Yamaha Thr10x, worth it?

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  1. Bentayuk

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    I've been looking at the Yamaha Thr10x, and can't figure out whether it's worth the price (roughly $300).
    I'm worried I might find it a bit gimmicky, and no better than any of the POD HD / XT / 11R units I've owned.
    That said, it'd just be for bedroom jamming.
    I must admit, I haven't read a bad review yet!
     
  2. Chris Hayden

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    Worth every penny. Look for a used one. I got a new one for $199 (C model)
     
  3. Bentayuk

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    Well they're $349 here (Canada), so roughly $250-300 used.
    They sound very impressive, especially the Brown / Brown II models.
     
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    It's excellent. I got a new in box THR10X on eBay for $215 total shipped.
     
  5. mbetter

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    +1. Those two models are worth the price alone.

    Twangy country with Brown 1:

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    The THR10x isn't my thing, but I got a THR10C and dumped my Helix and Amplifire, and bought a THR10 too. I'm waiting for Yamaha to come out with something like a THR30 or something.

    To be honest, it's completely different from a modeler unit like a the HD or Eleven Rack. It's an amp in the room sound, not an FRFR type sound. The sound quality on the THR's are phenomenal, I love them and I haven't heard any complaints about the 10x's.
     
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    I have a 10x. I like it! It's good for what it is, fine for bedroom usage. I have been using my Atomic Amplifire a lot more these days, but different use cases. Used for around $200 , it's a good deal. Although I did take it to a jam and my buddy's Fender Mustang III did blow it out of the water for only $100 more -had much more volume and it has nice tones in it. Again a different use case.
     
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    Wait, so the Fender Mustang is actually better? Because I can get one of those cheaper than the THR10X....
    I just didn't imagine a Fender digital modeler would sound better than the Yamaha.
     
  10. mbetter

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    Well, most of the Mustangs are *louder* so if you're looking to take it to jams, you might be better off elsewhere.
     
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    For jam purposes you'd probably want the Fender, especially if you want loud and you don't mike. It's not "better". The Yamaha works best for me as a great sounding bedroom amp I can use to play along to mp3s and such.
     
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    Ah, ok. It's literally just me at home, on my own. No need for any extra volume!
     
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    It also comes with Logic recording software.
     
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    $329 a year ago in Toronto. Best money I ever spent on my THR10C:aok
     
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    It doesn't come with Logic.
     
  16. superstratjunky

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    Mine did.
     
  17. meatier shower

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    Sure you don't mean some version of cubase?

    Yamaha owns steinberg / cubase. When I bought my thr10 there was a cubase disc included.
     
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  18. scook

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    That would be an odd move for Apple. I can't imagine what their incentive would be to give away $200 software with a $300 amp made by another company.
     
  19. rewihendrix

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    it came free with Cubase.
     
  20. jageya

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    wow....you dumped the helix and the af...that is saying alot- i agree if a thr30 came out with 10" speakers even in the same form i would look at that as well. Stereo seperation in an amp for practice is very sweet.
     
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