Small practice amp recommendations

Discussion in 'Amp-a-ridifiers' started by TheBoss72, Jan 14, 2022.

  1. Ralph124C41

    Ralph124C41 Dr. Squier

    Feb 10, 2016
    Actually I have one of those and it's a great choice. A little more money than the others, but not much. I got mine used for under $100.
     
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  2. yoga

    yoga Squier-Meister

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    I have a Fender Champion 20 , great home amp & lots of options , the cleans are sublime & she can get very dirty .
     
  3. SquierTap

    SquierTap Squier-holic

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    And I happen to love the Behringer V-amp... It's loud, and it's got several different clean amp models... Which is what I mainly used it for... But there's TONS of amp models... I refer to it as the poor man's Katana, lol...
     
  4. Jes Woodland

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    Vox Valvetronix Amps and Boss Katana Amps are the best i`ve played for their price....price increases the more volume you require but the quality of sound and features for both is consistent.
     
  5. beagle

    beagle Squier-holic

    Nov 19, 2017
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    I have a Katana 50 too, but I don't consider it to be a practice amp, it's just an amp.
     
  6. dbrian66

    dbrian66 Dr. Squier

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    I feel the same way. My Katana is not what I would consider a practice amp.
     
  7. Ralph124C41

    Ralph124C41 Dr. Squier

    Feb 10, 2016
    But is that an amp ? I thought it was essentially a multi-effects modeling pedal so you would still need a separate amp.
     
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  8. Ted Spikey

    Ted Spikey Squier Talker

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    Wow, serious stuff.
     
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  9. EssCee

    EssCee Squier-Meister

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    Line 6 Spider

    I've just started, and on a limited budget cos I'm financially illiterate, and I found a Line 6 15w amp over here for 10€.
    When I got it I realised it was the bass amp version (LowDown LD15), but I like it. Nearly killed it with the worst soldering job, but it survived.
    I'm currently looking at a Spider IV 15w, and it reviews quite well, for a small modelling amp.
    Go 30w or above, and they come with a footswitch to change between the modes (clean, overdrive, metal, insane).
     
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  10. Ralph124C41

    Ralph124C41 Dr. Squier

    Feb 10, 2016
    That's funny in a way. You read my post about how I hate my Line 6 15 w amp. If you were close to me I'd probably give it to you as it's just collecting sonic dust. Maybe the IV is better but I t hought the III was unusable at just about any volume and at any setting.
     
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  11. EssCee

    EssCee Squier-Meister

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    I gotta admit, I missed your post about Line 6 - and I looked for mentions of it. But, well, 2 am, wine, etc.
    Remember, it's my FIRST amp. I was impressed, especially for 10€, and I still like it.

    And I'd offer to pay shipping, If I didn't already know how much the damn thing weighs.
     
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  12. gary mitchell

    gary mitchell Squier-holic

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    My daughter picked up a Sundown 15R amp up at a garage sale for $20.00 looks brand new 15 watts with reverb and she gave it to me. I put on my bench because it’s small and use it to plug into when I am working on guitars, it also has a dirty channel. For a small amp don’t sound to bad it has a place to plug in ear phones you can get them new for $49.00 are cheaper I have had for a year now and it seems to be okay. 548B04EF-2D8A-4E2A-B5FB-B400692E790E.jpeg
     
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  13. BarnyardShark1979

    BarnyardShark1979 Squier-Nut

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    Don'tcha ever practice with a full band? (I kid, I kid)

    I mean, I have a couple 5W Epi Valve Jr Combo's, 3 or 4 10W SS 8-10" speaker real practice amps, and one of those little AC2 RythmVox guys, but practicing at home with the Katana on half-watt is just a much more versatile amp and much more enjoyable experience for me while I sit on the couch, swap pedals in and out of the chain, and work out riffs while I watch TV.
     
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  14. BarnyardShark1979

    BarnyardShark1979 Squier-Nut

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    Edit: Also, at like, what 24 lbs? Carrying a Katana 50 feels much more akin to carrying one of my 90s 10W practice amp than it is to carrying my 50-60lbs Peavey VT Classic 2 x 12 or one of my Crate Vintage Club 30s, lol
     
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  15. fattboyzz

    fattboyzz Dr. Squier

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    The Vox G3 mini is a gr8 lil practice amp.
    It will run 10 hours on 6 AA batteries too.

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  16. Doc538

    Doc538 Squier-Meister

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    I also vote for the Fender LT-25. Inexpensive with tons of built-in sounds and settings, and you can use fuse and other computer controls with it. However, I only use clean and a light gain setting… Although I wonder about the Spark as it can play with you, sometimes I get tired playing with myself :eek:
     
  17. Angry Possum

    Angry Possum Obsessed With Music & Guitars Gold Supporting Member

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    I like the Fender 25R Frontman. It's a really loud amp. Also the Spark 40, and the Mono-Price 15w tube amp.
     
  18. dbrian66

    dbrian66 Dr. Squier

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    I do love my Katana. It’s a 100, but it also has the low watt settings, and I think the cabinet is about the same size as the 50. But in my minds eye, a practice amp is small. Something you just throw on the coffee table and jam.

    As long as it gets you practicing, I guess it’s a practice amp! :)
     
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  19. Robb

    Robb Squier-holic

    Jan 13, 2011
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    Fender Vibro Champ XD .
     
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  20. Caddy

    Caddy Dr. Squier

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    These are are the type of threads I just never really understand, and they are frequent. Looking for a practice amp or a bedroom amp. Doesn’t often seem to be about portability or weight (which shouldn’t matter anyway since it is staying home.

    I have a Fender Mustang GTX50 which is 50 SS watts. Works just fine for me at home. I almost always have it at a lower volume than my acoustics are. I play watching TV and have no problem hearing the dialog on the TV and sounds fine to me. Wouldn’t matter if it were the 100 watt version. They do have volume pots. Easy enough to turn down. Seems any amp should be able to be used as a practice or bedroom amp.
     
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