YB15 review by Yamaha

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  • Sound: 4
  • Overall Impression: 7
  • Reliability & Durability: 9
  • Features: 5
  • Reviewer's score: 6.3 Neat
  • Users' score: 8.3 (14 votes)
Yamaha: YB15
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Price paid: € 125

Purchased from: Marble Yamaha (LPGC)

Sound — 4
I've used this amp with a Yamaha ERB070 and a Ibanez BTB470 and the difference of the sound is awesome, despite of the amp. Is as good (or bad) in all the styles. It has a power of 9W (that's not much) and when you pass from the 45 percent of the volume it starts to distore it. When you pass from the 55 percent of the volume is just horrible.

Overall Impression — 7
This amp is from a starter pack and the price is what I guess it could be (the pack cost 250). This amp is perfect for moving around and practising if you are not a snob player, but the sound can be very bad certain times. I strongly recommend you to look anywhere else if you want a performance amp.

Reliability & Durability — 9
It has reforced corners that make it quite durable. Also is very small so you can carry it easily to play at a friends home or something like that.

Features — 5
It has one channel and a headphone jack. You can adjust the volume the master, bass and treble. This amplifier is enough for practising, but its the worst for a concert. With this amp you can just hear what you are playing. I use the amp in a big room and I've never had to put the volume higher than the 40 percent.

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