Yamaha THR5A Battery-Powered Combo Acoustic Guitar Amplifier 10-Watts
Gearank High Notes
- Power Rating: 10-Watts
- Battery Life: 6-7 Hours
- Power Source(s): 8 x AA Batteries or DC
- Speaker: 2 x 3”
- Controls: Mic Type, Blend/Gain, Master, Tone, Effect, Delay/Reverb, Volume, Tap Tempo/Tuner
- Input(s): ¼”, AUX-IN, USB
- Output(s): Headphones
- Weight: 4.4 lbs
- Dimensions: 10.7” x 6.5” x 4.7”
Yamaha’s THR5A is an acoustic-focused battery powered guitar amp.
While other THR series amplifiers have varying amp models, on the THR5A these have been replaced with mic models.
Many guitar players dislike the sound of most undersaddle piezo pickups because of their tendency to sound "brittle" when amplified. The THR5A rectifies this by simulating the more natural sound of a miked up soundhole.
A blend knob enables you to mix the simulated mic sound with the direct piezo tone to achieve a balance of attack and body.
The "EG Cln" model on the other hand simulates an electric guitar clean tone and the blend knob becomes a gain knob.
We've seen reports of it being used not only by steel string acoustic-electric players, but also on acoustic-electric nylon string guitars including silent guitars.
Hearing your guitar sound as though it was processed through a pro studio rig with mics and effects adds a layer of excitement to playing, and the THR5A delivers on that.
|Acoustic Guitar Magazine||Doug Young||88/100|
|Music Radar||Dave Burrluck||90/100|
This appeared on our recommended list for Acoustic Amps from January 2019 until May 2022.
It was also included on our recommended list for Battery Powered Guitar Amps from January 2018 until June 2021.