analog non-digital 10 watts combo for bedside jamming

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  1. Baconaire

    Baconaire TDPRI Member

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    None of these are small physically but great for bedroom levels. The Vox AC10 is a nice combo. More bottom end than you would expect from a 10 inch speaker. I went with the AC15 Head. The head has a built in attenuator so you can go 15,1.5, or .15 watts (but it only works with a 16 ohm speaker). It took a while to get a speaker and cab combo I like but it is flexible and 1.5 is great at bedroom levels. I now love it. The Marshall Origin 20 interests me as well. Same price range and it it also has a built in attenuator. Which also makes it good for bedroom and playing with a drummer.
     
  2. maxvintage

    maxvintage Friend of Leo's

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    Pro Jr.
     
  3. albatros

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    I just ordered a Pathfinder 10 on Amazon.it for 66 euros.
    I definitely prefer clean to crunch.
    I'll tell you my first impressions.
    Thank you.
    Bye
    Francesco
     
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    Tech 21 used to make a Trademark 10 that would fill all the blanks for you, but since you've already bought a Pathfinder, I hope it works well!
     
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    C'mon, Larry....be a champ (no pun intended) and give your granddaughter one of your PF15Rs. :)
    I also have three, which I use with different speaker configurations. I'm always on the lookout for them for sale, and they are really dwindling.
    There IS one currently on Ebay, located in Japan.....they're asking $1100......and I did NOT make a typo. I've long thought they were under-valued, and should be priced a little higher, but this is ABSURD!!!!!
     
  6. King Creole

    King Creole Friend of Leo's

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    That is absurd! I'll sell you mine for $1000.
     
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    LGOberean Doctor of Teleocity

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    I don't believe for a second that your "be a champ" pun was unintended! :twisted:

    As for that granddaughter, sadly, she didn't stick with it. She took a few lessons, learned to play (passably) the signature riff to "Smoke on the Water," and that was it. She then turned her attentions to the violin, but didn't stick with that, either. The last I knew, she still had those instruments, so maybe one day she'll try again.

    I'm not surprised that prices are going up on Pf15Rs, but...1,000 times the original retail price?!? :eek: I don't think so! Then again, it would take at least that much to tempt me to let go of one of mine, so I won't judge.
     
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    I stand by my suggestion....if you had given her a PF15R, she might've stuck with it.....it's your fault she gave up, and you have to live with that! :):):)
     
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    Another chance to say that the Yamaha THR10 is the best cheap, quiet practice amp I have ever used by far, and I've tried several of the ones mentioned here. In particular it is easy to dial in a great sound without messing around. OK, I think I"ll go play it for a while now.
     
  10. albatros

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    Hi everyone,

    today something happened that changed my mind: I sold my two boss pedals (BD2 & OD1) for a total of 100 euros and I canceled the amazon order - no more Vox pathfinder 10.

    Now I'm after a Laney Cub 10...

    Am I fool or wise?

    Is this simply GAS?

    Bye

    Francesco
     
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    VintageSG Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    The Cub 10 is a fine sounding, fairly well built little amplifier. It is rather more than 10 Watts though and ideally needs to be at loud conversation levels and louder to start waking up. I'm rather fond of mine.

    You may find it a little dark, even with the tone control fully clockwise, at lower volumes. An EQ pedal of some sort, or an overdrive set to unity and the tone wound up helps. It brightens up a lot as the volume rises. I like to set mine volume 6~7, gain 5ish and tone up full and use the guitar volume knob ( and/or an attenuator ).

    If you do get one, learn how to bias it, or get it biased. They really open up.
     
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    You might not want to hear it but for your indicated purpose, something like a Roland MicroCube or Champion 20 is the answer. Plug in your phone, jam along through the speaker. Or headphones if you need to be quieter.

    At quiet levels, each sounds far better than other options, IME.

    If you must go Tube for whatever reason, get something no more than 1 watt.

    My JMP-1 has a 0.1 watt setting. Which is so loud I can’t sing over it if I crank the amp.

    I can just barely sing over the MicroCube and if I'm wiling to play clean, my Champion 20.
     
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    Ciao Francesco ! Benvenuto !

    hai dato un occhiata qua ?

    DV Little Jazz ;)

    anche il vecchio vox pathfinder 15R ( col reverbero )

    Ciao
     
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    Laney Cub 10 is my 2c here.
     
  15. Chunkocaster

    Chunkocaster Poster Extraordinaire

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    A 10w tube amp is way overkill for bedroom levels. You guys will get him evicted.:lol:
     
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    It's the only space I have for it.
     
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    You can annoy the neighbours with a Blackstar fly 3 turned up loud.
    I don't like modelling/ digital amps. The Blackstar sounds legit and has a nice built in delay. If you get the stereo pack it sounds great for backing tracks or youtube, cd's etc.
    Hard to beat it for lounge or bedroom playing imo.

    I own several amps, jmp50w head, a few 4x12's, Orange th30 head, Marshall class 5 head, Blackstar ht5r head, Tweed blues junior, Mustang1, I play through my Fly 3 in the lounge room. Its the best suited amp I own for that purpose. The ht5r head is close second but it's too loud turned up anywhere near half and that's 5 watts.
     
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    schenkadere Friend of Leo's

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    I think a 10W tube amp is a lot for a bedroom. I have a 5W and it can be too loud. I'll add the suggestion of a Peavey Studio Pro. Maybe a bit bigger, but a clean one used can be good bang for the buck.
     
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    They sound surprisingly good.
     
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  20. albatros

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    DV mark sounds too flat to my ears
    Probably because I'm a not so good player
    Ciao grazie Francesco
     
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