#1
I'm looking for a small, cheap battery powered mini-amp to use when i'm travelling/not at home.

I've searched and come up with the MS-2 and MS-4 but can't find any other brands. The microcube is too expensive and the Vox amplug is only for use with headphones. Are there any other amps i should be looking into? Any personal opinions on the Marshall microstacks (The reviews weren't too helpful)?

I'd prefer a good distortion to a good clean sound, I play metal and rock, but can get by with an AC/DC gain.

Thanks
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i've always found the marshalls to be rather good
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I know fender used to make a mini-amp too,, but don't remember any specifics on it. The marshall mini stacks are terrible, and rather unapologetically so. I would recommend getting a decent set of headphones and getting one of the amplugs, because they sound very good for $30 or $40, unless, of course, you were planning on playing with other people with an amp that buckles to your belt.

EDIT: Orange makes a mini crush, too. You could look at that, though I don't remember how much it was.
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I got one of the little Marshalls, I think it's pretty rad and the distortion is quite cool too, and the battery lasts ages!! It's well worth the money I think, I use mine all the time
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Orange do one

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I know fender used to make a mini-amp too,, but don't remember any specifics on it. The marshall mini stacks are terrible, and rather unapologetically so. I would recommend getting a decent set of headphones and getting one of the amplugs, because they sound very good for $30 or $40, unless, of course, you were planning on playing with other people with an amp that buckles to your belt.

EDIT: Orange makes a mini crush, too. You could look at that, though I don't remember how much it was.


the fenders sound worse than the marshalls imo. harsher and more fuzzy and thats as if the marshalls werent already. dont expect much out of a mini amp but they are great fun anyways

i have an ms2 which lives in my guitar case so it goes anywhere my guitar goes. vintage looking marshall ms2 ftw
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Take a look at the Vox AmPlug. It's an amp that plugs straight into the guitar, no leads. Thou you can use headphones. It might be what you're looking for.
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ah ok, the amplug is outta the question, because i want to burst some unsuspecting eardrums :p

I'll check into the Orange and the Fender though, thanks for the help!
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