’s what they were made to do.
     
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    I will admit, I missed the high gain part.

    Ahem.. THR10-X
     
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    You have inspired me, sir.

    I have a day off and nothing else to do. I think I shall poke around my woodpile and start working on a coffee table with a built-in amp.

    Perhaps something in class D with a couple of 10s..


    Hmmm
     
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    OP: But I owned and hated the Katana.
    TGP: You need a THR10 or a Blackstar ID Core.

    As the other guy said ... brilliant.
     
  15. Slash

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    Great little amp, it's my nightstand amp for bedroom practice.
     
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    tjontheroad Just Wanna Be Misunderstood Silver Supporting Member Vendor

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    You know if you build a 15” cab you’re more likely to maintain a good low end thump AND you can eat a pizza out of the box without it spilling over.

    Old SRV trick, IIRC.
     
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    I use a Boss Microcube and for the money it's the perfect practice amp, I've even used it once for band practice by putting a mic in front of it and it didn't sound bad.
     
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    Just yesterday I tried boosting the lead mode on my THR5 with my Suhr Koko boost. Holy crap...what I’ve been missing! Couldn’t put my guitar down!
     
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    I’ve used a Blackstar Fly for this. It sounds okay for it is...has a decent drive and a delay that can also mimic reverb a bit. Bought it for business trips before I picked up an iRig, and it doesn’t get much use these days. Fits on a shelf in an end table though! An old Pathfinder works okay too, but I’m not a huge fan of the built-in drive. Works great with a couple pedals, but you may not want all that on the coffee table...

    More recently, I picked up a long enough 1/8” to 1/4” cable to run to my stereo so I can use software. Laptop/ipad options for software aren’t as cheap, but in my case, I already had these on-hand. LOTS of variety here. If I didn’t have this, I’d consider the Adio or a THR.
     
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