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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...Click To Read More About This Product

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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
 
4.3

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

77%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Portable (9)
  • Easy to use (8)
  • Excellent sound (7)
  • Warm / comfy (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (4)
  • Amateur recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8), Professional musician (3)

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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5.0

This is my second

By Cleveland Slim

from Cleveland, OH

About Me Professional Musician

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Pros

  • Excellent Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Danelectro Hodad DH-1 Mini Amp:

      Bought one for myself. Great retro sound for a mini amp. The reverb and tremolo really work. A fun amp, so good I bought another for my brother. Great Danelectro retro chic.

       
      5.0

      Way cool

      By Cleveland Slim

      from Cleveland, OH

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Danelectro Hodad DH-1 Mini Amp:

          Totally cool. Of course it is not that loud, it isn't mean to be. You can play blues licks and have lots of fun with this at low volume levels. Much better than other Danelctro mini amps because of the echo and tremolo. They really work. Also louder and clear than other Danelctro minis. Of course, it has that fantastic Danelctro retro chic. Just what I wanted, just what I got, couldn't be happier.

           
          2.0

          this is a toy

          By random

          from MN

          About Me Experienced

          Comments about Danelectro Hodad DH-1 Mini Amp:

          I've played through these and it sounds like a cheap transistor radio.

           
          1.0

          DOA

          By Joe kazz

          from K town az

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          See all my reviews

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          Pros

            Cons

            • Poor Sound Quality

            Best Uses

              Comments about Danelectro Hodad DH-1 Mini Amp:

              Did not work

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Disappointing

              By Jerry Lee Marcel

              from NOLA

              About Me Professional Musician

              See all my reviews

              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!

                (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.

                  (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.

                      (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

                      (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.

                        (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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