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post May 26 2008, 11:43 AM
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huh.gif Thanks for the tips on the mini guitar guys......there's some cool stuff out there.....

So, anyone want to recommend a good mini/batt powered amp? Thanks! rolleyes.gif


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post May 26 2008, 12:14 PM
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Line 6 mini
Vox Ad5
Roland Micro Cube

all 5watt amps, all modeling, all equal in sound and price so it's your personal preferance...


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post May 26 2008, 12:15 PM
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Yeah good recommendations Zakk...Just try them out in store and get which one you like wink.gif


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post May 26 2008, 12:45 PM
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There's also mini marshall stack smile.gif


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post May 26 2008, 12:51 PM
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Yeah but I would not recommend that little marshall amp although I love Marshall amps in general. The mini stack by marshall sounds bad and is not very loud (it does not even sound like a Marshall). It's not worth the money.

The battery amps I suggested sound suprisingly good for their size and are loud aswell. They are also modeling amps with built in effects so you can pretty much get every tone you want from them.


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post May 27 2008, 06:37 AM
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Thanks! Those all looked pretty good. The Microcube always seemed solid.


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How do you intend to use it?
A POD or the VOX amPlug might be a solution too if you don't need speakers. If headphones is OK.
http://www.voxamps.co.uk/amplug/. The tiny Marshal is ... OK for the size but don't expect that much of it.


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QUOTE (ZakkWylde @ May 26 2008, 01:51 PM) *
Yeah but I would not recommend that little marshall amp although I love Marshall amps in general. The mini stack by marshall sounds bad and is not very loud (it does not even sound like a Marshall). It's not worth the money.

The battery amps I suggested sound suprisingly good for their size and are loud aswell. They are also modeling amps with built in effects so you can pretty much get every tone you want from them.


I can agree 100% with that comment on the Marshall amp. It sounds terrible!


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post May 27 2008, 11:36 AM
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Another good choice would be a MicroCube. I've heard the little thingy work and it is very loud and decent sounding.


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I'd stay away from the mini-marshall too, I had one many years ago, and if they are anything similar now a days they are not worth it.

I also recommend a Roland micro cube or vox DA5 for small amps OR the already suggested pod/pandora route.


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QUOTE (Fran @ May 27 2008, 11:34 AM) *
I'd stay away from the mini-marshall too, I had one many years ago, and if they are anything similar now a days they are not worth it.


I've heard the same thing about it many times. Kinda weird that Zakk Wylde promotes them so much.

Kurt Cobain used to put one in his backline sometimes. He didn't really go for Marshall gear though and it wasn't plugged in and was mostly there as a joke.

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post May 27 2008, 09:57 PM
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I have a BR600 digital recorder I use through my headphones, with all the bells and whistles. Looking for something with an actual speaker.........the Microcube looks good.......I bought one of those smoky mini amps too for fun....will see how that works out! Thanks again for your feedback!


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post May 27 2008, 10:02 PM
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I didn't meant those ministacks as in the picture behind Kurt, those are 15 watts Marshall Mg15 stacks and they are ok for their price. I was talking about the marshall micro stack, it's a 0,5 watt battery amp that you can fit on you belt with a clip. Those are awful!!!


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post May 27 2008, 10:30 PM
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I must stand down from my advice to get a Marshall. I too am aware that it is a bad mini amp. But just wanted to give all the options! Don't kill me guys smile.gif


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QUOTE (Ivan Milenkovic @ May 27 2008, 11:30 PM) *
I must stand down from my advice to get a Marshall. I too am aware that it is a bad mini amp. But just wanted to give all the options! Don't kill me guys smile.gif


No worries Ivan, we understand that with your ultra-skills even the mini-marshall sounds so good, and that makes it hard to find the ugly amps lurking out there wink.gif

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