#1
Morning chaps, im due to go on holiday in July ( only down south ) and im trying to persuade my dad to let me take my electric guitar away with us so i can practice.

Ive only been playing about two months now and dont want to get out of the habit of practicing everyday - especially for a whole two weeks as i feel this may have a detrimental effec t on my studies.

But theres no way im going to be able to take my amp away with me. So i need to know if theres a "Amp / Device " that i can buy that is like a portable amp thats really small and / or would fit in your pocket that has a headphone socket so i dont annoy any neighbours we might have if i decide to turn the volume up a bit.

Thanks

AdamC
#3
There's loads of mini amps around, mini Fenders, Rolands, Marshalls, Vox's.

Purely because their other cheap stuff is great, look into the Vox mini valvetronix, altough I'm not too sure if it's out yet....
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#4
Marshall do some pretty funky matchbox amps.

Not as small as an actual matchbox, but about fit-in-your-hand size.

With a headphone socket, runs on one 9volt battery.

If you're feeling extravagant, you could buy a Pignose. It has strap buttons like a guitars', so you can use a guitar strap on it.
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#6
I'd go with the pig nose, they sound great for such a small amp.

although i have a marshall and i like that as well.
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#7
how bout a Zoom 505,yeah i know it's an multifx,but you can use it as an amp too,and the best thing,nobody will yell at you when you play!All it needs is some batteries or adaptor.
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#10
Thanks fellas, some good options there.

I'll have a look at them and see which one suits me best.

Ta

AdamC
#12
A multi fx is a really good idea, because you can plug your guitar straight into it and listen to it through headphones, and you can use it with your amp when your back home.
#13
Im liking the idea of this multifx pedal.

I was unaware that you could use an effects pedal as an amp, it makes sense buying something like that as it has lots of different effects you can use. And i would be able to plug it into my Roland Cube when i come back off holiday.

Im right in thinking this is the Zoom 505 that Broken-pick recommended?

http://www.instrumentpro.co.uk/P-ZOO5052.html?PHPSESSID=78b7865809c5f1186811d7dbad9e173a

Am i also right in thinking i need nothing else other than the guitar, the fx pedal, headphones and a connecting cable between the two?

Thanks

AdamC
#14
cheap zoom multis sound pretty poor, IMO.

the micro cube can be run on batteries, has effects and sounds great, but sure as heck wont fit in ur pocket. that sucker is about 7lbs.

if u want a headphone amp check out dean.
if u want a mini check out $20 smokey amp or danelectro pedal/mini. or thier honeytone.

and u connect these items with guitar cables.

line out from guitar, into effect, then a secong line into amp.

all listed here...
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/home/navigation?q=mini+amps

if u want a specific effect then state ur music style and budget.
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Quote by StaggHound
Marshall do some pretty funky matchbox amps.

Not as small as an actual matchbox, but about fit-in-your-hand size.

With a headphone socket, runs on one 9volt battery.

If you're feeling extravagant, you could buy a Pignose. It has strap buttons like a guitars', so you can use a guitar strap on it.

my mum is about to get me one of those, i heard her say it was a pignose an said wtf? can you link me to one! please :S
#16
Ibanez has a really small tube amp on the market called teh valve bee
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I'd go with the pig nose, they sound great for such a small amp.


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#19
I have a pocket rocket that works ok for most of what I do, except the way it's constructed it won't work with a Strat. That little smokey thing looks interesting ...... I cold use it to drive the speakers on my SuperReverb
#20
If you are just going on vacation, why don't you just play your guitar without an amp? I do it all the time when I'm at home and am to lazy to go to my room and plug my guitar in.
#22
Just playing the guitar without an amp would be ok i suppose, just wouldnt sound as good i feel.

Ive found this link - http://www.highlystrung.co.uk/acatalog/Online_Catalogue_Guitar_Amplifiers_140.html

I like the two Danelectro ones at the bottom of the page - the Honeytone Mini Amp which looks funky and the DE-15 Honeytone 'e-Studio' Headphone Amp.

Both of these are reasonably priced i think, im not looking on spending a fortune.

Thanks

AdamC
#23
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If you have enough cash get this : http://zvexamps.com/amp_view.html
It has a built in speaker but you can also attach it to a speaker (maybe headphones too?)


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#24
x2 how much? that thing looks pretty cool
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haha, oh man thats steep.
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#28
Korg Pandora or Zoom.

The cheap little multi-effects are the BEST way to go.
You CAN'T stick a microcube in your pocket.

The effects are decent enough. Nothing great, but you do get many cool
enough tones on-the-go. What do expect from something that you can put
in your pocket?

Additionally, they come with a tuner and drum loops/metronome. The Korg
even has a small bit of memory to record a quicky backing track to the drums!

I have the Korg and I take it everywhere!
#29
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i prefer to have stuff like these things when i travel, cuz you can leave them on table tops and dont have to worry about someone tripping over them and breaking them or anything like that. but i also would recommend the new VOX DA5 portable amp. i've got one and its great for late night jamming and recording.
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haha, oh man thats steep.

Wonder how many they are selling at THAT price?
#31
At that price, they don't need to sell many!
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