Help with practice amp

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by PaulE, Apr 25, 2016.

  1. PaulE

    PaulE Supporting Member

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    Heres my situation-I'm constantly at some kind of practice with my 13 yr old son be it baseball,Jiu-jitsu or whatever.
    what I am looking for is an amp I can pop the hatchback plug it into an inverter and play along with backing tracks and use all of this time to help my playing.
    Bluetooth would be handy or I can plug my Ipad into it.
    Any suggestions?
     
  2. Astronaut FX

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    There are any number of iPad apps that you could use. Maybe pair one up with one of the IKM iRig2 devices.

    Or, take a look at the Yamaha THR series. My favorite practice amps of all time!
     
  3. IndyMead

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    The answer to every thread with "Practice Amp" in the title is something from the Yamaha THR series.
     
  4. redeyedjim

    redeyedjim Silver Supporting Member

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    It depends on how much portability you need. The Yamaha THR series is great, but the Blackstar FLY3 is a serious amp that may be all you need for your situation, and it's less than $60 new. MP3 input, built in delay, decent clean tone, decent OD tones, less than $60 new, very tiny form factor = pretty compelling. Doesn't have BT connectivity, but then again, it retails for $59.
     
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    Yamaha THR all day. They just came out with a V2. To me, it is the best solid state amp on the market today. I sold mine like an idiot and plan on purchasing a newer version one very soon.
     
  6. Dr.Picklebottom

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    yamaha thr is very nice also the blackstar fly3 is so fun. its a mini battery amp but seriously, it sounds better than it should. has built in delay and has a dirty tone too. i love mine, keep it out on my screened in patio.
     
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    In the old days, we used to use Rockmans. It looks like they still make them today for $69. If you search headphone guitar amp on ebay you will find several available from about $15.

    I have a lot of things with my kids as well. I ended up buying a Danelectro. They are semi hollow and get pretty loud for an unplugged electric. I play without an amp. It is a cheap enough guitar that I don't worry about it staying in the car or getting beat up.
     
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    IRig for best portability. You can download songs and play along and record.
     
  9. PaulE

    PaulE Supporting Member

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    Thx for all the replies
    The yamaha is sucking me in but there seems to be a few models.
    Not very clear online about the differences in the 10,10v2,10c.
    I get the x model has more gain -anyone played the others?
     
  10. Bluesidae

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    I would agree with the Yamaha THR option.
     

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