DV Mark Little Jazz Combo Guitar Amplifier - 45W

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91 out of 100. Incorporating 150+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$400
DV Mark Little Jazz

The DV Mark Little Jazz Combo is an interesting entry in this list because unlike the other amps, this one is especially designed to handle the intricacies of Jazz guitar and related playing styles.

This combo combines a 45W amplifier and an 8" speaker in a compact combo amp that's meant to be as straightforward as possible, so you can focus on embellishing your music via your playing technique, rather than through effects.

It does come with a 3-band EQ for personalizing the sound a bit, and it also has built-in reverb so your guitar doesn't sound dry.

Practice friendly features like Aux input and headphones out are present, and it also comes with nifty stage/recording ready features that include an XLR line out, and a speaker out.

Specifications:

  • Power Rating: 45-Watts
  • Speaker Size: 8” Speaker
  • Models: N/A
  • Effects: Reverb
  • Controls: Master, High, Mid, Bass, Reverb
  • Input/Output: 1 x 1/8" (Aux), 1 x 1/8" (Headphones), 1 x XLR (Line Out), 1 x 1/4" (Speaker Out)
  • Extras: Valve Amplifier, ISF Control
  • Weight: 15.21 lbs

Pros
The DV Mark Little Jazz Combo continues to fascinate jazz guitarists with its attention to sonic detail, a feature that you normally don't expect from a small practice amp. Reviews are overwhelmingly positive, with most of the commendation pointing to its authentic big jazz amp style tones. Many also appreciate its clean aesthetics, portability, and extra connectivity options. In addition to working great with hollow/semi-hollow guitars, there are also reports of it working well with solidbody guitars, while others find that it also works nicely with pedals for use in other music styles like rock and funk.

Cons
Simplicity is a double edged sword, some will like it, and some won't - including a few users who wish that the amp had an extra channel and better gain control. Others wish that the amp had a bit more projection.

Overall
If you're looking for a premium sounding practice amp for jazz, then check out the DV Mark Little Jazz Combo.

Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options that we recommend in our guide to The Best Practice Amps.

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