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    I like the Yamaha THR series. It's so easy to dial in a good sound.

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    If I was going to buy a new amp, it'd probably be a Boss Katana. Low vol, high vol, great modulation effects, great cleans and dirt, cheap, light weight.
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    I've seen and heard good things about the Boss Katana, and the Yamaha mentioned above ^^^. I can only offer this from my own playing experience; the Roland Micro Cube is awesome! Amp models, effects, great sound at low volume, and it gets LOUD if you want it to. I currently run my pedal board into the clean setting, and the only reason for that is that there is no f/x loop on the amp (neither do the other ones ^^^ if I'm not mistaken?), so I run certain pedals before my distortion pedal and certain ones after it.

    But the Micro Cube as a stand alone bedroom practice amp? I highly recommend it.

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    I had the Cube that was like a wedge and it was nice. Should’ve kept it.

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    I recently bought a Boss Katana (Artist) which is the top of the line for that model. Can't compare it to the THR. They just came out with new models for the 50 and 100w base models so you could probably get the previous versions (MK1) at a reduced price. I know there are some differences with the 50w to 100w but I believe all have various power outputs with 0.5w as the lowest which is great for bedroom levels. The new version has additional features.

    Like similar amps, to get the most of it, you need to use the software to tweak. In a way its a modeler but then again its not. I have played with it from rock cover band to worship band. The one drawback is there is no built in tuner. Unsure why.

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    Bought and sold/traded virtually every bedroom modeling amp known to man and can vouch for all those listed above. The Cube was my very first and brain dead easy to use. But there's 2 that I've never sold off.

    --Yamaha THR 10X
    --Marshall Code 20

    The Yamaha is the ultimate bedroom amp. Small, compact but with a monster tone (including 2 Brown settings) that's a blast to play for hours. The Code is not hugely popular because of a horrible 10 inch speaker and a multitude of issues, but I run it my through my DSL40C cab so it sounds much better. Great if you dig the classic Marshall sound.

    But if I were to choose between the 2 for a good low volume bedroom amp, the Yamaha would win out every time.

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    I would agree. I have the Yamaha THR10X and it is awesome.

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    I have 3 amps between the home and office. Marshall DSL5C, Blackstar Fly and THR10X. At home I mainly use the 10X, the tones are amazing at low to mid volumes. Cranked, not so much. The DSL5C sounds much better at those volume levels. The Blackstar has been a great office amp. Really good sound for a 3 watt battery powered amp.

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    The Yamaha THR10X is fantastic. I play mine more than I play my 5150III now.

    Check out Cameron Cooper on youtube if you want to hear what it sounds like. 99.9% of his clips, he's using it.
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    Mooer Hornet 15 W. A perfect pratcice amp that has it all - a precise tuner, built-in reverb and delay (tap tempo avaliable!) that can be used independently, plus a bunch of modulation effects. TBH I only use two amp emulations - PV 5150 (Peavey 5150) and TRIPLE (Mesa/Boogie Triple Rectifier). Both sound good. There is a Master volume. No FX Loop, though.

    As for Roland - Micro Cube's tuner is useless: "...chromatic tuner that automatically detects the name of the note that is closest to the pitch you played". You basically can't use it for drop tunings etc.
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    Roland Micro Cube - top panel. No LED panel, just an indicator showing you whether you are sharp, flat, or exactly on that note. But which note?

    Meanwhile, Mooer top panel is clear, nice and easy: the tuner reads and displays things like A, B, C#, D♭, etc on its LED screen. Hornet allows using reverb and delay, with tap tempo avaliable, independently (at the same time). With Roland, you have to choose: it is either delay or reverb. Bummer! In addition, Mooer has treble, mid, and bass controls!

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    Speaking of the THR10x, does anyone have a problem recording with their's? I hook the USB cable up and my computer doesn't make a sound, or anything. And it's not available to connect to in the Yamaha THR Windows software application.

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    Roland Micro Cube - top panel. No LED panel, just an indicator showing you whether you are sharp, flat, or exactly on that note. But which note?

    Meanwhile, Mooer top panel is clear, nice and easy: the tuner reads and displays things like A, B, C#, D♭, etc on its LED screen. Hornet allows using reverb and delay, with tap tempo avaliable, independently (at the same time). With Roland, you have to choose: it is either delay or reverb. Bummer! In addition, Mooer has treble, mid, and bass controls!

    I believe the Roland Cube 60 and/or 80 has separate controls for delay and reverb. Also an extension speaker jack for hooking up a speaker cabinet. If either of those had an effects loop they would be my final amp... The Marshall stack simulation is flat out rockin'!

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    Yamaha THR 10x. The Brown settings sound terrific. All of them sound great but the Browns take the cake.


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