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Yamaha’s Revstar RS320 Electric Guitar is is ready for whatever you can throw at it. This Revstar model is a workhorse through and through, but that doesn’t mean there has been any compromise on comfort and playability. With every contour designed from the ground up to look and feel great, Revstar’s body features a deep belly cut, hidden forearm contour and a newly designed neck joint for outstanding upper fret access. This is a guitar made to be played all night. Case sold separately.
Designed from the ground up, Revstar features specially wound YGD pickups that are perfectly matched to each guitar. More than 50 prototype pickups were tested featuring different combinations of wire, windings, magnets and base plates. Eventually, a spec was settled on for each guitar model and the Revstar pickup series was born. This model features HH3 pickups with a ceramic magnet and brass baseplate for powerful, punchy tone to match the solid nato wood construction of RS320.
Designed especially for Revstar, Yamaha’s proprietary Dry Switch gives you the versatility of a coil split, but with a tone that’s miles ahead. Using a passive filter circuit painstakingly designed to give the perfect frequency response, the Dry Switch filters out low frequencies to give the punch and clarity of a single coil pickup minus the inevitable hum and hollow tone often associated with split humbucking pickups. And because it’s a filter circuit, the Dry Switch works on both humbuckers and P90s for a totally unique, usable tone.
Inspired by the stripped-down custom Café Racer motorbikes popularized on the streets of London in the 1960s, Revstar’s hardware captures the high-performance, individual character of those bikes with a wide range of totally unique, customized hardware. From the unique pickup covers and raw copper scratchplate on the Revstar Professional, to the totally custom floating aluminum tailpiece on the RS502T, each and every component is perfectly calibrated for great performance and unmistakable style—capturing the very essence of a Café Racer.
Inspired by raw power and performance, Revstar’s sound is as unique and bold as its aesthetic. Working to evoke a visceral, unbridled power and an individual, organic tone that is made possible only by considering every detail, Yamaha’s engineers chose materials carefully and designed custom pickups to make sure Revstar sounds as stunning as it looks.
Excellent quality build. The mahogany body and neck feel solid and comfortable.
I’m never disappointed with a Yamaha guitar! This one is no exception. The build quality is superb, it plays beautifully and sounds great. I will probably put better pickups in, not sure yet, the stock pickups are not bad at all. Only dislike would be not enough range on the tone pot but a simple capacitor replacement will solve this for a dollar or two. I will never again pay top dollar for a big name brand guitar when I can get a Yamaha that looks sounds and plays just as good! I have over a hundred guitars and have been playing for 38 years, you live and you learn!
This is a bare bones guitar, but it sounds great. Nothing fancy just a great playing guitar. It plays like a Gibson except with a very narrow and fast action neck. If your looking for an intermediate or beginners guitar this is it. The action is as low as my Stratocaster and sounds just as good or maybe even better at half the cost! You won’t be sorry for buying this guitar if your looking for a no frills work horse that sounds very good!
I love this guitar! I prefer it to the 2006 Gibson SG that also resides here. The ceramic H3s have a snarl to them that cuts to the marrow. The factory yellow reminds me of the old YZ line of dirt bikes, but i got the black.
Awesome guitar! One of those that you can really lay into on stage and know you’re going to get a cool rock n roll sound.
The Schecter C-6 Plus is an affordable shred machine that is ready to take you to the next level. Featuring a contoured basswood body with a Quilted Maple Image top, the classic double-cutaway C-6 Plus delivers top shelf quality at a working musician’s price. The neck is constructed from maple and has been shaped in to an extra thin profile for high velocity soloing.
The rosewood fingerboard is equipped with 24 extra-jumbo frets on an ultra-flat 14″ radius that will facilitate effortless string bending. The control panel includes master volume and tone controls and a 3-way pickup selector toggle switch. Rounding out the hardware is a set of Schecter tuners for smooth and precise tuning.
Lightweight Yet Punchy
This guitar is made with a basswood body topped with a beautiful flamed maple cap attached to a maple neck and finished with a rosewood fretboard. With these woods it is lightweight and easy to play but it still has a rich and punchy sound.
The basswood really brings out the midrange which is required for you to pop out the mix. While the maple top and neck give your guitar the added attack needed for high speed metal and shredding solos. So no matter what style you play you are sure to be heard loud and clear.
Carved to a thin ‘C’ shape the maple neck on this guitar feels great in the hands with a smooth finish that gives you great access to the entire neck. This is incredibly important so that you can play whatever you want, whenever you want.
Over the years Schecter have developed some incredible high end hardware for their more deluxe guitars and that has flowed down stream to models like this.
With Schecter Diamond Plus pickups you have enough output to handle any kind of rock or metal while still giving you enough headroom for clean and crunch tones as well. Just roll back the volume control and you have access to an incredibly large range of different tones.
A fantastically built guitar that offers up heaps of style, playability and awesome tone and all at a great price.
I purchased the cherry burst version. It looks better than in the pictures listed and the back is transparent black. Really good looking guitar! Now for the tone and playability.. sounds amazing, especially for the price! The neck is very smooth and easy to play all night, without any finger fatigue. I highly recommend it.
I purchased as a birthday present to myself. More for the look, but I’ve always heard that Schecter made a quality
instrument. Right out of the box … It was set up perfectly and tuned. It arrived. As I was on my way to practice, so I took it with me and I have not played anything else since!!!
Completely smooth neck makes it easy to play for any beginner. Love it. I would say the charcoal burst color in person is somewhat more subdued than what it looks like in the picture.
Ordered one of these from my local music store about a month ago. Finally got the guitar in today, was so worth the wait. The fretboard has a great feel. I have yet to experience any fret buzz. The Narrow jumbo frets make it easy to fret each note. The picture on the product page does not do the guitar justice, it is so much more beautiful in the flesh as it were. Has a great sound, about what you would expect for this price point. All in all a beautiful guitar at a great value, I would recommend this to any beginner!
The only issue I had was some fret buzz. I am going to go get it looked at and see if it needs some work done to fix the issue.
I really like this guitar and it has held up great over the past few months of use. To get the problems out of the way first, it came with bad fret buzz on the low E string that had to be fixed before I could play it (with minor adjustments to the bridge). The pickup switch is a little bit too loose and it jiggles around easily. The pickups produce a slightly muddy sound (similar to other cheaper models in the Schecter Diamond series), but that isn’t too much of a problem if you want to play hard rock and metal only. With that said, these are all minor complaints that can be easily fixed. As for the good, the finish looks really nice, it sounds great with the right setup, feels great to play and is pretty versatile if you mess around with it enough. I probably wouldn’t use it for anything more than practicing and small performances, but it is a very nice guitar for the money overall.
This plain top Epiphone Les Paul Standard is an electric guitar that delivers all the signature sound of a Gibson Les Paul at a fraction of the cost. The mahogany body provides superb resonance while the Alnico Classic humbucker pickups deliver loads of warmth. The set mahogany neck with slim-tapered profile and rosewood fretboard give you the familiar feel and fast action that Les Paul players love so dearly. Neck and body binding and trapezoid inlays produce the classic look seen on stages around the world for decades. The LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece provide more sustain and string changing easier.
It is awesome in distorted as well as clean tone. If you buy this, you surely will not regret.
After wanting a Les Paul for about fifteen years, I finally said “what the heck”. I couldn’t be happier. It is the most solid and smooth felling guitar I have ever owned. I’m an experienced player & own a couple of Strats, but this thing (even though it’s “only an Epiphone”)has the warmest tone, sweetest action, & the most stunning looks of all my guitars. As I said the overall feel is just amazing; as is the construction quality. The Epiphone Plain Top Les Paul is hands down the best guitar on the market in it’s price range(and a few other price ranges). Perfect for all styles. Perfect for all experience levels. Totally recomend it.
This is indeed a great guitar, however, Epiphone uses a wood-grain sticker instead of real wood under the finish on plain tops, flame tops, and quilt top Epi’s. A guitar shop told me that and I called Gibson CS to verify. They said that is absolutely true other than for some of the expenseive Elitist models. Features and sound being the same, buy the ebony LP and save yourself $20-30. Don’t get me wrong, I love my LP, but I’m glad I bought the Ebony. At least its real paint according to Gibson. I’ve had mine for 6 months and absolutely love it.
I just got my Epiphone Les Paul Standard in Cherry Burst at my local GC. The one they had in stock had some damage from a control knob set too low that was scratching the finish. They ordered me a new one and said that I could take the slightly messed up one in the meantime. I brought it home yesterday and plugged it into a Line 6 Spider III 15w amp that I got along with the guitar. Needless to say, this setup rocked. The guitar screams, the action is fast (which I need because I have small hands), it looks beautiful, and in all honesty, i feel like it make me play better. I have played the electric guitar on and off since I was 8. When I went to college i switched almost exclusively to acoustic because college chicks dig acoustic guitars. Now that I’m out on my own and have my own place and a paycheck I figured it was time to upgrade from my Squier Affinity sitting on the floor of my bedroom in Jersey to a new electric. I am so impressed and stoked out on this rig. Also, GC is the best music store around… so accomodating. The sustain on the guitar is amazing, the pickups can create some hot licks as well as soulful goooves. Before I got this guitar I was looking for the magic product – cheap and feature filled… after much deliberation this was the one for me.
First off let me just say this guitar is amazing, when I play it the sounds are just incredible, the slides are great, the
pickups are spectacular, and the best thing is the price, its not too expensive, so even if your a full-time rocker, or just learning your scales this guitar is perfect for everyone.
I’ve had this guitar for a few months now(vintage sunburst finish)and i was suprised by how good it sounded, especially the clean tone.I played this through a peavey tube amp at guitar center and it was amazing so i bought it.When i brought it home i was worried about how it would sound through my peavey solid state.But it sounded great!The rythm pickup is great for smooth leads.And the treble pickup (back pickup)is really good for metal rythm playing, and a classic rock lead sound.(like Aerosmith or Ac/Dc.)I was worried the clean sound would be muddy, but it is very clear, even on the front pickup.It stays in tune pretty good but i would get it set up.Good for any style of music.Best overall value in an electric guitar in its price range.
The Yamaha APXT2 3/4 Thinline Acoustic-Electric Cutaway Guitar is a 3/4 size version of Yamaha’s best-selling acoustic- electric guitar, the APX500II. This fun, yet well-constructed compact guitar makes great company when you’re on a road. The APXT2 features an ART-based pickup system and a proprietary tuner with great sensitivity and accuracy for quick tuning. This
compact guitar comes with gig bag.
Packed with features, the Yamaha APXT2 includes Yamaha’s proprietary Acoustic Resonance Transducer (A.R.T.) System68 pickup system with built-in tuner, Spruce top, Meranti back and sides, Mahogany neck and a Rosewood fingerboard and bridge. It also comes with a sturdy, padded gig bag.
The System68 A. R. T. includes a one-way active preamp and transducer contact pickup system that features mid-boost EQ for tone shaping and a precision chromatic tuner. The transducer system delivers a natural acoustic tone by dampening excessive vibration from the soundboard while picking up small resonances to achieve ideal sensitivity and outstanding dynamic balance.
And what travel guitar would be complete without a gig bag included? The Yamaha APXT2 includes a proprietary gig bag that ensures that it will be able to accompany you on the beach, around campfires or anywhere else your journeys may bring you.
Great guitar it looks brand new. No scratches or blemishes. It has a great feel and produces a really nice tone with no noticeable fret buzz. I don’t think you could find a better guitar for the price.
This is a great little guitar. I always wanted to learn to play guitar. I am a retired Music Educator and Professional Drummer. I am a large size man and regular sized acoustic guitars have always seemed bulky and hard for me to handle. I also have large hands and that was a problem for me as well. I had almost gave up on playing the guitar until I found the Yamaha APXT2. This guitar is very easy for me to handle and the neck fits my hand perfectly. I actually enjoy practicing and playing this little guitar. Unplugged this guitar is great for practice. But, this guitar needs to be plugged in for performance. When plugged in this little guitar sounds as great as any full size acoustic guitar. The only drawback is that Yamaha does not make a hardshell case for this guitar. It comes with a padded gig bag. I was very lucky, that after searching high and low, I fould a very affordable hard shell case that actually fit this guitar. The SKB Baby Martin Case (SKB-300) is a perfect fit for my Yamaha APXT2. I am attaching a photo of my Yamaha APXT2 Guitar in my SKB Baby Martin Hard Shell Case. I’m very pleased with both.
If you’re looking for an inexpensive thinline mini for stage, this guitar has very little competition. Unplugged, it won’t sound as full as larger bodied guitars made of solid tonewoods, such as the Taylor GS Mini. But plugged in, it is hard to hear the difference, and the Yamaha costs less than half the Taylor and is easier to take care of. Also, the thinline design makes it less prone to feedback. The short scale and lower string tension make it easier to play than a full size, nice if you have small hands or joint pain. Awesome carry-on guitar if you have to fly to a gig. The sunburst finish puts me in mind of a 1930s parlor guitar, even if the shape isn’t quite right, and indeed this makes an awesome fingerstyle guitar for ragtime, blues, and old-time Americana. There’s a SE Asian guy on Youtube who plays with one of these. Check him out. He’s fantastic, and the guitar sounds awesome. Four stars doesn’t mean there’s anything wrong with it, just that it’s a good player that’s somewhat lacking in luxury appointments. At this price, that’s as good as it gets!
This is, quite simply, the most comfortable acoustic guitar I have ever played. I’m a small woman with short arms and have never found an acoustic that fit me well. I didn’t want a child’s toy guitar so when I first saw this little beauty, I was skeptical. And then I held it and played it. I’m a believer!! Beautiful full sound. Light and easy to hold. A thin body so I can easily reach around and an incredibly smooth neck and fret board that is a dream to play. Great action right out of the box. I don’t think I’ve sacrificed anything acoustically from such a small guitar. This little beauty can play with the big boys, and plugged in, it sounds ever better. It doesn’t have a fancy equalizer but it does have an on-board tuner and volume/tone controls. I’ll let my amp handle any other sound tweaking I may want. I really love this guitar and can’t say enough good things about it. The size is a dream come true for smaller hands and arms but the neck is not so narrow that folks with chunkier hands couldn’t play it. After much research, I am beyond happy that I finally found this guitar. Love it. Love it. Love it.
This classic style guitar package from Zeny guitars includes everything you will need start playing right out of the box. The full size 39″ guitar has a rosewood fretboard and maple neck. The guitar features a three pickup configuration, with a pick up selector knob to mold your tone. The neck has 21 frets, and is supported by a fully adjustable truss rod. The body is made out of basswood, a very light wood which makes it ideal for beginning players who aren’t used to guitars made of heavier wood. It also features a stylish pick-guard to protect your instrument from scratching. If you are considering purchasing a new guitar, the Zeny beginner series electric guitar will make an excellent addition to any collection. Comes with a 10 watt amp, a gig bag case, guitar strap, electronic tuner, cable, pics, whammy bar, string winder, polishing cloth are all included — so you will need nothing else when you get your new guitar package from us. Plus, this full size guitar package costs less than most jr packs.
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The guitar just came 4 days before. It came in great condition, no dent at all. Actually it’s a gift for myself, I just decided to teach myself guitar again. The amp isn’t shabby for what it is, on the contrary, the sound of the amp is great for a small practice one. About the tune, I play it 2 hours everyday and until now, I don’t have to retune it. For something under $100, it is totally an astonishing deal. All-in-all, happy with my purchase. Since it is so cheap, don’t need to worry about buying it, we all know we do not need to drop a lot of money for an item on a whim. So far I have no cons of this product. I’d give it a five star for the awesome quality and decent sound!
My 12 y/o saved up his money to get this for himself for his birthday. He has loved it. It’s small enough for him to use, but is a legit guitar, not a toy. The whole family has had fun playing with and (those who can) on it.
Such a great gift for our son. He loved it. The guitar is so good looking – blue and turquoise fade. The size is good for a 12 year old…its a bit small when my husband steals it to play it himself. 🙂 I think it looks better than the manufacturer picture, but if you want it to be a royal blue or navy specifically, you may be disappointed. However, the construction is good and it has pretty good sound when properly tuned. Packaging contains a lot of staples and cannot be easily removed without ripping the box. These are minor concerns to me. Our son was thrilled and plays it all the time with RockSmith. Great starter guitar!
Very good for begginers like me, came with everything besides that blue square thing in the photo. 4 stares because I got this to use with Rocksmith 2014 PS4, and the biggest cord sounds odd even after tunning when I play. Good thing it came with extra cords.
It is a perfect guitar for a beginner. But when I had it tuned (keep in mind I was an absolute beginner, aka I didn’t know how to tune it?) the guy said it was way out of wack…. the neck was bent and I broke a string when I tried to tune it myself!!! Lol. but I still consider myself a beginner I love the guitar and I try to practice as much as my job and my 18 month old son will let me which is not much……. good guitar for the price. Perfect for beginners in my opinion but then again I didn’t even know how how to hold the guitar or how to pick it when I got it! Your not going on tour with this guitar but if you want to learn how to play the basic cords this is the guitar for you
When Leo Fender introduced the world to the original Telecaster in 1950, nobody could have possibly imagined just how this plank body electric guitar would change the world of contemporary music. Even more surprising is the fact that after more than a half century, the Tele still looks as modern – maybe even radical – as it did when it was first introduced. Considering the fact that Leo Fender wasn’t even a guitar player, you have to wonder just how this magic happened. Were the planets aligned just right? Was the design beamed into Leo’s head by weird space aliens? No matter – the Tele is simply an inspired design. Since its introduction, guitarists in all musical genres have relied on the Fender Telecaster for its powerful tone and smooth playability. Today’s Standard Tele features the best of the old and the new: a fast-action maple neck and fingerboard, new pickups with hotter voicing for better overdrive sounds, and shielded body cavities for quieter operation.
For guitarists everywhere who appreciate great style, rich and versatile tone, and excellent value, the Standard Telecaster is an elegant and affordable classic with a great combination of traditional design and contemporary features. Time-honored Fender style and performance-minded modern upgrades don’t have to break the bank, and this model delivers the best of both in an instrument ideal for Telecaster players everywhere at every level.
Solid alder body with 3-ply white pickguard and shielded body cavities
In the beginning, there was the Telecaster and the single-pickup Esquire, and you could only get one in the blonde finish. Over the decades, Fender has made concessions to the changing musical styles and the needs of both novice and pro guitarists, which has led to an astonishing array of Telecasters with new colors, special finishes, and upgraded electronics. But with the Standard Telecaster, Fender is taking the instrument back to its roots – with a few refinements (sorry, but they couldn’t help themselves). That means a solid alder body with a 3-ply white pickguard and special shielding in the body cavities for quieter operation and reduced hum.
Modern Neck With ‘C’ Profile
This instrument features a modern neck designed for comfort and performance, with a contemporary ‘C’-shaped profile (the shape of the neck in cross section) and a smooth back finish. Ideal for those who play with the thumb on the back or side of the neck.
Newly designed bridge block with adjustable saddles
For the Standard Telecaster, Fender designed a new bridge block that’s the best of the vintage and modern designs, along with six adjustable saddles. The original Teles had a large, silly ashtray bridge cover that every guitar player hated, so it was removed and lost for all time.
Authentic Fender Tone and Styling
Pure and simple, this instrument features classic Fender tone styling that evokes and honors the timeless Fender mainstays that came before it and contributed crucial DNA. From the quietest chord to the loudest note, and from the rear strap button to the top of the headstock, it’s the very essence of classic Fender design.
Two new Standard Tele single-coil pickups
The original Tele single-coil pickups in the bridge and neck positions had more twang than any two normal guitars. Today’s Standard Tele has pickups that pretty much look the same but are voiced hotter, so it’s much easier to drive most amps into various levels of distortion, from mild to manic.
Maple neck and fingerboard with modern C shape and satin polyester finish
Leo Fender wasn’t a guitar player. In fact, he started out repairing radios. So he had no idea that guitars weren’t supposed to have maple necks. In time, those blonde maple necks and fingerboards became a Fender trademark – though the company eventually offered rosewood fingerboards on most of its models. Again, for the Standard Tele, it’s back to the basics with a maple neck and fingerboard with a modern C shape, a satin polyester finish on the back, and a gloss finish on the fretboard and headstock.
By No Means Ordinary
If you’re looking to embark on your musical journey with style and performance, you’ve come to the right place. Standard guitars and basses bring authentic Fender designs and sound to a whole new generation of players.
Durable enough to take a beating, dependable enough to last for the long haul and equipped with all the features you need, a Standard series instrument is the tool to get you playing and keep you playing.
Blackstar’s all-tube HT-5R is the compact combo amp you need when you want to get killer guitar tones in the studio. This amazing little combo combines an all-tube 5-watt guitar amplifier with a custom-designed 12″ Blackbird 50 speaker, allowing you to get high-gain tone without frying your eardrums. The HT-5R also lets you dial in a range of great tones, thanks to Blackstar’s stellar ISF (Infinite Shape Feature) tone-shaping control, which takes you from glassy cleans to down-and-dirty crunch, and everything in between. A handy onboard effects loop (complete with an effects level switch) lets you add your own effects into the signal path. Plus, an onboard speaker-emulated output makes it easy to record killer amp tones straight from the Blackstar HT-5R.
Back in the mid-2000s, Marshall R&D employees Ian Robinson and Bruce Keir founded Blackstar Amplification as a vehicle for their own design notions. Since then, the company has enjoyed an admirable run of success. Thanks to a line that ranges from the HT stompbox series to Artisan series handwired amps and the thunderous Series One amps, Blackstar quickly found fans among everyday guitarists and marquee players like Ozzy Osbourne axeman Gus G., Neal Schon, and such Britpop and New Wave stalwarts as Echo and the Bunnymen’s Will Sergeant, Ocean Colour Scene, and Paul Weller sidekick Steve Craddock.
Though the company’s highest-profile amps to date have primarily been mid- to high-power amps with a distinctly British flavor, Blackstar has more recently ventured into small-amp territory to give low-watt-loving studio artists and bedroom players access to Blackstar tones. The HT-5R combo is among the newest of these smaller offerings. Featuring a very cool stereo digital reverb, the amp uses a single ECC83 tube to produce 5 watts of output power.
The HT-5R’s main controls are mounted on the top panel. Its two channels, which are selectable via the footswitch or the overdrive switch on the control panel, give you the ability to conjure everything from snappy cleans to churning growls. The Clean channel has just one Tone knob that gives you everything from mellow warm tones to a brighter sparkle when cranked in the clockwise direction.
The Overdrive channel has a Gain and Volume knob. The latter acts as a master volume, adjusting the overall output of the amplifier. The Gain knob increases the crunch of the overdrive, which is capable of everything from near-breakup to a wild, hairy distortion. The Overdrive channel has an expanded EQ with Bass, Middle, and Treble knobs. There’s also Blackstar’s signature ISF (Infinite Shape Feature) control, which is also found on select HT pedals and on most Blackstar amps. ISF lets you blend characteristics typical of American and English amplifiers. A counterclockwise turn emphasizes American-flavored rock tones—bass-heavy with exaggerated mids. A clockwise turn summons a more Brit-hued jangle. The reverb, meanwhile, ranges from the subtlest color to dramatic washes.
The rear panel of the HT-5R is home to some unexpected surprises. Aside from an Effects Loop, Blackstar includes a Cabinet Select feature, which can toggle between the 12″ Blackbird 50 speaker in the amp’s open-back cabinet, or an emulattion of a 4×12 closed-back cabinet. Engaging the 4×12 gives a tighter response to the output, which does sound remarkably close to the character of a larger cabinet, albeit on a much smaller scale.
You’ll also find a 1/4″ MP3/Line Input that allows you to hook up a portable audio device (CD player, iPod, etc.) to jam along with. The Emulated Output & Headphone jack is another blessing for bedroom enthusiasts. This output will give you the sonic qualities of a guitar cabinet at noiseless levels—perfect for recording or practice without rousing the neighbors.
With its handsome black vinyl and chrome knobs, the Blackstar HT-5R will be comfortable at both black-tie events and roadhouse saloons. Weighing in at 27 pounds and burnished with some hefty corner brackets, this little beast looks and feels rugged. But the sturdiness is more than skin deep—the ECC83 and 12BH7 tubes, as well as the rear panel controls, are all well recessed and secure from jostling onstage or in transit. You get the feeling that a lot of experienced players had a hand in designing this amp.
Blackstar HT-5R Tube Amplifier Head Features:
5-watt tube head
1 x ECC83 and 1 x 12BH7 tubes
12″ Blackbird 50 custom-designed speaker
Unique push-pull power amp design
HT Pedal preamp
2 footswitchable channels
Stereo digital reverb
Enhanced tone controls
Patent-pending Infinite Shape Feature (ISF)
Fully equipped for studio or practice
Speaker-emulated output with 1 x 12″ or 4 x 12″ voicing
Effects loop with effects level switch
– AWWWWWWW WOW!!!!!!!!!! i almost find myself playing this more than the gain channel. and i’m a hard rocker!!! sorry for my enthusiasm, but i really love this channel. i just sit around for hours playing little blues licks and bouncing chords around. brilliant channel.
-breaks up around 6-7 on the dial, gets a nice tube clip (depending on pickups)
– HUGELY touch responsive. if you dime the vol (like me), you can really “dig in” to notes as they say. or back off the attack and get a nice, sweet, rounded sound.
– 3D sound: this amp doesn’t have ‘verb, but you could almost swear it does with this channel. i was showing a very good friend of mine (who is one of the leading guitarists in the area), and he couldn’t believe the 3D feel of the sound. He’s played for 20 yrs etc etc billion amps etc etc and he is not easily impressed.
– shares eq with gain channel, but it really doens’t feel like you miss out. this channel has such a natural, back-to-basics sound
– NOTE: this channel will bring out sloppy chops very very quickly.
– i can’t say enough good things about this channel.
– not quite loud enough for practice with a drummer (which is what i wanted it for; easy transport to practice)
– the knobs are really really shiny which really does make it hard to see your settings (i thought people on HC were being picky, but it really is difficult with stage lights around)
– included footswitch has a lead only about 3 ft long, rendering it nearly useless :tard: once you plug it into the backand put it in front of the amp, you have very very VERY little room to move. i stretched it to it’s max and only had about 2feet between the amp and the pedal. USELESS. i connect an extension to it using a female-female 1/4″ coupler and a 10ft normal lead, works fine. also doesn’t have an LED. con for me, might not be for you. i like to know which channel it’s on, which can be hard as i run it at the same time as another amp (H&K switchblade).
– outputs, fx loop, ac cord, footswitch ports are all located under and AROUND the back chassis. makes it painful to set up in a rush; nearly have to turn the amp upside down to see what i’m plugging into. its kinda annoying when you’re used to everything just being on the backplate of the amp…
– still pretty damn loud when dimed, however you can get a good tube-driving sound at low volumes, as advertised. so i guess this isnt really a con.
– can feedback/gets a little noisey at high gain at high volumes. not any more than a normal tube amp though. some people may be pissed off, as it’s supposed to be a “recording” amp. doesn’t worry me, i have it set to a britishy-heavy crunch sound rather than uber distorted. my H&K is at a higher gain level, so the blackstar doesnt need to be.
The Blackstar HT-5R is a uniquely crafted amplifier that’s at home onstage, in studios of every type and—provided you don’t work with an aspiring Led Zeppelin rhythm section—the practice space, as well. With a responsive EQ, a wide range of clean-to-high-gain voices, and a booming reverb, this little black box is well suited for recording artists and bedroom pickers who are looking for more refinement and warmth than you get from a budget practice amp. At about $450, this little guy may be more than the average picker can justify for an amp that probably isn’t powerful enough for many gigging situations. But for home pickers who consider tone paramount, this little Blackstar does a lot for the price.
As a frequent user of the original two-Watt battery-powered Roland MicroCube guitar amp, I was intrigued to see what improvements had been incorporated into the latest GX version. Though the same size as its diminutive predecessor, at 247 x 172 x 227 mm, the 2.7kg MicroCube GX has a 3W output, can run for up to 25 hours on six NiMH AA-size batteries (around 20 hours on alkaline batteries), and now includes a basic sharp/flat/OK chromatic tuner. A mains adaptor and a strap are also included, and you can choose black, white or red versions of the amp.
Offering eight switchable amp types with separate gain, volume, tone and master volume controls, the modelled sounds range from clean, through blues and classic rock to the new ‘Extreme’ heavy metal amp setting. There’s also now a microphone setting, for use with karaoke-style mics that terminate in a jack plug. Of the five effects, the usual modulation options are joined by Heavy Octave, while a choice of delay or reverb (with the addition of a new spring model) can be added separately.
As the replacement for Roland’s successful MICRO CUBE, the MICRO CUBE GX improves on its predecessor in every way, adding a memory function, new amp and effects types, a chromatic tuner and more. i-CUBE LINK opens new opportunities for practice and mobile recording, providing a built-in interface for Apple’s iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
The MICRO CUBE holds the mantle as the most popular battery-powered amp of all time. The MICRO CUBE GX retains the original’s tiny size and huge sound while adding great features and improvements.
Filled with eight of Roland’s renowned COSM amps, the MICRO CUBE GX offers a wide range of versatile tones, from the crystal-clear JC CLEAN to the new EXTREME for in-your-face metal riffs. Five different EFX types include a new HEAVY OCTAVE effect that works great for adding unique, ultra-low power to distorted tones.
Also new to this model is the ability to store your favourite settings by holding down the Memory button. There’s only space for one saveable setting, but by switching between that and the manual mode you effectively have a two-channel amp. The iCube Link interface jack integrates with the iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, providing two-way communication with your music apps. Not only does this allow you to play along with music tracks, you can also send the modelled amp sounds into an iOS recording app. Ingeniously, this all happens via a stereo mini-jack that can also accept a standard analogue stereo source — and the cable is included. If you don’t have a favourite music app, you can get Roland’s Cube Jam free of charge from the iTunes App store, which allows for recording your own 16-bit/44.1kHz jams.
Although there’s only storage space for one preset, the ability to flick between it and manual mode effectively gives you two switchable channels.
The sound of the amp seems weightier than that of the original, and there’s a slightly compressed feel to the cleaner tones that makes them sound more ‘produced’. Those blues and rock sounds come over well too, and with a surprising impression of power and depth. The sound gets a touch rough at high volumes, but used sensibly it actually sounds really good, and it’s certainly not a toy. For busking, garden jams or open mic nights, the MicroCube GX delivers the goods in style.
The Roland 3W 1×5″ MICRO CUBE GX combo amp gives you the same tone and versatility that you’ve come to know and love in the CUBE Series, and puts it in a battery-powered package that you can take anywhere.It features recording/Headphones output and stereo Aux input for MP3/CD players, etc. The MICRO CUBE GX can be powered on batteries (LR6 (AA) type x 6) or a supplied AC adapter. It also includes a carrying strap.
Rock for Hours on Batteries
The MICRO CUBE GX features the same ultra-compact footprint, battery-powered operation, and big tone that made the original MICRO CUBE such a massive hit around the globe. With up to 25 hours of playing time using six NiMH AA-size batteries, you can enjoy uninterrupted fun while jamming at home, at the beach, on camping trips, at parties-wherever! Increased power output delivers even better performance than before, and a chromatic tuner is built in, eliminating the need to carry an external tuner when you play.
8 Classic and Modern Amp Models
Filled with Roland’s renowned COSM amps, the MICRO CUBE GX provides tones for playing any musical style, from ultra-clean jazz to heavy rock and everything in between. The newly added Extreme amp kicks things up a notch, giving you a massive voice for crushing, in-your-face metal riffs. There’s also a MIC setting for using the amp with a vocal microphone. Five different EFX types are available to sweeten your sound, with a new Heavy Octave effect that works great for adding unique, ultra-low power to distorted tones. An independent Delay/Reverb processor is onboard as well, with a newly added spring reverb option for authentic surf and roots-rock sounds.
There’s no need to lug around pedals when the MICRO CUBE GX comes with eight DSP effects. All the essentials are included-from chorus and flanging to a phaser and tremolo effect. A separate Delay/Reverb processor lets you dial in anything from slapback and long delays to reverb and more (in addition to using one of the aforementioned modulation effects).
The new Memory function turns the MICRO CUBE GX into a dual-channel amp, greatly increasing its versatility. It couldn’t be simpler to use-just dial up the amp tone and effects you want, hold the Memory button for a few seconds, and your settings are saved! After that, you can toggle between the saved setup and the current knob settings with a quick button press. Use it for saving a favorite sound, switching between rhythm and lead tones, or calling up a special sound for a particular song or style.
Ultra-compact portable DSP guitar amp with 5-inch speaker
Runs on battery or AC power (adapter supplied) and includes carry strap
i-CUBE LINK jack provides simple audio interfacing with Apple’s iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch (interface cable included)
8 COSM guitar amp models including JC-120 and a special mic preamp model
8 DSP effects: chorus, flanger, phaser, tremolo and separate Delay/Reverb
Built-in chromatic tuner
Recording/Headphones output and stereo Auxiliary input for CD players, etc.
Weighs only a few pounds. Size of a car battery. Runs on batteries. High Quality effects.
The recent MC amps come with robust jacks (this is usually a major weak link since you are constantly plugging in). Runs on AC power (included) as well as on batteries. A carry strap is provided to make it easier to carry.
These sound impressive and have lots of power. The look cute, but at the same time are ruggedly built. The biggest plus, as per most guitar players, is that you can take it outside and play it (without needing power supply); the battery setup is really cool. You can use it with your lead guitar or even your bass guitar. You may also plug in your microphone in for some fun.
Nothing Much..overall Good
The Roland Micro Cube Bass RX is more powerful and feature rich compared to the GX model. Besides sounding great with great output, this one has a tuner, metronome, drum machine, really good effects, modeling, full treble, mid and bass controls, volume and gain, and above all…it runs on batteries.
Roland Micro Cube RX is a tiny, battery-powered bass amplifier that packs a big punch. Small, yet loud, and gives sound in true stereo! These little amps can deliver powerful sounds through their stereo power amps and updated custom speakers, four per RX. This one can’t compete with your larger AC powered amps but its a lightweight, sound packed wonder.
Buying your first acoustic guitar is a tricky business. On one hand you want a guitar that won’t cost you too much in case the whole playing guitar thing is just a phase, but on the other hand you want a guitar that sounds good enough to actually get you excited about learning the instrument. And when it comes to most acoustic guitar starter packs, they tend to fall tragically short in terms of combining affordability and sound quality. Fender’s FA100 acoustic pack, however, might actually be one of the very few exceptions.
Fender has been in the business of making amazing sounding guitars since the 1930s so you know that any product that has the Fender name on it carries some weight. And at a little over a hundred dollars, the FA100 acoustic pack is a good bet as any for a beginner guitar.
The Fender FA100 is a no-nonsense dreadnought with laminate spruce top and basswood back and sides. The guitar also features a rosewood fretboard and Fender’s signature headstock shape. The tuners are chrome and the guitar comes with a standard gloss finish. All in all it’s no masterpiece, but it’s not too shabby either.
As far as the guitar’s setup goes, the action, while not excellent, is low enough to play comfortably. And in a way, starting off with a guitar with a higher action is a good way of developing finger strength before moving onto a higher quality instrument.
Body And Neck:
FA-100 brings you the now legendary dreadnought body shape in its most basic version. This is a no-thrill guitar, that’s for sure. Tonewood Fender went with for the top is basswood. While it’s anything but common, basswood is more or less what allowed them to cut the costs down and allow the FA-100 to reach its current price. Back and sides are made of Aghatis, which is a nice contrast to the soft basswood on top. The neck is also made of Aghatis and is standard in every aspect that is relevant. From a standpoint of someone who is just starting out, none of this matters that much. The guitar is affordable and offers a very decent performance for what it is.
As you would expect, Fender didn’t spend too much on the hardware for FA-100. You get a standard rosewood bridge with a synthetic compensated saddle on top. The set of tuning machines on the headstock belongs to your average die cast variety. With that said, they work pretty well. Straight out of the box, no one can guarantee that your FA-100 will sound flawless. More often than not, these guitars need to be taken down to a shop for a professional setup. While it is an additional expense, doing this can completely change the way FA-100 sounds and feels.
If you pick up this guitar expecting an incredible sound, you are sure to be disappointed. Guitar makers like Fender are able to offer their entry level models like the FA100 for such low prices because they use cheaper laminate woods on the bodies, as opposed to solid wood which can be extremely expensive. And although this results in a comparatively inferior tone, the FA100 still delivers a respectable full-bodied sound which gets the job done for any beginner guitarist. And with age and a set of high quality guitar strings, the instrument can actually sound quite nice.
What’s in the Box?
The pack comes complete with a padded gig bag, strap, electric tuner and a collection of picks and strings.
Affordable: one of the cheapest beginner guitars you’ll find (that’s worth buying, at least)
Full Size: this isn’t a half size or 3/4 size guitar, this is a full-size dreadnaught acoustic guitar.
Package: Comes with gig bag, picks and a very helpful electronic tuner. You’ll be glad you have these, trust me.
Sound Quality: most beginners won’t hear the difference, but there is one.
Fender’s presence on the acoustic guitar market is somewhat limited. Models such as this FA-100 have turned out to be a very successful move by Fender. They’ve found a way to give your average beginner a guitar which won’t ruin their bank account while sounding reasonably decent at the same time. Another reason why FA-100 is so popular has to do with the logo on the headstock. Some people simply trust a brand such as Fender to deliver a good product. As long as you set up the intonation and action properly, FA-100 should give you a great performance for the money.
This guitar has a selected spruce top and mahogany body with a mahogany set neck. Fingerboard is rosewood with dot inlays
The ft-100 is 25.5 Scale length and has nickel hardware and premium machine heads. Also is available in ebony, natural, vintage sunburst and wine red
We know you have a lot of choices in acoustic guitars and from a distance they may all blend together. But the ft-100 is the only dreadnought that comes with our limited lifetime guarantee
Imported from USA
The ft-100 has the look, sound, and build quality that first time players and professionals expect to find when they
pick up an Epiphone. The dreadnought is considered the classic go-to shape for bluegrass, folk, rock, country, and
everything in-between. The dreadnought sound is commanding when required, but its balanced sound means that at any
volume, you can be heard and hear yourself well, too.
The neck is glued-in with a traditional dovetail joint and has an easy-to- play 1960s SlimTaper profile.
The rosewood bridge has a compensated saddle and the black pickguard has the classic metal ‘E’ logo
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The Epiphone FT-100 Acoustic is a classic dreadnought style with a full, expressive tone thanks to its select spruce top, select mahogany sides, and solid mahogany neck. The neck is glued-in with a traditional dovetail joint and has an easy-to- play 1960s SlimTaper profile. The rosewood neck has classic ‘Dot’ inlays, a standard 25.5” scale, a 60s era Epiphone ‘dovewing’ style headstock, and a 2-way adjustable truss rod for perfect intonation. The FT-100 is available in Natural, Ebony, and Vintage Sunburst, finishes.
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Tuners are a little shaky, but I’ll tighten them up when I put on the lighter strings and adjust the truss rod and get the action lowered to where it’s supposed to be. All in all, can’t beat it for the money.
The action is sky high, but that’s easy enough to fix. Finish is less than amazing.
I bought this guitar for my little daughter and he loved it. It was delivered already tuned. The sound of the guitar is amazing. I would recommend this guitar. Plus, the packaging was awesome.
If you know how to tweak and do your own setup, buy it.
All in all, can’t beat it for the money. But if you’re looking for a player right out of the box, this isn’t it. If you know how to tweak and do your own setup, buy it. Buy it now.
You get a guitar that, with new strings and a rather minor adjustment, sounds like one you’d likely pay 20 times as much for. I am VERY happy with this purchase!