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  1. of this world

    of this world Strat-Talker

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    from anyone who hasnt yet put me on ignore but has experience with battery powered amps.

    sparkly clean and as loud (on board delay would be lovely) as reason permits (without spending tons of money - like under $200) for an outdoor festival with dubious electrical supply.

    any thoughts?
     
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  2. Guy Named Sue

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    Blackstar Fly 3 at around 90 bucks, has delay and nice clean tones.
     
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    i hope youre suggestion works out because i already have one, with the extension speaker! i'm worried it might be a bit low powered for playing with horns, in likely windy conditons

    i like it very much for sitting at the kitchen table though - excellent value at 90 bucks.
     
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    There's a version with Bluetooth, you could probably hook it to another external speaker if you want it louder. Although that's not something I've tried. But it should be doable.
     
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    simoncroft Still playing. Still learning! Silver Member

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    How big is this outdoor festival? You're not really going to get a lot of clout out anything battery powered. I'd have thought making sure the organisers have hired at least one decent generator should sort out the problem for everyone.

    Years ago, my bandmate George borrowed a generator from the rental company he worked for, so we could play an outdoor gig on Clapham Common. It all went fine, but the generator was stolen from the back of his truck overnight. So George had to 'fess up that he'd borrowed the generator without asking, and it had gone.

    That's when his boss told him the other bad news: the other four generators the company owned had been hired to the company running the Bob Dylan concert that night. They had also been stolen.

    That was probably the only thing that saved George's bacon. :D
     
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    I bought my daughter a Roland Micro-Cube years ago...clean but the volume was only suitable for the kitchen table a very small venues (talking Starbucks). Sounds like you might be better of spending money on a good surge suppressor and a circuit tester.
     
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    CB91710 No GAS shortage here Double Platinum Supporting Member

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    Is the Fly3 loud enough for an outdoor festival?
    It's loud in the bedroom, but I'd be worried about trying to actually gig it unless it's mic'd.

    Spark, and buy a battery pack for it, but that's going to be over $300.
     
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    Ouch, didn't realize that, you're right.
     
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    About $300 I suppose, but the Yamaha THR series might fit the bill
     
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    CB91710 No GAS shortage here Double Platinum Supporting Member

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    5w is $300 (the Fly3 is 6 with the extension speaker), and the 50w version is $514
    Another $100 for a carry bag, and another 10% for CA sales tax.

    Giggable battery powered options aren't cheap.
     
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    true many Options but some quite steep like Blackstar ID Core but would require the the PB-1 Powerbank Battery pack so gets up there in price
     
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    that is the conclusion i am coming to...
     
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    there may be adequate power, but it remains unkown... this is a fairly lo-fi event run by local artists without much resources, as far as i can tell... hard to say how its going to develop.
     
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    Just thinking aloud: why not rent a portable generator instead? Then you could simply use the amp you have.
     
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    really not sure that burning gasoline in a beautiful meadow is how this festival wants to roll.
     
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    Something like this, the Busking Buddy idea. He has something like a motorcycle 'gel' battery (so no acid spills) and an inverter to give him regular 110v for any amp you want to use. Get a simple solar cell charger from Harbor Freight and you can charge the battery while you play to extend your 'range'.




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    My advice is don't even try to keep up with horns with a battery powered amp.

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