Yamaha THR30II Wireless - 30-Watt Modeling Combo Guitar Amp

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94 out of 100. Incorporating 375+ ratings and reviews.

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$550
Yamaha THR30II Wireless

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Our rating of 94/100 is based on analysis of 375+ sources comprised of online reviews and discussions. Under the Pros and Cons headings below you'll find a condensed analysis of what those owners and users have been saying. Feel free to ask questions or add your thoughts in the comments section.

Yamaha continues to successfully challenge conventional amp design with the success of their THR desktop amps.

The THR30II in particular is a 30-Watt solid state amp with two 3.5" speakers designed for use in desktop setups, which is extremely popular especially among musicians who do home recording.

Instead of having to reach down to tweak a conventional amp while working on a computer, this simple change in profile allows the THR30II to sit on a desk where it can be easily reached, and more importantly better heard.

This amp is also meant to be a sort of all-in-one convenient rig, so it comes packed with 15 guitar amp models, 3 bass amp models, 3 amp models, and there's even a flat mode.

It also comes with built-in reverb and delay effects.

Other features that make it suitable for modern day desktop recording setups include built-in Bluetooth support and USB connectivity.

Finally, it also runs on rechargeable battery for convenient portable use.

Specifications:

  • Power: 30W
  • Speaker: 2x3.5"
  • Amp Modeling: 15 x Amp Models
  • Effects: Chorus, Flanger, Phaser, Tremolo, Echo, Compressor, Noise Gate, Reverb
  • Input: 1 x 1/4", 1 x 1/8" (Aux in)
  • Outputs: 2 x 1/4" (Line out)
  • Weight: 9.48 lbs.

Pros:
Users love this amp for a lot of reasons, but all of these reasons can be summed up to this: it provides a solution for the needs of modern guitarists who sit in front of their computers. Many are impressed with the tones they get, while others are happy with the sonic options it provides. Coming from Yamaha, build quality is also consistently praised, even from those who have put the amp's portability to the test.

Cons:
There are a few who aren't as impressed with some of the models, while others find the volume lacking, but this is mostly due to the smaller 3.5" speakers being used which also leads to a slightly weaker bottom end.

Overall:
If you have a home studio and you're looking for a compact yet versatile guitar amp, then check out the Yamaha THR30II Wireless.

At publication time this was on our recommended lists for The Best Modeling Amps and The Best Battery Powered Amps.

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He's written about and researched music gear for many years, while also serving as a music director at his local church, in addition to teaching guitar, bass and mentoring young musicians.