New Amp Day: Yamaha THR10C

Ok, so I got it yesterday. Guitar Center was having one of their revolving $50 off $299 or more sales so this thing was $250. Not too bad. And I have to say I was really impressed with Guitar Center. I placed the order on their website with the discount code provided by one of their online chat people–this was Friday. It shipped the same day (free shipping) and arrived at my house on Wednesday. Cool.

Ok, so how’s the amp? Well, it’s great. I can’t really add too much to this great review on Gizmag. A few random notes.

Sound. So far I’m mostly playing on the Deluxe setting, which is modeled after the Fender 65 Deluxe Reverb. It sounds awesome. So clean and precise. It also sounds awesome at low volume, which is what I wanted because I have tinnitus and neighbors and kids and I like to play at night. But I like all the models and have only just begun to play with them a bit. And I haven’t even cracked the owner’s manual yet. I also tried it with my Ibanez Tube Screamer, which seemed to go well.

Size. The size is great. I like to put it on the coffee table when I play and then put it back on the bookshelf when I’m done. The cord is kind of annoying so I may get some rechargable batteries, though it takes 8 AAs which seems like a lot.

Color. I decided I wanted the THR10C for the clean tones but I was kind of bummed about not getting the cool cream color of the orginal THR5 and THR10. But while the THR10C color looked weird and industrial online, it looks great in person.

4 thoughts on “New Amp Day: Yamaha THR10C

  1. Congrats! Nice score. I’ve been eyeing these for a while especially the 10C. Just as an amp they’re great value for money but, when you consider you can also use it as an iPhone/iPod dock and laptop speakers too, it is a killer deal.

  2. I’ve been eying it since it got previewed by Anderton’s on Youtube. Tonight I pulled the trigger and await my 10C on Thursday. I’m still a beginner and been through the usual path:
    – baught a cheap modeler for practice
    – hated the artificial sound
    – got a 1W tube combo
    – liked it but didn’t like the more british voicing
    – after more testing settled to a small tube, some cabs and the “right” speakers
    – decided that it was still too loud at the evening / couldn’t get the sound I’d love to have at lower volumes
    – sold my other tube head and a speaker
    – ordered my 10C

    Can’t wait to play around with it. And I don’t think it’s too pricy, thinking of what the effects alone would cost me. My TC Hall of Fame alone costs half the money of an THR10…

    Can’t wait to test drive it. May have to get home from work where it will get delivered more early…

  3. Just received it today and played around with it a bit. Really like sound and quality of the effects, patch management via software (along with more and better control of effects). I’ll probably need some time to find “my” sounds, especially the bluesy ones. But the Deluxe model alone is jawdropping good!

    I really think I could love this little thing…

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