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Yamaha THR10 Modeling Combo Amp   (Used)

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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 31 reviews)

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      97%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Excellent sound (27)
      • Easy to use (26)
      • Portable (26)
      • Warm / comfy (21)
      • Good power output (14)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home studio (22)
        • Amateur recording (17)
        • Professional recording (8)
        • Performances (6)
        • Practice (5)
          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Experienced (19), Professional musician (10)

        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

        Good Stuff

        By Studio Steve

        from Taylorville,Oregon.

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        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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          4.0

          THR10

          By Riffs

          from Portland, Oregon

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          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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          5.0

          Terrific Practice Amp!

          By Flashback

          from Beaufort, SC

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          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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            3.0

            Toneful, portable, but expensive

            By ElPasoLesStratMan

            from TEXAS

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            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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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Unbelievable Piece of Gear

            By Philco

            from Toronto, Ontario

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound
            • Good Warmth
            • High Quality Vcm Effects
            • Portable
            • Powerful

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Yamaha THR10 Modeling Combo Amp:

              Ordered this little gem online and got it in the mail yesterday. Played with it for 5 hours straight - couldn't keep my hands off it. Not sure why others wouldn't gig with this thing. I plugged it straight into my mixer board and it sounds awesome thru the PA. I'm a professional, working musician and I would trust this thing in just about any type of venue. Every setting on this thing is perfectly thought out by the Yamaha engineers. This little box can actually replace every single amp I now own. I can switch from acoustic-electric to straight up electric with the flick of a button. It's so portable that I can carry it around in my computer bag. Even the sound from the two small speakers is simply remarkable. Once the word gets out about this amp guitar players will be scooping them up, so get yours now before you have to wait. Can't say enough good things about it.

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              5.0

              She's my little rock and roll...

              By ShortScale

              from New York, NY

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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:

                While I'm primarily a bass player, I've been playing much more guitar of late, especially since picking up a Fender FSR Classic Player '50s Stratocaster. My initial reason for purchasing the THR10 was threefold. I wanted something that was lots of fun and sounded great with a guitar without having to use AC. It had to sound decent with bass. It had to sound great as an Ipod speaker to justify the purchase to my wife. Two out of three ain't bad. Read on, MacDuff.

                With my guitar, this amp sounds amazing. While I would not attempt to use this with a drummer, it has no problem filling a room. What I especially like, however, is how good it sounds close up at very low levels; something most amps don't do. In fact, I can be playing this while my wife watches TV or talks on the phone (which is all the time) in the same room without bothering her. Want a real treat? Lay down in bed with this just above your head. Add a little reverb and stereo chorus and it sounds huge! The tone controls are very responsive and act differently depending on which amp model you are using.

                What surprised me even more was how good it sounds with a bass. Don't be afraid to try the other settings with a bass as well. It sounds really good on the Acoustic setting with more ambience and some treble roll-off as if playing through a mic'd cabinet. On the Clean setting, I can get a nice Jack Bruce-style overdrive/fuzz.

                The built-in tuner is decent but not especially fast or accurate. It won't detect an open E on the bass so I tune to the 12th-fret harmonic. It's fine for playing but you won't be using it for intonating.

                The AUX input is a mixed bag. It's great being able to mix in either a drum machine or music (Ipod, Discman, etc.). While music sounds decent, it's not what I expected. To me, it sounds like Yamaha is employing some type of ambience circuit. Separation is great and extends well beyond the physical unit. However, this seems to come at a price. It's not as full or focused as I'd expect especially given it's bottom when using a bass. It's as if there is more L-R (separation) signal and less L+R (mono or center) signal. It reminds me of the sound of a Hafler circuit.

                Oh, I forgot to mention that it sounds great through headphones too. I've read of people who have had problems where the unit would shut down on higher gain settings when used with batteries. With fresh charged Eneloops, playing as loud as I could stand it, I could not recreate that issue. When the batteries are low, however, you won't be able to play as loud without tripping the protection circuit. No biggie.

                The carrying case is slightly more difficult to track down. It's not bad. I would have made it a little heavier with zippered pouches instead of velcro and perhaps a front drop-down flap to reveal the speakers allowing the amp to be used while in the case. Another feature I'd like to have seen is a threaded insert in the bottom of the amp to attach it to a mic stand. While I'm on the subject, the amp's sound will differ depending on its location and orientation. Note that there are bass ducts in the front. If you put the amp on the floor, bass will be improved. I picked up a pair of little speaker stands (DS-1) which allows me to do 2 things. I can angle it up if I want a more direct sound but I keep it angled downwards as it not only improves bass response even further, it makes the controls more accessible.

                If I had it to do over again, I'd likely opt for the THR10C since I rarely use the high gain settings and I can get those tones from a pedal if necessary and the cleaner settings are really superior. It amazes me how much more I play since getting this thing. I own several very nice small tube amps but it's the Yamaha I gravitate towards. Perhaps a combination of the sound quality and not being tethered to the wall. In fact, I've never plugged it into the AC. I get 1 to 2 weeks on a set of rechargeables. While I'm really looking forward to connecting this to my computer and really getting into fine tuning and recording, I have not even had time to explore that aspect yet. Maybe if it didn't make playing so darned fun...

                I'd love to see a preamp/pedal with this modeling incorporated.

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                5.0

                Small but mighty!

                By Rocker103

                from Mason, OH

                About Me Professional Musician

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Excellent Sound
                • Good Warmth
                • Great Battery Life
                • Portable
                • Powerful

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Home Studio
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Yamaha THR10 Modeling Combo Amp:

                  The last thing I thought I needed was another amp, & then this comes along. lol! After 36 years of playing I never planned on getting another amp, especially a small practice amp. But ever since the 80's when a friend of mine had a small "GK" amp that I couldn't afford back then & always regretted not getting...I always wanted something like it. When I saw the THR10 & found all it could do...built in effects, usb & recording & editing software, etc., I knew I had to get one. Yamaha has been one of my favorite gear makers for many years. I'm still using my REX50 for a little distortion on my guitar on albums for the last 20+ years, so I knew the quality would be great, & it is!

                  Though you can't gig with it, it's pretty powerful for only 10 watts. But you can use the headphone line out with a stereo Y-adapter to run it into a mixer & PA, if you wanted to. This method should work well in studio's also.

                  I'm hoping Yamaha adds more presets to their website though, & includes more of the HI Gain models found on the THR10X. That would really make it incredible! That was my only problem...trying to decide which model to buy. It's a tough choice if your a shredder, that also likes to play acoustic guitar too!

                  Bottom line- GREAT AMP! Get it, but for now you'll have to find the "Yamaha THR Amp Gig Bag" somewhere else. M/F doesn't carry it yet, but it's not hard to find.

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                  5.0

                  Not cheap but worth it !

                  By Tom H.

                  from Yaphank, New York

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Excellent Sound
                  • Good Warmth
                  • Plenty Of Volume
                  • Portable
                  • Powerful
                  • Remarkable Value

                  Cons

                  • None at this time

                  Best Uses

                  • Good I Pod Player
                  • Home Studio
                  • Playing At Home W Friends

                  Comments about Yamaha THR10 Modeling Combo Amp:

                  Also own Vox DA5. Happy with that amp but this has much better sound:clearer, stereo, more sophisticated EQ and gain control. Can also play my bass through this amp. Good I pod player. More volume than I need in my basement.
                  Small, sturdy and portable.

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                  5.0

                  THIS AMP RUNS ON BATTERIES TOO!!!

                  By Tube Snob Seeks Tone in Small Box

                  from Oakland, CA

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                  Pros

                  • Cool looking
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Excellent Sound
                  • Good Warmth
                  • Portable
                  • Powerful
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Boombox
                    • Busking
                    • Camping
                    • Coffeeshop
                    • Home Studio
                    • Jamming with friends
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Yamaha THR10 Modeling Combo Amp:

                    I love Musicians Friend, but come on guys, you left out the most important part about this amp.

                    It can run on batteries! 8 AAs to be precise.

                    I've been looking for an amp that was light, powerful and versatile and finally I found it. I wanted something I could take anywhere to play and also use as a boombox for my iPod. Nothing I was seeing quite fit the bill.

                    My choices were Roland Micro Cube (which is what 3 watts?), Fender Mini Mustang (7 watts) and the Vox whatever it is.

                    Roland makes good products, but I didn't want to be stuck with only a tone knob and one speaker. The new Cube Lite Mini looked pretty nice, but has very limited amp modeling, no handle, and looks like it might not like camping very much (a nice desk perhaps).

                    I just sold a Vox modeling amp because I didn't think the effects were very user friendly, so that was out (also fairly low wattage I think).

                    So I was checking the Fender out. Seemed like it would do everything, but I was concerned about the build quality (some complaints about that on the reviews) and yet again only one speaker. A lot of reviews also said the bass was flubby.

                    This THR10 caught my eye but I was sad to see that it didn't mention anything about batteries. I tucked my tail and waited. Then I read in a forum that it DID run on batteries. I Quickly confirmed this on Yamaha's website and was purchasing it very shortly after that.

                    This amp is exactly what I was looking for. It has fantastic guitar tones (with a full bass sound), great effects, is highly programmable, sounds awesome as a boombox, and is freakin'loud! And did I mention the batteries? Oh, and it is super sturdy. No build quality issues here. I won't be afraid to take this out to the woods with me. One more thing: the stereo is sweet! There is an extra stereo spread feature which really widens out the sound. Especially when you turn on that luscious chorus.

                    Yes, it is more expensive than the others, but you get what you pay for. If you catch one of the sales like I did (15% off), it's a good price. You can also get the TH5 which is even cheaper. It is the same wattage I believe, but lacks the ability to make presets (and only has one tone control).

                    I normally play through a Mesa Boogie Mark V so I was a little leary of getting a solid state amp. But I decided to set aside my snobbish ways and give the little Yammie a try.

                    Don't mean to gush so much, but after playing for 25 years I've encountered a lot of different gear and it's really cool to find something that has everything you're looking for in one package. This is such a thing (I only wish it had a footswitch).

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