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  • Best battery-powered amp for busking

    Any recommendations on a battery-powered amp for busking on the street?

  • #2
    Ive tried them all


    at this hour I like the Fender Mustang Mini

    http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/fender-mustang-mini-7w-1x6.5-battery-powered-guitar-combo-amp
    http://www.vguitarforums.com

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    • #3
      Crate Limo, either 15 or 30 watt handles an instrument and microphone

      These just for guitar
      Fender Mustang Mini
      Vox Mini 3
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      • #4
        http://www.pignoseamps.com/showdetail.php?id=254

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        • #5
          i have no experience with one, but it seems the "Official NYC Subway Busker's Amp" is the aforementioned Crate.
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          • #6
            The pignose have the best tone out of the portables I've heard for batter operation.
            If its just so you can hear youself play, those ciggerette amps have great battery life.
            They are lound enough to drive a guitar cab in a pinch too. I had a buddy playing out and he smoked his amp.

            I happend to have a ciggerette amp in the car. We plugged it into the cab and miced it up and
            they were able to finish the last set. It wasnt stellar tone but for $15 its OK for driven tones.
            Theres no volume knob so its dependant on your guitar knobs for clean tone. The built in speaker isnt super
            sounding either.

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            • #7
              Roland Micro Cube.
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              • #8
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                • #9
                  i have no experience with one, but it seems the "Official NYC Subway Busker's Amp" is the aforementioned Crate.


                  +1. I don

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                  • #10
                    I've not used it but I would pick the VOX AC4TV.
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                    • #11
                      I play with friend on beach for little charity collections, so must use battery amps. I've gone through quite a few: Vox Da-5, micro cube, cube RX, cube street, crate had one... profiler series they blew out for $50 at GC, Yamha VA-10..
                      I am lusting after a mini mustang (came out 3 weeks after last trip to USA, haven't got them here yet).
                      My vote given what I've played with would be the cube street, with separate voice channel and reverb for that. I assume you are going to sing. Does acoustic electrics quite well.
                      I was kicked out of music class for passing notes...
                      Tuned out, turned in and dropped off

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                      • #12
                        I've not used it but I would pick the VOX AC4TV.


                        It is not battery powered

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                        • #13
                          I've heard good things about the Carvin Stagemate.

                          Or just get a portable battery pack and use whatever amp you want.

                          Here's my rig for beach weddings:

                          This:


                          Plus this:

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                          • darcman232006
                            darcman232006 commented
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                            Cool idea, how many hours of use do you get out of your rig before you run out of juice?


                        • #14
                          It is not battery powered


                          You are absolutely right. I thought it was so thanks for pointing this out to me.
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                          • #15
                            Roland makes a bigger brother to the Micro Cube just for this purpose, the Roland Street Cube:
                            My band, Hard Luck Street

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