#1
Hey,
Well, i'm really in dire need for a portable, battery powered amp (as well as an EVJ head, but i'll take care of that later).
I just need something to play with some acoustic buddies and for carting around (I still prefer to use my 50 watt tube combos for practice at home though, and for gigging of course).
Portability and Versatility are the two most important factors of my purchase. Tone isn't really too big of a need, but if it had a decent clean tone and a good mild overdriven tone, i'll be fine.
The Vox DA5 and Roland Microcube seem to be the front runners for most of these kind of threads, but I was wondering if there'd be anything else which would work out better.

I play cleans and blues mostly.

No budget really, but since i'm going to be using this for practice, I don't want to spend more than 200 bucks.
Call me Wes.
Gear:
Fender American Deluxe HSS Strat
Chicago Blues Box Roadhouse
Bad Cat Cougar 5
1957 Gibson GA-5
Ceriatone 18w TMB Combo
Hughes & Kettner Tube Factor
Various Ibanez TS9s
Weber MASS Attenuator
#3
Yeah, I was thinking that too. I'm obviously going to try before I buy though.
Or, are there some better practice amps similar to the DA5 and Microcube that I don't know about?
Call me Wes.
Gear:
Fender American Deluxe HSS Strat
Chicago Blues Box Roadhouse
Bad Cat Cougar 5
1957 Gibson GA-5
Ceriatone 18w TMB Combo
Hughes & Kettner Tube Factor
Various Ibanez TS9s
Weber MASS Attenuator
#4
Microcube is good.

If you have a spare guitar strap you can even wear the thing and walk around with it while you play. Puts the controls at pretty easy for on-the-fly adjustment too.
#5
Dark, you will definitly like the Microcube,

Very portable, can take a guitar strap so you can put it around you and walk and play.

Batterys last forever, and its perfect to go camping with.
#7
Alright. I just kind of automatically assumed that the Vox would be better than the Roland for what I play since I mainly play low gain stuff.
But, I think a local store has both, so i'll check them both out.
Call me Wes.
Gear:
Fender American Deluxe HSS Strat
Chicago Blues Box Roadhouse
Bad Cat Cougar 5
1957 Gibson GA-5
Ceriatone 18w TMB Combo
Hughes & Kettner Tube Factor
Various Ibanez TS9s
Weber MASS Attenuator
#9
Micro Cube ftw. I love that thing.
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#10
Quote by darkarbiter7
Alright. I just kind of automatically assumed that the Vox would be better than the Roland for what I play since I mainly play low gain stuff.
But, I think a local store has both, so i'll check them both out.

The main sways for me to vote for the Microcube over the DA5 were the batteries it used (MC uses 6 AA, DA5 uses 6 C batteries) and the effects. The effects on the DA5 have no control for them, you just select the effect you want, and you are given X amount of it, the effects are also bundled together with only a couple being separate (you can't have just chorus, or just phaser, or just flanger).
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...TO EMO KIDS THAT GOT TOO MANY FEELINGS
#11
Quote by _KurtCobain_77
The main sways for me to vote for the Microcube over the DA5 were the batteries it used (MC uses 6 AA, DA5 uses 6 C batteries) and the effects. The effects on the DA5 have no control for them, you just select the effect you want, and you are given X amount of it, the effects are also bundled together with only a couple being separate (you can't have just chorus, or just phaser, or just flanger).


I see. I didn't know that about the vox.
Well, I may just go with the microcube now.
Thanks!
Call me Wes.
Gear:
Fender American Deluxe HSS Strat
Chicago Blues Box Roadhouse
Bad Cat Cougar 5
1957 Gibson GA-5
Ceriatone 18w TMB Combo
Hughes & Kettner Tube Factor
Various Ibanez TS9s
Weber MASS Attenuator
#12
Quote by darkarbiter7
I see. I didn't know that about the vox.
Well, I may just go with the microcube now.
Thanks!


No problem man, I'd still suggest going out and playing them though, maybe you'll hate the MC, Who knows.
TO ALL MY KILLERS AND MY HUNDRED DOLLAR BILLERS...
...TO EMO KIDS THAT GOT TOO MANY FEELINGS
#13
Of course i'll try them.
If Blackheart would have made a killer ant combo, I probably would get it instead of a MC or DA5.
Call me Wes.
Gear:
Fender American Deluxe HSS Strat
Chicago Blues Box Roadhouse
Bad Cat Cougar 5
1957 Gibson GA-5
Ceriatone 18w TMB Combo
Hughes & Kettner Tube Factor
Various Ibanez TS9s
Weber MASS Attenuator
#14
Also, Traynor made a TVM10 (15w). Not too bad, but sound similar to my TRM30.
Ibanez SA-120 (ed.2006)
BluesJr 1996-B + cathode follower + texas Heat
Crate CPB150
Homemade 4 x 10 cab Bass closeback
Metal Muff
#15
For something against the common flow, try a Pignose or two:

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Pignose-Hog-20-Amp?sku=489055

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Pignose-Hog-30-Amp?sku=489056

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Pignose-Original-Portable-Amp?sku=489050


I can really only vouch for the HOG 30, but it's really a great little amp. It's multi-purpose, has a great clean sound, and it's battery lasts for months. Honestly. Might be a bit big for your purposes, but that's why I provided the other two.
Do YOU know who Les Paul is?

Guitars:
-Epiphone Dot Studio
Amps:
-Fender Stage 112 SE
Effects:
-BBE Soul Vibe
-Boss OD-1 Overdrive
-Ibanez DE-7 Delay
#16
microcube does low-gain well btw.

In fact that's where it shines for me, cus tbh the rectifier model is pretty crappy, but the clean models and brit combo really shine. "classic stack" is not bad too.
#17
Oh yeah, i'll take a gander at pignoses too. They seem to be good little amps.
Call me Wes.
Gear:
Fender American Deluxe HSS Strat
Chicago Blues Box Roadhouse
Bad Cat Cougar 5
1957 Gibson GA-5
Ceriatone 18w TMB Combo
Hughes & Kettner Tube Factor
Various Ibanez TS9s
Weber MASS Attenuator