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  1. #1

    Join Date: Jan 2012
    Location: London, UK
    ME: PRS Custom 24
    Rig: Kemper►KRK's

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    Looking for a good versatile practice amp

    Also to use for small jams and the like. I've got a few jams coming up this Summer and I don't have anything that fits the bill amp-wise to take with me. Just want something small, combo and versatile. Anywhere up to 200 squids should be fine. I've been looking into a couple already, namely the Blackstar HT-1, HT-5, Laney Cub 8, VHT Special 6, Roland Cube, Micro Cube.

    Any suggestion or recommendations from you good folks?

  2. #2

    Join Date: Apr 2010
    Location: Norman, OK
    ME: Gibson SG Special
    MA: Yamaha FSX700SC
    Rig: Fender Deluxe VM

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    If you want volume and tubes, get an HT-5. If you want something tiny and versatile, get a Cube.

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    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Lake District, UK
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    HT-5 can be had for 200 on ebay.


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    Join Date: Jan 2013
    Location: Michigan
    ME: Ibanez x 3
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    I really like my Vypyr 60, it's very versatile, works great from bedroom volumes to full band situations, and it even has TOOBS.

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    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: King of Prussia, PA
    ME: PRS CE22
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    The roland micro and orange crush are the best battery powered amps out there in my opinion. They honestly are a lot of fun to practice on and they each last 20ish hours on low volume practice and 6-7 on high volume. I'll be picking up another micro cube now that I have an automobile again.

  6. #6

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Boston, MA
    ME: JP6 / Carvin CS4
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    IMO the HT-5 sucks, but everyone else seems to love it. I'd go with the Tech 21 Trademark 30.

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    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Somerville, Ma
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    IMO the HT-5 sucks, but everyone else seems to love it. I'd go with the Tech 21 Trademark 30.
    On the second part, at least, I haven't spent much time with a HT5.
    "They can kill you, but the legalities of eating you are a bit dicier." - David Foster Wallace

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    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Black Swamp, OH
    ME: Rich Mahogany
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    MB: SR500
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    I had an HT-5, it was pretty cool, but might not keep up in a jam situation. Maybe a JCA22H head and a 2x12 extension cab

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