I need a battery powered amp

Discussion in 'Ampage Area' started by Kitvin713, Dec 6, 2018.

  1. Kitvin713

    Kitvin713 Gretschie

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    Jan 10, 2017
    Fresno, CA, U.S.A.
    Well, short and sweet. I need a battery powered amp. Preferably something I can get quickly and will fit in my truck. Onboard effects are nice but not a necessity. What do y’all recommend?
     
  2. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

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    VOX DA-3 or the older DA-5, and there are others in their lineup.
     
  3. Tinman46

    Tinman46 Country Gent

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    I believe @nickurso was on this quest for a busking amp. Don't recall what he came up with.
     
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  4. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    What you want it to do? Practice,jam??
    If you just want to have one to practice on the Boss Katana mini sounds killer, its got a great analog delay built in too, you can play with others too but not drums.
    The Roland Micro Cube is louder, has more features and costs more money. I have both and think they're great. The Roland Street Cube is the big dog and i think that's the one Nick uses.
     
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  5. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    Have i got a deal for you!:D 1544146648672-484108028.jpg
     
  6. Kitvin713

    Kitvin713 Gretschie

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    Jan 10, 2017
    Fresno, CA, U.S.A.
    Great! You pay the shipping and a $20 recycling fee and I’ll take it off your hands;)
     
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  7. Kitvin713

    Kitvin713 Gretschie

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    Fresno, CA, U.S.A.
    Yeah I should have clarified, I just want something to practice on in my truck. I’m on the road a ton and would like some amplification
     
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  8. nickurso

    nickurso Friend of Fred

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    Roland street cube. It’s lightweight, built of hard plastic that takes abuse. Runs a long time on 8 double A batteries. And gets pretty loud if you want it too
     
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  9. Kitvin713

    Kitvin713 Gretschie

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    It seems a little much for my needs, is the Micro Cube similar?
     
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  10. Freshy

    Freshy Gretschie

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    Micro Cube will work great for ya
     
  11. nickurso

    nickurso Friend of Fred

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    Yes just smaller. I use the street cube when my band is street performing in the French Quarter
     
  12. Kitvin713

    Kitvin713 Gretschie

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    Jan 10, 2017
    Fresno, CA, U.S.A.
    That’s rad, I will definitely check out the Cube
     
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  13. Dostegrar

    Dostegrar Country Gent

    Nov 5, 2013
    Delta,b.c.
    How about an amplug and some headphones?
     
  14. Kitvin713

    Kitvin713 Gretschie

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    I thought about that (actually I usually do that for my practice set ups) but I like to sing too and my voice is louder than my guitar unamplifyed.
     
  15. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
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    The Micro is a digital modeler with a ton of features and effects, i think you will dig it. The Katana is a much simpler thing for 100 bux, really great tone. See if you can try them both. Quite a size difference, katana fits in a glovebox.
     
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  16. tdtom

    tdtom Electromatic

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    Oct 26, 2018
    new zealand
    I use a Blackstar Fly 3. 6 AA batts. you can play with gain, a simulated tube amp setting and delay/ reverb ... think it's a 3 inch speaker but plenty loud for me in a practice situation... you can also add an extension speaker that takes it to 6 watts. you can plug in an AC adapter, plug in your headphones too.

    good luck.
     
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  17. Waxhead

    Waxhead Country Gent

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  18. Bertotti

    Bertotti Country Gent

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    My battery powered travel light practice amp is a Pignose 7-100 in tweed. Plenty good for practice and after years still runs well. Ain't no tube amp though.