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Which bedroom practice amp? Mustang mini or Yamaha THR?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by GuitarPlaynTaylor, Feb 1, 2015.

  1. GuitarPlaynTaylor

    GuitarPlaynTaylor Member

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    Need to pick up a bedroom practice amp since I will be sharing a space with a room mate soon. Must have headphone output jack so as not to disturb the neighbors. Recommendations? I know about the mustang mini and the yamaha thr but there is a huge price difference between the two. What else is out there?
     
  2. Waxhead

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    Roland Cube 30, 60 or 80 :D
     
  3. PFCG

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    You should play a few and see which one you like the most! But you know my allegiance!
     
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    Blackstar HT5R and H9 Max....I just got that setup...very nice
     
  5. DaveKS

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    THR beats mini to death with its stereo soundstage. Mini is a mousy sounding speaker. THR processes your sound into a full wide stereo image just like if it was recorded in studio and mixed down for playback on frfr set of speakers.

    Now move up to a Mustang II and it's 10" speaker and it's a closer call but yamaha still wins for fullness of sound because of its stereo processing.
     
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    gearscrubs Supporting Member

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    Thr sounds better, imo.
     
  8. Nickstrtcstr

    Nickstrtcstr Lactose Intolerant Guitar Slinger

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    I would go with the THR. An amazing little box.
     
  9. guitarman3001

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    Bedroom/tabletop amp = THR. It's not good for anything else but for what it's designed for there really isn't anything better out there.

    If you need something that will multitask and let you play with a band or just jam with friends, you'll want something else but for strictly low volume bedroom playing, can't beat the THR.

    The only downside is it's quite a bit more expensive than the alternatives but if it's within your budget, I'd get it.
     
  10. johnnylighton

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    The THR is worth it for the tones, touch sensitivity, and effects. Sometimes you have to play with it a bit and dial in the sound you want. I have the 10C and play my tele through it. I've only found one clean and two dirt tones I like, so far. But those three tones are quite amazing, especially compared to other practice amps. I can get lost in them.
     
  11. dohmar

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    THR fo real. I have the THR10X and its perfect for home practice or for when you need to travel and want to continue playing without lugging a cab/combo around. I have a pretty decent rack setup and still play this often just because it sounds waaaay better at low volume (and even a 20/20 is too loud when volume knobs are set to 9 oclock)

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    For $60 I am really digging the Blackstar Fly 3. Nice and simple, tiny and sounds great on its own and through headphones. Not as good as a THR mind you but a lot cheaper.
     
  13. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules Former Lyricist for Calhoun Tubbs Silver Supporting Member

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    TRH is 3 times the price, so I'd hope it was better. For the $300 of the TRH ,you can move up to amps that can be way more than just a low volume home amp.
     
  14. Thorti

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    Just my opinion, but the THR sounds small, thin and really bad.
    I would buy a POD HD Desktop (you will need speakers) or a Boss JS-10.
     
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    Woah, not my experience with it!
     
  16. Nickstrtcstr

    Nickstrtcstr Lactose Intolerant Guitar Slinger

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    Paul from Guitar world seems to like the THR a lot. He also likes those G&L ASAT Tribute Deluxes.



    I tried finding a decent demo of the Mini but, there wasn't one to be had.

    Since it wasn't on your list, I didn't chime in with it in my earlier post but, if you can find a Fender G-Dec 3-30 used somewhere out there, grab it. What a cool little modeling amp.

     
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  17. kwaping

    kwaping Guitar payer Silver Supporting Member

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    Add my vote for the THR.
     
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    Sounds like the THR is the bedroom champion/
     
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    THR for sure.

    You only need to choose between the THR10,THR10C and the THR10X.

    Don't go for the THR5 serie.
     
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    I'm very happy with THR-10C for practicing quietly. For what it is I think it sounds excellent. Got an open box type deal off eBay for just over $200. Great purchase.

    Don't neglect the Aux input for practicing purposes. AnyTune app on my iphone plugged into THR10C - I can loop a section of tune and solo over or I can transcribe or just jam along with a whole album. Lots of fun.


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