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Yamaha THR10 Modeling Combo Amp  

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The Yamaha THR10 combo amp packs in everything you need from an off-stage amp. Real tube amp tone and dynamics, great sound at low volume, genuine hi...Read More

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      A powerful and portable practice and recording tool

      The Yamaha THR10 combo amp packs in everything you need from an off-stage amp. Real tube amp tone and dynamics, great sound at low volume, genuine hi-fi quality stereo playback and full recording capabilities.

      Developed by a team of guitarists in search of the ultimate tone, the THR10 combo delivers the sound you want and the feeling you need. Effects that enhance and complement your playing combine with room-filling reverbs and delays to push your playing to new levels. And thanks to THR's unique design and focus, stadium-filling volume isn't a pre-requisite - everything about this amp is designed to fit the way you play, right down to the need to keep it quiet sometimes. With tone and feel like this, you'll appreciate the ability to keep playing all night.

      Most of THR's effects feature VCM (Virtual Circuitry Modeling) effects processors. Based on the technology used in Yamaha's professional audio mixers, VCM effects give unsurpassed realism and quality. VCM effects are capable of capturing subtleties that simple digital simulations cannot even approach, going beyond simple simulation and delivering the truly musical performance that makes classic analog gear invaluable even in today's digital production environment.

      The THR10 was developed with Yamaha's award-winning AV division to offer true hi-fi stereo sound and a new experience in guitar amplifiers. The exclusive, specially designed speaker enclosure is optimized to handle both guitar and stereo playback sounds making it uniquely capable of giving you amazing tone for both your guitar and your track from a compact, portable amp.

      The THR10 incorporates Yamaha's new Extended Stereo Technology to create an incredibly wide, spacious audio image. Stereo tracks and studio quality reverb take on a depth unimaginable from such a small enclosure. Also bundled with Cubase AI, Steinberg's professional music production application it offers full-fledged recording and editing. The THR Editor offers deep editing of amp and effect parameters using your computer. Additional in-depth controls include compressor and noise gate functions.

      THR's design provides stereo playback from your smartphone or other device through its AUX jack or direct from your computer via the USB connection. The user memory function lets you save up to five amp settings of all controller and switch settings for quick recall. The tap tempo function allows you to quickly set delay time. A built-in chromatic tuner features accurate, stable tuning and an easy to read display.

      Finally, the THR10's Virtual Tube Illumination includes a simulated orange tube glow from the metal speaker grille.

      FEATURES
      • Clean, Crunch, Lead, Brit Hi, Modern, Bass, ACO and Flat settings
      • Chorus, Flanger, Phaser, Tremolo, Delay, Delay/Reverb, Spring Reverb and Hall Reverb effects
      • Amp, Gain, Master, Bass, Middle, Treble, Effect, DLY/REV, Guitar Output, USB/AUX Output, User Memory Switch x5 and Tap/Tuner Switch controls.
      • Compressor and Noise Gate available in THR EditorExtended Stereo technology
      • 2 x 8cm full-range speakers
      • Cubase AI
      • THR Editor
      • USB connection
      • User memory
      • Virtual Tube Illumination
      • AC power (PSU supplied) or battery power

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      YamahaTHR10 Modeling Combo Amp
       
      4.8

      (based on 36 reviews)

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      • 4 Stars

         

        (6)

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      97%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Excellent sound (32)
      • Easy to use (31)
      • Portable (31)
      • Warm / comfy (25)
      • Good power output (16)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home studio (25)
        • Amateur recording (19)
        • Professional recording (9)
        • Performances (7)
        • Practice (5)
          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Experienced (23), Professional musician (11)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        Amazing!!! Really!!!

        Finally, a modeling amp/guitar effects processor that REALLY sounds good!I needed something good to use at church. I tried it at [@] and absolutely fell in love. When I saw...Read complete review

        Finally, a modeling amp/guitar effects processor that REALLY sounds good!I needed something good to use at church. I tried it at [@] and absolutely fell in love. When I saw that it had built in hi-fi speakers (as opposed to a guitar voiced speaker) with cabinet simulation, I knew it would translate very well connected directly into the church soundboard - and it translates beautifully!!!It is not a "loud" amp (and it is only 10W - 5 per side) but the sound is very full with clear highs and great lows. The stereo imaging of the digital reverb is stunning - makes the amp sound a lot bigger than it is. The modulation effects are great. The reverbs/delay are great (excellent spring reverb simulation, although I prefer digital reverb). The modeling is soooooo good! The character of each model (clean, overdrive, lead, etc.) is distinct and IMHO spot on. As you go from one model to another it does not just appear to be "just" a different EQ profile as some other amp modelers out on the market behave.The software (which you have to download from Yamaha) is great. Computer install (on a Dell laptop) was easy - just make sure you install the USB drivers first before installing the THR Editor. The THR Editor gives you individual control over the delay and reverb so you can tailor to the exact settings you want. The software also controls noise gate and compressor which are GREAT features. The Compressor is out-of-this world (two types).Yamaha is marketing this to home/practice use. As such, it has certain limitations that are fine for its intended use, HOWEVER, they are VERY unfortunate (particularly for "Live" use):- No foot switch/control to switch presets - MAJOR BUMMER- No MIDI input (to use a MIDI foot controller to switch presets, volume pedal, effect parameter, etc.)- Switching presets is slow and there is a very noticeable pause - real problem for live use (even when you use your finger to change presets!!!)- To get more than the 5 accessible presets, you have to have your computer plugged in with USBEven though these limitations are truly unfortunate for live use, I'm going to be using it at church exclusively. It just sounds "that" good.As I read in many comments before I even ordered the THR from musiciansfriend, many folks wish this was available in a POD XT Live, etc., type package. I echo those comments - Yamaha, PLEASE come out with an effects processor pedalboard with volume, wah, loads of preset banks and switches to activate/deactivate delay, modulation, reverb, etc. It doesn't need to have a million amp models - the 5 that are in the THR10 are perfect!!!! PLEASE!!!!!!!Also, please create an IOS app that allows to control the parameters so you don't have to use a PC.

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        Most Liked Negative Review

         

        Toneful, portable, but expensive

        First and foremost, this amp sounds great when you sit it at ear level and you're within a few feet of it. It it not a tube amp, but fakes better tube-like touch...Read complete review

        First and foremost, this amp sounds great when you sit it at ear level and you're within a few feet of it. It it not a tube amp, but fakes better tube-like touch sensitivity than other modeling amps I've played. All the models sound great--there isn't a bad one in there. All the effects sound good at low levels. Above half, the effects all sound quite bit-ty, square and digital.
        This amp is exceedingly durable, being an all-metal enclosure and very portable.
        I ended up returning it because it doesn't offer as many models and effects as other practice amps, and costs twenty to fifty percent more than the others. I could only justify keeping it if I needed a very portable, great-sounding amp which I don't since I play only at home.
        Nice amp, but overpriced.

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        5.0

        This is the Bomb

        By Jll115

        from New York, N.Y.

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio

          Comments about Yamaha THR10 Modeling Combo Amp:

          This is a really great piece of gear. First and foremost, it has really great tone. The sounds are rich and three dimensional. It is also quite loud. On top of all that, it has a built in tuner, usb out for recording to your PC, aux in for your mp3 player, and it can run on batteries.

          While this unit has plenty of volume, it would not be appropriate for a gig or a band rehearsal. The cool orange glow of the simulated tubes (this amp is all solid state) is a nice touch. If they made this in a full size combo, I would buy one because the tone is just that good.

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          5.0

          Loving this amp!

          By cliff

          from 8063

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Yamaha THR10 Modeling Combo Amp:

            This is such a great little amp!What a great sound!

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            5.0

            Pretty amazing, glad I invested in it

            By David

            from Minnesota

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about Yamaha THR10 Modeling Combo Amp:

              This little amp is surprisingly warm sounding...deserving of the orangish back lights cleverly placed to be visible through to front grille. For a tiny little practice amp, it is deceptively big sounding. Cleans are purely clean, over drives are warm and respond to playing, British and American drives are outstanding as well. I run my analog pedal board through it with settings for clean tone...accepts pedals well. Tap tempo for delay is nice add...delays and reverbs are outstanding. I have used mostly with my MP3 player to jam to and having the separate aux input and guitar mix controls are easy and convenient. Overall, a great buy.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Whole lotta tweakin

              By Son of The Wizard

              from Wilkes Barre, PA

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Excellent Sound
              • Good Warmth
              • Portable
              • Powerful
              • Whole Lotta Tonal Flxable

              Cons

              • No Effects Loop

              Best Uses

              • Fun To Fiddle With
              • Home Studio

              Comments about Yamaha THR10 Modeling Combo Amp:

              You could have a great kitchen table jam with this one.Plenty loud,plenty volume.I didn't try miking it yet but I'm sure you would get great results.
              Takes modulation pedals well at the input.No way to use a looper.They should have added an effects loop for that.The stereo imaging thing it does with the reverb is awesome.All the effects sound really premium.Very usable effects,even the tremolo.Lots of tonal fun.You can get some really effortless screamin lead riffs going with the THR.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Great for Direct Recording

              By Dimaension X

              from Massachusetts

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Excellent Sound
              • Portable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Direct Recording
                • Living Room Practice

                Comments about Yamaha THR10 Modeling Combo Amp:

                Surprisingly, not many of the reviews even mention using the USB Port for Direct recording. This is where the THR-10 excels. However, please pay attention to your own computer system, as the most recent Driver may not be compatible. My computer still uses Vista as its OS, so I had to download one of the older drivers. Once I figured that nugget out, it was a breeze to use.

                The amp models are very warm and realistic, and respond very dynamically to tone knob and volume knob adjustments. Bass also sounds great. Very easy to set up and record quickly.

                I might also add that the Clean sounds are a lot quieter than the Dirty sounds. You may need to adjust this a bit while recording.

                But pay attention to your OS and the Driver Downloads.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Good Stuff

                By Studio Steve

                from Taylorville,Oregon.

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Excellent Sound
                • Portable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Studio
                  • Performances

                  Comments about Yamaha THR10 Modeling Combo Amp:

                  I have a G/K Backline 100,and a Pocket Rockit.Neither was usable for just playing casually.This amp provides enough tone and volume for sitting and playing on the porch without bothering the neighbors,dragging pedals around (chorus,reverb) or needing headphones or earbuds. In my many years of playing,(40+) This is even better than my old Pignose,and that is hard to do.A great amp for the price,easy to use,easy to carry,easy on the ears.All in all,GOOD STUFF.

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                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  THR10

                  By Riffs

                  from Portland, Oregon

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Excellent Sound
                  • Good Warmth

                  Cons

                  • Quality Control Issues

                  Best Uses

                  • Casual Jamming
                  • Home Studio
                  • Practicing
                  • Songwriting

                  Comments about Yamaha THR10 Modeling Combo Amp:

                  In short, the THR10 invites you to plug into it and play your guitar. Although digital, it conveys a certain warmth and personality that is very rewarding. Overall, I love this amp and plan to use it in my home recordings as well as jamming around for fun.

                  There was a problem with the first two units I purchased (not from Mus. Friend). They both had a ringing sound that was present whenever any cable was connected to the input. It turns out these were both from a bad batch of THR10 amps that had a known defect. Working with Yamaha support, the issue can be fixed at an authorized repair location, so be aware of this potential problem if you're unlucky and get one of the defective units.

                  Also, as others have noted, the amp can make some odd vibrating noises at certain frequencies. Turns out this is a simple problem; if you don't have batteries loaded, the springs in the battery cage are the source of that vibrating / rattling sound. SImply load batteries or otherwise fill that compartment to prevent this issue.

                  Knowing of those quirks and their solutions, I'd still very much suggest this amp. I took it to my parents' place and let my dad try it, and now guess what he's going to be getting from me for father's day. Yamaha clearly has a winner with the THR series.

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Terrific Practice Amp!

                  By Flashback

                  from Beaufort, SC

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Compact Looks Great
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Excellent Sound
                  • Portable
                  • Seems Very Sturdy
                  • Sturdy Construction
                  • Very Tweakable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Low Volume Practice

                    Comments about Yamaha THR10 Modeling Combo Amp:

                    I've had this amp for over a year and have had time to check all of the options and features. Out of the box the amp sounds very good, but once you install the THR Editor and dig into the various parameters, the various amp tones really shine. You can save your favorite five directly to the THR10 and adjust as necessary directly from the amp controls. I had noticed that the a clean tones would break up a bit too easily on the bottom end,but after finding the new V2 firmware update (3/1/2014) and installing it (Win7 and above only) the tones are noticably improved. It's gone from realy good to even better. The effects are very useful and the reverb is especially deep and expansive. The sound is amazingly full and loud for a pair of very small 3 inch speakers, and I'm still wondering if I am bothering my neighbors when I run it up to about 12.5. Most of my playing is sitting directly in front of the amp and I think this is where the amp sounds best and was probably designed to sound so. I have played music through the aux input and it sounds nice and clear, just not much low bass, and I don't see this as a problem since I did not purchase it for that purpose. It is small, very portable, sounds great, looks great and as a result I end up playing more and enjoying it more. The tube glow effect is a cool feature. This is an excellent little amp that gets me playing more and enjoying it more. I also own a THR10C - different sounds and another great lttle amp.

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                    (3 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    Toneful, portable, but expensive

                    By ElPasoLesStratMan

                    from TEXAS

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Excellent Sound
                    • Good Warmth
                    • Portable

                    Cons

                    • Limited Functions

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Home Studio
                    • Practice

                    Comments about Yamaha THR10 Modeling Combo Amp:

                    First and foremost, this amp sounds great when you sit it at ear level and you're within a few feet of it. It it not a tube amp, but fakes better tube-like touch sensitivity than other modeling amps I've played. All the models sound great--there isn't a bad one in there. All the effects sound good at low levels. Above half, the effects all sound quite bit-ty, square and digital.
                    This amp is exceedingly durable, being an all-metal enclosure and very portable.
                    I ended up returning it because it doesn't offer as many models and effects as other practice amps, and costs twenty to fifty percent more than the others. I could only justify keeping it if I needed a very portable, great-sounding amp which I don't since I play only at home.
                    Nice amp, but overpriced.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great Little Amp

                    By EL Heffe

                    from Everywhere

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Excellent Sound
                    • Portable
                    • Powerful

                    Cons

                    • Limited Functions

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Events
                    • Home Studio
                    • Performances

                    Comments about Yamaha THR10 Modeling Combo Amp:

                    The clean and "crunch" sounds are excellent. I was amazed that such a small amp could sound so good. The high-gain sound is a little noisey and not quite as good but if you're into death-metal you probnably aren't using this amp anyway.

                    The effects are a little bit limited -- it's hard to tweak them and get them just right -- but they still sound pretty good overall.

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