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Re: Best Mini Amps

PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 2:28 am
by Hurricane
Really nice playing , great tone , good groovin man

Hurricane Ramon

Re: Best Mini Amps

PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 2:55 am
by straightblues
The Vox Pathfinder 15R is an amazing amp for blues playing. It is a 15 watt solid state amp with reverb and tremelo. It sounds really good. The best part it is only $120. My friend recently let Junior Watson try his, and Junior is buying one. Kid Ramos also uses one. They got this one right.

Re: Best Mini Amps

PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:11 pm
by guitarslim101
I'll throw in another vote for the Kustom "tube" 12A. We carry them at the music store I work at, and it's a great sounding little amp. The overdrive channel can get real fuzzy, and the clean channel is awesome. Little guy can get pretty loud, too.

Re: Best Mini Amps

PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:35 pm
by Buffalo_Bill
straightblues wrote:The Vox Pathfinder 15R is an amazing amp for blues playing. It is a 15 watt solid state amp with reverb and tremelo. It sounds really good. The best part it is only $120. My friend recently let Junior Watson try his, and Junior is buying one. Kid Ramos also uses one. They got this one right.
RIGHT ON, BROTHER! :wink: 8)
Excellent overdrive, and a genuine spring reverb! I've had mine for 3-4 years, I'm a Vox guy from hear-onward.
I just put a Celestion Tube 10" in mine, just to see if I could give it more bottom, but the amp comes with a GREAT 8" Celestion Bulldog.

I gotta say, I like Hurricane's use of re-discovered thrift store amps big time, better than using brand new Chinese built stuff.
I don't like what I been hearing lately about what the Red Chinese government is doing to their own people, or for the last 60 years! :shock:

To power your favorite amp, or any amp on the street, just combine a small engine or car battery with a decent power inverter. But don't forget, your gonna need a battery charger when you get home.

Bill

Re: Best Mini Amps

PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 1:09 pm
by maxx england
Or you can get one of these:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImO49YgeYZs

Also, you might have them more widely available over there, Honda EX350 or EX500, both with 12v output and hand portable.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-p1M8lMslEg

Re: Best Mini Amps

PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 1:12 pm
by maxx england
Or you can get clever and make one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7D44i8cJYo

Re: Best Mini Amps

PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 3:25 pm
by Buffalo_Bill
maxx england wrote:Or you can get one of these:Honda EX350 or EX500, both with 12v output and hand portable.
:?: :?: :?:
I used to have a Kawasaki EX500, self propelled with both 12V and 60HP output… :D
How'd we get on this subject? :blink:
Bill

Re: Best Mini Amps

PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 4:55 pm
by maxx england
Lightweight generators for car batteries to power your busking amps..

Re: Best Mini Amps

PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:40 pm
by Buffalo_Bill
Max. those gas generators will never work for busking.
They make a noxious, loud racket. You can't hear a damn thing within 100 yds of 'em. :twisted:
Bill

Re: Best Mini Amps

PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 11:12 pm
by maxx england
There are some players........ :mrgreen:

My mind tends to wander about and pick things up and then join them together. How about combining healthy exercise with green electricity and pedal a bicycle type generator whilst using the hands to play? Sure you could manage a reasonably steady 50 watts there.

Re: Best Mini Amps

PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:22 am
by Buffalo_Bill
Could happen,
You could even hook up a beater and bass drum to the wheel, plus some maracas. :wink:

Re: Best Mini Amps

PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:19 am
by maxx england
Quick! Patent it before somebody else does!