Yamaha THR10 Amp Review
Since I left the bands I was in I no longer need amps/heads etc but I do still like to play through an amp, so this is my solution.
It's well put together- powdered aluminium & nice knobs. There's no fabric to tear, despite my 4year old there's not a mark on it (crayon wipes right off).
Wide range of modifiable sounds- from chimey cleans to heavily distorted gain this wee box can do it all. You've got delays, reverb etc to play with too. (There is an in depth editing suite for your computer, but I just play it as is & save good sounds to the presets).
The tuner works well too.
Compact & Good looking- MrsLostSon actually LIKES the way it looks. It sits out next to my guitar & is always ready to go.
Aux in- I have an iPod dock connected to it & we use it as the stereo in that room. You can blend the guitar and aux levels for practice along to a track.
Sound- for such a small box the sound is VERY impressive & the stereo sound is quite "wide" it really fills a room.
Bad- sound. I know I put sound in the good section too! Positioning of the amp is VERY important. It's designed to be kept at table/desk/shelf height & the sound becomes a bit mushy & bassy if you get "above" the speakers. Until I read a thread about this I didn't like the amp that much, but now it's sorted I think the sound is very good.
On the rare occasion I use it on the floor I tip the amp to aim the speaker at me.
It IS only 10watts, so you won't be using it to play any venue bigger than your living room: but that's part of the design & not really a flaw.
Overall I think it's a very well designed & constructed amp. Perfect for its intended use as an always ready practice tool.
I've recommended it to several friends & they all seem happy with it too.
Would I buy another one? Absolutely. Although it might be the THR10c instead as I rarely play metal.