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    AMP to pair with JPS-6

    Hello,

    Could anyone be kind and advice on an amp to pair with JPS-6?
    I bought this amazing guitar back in States. However, Ive been traveling for work for a few years and never had really chance to play it.

    Im quite new to guitar in general, just starting out. I need something small, nothing too powerful, to use in the apartment with neighbours all around me. No concert/band/gig for now.

    Style - anything from acoustic, to blues/jazz, rock and metal. Nothing much heavier than Metallica/Iron Maiden.

    Budget - no real budget, but I prefer not to spend whole lot of money on home amp, to play on low sound. If it does provide extra futures, thats great.

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    Mesa Boogie Mark 35 combo. All the tube amp you will ever need. Some will say this is still too much, but it will cover your current needs and you can grow into it.

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    I'd rather suggest something like a Yamaha THR-10. That's the perfect apartment use amp, and you can figure out from there what kind of sounds you like and then get a tube amp to fill that need later on, if it ever arises.
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    Hello and welcome to the forum.

    I only have half stacks, but I use a power attenuator to lower the volume when playing at home.

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    Thank you, everyone!
    Mesa Boogie seems like an amazing amp, but slightly larger and more expensive, than what Im looking for atm.

    Yamaha THR-10, based on reviews, is a superb amp. Small, not too loud and with a great sound. 200$ seems like a bargin as well
    Is there any other similar amps I should consider/look at? Compare head to head with Yamaha THR-10?

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    Have a look at the Boss Katana.

    Really a great sounding amp, price aside (and the price is hard to beat). Plus- built in FX. Totally suitable for at home or playing at louder volumes.

    I've recommended it to a few friends that have been very happy with it.

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    I really like my Fender Super Sonic, I use a Dr.Z Attuinator, when needed. Hidden in the back of the cabinet and the sound guys have no idea.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by cefey View Post
    Thank you, everyone!
    Mesa Boogie seems like an amazing amp, but slightly larger and more expensive, than what Im looking for atm.

    Yamaha THR-10, based on reviews, is a superb amp. Small, not too loud and with a great sound. 200$ seems like a bargin as well
    Is there any other similar amps I should consider/look at? Compare head to head with Yamaha THR-10?
    Have a look at this video, they show two other options: The 3 Best Home Use Guitar Amps for 2017! - YouTube
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    I recently down sized my rig as I havent played live in a long time. I picked an Orange 35rt and it works quite nicely and has a great tone.

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    Once again, thanks for your input, highly appreciated!!

    After watching the youtube video, it seems like Vox Adio is a better choice? Yamaha seems and sounds great too, though.

    I did some more research on VOX and this is what I discovered, as my options:

    Vox Adio - 260gbp.
    Used Vox AD15/50++VT - 70gbp
    Used Vox VT20 - 80gbp

    Obviously Adio just came out and there are none on second hand market. While there are plenty of AD15 or VT20. And paying 1/4 of the price is attractive.

    Could anyone be so kind and explain the differences between those 3 models? Which one would I benefit most from, at my "just starting out" stage of playing? Is there any point to spent more money and get Adio?



    EDIT: I was walking by the store and got Vox Adio. However, feel free to reply, in case someone else would read the thread
    Last edited by cefey; 10-30-2017 at 02:02 PM.

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    I love my THR-10. They also make a more "modern" version with more aggressive models. It really does sound great, at all volumes. I love a nice Mesa Boogie as much as the next guy, but holy dang they are loud.
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    Yamaha THR.

    I have the THR-5 and use it all the time. It records great, takes pedals beautifully, fits in a back pack. Great piece of gear! Yes, my 15 Watt tube amp sounds better side-by-side but it's not as convenient and lacks the headphone out and aux in of the THRs. A buddy of mine has two Marshall amps that do 1W and 0.1W and yeah, they sound awesome but even they will get too loud for the neighbors.

    For low volume/headphone playing and no requirement for something bigger, I don't think there is a better choice.
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