Yamaha THR10C Battery-Powered Stereo Guitar Combo Amplifier – 10W (Discontinued)

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The THR10C appeared on our recommended list for Battery Powered Guitar Amps from January 2018 until April 2020 when it was removed due to a lack of availability.

It was also on our list for Guitar Amps Under $300 from March 2018 until April 2020.


The THR10C is part of Yamaha’s desktop profile guitar amplifiers, which received great acclaim, and is the “boutique hand-wired combo” variant of the THR series.

The design ethos behind the THR series, as stated by Yamaha UK’s Julian Ward on a piece at NewsAtlas is: ”a lot of players are looking for what they think an amp sounds like rather than what it actually sounds like”. Because of this, the approach behind the speaker design, amplification and modeling come from a more hi-fi, studio recorded route than a regular amplifier.

It features a 10W amplifier with dual 3.15″ speakers (stereo), and it gives you 5 amp models that are based on classic amps with names that hint on the actual models that they are based on, including Deluxe, Class A, U.S. Blues, Brit Blues, and Mini.

Together with the built-in modulation, delay and reverb effects, you’ll have a lot of sonic options in one compact box.

Yamaha also equipped it with an acoustic and bass amp preset, adding to the overall value and flexibility of the amp.

Other features include the ability to record direct to computer via USB, Bluetooth streaming, more tweaking options via software editor, and the ability to run on 8 x AA batteries for portability.

If you’re looking for an optionally battery powered, portable and classic sounding amp to spice up your practice and home recording, then the THR10C is a good option if you can find one second hand.


  • Power: 10W (Can run on 8 x AA Batteries)
  • Speaker: 2 x 3.15″
  • Amp Models: 5 Classic Amps, 1 Acoustic Amp, 1 Bass Amp
  • Effects: 8 (2 Simultaneous)
  • Input: 1 x 1/4″, 1 x 1/8″ (Aux), Bluetooth
  • Outputs: 1 x 1/4″ Headphones
  • Weight: 6.17 lbs.


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