Yamaha THR10 Modeling Combo Amplifier 10W (Discontinued)
The Yamaha THR10 was the first of the Yamaha THR series. The "THR" stands for "Third" according to Yamaha. They intend it to be your "third amp" where your first would be your main, second would be a smaller home amp and the THR will be your go-to portable solution for when you're not gigging or rehearsing.
The THR10 comes with Fender, Vox, and Marshall voicings as well as a high gain mode. It also comes with voicings for bass and acoustic guitars, as well as a “flat” setting for non-guitar sources such as an MP3 player.
It includes a 2-way USB interface for playback and recording in stereo.
- Power Rating: 10-Watts
- Battery Life: 6-7 Hours
- Power Source(s): 8 x AA Batteries or AC
- Speaker: 2 x 3”
- Controls: Amp, Gain, Master, Tone, Effect, Delay/Reverb, Volume, Tap Tempo/Tuner, User Memory
- Input(s): ¼”, AUX-In
- Output(s): Headphones, USB
- Weight: 10.7” x 6.5” x 4.7”
- Dimensions: 4.4 lbs
Users were generally happy with the tone and versatility of the amp and fact that it also doubles as an audio interface. On the tone specifically, users love that the amp sounds more like a well-recorded guitar amp and effects through a set of hi-fi speakers than a boxy practice amp. This is as Some also love the aesthetic of the device.
There was an issue with the power supplies on the earlier runs of the models which accounts for the few negative reviews it got. The company however fixed it in the second run. Some found it a bit expensive for a practice amp.
What began as a collaboration between the Musical Instrument and Hi-Fi research teams at the company turned into one of the most versatile home amplifiers in the market. With onboard effects, tuner and the ability to plug into a laptop and record on the fly, the Yamaha THR10 is a worthy addition to your guitar arsenal.
At time of publication you could still get a brand new Yamaha THR5A which is a cheaper version tuned for acoustic guitars.
The THR10 has been discontinued by Yamaha, so if you're looking for a new amp then take a look at the alternatives in our guides to:
- The Best Guitar Amps Under $300
- The Best Modeling Amps for Guitar
- The Best Battery Powered Guitar Amps