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Looking for a good practice amp

Discussion in 'Modeling Amps, Plugins and Apps' started by holgaguy, Oct 24, 2020.

  1. holgaguy

    holgaguy Tele-Afflicted

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    I'm looking for something small, flexible with lots of features. Most importantly would be stereo delay and reverb along with a stereo jack for headphones. I have a Katana, but it's large and has no stereo effects.

    I know the older Fender Mustangs would do all of this - not sure is something like the LT 25 would do the same (especially stereo out with headphones).
     
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    Check out the Yamaha THR10 II.
     
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    It's missing two of your key ingredients, but I'll evangelize anyway....

    The Ibanez TSA15.

    VERY versatile, fun, and for its price, great quality.

    5 or 15 watts, switchable. Not very loud at its 5w setting, nicely louder at its 15 setting, but sounds great at 15 with its volume low, too. Dead quiet in terms of hiss or hum. Very sweet Fender-style cleans. Takes pedals great.

    If you get the head version, match it with whatever speaker(s) you like, in a cabinet you can buy or build. Pairs with pretty much anything, as it has 2 x 8 ohm, 2 x 16 ohm, 1 x 4 ohm, 1 x 8 ohm, and 1 x 16 ohm jacks in back.

    Simple, flexible controls. The onboard TubeScreamer (TS9 circuit) is quite flexible. You can dial in playing clean so it begins to break up only when you play harder, or turn up your guitar volume's knob. So that puts a lot of control literally in your fingers. It has a useful mids-boost switch, too.

    Takes a footswitch for the TS9 and mids-boost, and has an FX loop, too.

    I play about 15 different guitars through it over a month or two, and it takes me just moments to dial each one in.

    Check it out, and good luck!
     
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    I already have 2 amps that are similar to this one. Being able to use headphones is a must.
     
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    Vox mini5. Small, has reverb, etc.
     
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    The LT25 is a great amp, but it doesn't have stereo delay, and also sounds great recording direct thru the USB out. For stereo delay you need the GT40. I don't really understand the need for a stereo reverb. How would that sound any different than mono? Stereo delay is different, because you get a ping pong effect on the delay repeats.
     
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    Vox VT20
     
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    One thing missing from your question is your budget. But if I were doing this, I would go for the new Fender Mustang GTX series. They have two models within the series. I have one of these amps and believe me, the product has every effect you would ever want along with all the Fender amps, Vox, and Marshall. It is a complete package. It has a master volume control, so you can make it as loud or soft as you want. Be sure to check them out.
     
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    I'm thinking I might go with one of these or the LT series.
     
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    I don’t know what you mean by small. My Mustang III V2 has stereo tape delay I think. So all those features and I really like the sound. Though it’s more of a well-miked, recorded sound than a live amp sound.
     
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    I mean really small. I used to have a Mustang II, so something more the size of a Mustang I. I think the LT25 might be fine.
     
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    Got it. Definitely not the Mustang III.
     
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    this this this

    I really cannot imagine an amp better suited for personal practice

    I'm hoping they roll out a 1X12 footswitchable version, for band rehearsals/gigging
     
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    I love my lil Fender Champ XD Tube amp (in my pic). Has everything I need for practice, and more than enough power.
     
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