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GutBucketeer Tech: Portable battery amp thoughts ? (31) Tech: Portable batteryamp thoughts ? 28 Feb 08


After I posted this to the Fender Amp Can Thread I got to thinking that it deserved its own Thread. Any comments/thoughts are appreciated.

Any new thoughts on the best portable battery/rechargeable Amp on today's market. My requirements are adding a little volume to my Jug playing/vocals when we busk, and maybe the acoustic guitar. Therefore, it needs to have both mic and instrument input jacks, and have pretty good bass response. The amps that I'm aware of that fall into this category are:

Fender Amp Can
Crate Taxi TX15
Traynor TVM-10 (seems to be a copy of the Crate)
Peavey Solo w Battery (10 watts on battery, 15 on AC)
Pignose Hog20 or Hog 30 (2 instrument inputs)
Jay Turser Classic 10 (only 1 input)

There are some others that are more guitar amps include that may or may not fit the bill for acoustic inputs, or be too small for my needs (not enough bass response for the jug, etc.)

Alesis Roadfire 15
Harmony POWER PAL Model 4060
Cubix G2R
Roland Microcube
Vox DA5
PY Bomb
Other $30 to $40 "mini amps" by Fender, Marshall, etc. (IMO I need at least a 6" speaker)

Any experience/opinions on any of the above? Do you know of others that might work? What are the tradeoffs of an amp with 2 instrument inputs (using a XLR to 1/4 in converter) versus having a built in XLR for mics and 1/4 in for instruments. What about buying a box that combines 2 to 4 input sources into one feed (either XLR or 1/4)?

JAB


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