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Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by charby, Mar 14, 2019.
I think I'll fit in nicely here then
Agreed, either keeping my current amp or getting a better smaller amp is the way to go (Yamaha THR10C maybe?) . Not sure if its worth getting a guitar like an American Pro just to play through headphones... doesn't seem like its worth it. I guess the MIA Pro would be a future investment if anything.
BTW the THR5 is cheaper and sounds great too ! The EQ is simplier though.
I don't think my wallet can handle that
Nice Strat and a 50watt Kat...
Or if you really want an all tube amp (a very versatile at that) you could have a look at the Hughes and Kettner Tubemeister 18. It has a built in power soak and cab emulation if you want to go low output or even completely silent. Amazing little amps.
Exactly right--the L-pad itself is one part, and it's not too pricey. The only other parts are the jacks and a box. You do have to know how many ohms you want and the wattage--I'd recommend getting an L-pad rated for at least double the wattage written on the amp.
So what you are saying is I need to spy on my neighbors to know when to crank the volume? I'm also helping clean the dust from their apartments if I play loud... sounds like a win win
I use a Fender Mustang GT-40 for this exact purpose.
I had a Champion 20 for all of about 10 minutes--I couldn't get anything even close to decent out of that amp. I'd upgrade your amp.
Agreed, I can't stand the champ 20.
Bugera V5 Infinium
An amp with aux in and headphones is going to be your best friend in this situation. Get some good headphones if you going to use them a lot. You really don't need an expensive amp. Vox, Fender make some really great amps for this purpose. I've just been reading about the new Fender Mustang LT25 for example. I haven't seen it yet myself but it looks great and has nice features. Think it's $150 in the US, the new Vox also looks like it can be good ( albeit the cab is made from ABS ).
The right guitar in my opinion ( and it also doesn't have to be expensive) is more important. Let us know what you decide, and keep the neighbors as happy as possible. They are going to hate you at some point but that's how it is. Enjoy!!!
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I live in an apartment and I would go for a Yamaha THR-5, it's worlds better than the Champion 20 IMO. I play through a blackface champ replica but all you can get at apartment volume is clean which is okay if you only want clean but a lot of guys want some dirt and effects and a modeling amp is the way to go for that in an apartment IME.
BOSS Katana 50 can switch between .5, 25, or 50 watts... .5 watts is perfect for apartment playing... 25 and 50 watts work for live gigs.. I've never gone past 50% master volume at 50 watts even during shows. any big venues just mic up the amp anyway.... that's the best amp for everything possible and for the best price
this, or the NexTone or the Blues Cube, all of which have power scaling. Pick one to taste.
And they also have USB out for direct recording.
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I have a THR10 and love it. But if you plan to play out or practice with a drummer, then as Thrup'ny said, a Katana 50 seems like a better fit. It's light and loud for its size.