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The Danelectro Hodad Amp is a tiny practice amp packing classic '60s tone. This mini amplifier has twin speakers, a cool echo effect, and vintage tre...Read More

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Mini amp, mega '60s tone and style.

The Danelectro Hodad Amp is a tiny practice amp packing classic '60s tone. This mini amplifier has twin speakers, a cool echo effect, and vintage tremolo with adjustable speed for surprising power and tone you'll love-and the cool '60s styling makes for a great retro look.

FEATURES
  • Powerful mini amp for practice or backstage tune-up
  • Twin speakers
  • Cool echo effect
  • Vintage tremolo with adjustable speed
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DanelectroHodad DH-1 Mini Amp
 
4.6

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

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  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Portable (9)
  • Easy to use (7)
  • Excellent sound (6)
  • Warm / comfy (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (4)
  • Amateur recording (3)
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    • Experienced (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A Great Little Amp

It is by far the best mini amp I have heard or played out of. It is what it is (a mini amp not quite 6 inches wide and not quite 5 inches...Read complete review

It is by far the best mini amp I have heard or played out of. It is what it is (a mini amp not quite 6 inches wide and not quite 5 inches tall) so it is not going to sound just like your favorite tube amp. It does sound very, very good for what it is. The non adjustable (except for on/off) echo effect sounds slightly reverb, slightly delay, and slightly slap-back all in one. The adjustable tremolo is great and using it does not effect the volume like on most amps. The gain is fine and offers a variety of distortion. The frequency response of the speakers is good and very good using the low notes on the A and E strings. It sounds unique and you find yourself making things up on it that you would not come up with otherwise. It actually is a functionally fun to play mini amp.

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Disappointing

Having owned several Dan-O products, I thought this micro amp would do the absolute minimum of delivering sound at a usable level for rehearsing with unamplified vocals.So I bought this amp and the the...Read complete review

Having owned several Dan-O products, I thought this micro amp would do the absolute minimum of delivering sound at a usable level for rehearsing with unamplified vocals.So I bought this amp and the the DH2, which is a simplified version (without reverb and tremolo). It turns out the level the amp delivers is just a tad above the acoustic level delivered by a strummed Strat. When I saw the pictures in the ads, I thought the amp was somewhat larger, but it's really too small - although very cute - in fact, it just does collapse under the weight of the jack!

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2.0

Disappointing

By Jerry Lee Marcel

from NOLA

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Portable

Cons

  • Poor Sound Quality
  • Weak

Best Uses

    Comments about Danelectro Hodad DH-1 Mini Amp:

    Having owned several Dan-O products, I thought this micro amp would do the absolute minimum of delivering sound at a usable level for rehearsing with unamplified vocals.So I bought this amp and the the DH2, which is a simplified version (without reverb and tremolo). It turns out the level the amp delivers is just a tad above the acoustic level delivered by a strummed Strat. When I saw the pictures in the ads, I thought the amp was somewhat larger, but it's really too small - although very cute - in fact, it just does collapse under the weight of the jack!

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    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome Mini Amp

    By The Dasher

    from USA

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • Portable
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio

      Comments about Danelectro Hodad DH-1 Mini Amp:

      Sounds like a big amp, but it's a small amp! Good price, portable, nice effects for such a small thing. Comes with a battery so you can open it and start playing right away.

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      (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Perfect Mini amp!

      By Muttster LP

      from Iowa

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Excellent Sound
      • Portable

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Danelectro Hodad DH-1 Mini Amp:

          For the price, you can't beat this little amp! I bought this for camping in the summer. out of the box I played my Stratacoustic through it and was really impressed with the sound you can get out of this little 9V powered amp! The tremolo setting out of the box is really choppy so you will want to adjust it, the echo effect is pretty good. I only wish there was a good way to attach a shoulder strap or belt clip to this.

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          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Tone

          By Papa

          from Montclair Ca.

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Good Warmth
          • Portable
          • Sound Features

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio

          Comments about Danelectro Hodad DH-1 Mini Amp:

          Great price for this little tone box.....it's fun to jam on and has great tremolo and Echo effect. Really Happy

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          (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Hodad vs Honeytone

          By J. Prins

          from Seattle, WA

          About Me Novice

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Good Warmth
          • Portable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practice

            Comments about Danelectro Hodad DH-1 Mini Amp:

            This tiny amp sounds great for the size. I only dinged it one star because, compared with the Danelectro Honeytone, it seems a little overpriced. The latter is only twenty on MF, while the Hodad is fifty. They are roughly the same size and can use the same AC adaptor (not included, recommended). Both use a 9v battery, and the Hodad will burn though it faster.

            There's no question that the Hodad has a better, richer sound. Its has two speakers vs. one for the Honeytone, and the difference in sound quality is apparent side-by-side. But.. it doesn't sound 2.5 times as good. There're also the extra effects, echo and tremolo, which are nice and work well enough, but they're not a huge deal for me.

            Both have tone, gain, and a headphone jack.

            Recommended for portable or quieter practicing. If you want the best bang for your buck and just need to hear yourself play, get the Honeytone. If fifty isn't too rich for you, the Hodad will deliver a greater quality and variety of sound.

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            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Lots of fun for the modest outlay

            By Dougie

            from K.C. MO

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound
            • Portable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio

              Comments about Danelectro Hodad DH-1 Mini Amp:

              Nice tones without blowing out your ears. Cool looking. Who would believe effects at this price?

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              (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Decent travel amp

              By Awshucks

              from U.S.

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Warmth
              • Portable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Danelectro Hodad DH-1 Mini Amp:

                  Slightly bigger and louder than I expected. Nice gain but not a metal amp. Stuck a tube screamer in front of it and rocked just fine (keeping the pedal level at 4 or below). Love the echo, has a large room reverb sound. Tends to fall over as the jack is on the top. Need to move the jack location and include a power supply but other than that it's great for travel or sitting around.

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                  (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great sound & features in a small packag

                  By Mr Ted

                  from Staten Island, NY

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Excellent Sound
                  • Portable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Tailgating Or Backyard

                    Comments about Danelectro Hodad DH-1 Mini Amp:

                    The vibrato and echo features are over the top for a unit this size. Gets good volme and overdrive with the use of the DC adapter. This is a great upgrade from the Hodad II! Plus, al my mini amps look cool on myshelf!

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                    (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Little Jewel!

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                    By Jim Beam

                    from New Hampshire

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                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Excellent Sound
                    • Portable

                    Cons

                    • None To Speak Of

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Events
                    • Home Studio
                    • Professional Recording

                    Comments about Danelectro Hodad DH-1 Mini Amp:

                    I am a bass player primarily but play just enough guitar to be dangerous. My Telecaster sounds great through this little devil!

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                    (15 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    AWESOME TONE!

                    By DeWayne "Hurricane" Allen

                    from Titusville Florida to Barrow,AK.

                    Comments about Danelectro Hodad DH-1 Mini Amp:

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                    I bought this amp just out of curosity. Plus I had a 25.00 credit.
                    I glad I did. I am currently on lock down in a one bedroom apartment in NOME ALASKA. It was sunny out yesterday and it was minus 50 below zero. Long story short I dont go out much.
                    This amp sounds much bigger than it is. I wish they made a 20 watt model, I would buy it.Perfect for a road trip.
                    If you want to have a 60s FLASH BACK buy this amp. You can get your groove on anywhere.
                    KEEP ON JAMMIN.
                    DeWayne "HURRICANE"

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