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Yamaha THR10 Modeling Combo Amp   (Open Box)
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OVERVIEW

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
 
4.7

(based on 39 reviews)

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  • 5 Stars

     

    (31)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

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95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound (34)
  • Easy to use (33)
  • Portable (33)
  • Warm / comfy (27)
  • Good power output (18)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (27)
  • Amateur recording (19)
  • Professional recording (11)
  • Performances (8)
  • Practice (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (23), Professional musician (12)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Truly shocking...

Shocking... best describes the ridiculous, warm, tone that this thing puts out. I'm amazed after messing with it (shipped to me today.. I gave it an hour at home...Read complete review

Shocking... best describes the ridiculous, warm, tone that this thing puts out. I'm amazed after messing with it (shipped to me today.. I gave it an hour at home tonight). So, for several months, I passed the THR10 while browsing through my local guitar store; and, I gave it no more than a glance, thinking it was a cheap, solid-state, Asian-made head (with small speakers... A complete dismissal on me). I'm a boutique tube amp guy. However, by luck, I tripped over it online and happened to listen/watch and I really became intrigued - but, could it really sing in person? Does it really sound that good?? I had to check it out and see/hear for myself. I went down and plugged it up, and at first, I couldn't really stretch it out in the store (lots of annoying gear-testers around me). I tried an SG, and a Strat on it and liked it, but didn't get my fill of it. I went home and thought about it and decided I got to have it at home. So, I bought it without further testing. After unboxing, I tuned my guitar on it (awesome tuner!) and after playing numerous combinations of volumes/masters/effects and models: This thing is, seriously, no joke, it's a true legit tone machine and has surprisingly big full rich sound. Yamaha hit the nail on this for it's intended use. A perfect home-guitar amplifier. Really?... you say.. Really, I say. If you're a true musician you will really appreciate it's tube amp behavior and warm sound manners. Yamaha designed the sound to be authentic down to how each of the cloned models; and, how each of their controls respond. It's very, very neat. Also, the sound acts as if your playing were a master recording. It's hard to describe in this narrative. Ok, ok.. it's not numerous high-end tube amps fitted with Celestions, but what is is: it's the final recording of those same amps (which were isolated in a padded sound room with a very expensive recording mic. All the effects sound very mature and are very simple to use. I've not used the software yet, but certainly plan to (I will add to this review in the future). I do have an incredible tube set-up whice my wife hates (too loud for her and our pictures which sometimes fall off of the walls), so, I now have the THR10 and it really is pretty loud for home use. The tone is truly awesome. Try it, and make sure that you really play with all the knobs (extensively) as you put it through the paces So many terrific, warm, tube-like tones at recording-like sound/volume. Note: when you dial through the models some might sound a bit tinny/jangly at first, but, never fear, you can adjust your EQ on the amp, along with gain/master and guitar volume to warm it back down. It really does impress! No matter what music you play it's here with the THR10. Can't wait to open up the software. I'm a tube guy all the way, and the THR10 is a scary-good sounding amp with huge sound for it's size. If Yamaha expands on the technology and goes even bigger - look out! The fact that it comes with a quality tuner, effects, stereo quality (music) play-back and the VCM technology I cannot think of any amp near it for the quality of sound it produces (at non-ear shattering volume). The EQ makes a big difference on this amp, so I would definitely consider it over it's little bro (THR5 has no presets, guitar volume, or EQ). I have a 25 + year playing resume, I've taught, and played in a few bands. I'm an advanced level player and can honestly put my opinion on the line here. I love this amp and really think I'll play even more because of it. You will too. PS, it looks cool sitting around and it glows too.. They really thought of almost everything.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

MAYBE

It has the potential to be an awesome amp if they changed some things or made it in different formats. The internal speakers are incredibly weak. Do not turn it up more than 40%...Read complete review

It has the potential to be an awesome amp if they changed some things or made it in different formats. The internal speakers are incredibly weak. Do not turn it up more than 40% or even try heavy rhythms or drop tuning. It turns to mud. Cool with headphones or through monitors though. The actual power this thing puts out is like a half watt at best although through the tiny internal speakers it can seem a bit louder. The addition of having to go on line to download Cubase is a joke and an impossible feat, good luck. They previously gave you the actual disc. U fig..... Now if you were to put this thing through a 4x12, how to do it is on you, it sounds and feels amazing. Really impressive and better than a lot of tube amps out there at all price points. Really... The effects are really good too. So why not more power and beefier speakers ???? Why not in a micro head form ??? Why do birds fly??? Why do fish swim?????

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3.0

MAYBE

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from USA

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Pros

  • Portable

Cons

  • Weak

Best Uses

    Comments about Yamaha THR10 Modeling Combo Amp:

    It has the potential to be an awesome amp if they changed some things or made it in different formats. The internal speakers are incredibly weak. Do not turn it up more than 40% or even try heavy rhythms or drop tuning. It turns to mud. Cool with headphones or through monitors though. The actual power this thing puts out is like a half watt at best although through the tiny internal speakers it can seem a bit louder. The addition of having to go on line to download Cubase is a joke and an impossible feat, good luck. They previously gave you the actual disc. U fig..... Now if you were to put this thing through a 4x12, how to do it is on you, it sounds and feels amazing. Really impressive and better than a lot of tube amps out there at all price points. Really... The effects are really good too. So why not more power and beefier speakers ???? Why not in a micro head form ??? Why do birds fly??? Why do fish swim?????

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A great all-in-one

    By 

    from wisconsin

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    Pros

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

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Yamaha THR10 Modeling Combo Amp:

    This is the unit that inspired me to buy all three, as a set, 10, 10C, 10X. The 10 covers a full range of low to high gain modelers, and the clean is pristine. Thru the gain spectrum, I'm biased to the natural sound of my guitars,these guys have an analog like sweet spot on the gain, that you can precisley tune the break-up, and overdrive in, balanced to taste. As close to analog as any manufacturer has come, IMO. Bottom line, this 10 is a portable all-in-one, the 10C low-gain loves Fenders, and the 10X high-gain loves Les Pauls, but they all get along fabulous together. Bravo Yamaha. And Musicians Freind is always great.

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    5.0

    I almost sent it back

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Yamaha THR10 Modeling Combo Amp:

      I first plugged in an old guitar that I had and the tone was bad, the amp sounded like junk. That turned out to be a bad pot in the guitar. I swapped out guitars and this thing was singing! I hooked up my Digitech RP1000 and the Yamaha did not like that. That turned out to be a ground loop issue between the two units. I put a HumX on the Yamaha and that corrected the problem! I use the Yamaha for recording and for online collaborations in Band Hub. As a interface it's perfect. No lag whatsoever. The software is great and easy to load and use. Even the tuner is great. This thing screams and gets any tone you need

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      5.0

      This is the Bomb

      By 

      from New York, N.Y.

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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 

        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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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Pretty amazing, glad I invested in it

          By 

          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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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Whole lotta tweakin

            By 

            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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            4.0

            Great for Direct Recording

            By 

            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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              5.0

              Good Stuff

              By 

              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 

                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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