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Tiny tube amp for travel

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by JukeJointJunkie, Apr 28, 2016.

  1. JukeJointJunkie

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    I'm guessing that thing would be too rich for my blood but man oh man, that is cool.

    Maybe I'll buy one of these 5 watt things, find an old suitcase, and build my own.
     
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    I'm liking the specs of that Vox with the variable output. The Bugera has it too, but at 14" x 14" x 8.6" it physically may be slightly too big to cram in my suitcase.
     
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    Well, there's the Hotone Nano series:
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    Plenty here (including an FX loop, 3 band EQ, and handles speakers from 4 - 16 ohm) for $99 - just no tubes. This one is Tweed voiced. Did I mention she's tiny? 5x3x2.5" of course you'll need some sort of speaker cab - unless you use the headphone jack.
     
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    430827000000000-00-500x500.jpg How about the Vox AC4TV mini? I just bought one on musicians friend for $139.99 during their stupid deal of the day program. I haven't messed with it yet but it sure is small.... The amp is 11.81" x 7.64" x 12.68" it has 1 12AX7 pre amp tube and 1 EL84 power tube and an attentuator to allow 1/4 watt, 1 watt or the full 4 watts........
     
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    That one has no tubes. For me that wouldn't be a requirement, but OP did specify tubes.
     
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    I've taken a huge turn away from my original post.

    One of my complaints about my Mustang Mini is the small sound it produces from its little speaker. I've thought it would probably sound better going through something bigger.

    Tele Convert's post about the Blues Luggage amp has inspired me to try that trick. I'm going to find a suitable suitcase (alliteration) and try to convert it into a traveling Mustang Mini with a 10" speaker. Off to the laboratory!
     
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    If you are going to make your own:

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    A Matamp Minimat is not much bigger. Not for a plane though.
     
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    Bump. I have an HT1 headed my way. I think it's going to do the trick.
     
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    ZT amp.
     
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    I gotta say, I am loving my 1W Wangs VT-1H, its an amazing little amp. It's built like a tank and there's quality components in there - and I just can't believe how good it sounds, especially with pedals. Best $150 on gear ever.
     
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    I just swing by a local music shop and buy a small amp when I arrive then return it before I leave. Easy peasy and no lugging around.
     
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    I had the Z-vex and it was pretty good. It does have a tiny speaker on the underside which doesn't sound too great, but as it's only about 1" I'll give it a pass. My solution was to stand the amp on a piece of foam which attenuated the trebles and smoothed out the tone. Cool little amp that'll fit in your pocket. (power supply goes in the other pocket).
     
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