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The Yamaha THR5A acoustic modeling combo amp offers simulations of classic tube condenser and dynamic mics combined with studio-grade effects to crea...Click To Read More About This Product

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A personal amp optimized for use with acoustic-electric and silent guitars.

The Yamaha THR5A acoustic modeling combo amp offers simulations of classic tube condenser and dynamic mics combined with studio-grade effects to create recording-studio tone direct from your guitar wherever you are. The THR5A offers four acoustic mic simulations and one clean amp modeling for electric guitar. Most of the effects feature VCM processors for serious realism. Extended Stereo Technology creates an incredibly wide, spacious sound with depth unimaginable from such a small enclosure.

Cubase AI, THR Editor and USB connectivity make it great for recording and editing. The brilliant look is finished with Virtual Tube Illumination that simulates an orange tube glow from the metal speaker grille so it looks as amazing as it sounds.

FEATURES
Amp type: Deluxe, Class A, US Blues, Brit Blues, Mini, Bass *ACO and Flat (*Mic simulation)
Effects: Chorus, Flanger, Phaser, Tremolo, Tape Echo, Echo/Reverb, Spring Reverb, Hall Reverb, *Compressor and *Noise Gate (*only available in THR Editor)
Chromatic tuner
Controller/Switch: Amp, Gain, Master, Bass, Middle, Treble, Effect, Dly/Rev, Guitar output, USB/AUX output, User Memory switch (x5) and Tap/Tuner switch
Two 8cm speakers
10W
AC and battery powered

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YamahaTHR5A Acoustic Modeling Combo Amp
 
4.9

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (14)

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    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound (12)
  • Easy to use (11)
  • Portable (10)
  • Warm / comfy (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (11)
  • Amateur recording (6)
  • Professional recording (5)
  • Practice (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (12)

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(12 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Gr8 for acoustic guitar & piezos pickups

By Armon Haumer

from Cleveland, OH Rock Capital of the World!

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Pros

  • Hi-fidelity Sound
  • Made For Acoustic Piezos
  • Pretty

Cons

  • Cannot Handle Low-pitch
  • Kinda Pricey
  • Needs Treblebass Control
  • Not As Loud As Thr10
  • Speakers Too Small

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Home Studio
  • Performances

Comments about Yamaha THR5A Acoustic Modeling Combo Amp:

I bought this amp because I have a THR10, and figured that this model would be good enough for my traveler guitar.

It works fine with humbuckers & electric guitar pickups, just note that the THR5A cannot handle low-pitched strings, due to the inability to shelve/cut off the bass (only a tone-control is on this unit). The circuitry is overdriven when low-pitched notes on strings are struck.

Also, the speakers aren't capable of producing low notes at volumes louder than halfway on the unit.

I have a Godin A6, with a humbucker AND piezo pickups. The piezo pickup sounds wonderful on this amp.

With all of the available modeling amps on this unit, this amp is tailored for acoustic guitars equipped with acoustic pickups & etc.

Not loud enough, even for practice.
Also needs an xlr output, for house pa-systems.

Great hi-fidelity (except for low-pitch notes).

The LED's make it absolutely beautiful, especially when playing in the dark!
Can't beat the usb output for computers!

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Functionality and AWESOME sound!

By TX Redbeard

from Conroe, TX

About Me Adult, Beginner Player

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Great Build Quality
  • Great sound
  • Lots Of Options
  • Solid But Not Bulky
  • Versitile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Anytime
    • At Home
    • Playing For A Small Group
    • Practice

    Comments about Yamaha THR5A Acoustic Modeling Combo Amp:

    I just recently started playing guitar and this is my first amp. I'm VERY meticulous about the things I buy and I research everything to find the best bang for the buck. After hunting the web I came across this little beauty and couldn't wait to get my hands on it. I picked it up and, needless to say, I couldn't be happier! The sound from this little amp is so clear and much louder than I expected it to be. I can plug it in and play in the house with the volume low and still feel/hear all of the effects. I also love the tuning and effect options that it has. Being a beginner, it really gives me so much room to really find the sound that I like. It doesn't have individual knobs for Bass, Mids and Treble but that is perfectly fine because the pickup on my guitar has adjustments for these. The construction is super solid, which is a big deal to me. It doesn't feel like it's going to fall apart. Having the option to run it on batteries or plugging it in is another great feature. Bottom line is that if you want an acoustic amp that is easily portable, sounds great and has a number of sounds to play with... You can't go wrong with the THR5A!!!

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Yamaha THR5A

    By Rusty

    from Undisclosed

    About Me Novice

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    Pros

    • Excellent Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Yamaha THR5A Acoustic Modeling Combo Amp:

        I wanted a nice small amp for around the house. Has very nice sound and great look. I'm amazed at the amount of control and versatility this small amp has, plus it can crank if you need it. Just a great amp!

        (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Amp !!!

        By Bro. Webb

        from Mississippi

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Portable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Yamaha THR5A Acoustic Modeling Combo Amp:

          this amp is just what it is described as. Great sound that is portable. I use it with my Yamaha Silent Steel string and the sounds is great. On the go in small settings it is enough as is. In worship services with a full band I use it as pre amp the runs into a monitor and then into the house system. Works great both ways..

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great with a hollow body!

          By Doc_J

          from USA

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Yamaha THR5A Acoustic Modeling Combo Amp:

            Great clear sound with some nice acoustic effects. It is plenty loud for a small venue. I use it with a chambered hollow body tenor uke with a MiSi pickup. Sounds terrific with a little chorus and echo.

            (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Thr amps are amazing

            By X

            from Stl mo

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Excellent Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Yamaha THR5A Acoustic Modeling Combo Amp:

              Thr amps are great. Sounds amazing. Decent vol from a 10w amp. Acoustic sounds at home are more fun with reverb and mic sim. I own the thr5, thr5a and thr10x because I was so impressed with this amp.

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Little Amp

              By John

              from Arizona

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Studio

                Comments about Yamaha THR5A Acoustic Modeling Combo Amp:

                I have a large acoustic and a large electric guitar amp - if I am going to be serious in a large gathering, I will take either or both of those. However, in a quiet normal size classroom, where I don't want to lug the heavy amps in each week, this little amp is perfect. I also use it for small practice sessions or small jams with a few friends. Sound quality is absolutely amazing, both for my acoustic guitars and my electrics, including a Gibson Les Paul. Hard to believe they are 3 inch speakers - certainly sound deep and clear - not even remotely tinny.

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Nice play at home amp.

                By WPS

                from Atlanta, Ga

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Excellent Sound
                • Portable

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Practice Amp

                Comments about Yamaha THR5A Acoustic Modeling Combo Amp:

                I was amazed at how good this amp actually sounds. I use it everyday and it's a great 'livingroom' amp. Be sure to download the software to allow you to access and edit more functions on the amp.

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                execellant home amp

                By carbo

                from Fort Wayne In

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Excellent Craftsmanship
                • Great Sound
                • Highly Responsive

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Practice

                  Comments about Yamaha THR5A Acoustic Modeling Combo Amp:

                  use at home for recording and practice also use live for small venues at church louder than you would think in intimate settings for twenty or thirty people

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  WOW!!

                  By Warrior

                  from Baltimore, MD

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                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Home Studio
                    • practice

                    Comments about Yamaha THR5A Acoustic Modeling Combo Amp:

                    This thing kicks!! Great sound...ultra portable...Just one cable into the amp and you're ready to go!! Great sounding FX.....should have bought this long ago, better late than never....BUY THIS!!

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Must have

                    By WOMD

                    from Tri Cities TN

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Amateur Recording
                      • Home Play And Practice
                      • Home Playpractice
                      • Home Studio
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Yamaha THR5A Acoustic Modeling Combo Amp:

                      If you play at home it is a must have. The 5A does an amazing job of reproducing stage quality sound at living room volumes. The character of my archtop and flat top acoustics shine through while giving plenty of room for variation in tone and effects. It simply makes low wattage practice amps obsolete. The cord pop when unplugging was a bit annoying but if you activate the tuner it prevents it from making the noise.

                      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Fun to use

                      By jag1

                      from Greenville. SC

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                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Studio

                        Comments about Yamaha THR5A Acoustic Modeling Combo Amp:

                        Came in great shape and with a manual.
                        Software download a bit of an issue - but resolved. The tone and the volume were a good surprise.

                         
                        5.0

                        This little thing is great

                        By Johnny B Goode

                        from Temecula, CA

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                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Excellent Sound
                        • Good Warmth
                        • Great variety of tones
                        • Portable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Amateur Recording
                          • Home Studio
                          • Professional Recording

                          Comments about Yamaha THR5A Acoustic Modeling Combo Amp:

                          Very straight forward and easy to use. Has a nice vintage appeal, lights behind the gold grill look cool. It's smaller than I thought which is a plus, fits on a table or desk top. A nice array of effects and tones, and after about 5 minutes of tweaking I was able to find a nice sweet spot in tone. Friends and family have commented how nice it sounds and were surprised at how small it was. Yamaha has a home run with this little thing, makes me want to get another one for my electric guitars.

                           
                          5.0

                          I Am Really Impressed!

                          By WWW

                          from Lakebay

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                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Excellent Sound
                          • Many Wonderful Sounds
                          • Portable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Amateur Recording
                            • Home Studio
                            • Practice
                            • Professional Recording

                            Comments about Yamaha THR5A Acoustic Modeling Combo Amp:

                            I couldn't have been more impressed. This a versatile amp. I've been using it with a T5z. I played with the acoustic amp settings on both the guitar and amp. I was impressed, but when I switched to EG Clean setting and the guitar on the series setting and a little bass boost the sound was magical. It gave me sounds that jumped out of a Gibson L5. Super impressed. I played for hours with this amp and fell in love, I just purchased the THR5 to accompany this. Have not tried it on an acoustic guitar yet, but I have a nylon string Cordoba on the way to give it addition testing.

                            The front case is metal. I had read it was not, but I gouged a little hidden area and the aluminum glistened from underneath the tough coating.

                             
                            5.0

                            Excellent for practicing ukulele

                            By MainlandGal510

                            from East Bay, CA

                            About Me Novice

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Home Studio

                              Comments about Yamaha THR5A Acoustic Modeling Combo Amp:

                              Good and loud enough for living room practice. As a beginner, I wanted a little variety and have an opportunity to practice ukulele with a loop pedal and rhythm tracks. Works and sounds great and is easy to use. Haven't tried the software yet, so can't comment on that. I didn't want a large amp sitting on the floor; perfect size to set the amp on an end table and jam!

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