Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Goaliewizard, Feb 24, 2014.
What do you recommend for a new practice amp?
Roland Microcube. Love mine and will probably never sell it.
What is the price range on that?
I have a headphone system that use and I find it to be the most useful setup for personal practice. I can practice whenever I want without disturbing anyone else in the house. I plug my laptop or mp3 player into the unit and off I go.
I am going to be getting a studio-in-a-box program for my laptop soon (havn't decided which one yet) that way I can record as well.
That studio in a box sounds cool.
Between the computer programs (Cubase, Protools, Reaper etc.) and the self-contained units by Roland/Boss, Tascam, Korg, Zoom, there are so many to chose from and they will fit just about any budget.
Surf Sweetwater Sound or Musician's Friend website and you can compare the various features of each type.
Not cheap for a practice amp. I believe mine was $250ish. Tonsw of features though like built in tuner and effects as well as a built in drum machine with a bunch of different patterns. The built in metronome does 2/4, 3/4, and 4/4
I really like my B15N as a practice amp.
GK MB200 should be on your radar. Very simple and powerful.
I've used mine for:
Practice with headphones
Practice with iPod in aux in
Practice/rehearsals at studios
Recordings without cabs
Clean guitar parts on recordings
Brought it as a backup for gigs
I love my Acoustic B15.
For $250 the very stalwart Fender Bronco 40.
For $300 the very new Fender Rumble 100.
For less than that = Brand new Rumble 40 at $180.
Peavey Max 112 might suit your needs. I got one a few weeks ago and love it. Came in at around $235.00.
It's interesting how much the definition of "practice amp" can vary from one player to the next.
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