For a gigging guitarist and those looking for a small at home/studio boxes, there are so many factors you need to worry about, which sometimes could be so overwhelming. For this reason, we have decided to make it much easier for you by finding out the ones that will give you the best value for your money.
They are small amps you will be using for a long time and besides, using a larger amp may not always be convenient especially if it will be used in a residential building. So a practice amp can always be a great choice.
Check out your top 5 best practice amp under $100.
5. Danelectro Honeytone N-10 Guitar Mini Amp, black
The Danelectro Honeytone N-10 Guitar Mini Amp comes with a headphone jack, leather handle and belt clip. It also has volume, overdrive and tone controls. It produces a great clean and overdrive sound and is powered by an adapter or by a 9-volt battery.
The battery lasts quite long with the 9 v and the overdrive function is not grainy or too overpowering and gives it that nice rock and roll tone. It works very well for guitar, cello and violin. If you are learning, this amplifier is perfect. It sounds pretty good with the violin and cello and has so much sound for personal use. Its size makes it perfect to attach to a desk or bookcase.
This amp produces so much sound for its size. It is a powerhouse. Its overdrive sounds are perfect for various types of music. It is a small but powerful speaker with a dimension of about 4 1/2 x 5 inches. The Danelectro Honeytone N-10 Guitar Mini Amp also works very well with a microphone.
Although it produces normal interference when the volume is turned up higher or the microphone is brought closer, overall, it is a great gadget.
4. Fender Rumble 15 v3 Bass Combo Amplifier
There are five different Fender Rumbles with varying wattage and their wattage range between 15 watts and 500 watts. They are each designed for a specific purpose and come in different sizes. The Fender Rumble 15 v3 Bass Combo Amplifier is a portable amplifier that produces a remarkable tone whether for backstage rehearsal or acoustic gig.
Now you can enjoy your favorite tracks by connecting your MP3 player to the 1/8″ Auxiliary input jack. You can also use the 1/4″ headphone output jack for your private practice. This headphone output jack also mutes the speaker output.
It has a 3 band equalizer that aids tone shaping. In the evolution of portable bass amps, the Fender Rumble Series is a giant leap forward. Don’t be fooled by its stature; this amp pumps out a rich and balanced sound by using every last electron of its 15 watts.
I’d suggest you get one of these if you are planning to use an amp in a home recording studio. It is an exciting amp considering its size and price. If you want that really dirty sound, the distortion settings on this amp are really nice.
3. Fender Champion 20 – 20-Watt Electric Guitar Amplifier
This Amp allows you to adjust your sound with the EQ bass and the treble section as well as dialing in effects like delay, chorus, digital reverb and vibratone. You can also enjoy your favorite tracks simply by connecting your MP3 player to the auxiliary input or use the 1/8th headphone output jack that mutes the speaker output for private practice.
You can select from clean to mean tones from the various 17 amp models that can accommodate so many genres of music. It also comes with an open back cabinet that helps you store small accessories and extra cables. It is compact, versatile and easy enough to use for any style of guitar playing.
The Fender Champion 20 – 20-Watt Electric Guitar Amplifier is good for a first practice amplifier. With its versatile amp voicing’s you can easily dial in the right sounds for blues, country, metal, jazz and other genres of music. It also has really cool effects and straight forward controls. The 20-watt Champion 20 may not have a lot of features, but it brings you really close to what you are trying to achieve.
2. Fender Frontman 10G Electric Guitar Amplifier
This high-quality amp has a power of 10 watts. It features one channel 1-6″ Fender speaker, over-drive select switch, treble, Volume, and bass control. It also features a 2 band EQ, 1/4inch Instrument Input, 1/8″ headphone output jack for private practice, 1/8inch Auxiliary Input Jack that can be connected to a CD or media player and easy to use controls. Its closed-back construction gives it that heavier bass response.
With its simple control features, this amplifier provides explosive tone for an electric guitarist looking for a straight forward practice amplifier that is easy to use. You can adjust the high and low frequencies of your guitar tone using the treble and bass controls. The Gain controls help you monitor the effectiveness of your guitar on the amp.
The Fender Frontman 10G Electric Guitar Amplifier features an overdrive switch located on the front panel, for strong overdriven distortion. You can conveniently practice any time of the day without causing much disturbance around you using the 1/8″ headphone out jack. You can also practice along to songs using the 1/8″ Auxilary In jack. This amplifier offers classic tones.
1. Danelectro N10B Honey Tone Mini Amp in Burgundy
It is a nice looking amplifier of good quality. It comes with a leather handle, belt clip for traveling purposes and a clean and overdrive tone settings. It sounds louder than many mini-amps. It produces a great overdriven sound. It also comes with a headphone jack and is powered by a nine-volt battery (that comes with it) or a Danelectro DA-1 adapter.
This battery may be replaced after a short period (although they tend to last in many cases). It is small but produces a loud sound. Many different sounds can be achieved with this little amp.
There’s a brochure with diagrams to illustrate how to set the tone, volume, and gain for various sounds such as warm jazz, big amp overdrive, early 80s solo, clean and spanky, and more. The color of the case is similar to the vintage Bakelite cases.
It is sturdy and can withstand some hard knocks. It is also very portable. The Danelectro HoneyTone N-10 has a great combination of small size, good sound and unrivaled retro look.
One setback though is that there is no way to tell when the battery is running low.