Best Battery Powered Amp

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  1. Mike_LA

    Mike_LA Tele-Afflicted

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    Ok, so I bought 5 different amps trying to find the best battery powered amp to play outside with.
    I bought the boos katana and it DOESN'T get clean or loud enough with the cheezy 4 inch speaker.
    For me the best bet is the Peavey Solo
    2 channel, 8" speaker, battery operated (and the batteries last quite a while)
    mic input and can handle 2 guitars without distorting

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  2. Pasta Player

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    Scott Strange’s Nomad and Rambler portables do look very interesting. And wouldn’t mind a go at the above mentioned Peavey.
    Did pick up a Crate Taxi recently and bigly impressed with it.
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    Yet... back to the possible re-housing of smaller portables… here’s the “Big Pig”.

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    A newer model Pignose (no germanium transistors) re-housed in a 25% larger, solid pine cabinet with a 25% larger Jensen MOD 6/15. Very disappointed at first with normal 9 volts but then, after upping it to 18 volts… let’s just say that any other Pignose doth sadly pale in comparison. I built this after experiencing the Dwarf’s performance and thought maybe if a Pignose was in a solid wood cab too? (Still I prefer the Dwarf.)

    Know that the wood helped the Big Pig a lot (& the larger speaker didn’t hurt). And now only imagine a wood cab for the Blackstar Fly.

    Keepin’ it small... but BIGGER / BETTER?;)
     
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  3. pinchegil

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    I bought a Positive Grid Spark during the crowd fund, it has an external power supply so i found a rechargeable battery meant for laptops or recharging phones that provides the 19v, on Amazon , it runs for about 5 - 6 hours on a charge you can bluetooth your phone and play along with backing tracks if you want.
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    Roland Cube is all you need. :cool:
     
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  6. dswo

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    One option that I don't think has been mentioned yet is the Roland (now Boss) Cube Street. Good if you need something that can handle guitar and something else (vocals, keyboard, etc).
     
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    "All You Need is Cube!"
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    Vox Adio Air GT... sounds fantastic!
     
  9. King-of-Tone

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    Smicz PORTABLuEs 110. They've been out of business for years, but if you see one grab it quick. I'm not letting mine go.
     
  10. James Knox

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    +1 on the Micro Cube. The batteries last forever and it sounds really good for low volume playing.
     
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    If you want great sound and high-volume playing from the Micro Cube, do this mod; it kicks serious ass:

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    I'm going to say the Roland street cube ex: runs on 8AA batteries (easily available either standard or rechargeable) and puts out 50w, which isn't bad for something of that weight running on batteries.

    Although it's more of a mini-PA designed for buskers, it has a few electric guitar settings and effects, and the extra channels allow you to easily just run your own effects or preamp if you want.
     
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    If you can sort the older Yamaha THR10 - it's an excellent little amp
     
  14. hemingway

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    I have a THR5, Vox mini 5, and Blackstar fly 3.

    The last two pretty much gather dust.
     
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