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(@pcparrothead)
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kinda large pics....so only posting links to them



its an eBay special
a Dillian with an aftermarket Duncan Pickup
red flame maple top

was only out $220 shipping and all

only thing is...I dont have a need for an electric...but I liked it.
just now getting into lessons as a beginner...
but maybe I can use it to be quiet and not bother the wifey so much??


   
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(@taylorr)
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It is pretty. You got an amp for that thing?

aka Izabella


   
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(@pcparrothead)
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It is pretty. You got an amp for that thing?

thats the funny part!!!

NO...I do not..
was thinking of just getting a "MINI" amp to tinker with

any sugestions??


   
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(@simonhome-co-uk)
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my advise - DONT get anything less than a 15 watt amp, otherwise itll sound terrible and wont do your guitar any justice.


   
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I think Joe will tell you that there are some great 10watt tube amps that sound fantastic.. more wattage doesn't mean better tone.

Cool guitar,

Whats your budget like for the amp? Style of music you like? What you want to sound like?

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(@greybeard)
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DONT get anything less than a 15 watt amp, otherwise itll sound terrible and wont do your guitar any justice.

Sorry, but that is nonsense - wattage has nothing to do with quality of sound.
I have an 8 watt tube amp that has a fantastic sound.
The epiphone tube amps are very good and are only 10W.
If you are into doing it yourself, there is a 5W tube amp from AX84 that is ace.

Just look at the poor reviews for some of the Marshall amps - and they're 100W+.

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(@slothrob)
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The mini amp from Roland (Microcube) is a great practice tool. Sounds decent, great through headphones, and portable. 2 Watts, I think. Not much good for jamming with others, though, unless they're willing to keep the volume down or are playing an acoustic.
For jamming, you want something like a 5-20 watt tube amp, (maybe 30 with a drummer, 40 is pushing it, depending on the particular amp and it's speaker, the same wattage can vary tremendously with different efficiency speakers). A 15- 60 watt or so solid state amp would be about as loud.
For tube amps, you want the least wattage that will be loud enough for your needs to get the best sound. Too high a wattage and the sound can be a bit lifeless, more like solid state. The good stuff happens when you push the tubes toward their limit.
The exception might be if you want a really clean sound, but the particular amp (and it's tube selection and speakers) is more important to getting a good clean sound than a lot of extra wattage.


   
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(@ignar-hillstrom)
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A few years ago H&K made some very wicked devices which are more or less 1W tube amps. Way cool. Easier to find are things like the Microcube, lots of different tones, a few basic effects and very cheap.

Whatevery you do, DON'T get one of those 'marshall/fender mini-amps'. Those funny looking miniature stacks. They look kinky, but sound awfull...


   
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(@pcparrothead)
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THANKS GUYS!!!

well...I am taking lessons with my accoustic.
came across this little electric on ebay for what I felt was a good price and snatched it.

not sure if I will mess with it much other than maybe some "quiet" practice to keep the wifey from complaining.

as far as the types of music I listen to....you name it...I probably listen to it.
of course by my ID you can probably tell I am a Buffett fan, but I honestly like it all.
if some of you could rub some MOJO on me and let me play like Clapton or SRV, I will be more than happy to accecpt as well :)

I was looking at the Marshal/fender minis but hate to spend $40 on those "toys" when it looked like for $60-$70 I could get a "real" amp.


   
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(@pcparrothead)
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I have been looking at "practice" amps.
was wondering,
does anyone have any experience with the Roland Micro Cube??

was wanting to stay away from the "MINI amps" but get one that was portable.

the Micro cube has several effects built in.
runs on a 6.5" speaker and can run on battery power.
(suposedly 20 hours on 6AA batteries if I remember reading correctly"
http://www.rolandus.com/products/details.asp?catid=7&subcatid=32&prodid=Micro+Cube
best price I have found online is $125
which matches local sale price.

anyone else have any recomendations or sugestions??
would like to stay with battery power....just for easy portability (I practice some at lunch in my truck)

THANKS
Dave


   
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(@ignar-hillstrom)
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There are a feew battery-powered amps out there, and the microcube is by FAR the best. It sounds great for what it is and doesn't cost much. Thumbs WAY up for this one.


   
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(@audioslaveaddict)
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I have been looking at "practice" amps.
was wondering,
does anyone have any experience with the Roland Micro Cube??

was wanting to stay away from the "MINI amps" but get one that was portable.

the Micro cube has several effects built in.
runs on a 6.5" speaker and can run on battery power.
(suposedly 20 hours on 6AA batteries if I remember reading correctly"
http://www.rolandus.com/products/details.asp?catid=7&subcatid=32&prodid=Micro+Cube
best price I have found online is $125
which matches local sale price.

anyone else have any recomendations or sugestions??
would like to stay with battery power....just for easy portability (I practice some at lunch in my truck)

THANKS
Dave

I have played the Micro cube and to tell you the truth I was very impressed with the sound. I would recommend it.

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(@twistedfingers)
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I have been looking at "practice" amps.
was wondering,
does anyone have any experience with the Roland Micro Cube??

was wanting to stay away from the "MINI amps" but get one that was portable.

the Micro cube has several effects built in.
runs on a 6.5" speaker and can run on battery power.
(suposedly 20 hours on 6AA batteries if I remember reading correctly"
http://www.rolandus.com/products/details.asp?catid=7&subcatid=32&prodid=Micro+Cube
best price I have found online is $125
which matches local sale price.

anyone else have any recomendations or sugestions??
would like to stay with battery power....just for easy portability (I practice some at lunch in my truck)

THANKS
Dave

Dave,
I bought one last week after listening to my guitar teacher play through it. Jammed with my friend Mike that afternoon. He just bought a Marshall Valvestate head and a mesa boogie cab and I spent the biggest share of the jam begging him to let me play with my amp . :) I love it. It was worth every penny to me.

P.S> I attempt to play everything from country, blues classic rock to metal and the Micro cube handles it all and then some. :D

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(@pcparrothead)
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wow...thanks guys!!!!
now...can I wait until christmas??
wifey will be mad if I get it now....but do I really want to wait??

<evil grin>

for now...I am going to try to wait...
it seems to fit my "need" better than anything else.

THANKS AGAIN for all the feedback!!!!!


   
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(@ericthered)
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Sort of reminds me of a cross between an old LP I had with a flame maple top, and a cherry red Strat I owned about twenty years ago. Of course this little baby would sound more like the LP.

I can't wait to hear how you'll sound after a few more lessons.


   
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