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Danelectro N10B Honey Tone Mini Amp in Burgundy by Review Summary ,  Sep 12, 2015

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Danelectro N10B Honey Tone Mini Amp in Burgundy
Report Date: 01/03/2016
Based on 449 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.2
Returned or considering to return: 3.3%

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Individual Feature Rating
Portable5.0   above average
Size4.7   above average
Microphone4.6   above average
Price4.5   average
Volume4.4   above average
Plug4.3   above average
Sound4.3   average
Guitar4.2   average
Tone4.2   below average
Quality4.1   average
Headphone4.0   average
Adapter3.9   average
Distortion3.8   average
Loud3.6   below average
Speaker3.6   below average
Battery3.4   below average
Power3.3   average


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Adapter

Adapter:
"This comes with a battery but can be connected to a 9v adapter (important note: reverse polarity, negative central)."
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"That said, it's kind of annoying that the adapter is not included as part of the purchase price, especially since the included 9v battery was D. O."
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"It's not as well constructed as I thought either and the 9-volt adapter seems questionable."
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"It is surprisingly loud for its size, try to get the adapter, since it runs out of battery quite easily."
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"With a wall adapter, it's perfect."
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"Would have been nice if it came with an adapter."
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"good thing I had purchased the 9volt power adapter."
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"And I think it runs through batteries pretty quick, so get the plug in adapter (sold separately) or rechargeable batteries, or both."
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Battery

Battery:
"When the battery goes dead, it starts missing out on longer sustains first."
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"Spend more to get a fender amp for around $100.this amp had a battery problem, the battery could not reach the contacts."
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"I tried a different battery and it lasted only about 10 minutes before having the same problem."
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"c: The only downside is that it goes through batteries pretty quickly, but considering the price and the volume, it isn't problematic enough for me to drop a star."
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"my only complaint is that the battery it came with didnt last too longother than that the little thing is LOUD and has a great tone with my humbucking guitareveryone should have one"
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"It is surprisingly loud for its size, try to get the adapter, since it runs out of battery quite easily."
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"It does go through batteries at a pretty impressive rate if not plugged in but that's the only bad thing I can say about it."
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"The batteries hold up well too."
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"Love the color and it even comes with a battery."
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"It actually is great for being so small and battery powered."
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Clip

Clip:
"This is not only adorable, but I can clip it on to my jeans waist and move freely around with it as Im playing my electric violin."
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"My Fender mini sounds a little better but I love the belt clip on this one."
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"It's extremely light, the belt clip is a nice bonus since it's so easy to carry around, and it's louder than I expected it to be."
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"The belt clip is a very nice feature also."
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"The retro style, the burgundy lipstick color, the little belt clip... it's just so cute!"
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"It clips nicely onto a belt as well."
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Connector

Connector:
"The first was already too old, so I ended up ripping it apart for the 3.5mm and 1 4in jacks (I have a converter, but it's loose and flaky, and I needed something in a hurry so I desoldered the jacks and connected them together, then used a portable speaker with a 3.5mm connection as an amplifier."
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"It seems weird at first, but I find the headphone jack to be one of the handiest parts of this -- the weirdest thing is the belt clip."
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"It has a headphones jack but it just didn't sound good output from my Vox, so I did not like using my headphones."
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"It produces quite a warm sound for such a small and well priced amplifier, and it even has a headphone jack which allows me to play very late at night without disturbing a soul."
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"Headphone jack is a nice plus."
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"I'm a beginner guitar player and this works well for me: it's small, lets me hear my guitar plugged, and the headphone jack is appreciated by my apartment building, I'm sure."
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"If, for some reason you really want to get it, you can use the headphone connector (a good part of it)to reroute it into a pair of speakers."
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"It might be nice if it came with an extension speaker jack, but then the price wouldn't be as attractive."
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Distortion

Distortion:
"It just adds a ton of static and distortion to the tone (and not the good kind of distortion either).This is nothing but a cheap accessory you give to an 8yr old who just started learning guitar... even then, I'd hesitate in buying it."
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"The distortion on this amp sounds like it will blow the speaker at any point; it was really hard to get a really good distortion sound."
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"With the drive control cranked up, you can get the amp unexpectedly loud, but terribly distorted."
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"The overdrive control adds fuzz and distortion (again, not to a great degree)."
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"This small guitar amp has a terrible sound on clean and on distortion."
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"Good distortion sound as well as clean if you choose."
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"The distortion is nice as well"
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"The distortion is decent if you dial it in correctly for what you can expect for a battery powered amp, is way better that the marshall micro stack I have."
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"I tried a number but they seemed to love to distort and be guitar amps."
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"Works with distortion pedal and just fantastic for practice."
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Guitar

Guitar:
"It sort of worked, but the guitar signal is too weak to use as a line in, so the volume was pretty low."
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"I know these guitars are cheaply made and are pretty terrible, so maybe a great guitar will sound better using this amp."
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"I can't speak for how well it works as a guitar amp, but it works well for my son't microphone."
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"I recommend this to anyone who is beginning electric guitar, and is scared to spend to much on an amp just in case you lose interest (even if I lose interest this little guy is so cute I'll use it as a decoration)."
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"I'm not the best guitar player, but the amp has nice tone and is surprisingly loud for its size."
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"I like it because I can just clip it to my guitar strap and I have a simple, minimal way to at least be able to hear my guitar."
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"It's perfect for playing guitar while muting commercials."
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"great with guitar on picnics and such."
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"Anything that makes picking up the guitar easier is a plus in my book."
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"Great for school guitar program."
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Headphone

Headphone:
"It seems weird at first, but I find the headphone jack to be one of the handiest parts of this -- the weirdest thing is the belt clip."
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"I played this little amp for a couple days using the pre-installed speaker and it left feeling unsatisfied so I started playing solely through headphones."
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"I do need to put in a speaker jack - a shorting jack across one of the speaker leads - to let me bypass the small speaker; the headphone output is not good for that."
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"It has a headphones jack but it just didn't sound good output from my Vox, so I did not like using my headphones."
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"It produces quite a warm sound for such a small and well priced amplifier, and it even has a headphone jack which allows me to play very late at night without disturbing a soul."
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"Either through the speaker or headphones it is great for sitting around the house and writing practicing."
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"Great sound with or without headphones!"
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"Since the guitar is a resonator, it's quite loud enough without this little amp, but the amp works well with it and will allow me to plug in headphones if I wish."
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"If you don't mind sacrificing the portable aspect, put on a pair of decent headphones and enjoy that amplified sound with your effects since the only on-board controls are overdrive control, tone & volume."
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Loud

Loud:
":)Not only is it totally adorable in burgundy with it's 1950s look and feel... but it's surprisingly loud with deep rich tones!"
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"Not the greatest amp ever but I am REALY impressed with how loud and good it sounds for how small it is not to mention it's cool retro look."
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"With the drive control cranked up, you can get the amp unexpectedly loud, but terribly distorted."
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"It was a little smaller than I expected and isn't as loud as I would have liked but if you're just starting out with a mini amp or something like that, I would recommend this product."
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"It is certainly loud hough to evoke complaints from my neighbors in adjoining apartments."
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"Also, it can be very loud which was a problem with the kids Microphone a speaker."
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"Not the highest fidelity, but it has a nice old timey sound and is plenty loud enough for strumming around the house."
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"the only good thing I can say about this little amp is that it does play pretty loud BUT it also plays the radio too and is rather distracting when you are trying to play."
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"this is a good amp, VERY LOUD."
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"This amp is great for practice, but it will overheat if you play too loud for too long."
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"surprising it was pretty loud or a small product."
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Microphone

Microphone:
"Also, it can be very loud which was a problem with the kids Microphone a speaker."
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"Didn't work very long but when it did, it projected a decent sound for my daughters mic."
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"Good for instant PA system, too: just plug in a mic."
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"Perfect amplifies my niece's microphones and was inexpensive! "
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"It is perfect with her new Nady microphone and I am very happy with this purchase."
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"I bought it to go with the Nady Center Stage Microphone and it is perfect."
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Plug

Plug:
"i just plug near to me and practice when i like to practice, no heavy amps to move just plug and chill , not a great sound but is for practice not for concerts!"
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"Not only does it work good with my guitar but I also plug my MP3 player into it and play music while working in the Kitchen or on my boat."
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"Good for instant PA system, too: just plug in a mic."
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"Since the guitar is a resonator, it's quite loud enough without this little amp, but the amp works well with it and will allow me to plug in headphones if I wish."
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"Theres a headphon jack, a 9v power supply and that's in for plug ins, No line in so you can't plug you ipod or whatever to it and play along but oh well."
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"I keep mine next to the couch so I can always plug in and have some fun."
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"My son loves at HE can walk all over with it cause you can plug in wall or use a 9volt to power it."
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Portable

Portable:
"The Honey Tone mini makes practicing easy and portable."
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"I've enjoyed these very portable mini amps used in testing pickup continuity after solder connections, also useful for simple practice or demos."
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"About the sound quality of a clock radio but it's portable and fun to bring outside with a little electric Uke"
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"This is a simple and portable amplifier that works great for me to practice with."
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"This portable mini amp is perfect for any upcoming musicians who want to squeeze in a practice sesh anytime and anywhere! "
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Power

Power:
"With the exception of the absence of a power pack, there's nothing really negative about this mini amp."
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"I hate power cords but I don't want to pollute either with disposable batteries."
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"If you plan to use it as a practice amp and you're not moving about, I would recommend getting a power supply (will use the same ones as most effects pedals)."
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"even when plugged into a power source the tone from this thing is horrible."
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"Simply put, a 9V is not able to power this amp sufficiently and renders it basically useless as a battery operated amp, which is what I bought it for."
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"Battery life seems OK, but I hate messing with batteries, so I'd buy power supply (you can get a 9V supply (check for proper polarity) at the Thrift store for a buck)."
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"Great power in such a small device."
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"The unit worked for the first two days (and sounded great), but while it still does power on, no sound is produced."
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"It's good, lot of power for a cute little amp like this- that is before one day you pick it up and it's over-distorting your sound and cutting out."
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"Also: The delivered battery is a low power courtesy battery, that will choke the sound pretty soon."
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"Try to buy a BT speaker on amazon with this wattage that's cordless and works from battery power, and you will spend well over $200.The included battery is worthless and dies in about 5 minutes."
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Price

Price:
"Add to these pros the price point and this little guy is hard to beat."
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"Not the greatest sound in the world, but it is cheap."
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"Save your money this is a piece of junk."
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"Even for the price it's still a piece of junk and then some."
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"It just adds a ton of static and distortion to the tone (and not the good kind of distortion either).This is nothing but a cheap accessory you give to an 8yr old who just started learning guitar... even then, I'd hesitate in buying it."
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"Plus I can still use it as a lower quality jam amp when I want... for this price its hard to beat."
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"Great sound for such an inexpensive speaker."
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"Price was great."
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"Good for the price."
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"At this price point it was a good purchase."
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"For the money this is a great little toy."
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Quality

Quality:
"Unfortunately, I wanted to like this, but the build quality was deficient and I had to return it."
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"Plus I can still use it as a lower quality jam amp when I want... for this price its hard to beat."
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"The sound quality isn't the greatest, but that's to be expected."
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"I can't remember how good the quality was when I was young, but I can say that it survived many, many drops and still had a power and clarity to it up until the end."
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"It's small which is great to carry around, and it produces a nice quality sound."
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"Love the look and quality."
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"I have had this amp about 3 months now and it seems to be holding up very well with no degradation in sound quality, even though I have knocked it off my desk onto hardwood flooring at least 5 or 6 times which is really telling of the build quality!"
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"About the sound quality of a clock radio but it's portable and fun to bring outside with a little electric Uke"
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"It is tiny so don't expect a really big sound but it's convenient to take places and the sound quality is good."
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Setting

Setting:
"Also, it doesn't amplify very loudly and the overdrive setting is not very good."
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"Simple looks nice and sounds good too, although even the cleanest settings seem to produce a little distortion... which could be due to other factors."
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"Great for practice in quiet settings."
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"Great, clear sound and durable (my daughter dropped it shortly after setting it up with no damage)."
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"This speaker looks good, is small enough, but its performance is horrible: it squeaks and screams loudly on nearly every setting; on the setting that it doesn't sharply irritate, there is no volume."
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Size

Size:
"Only complaint is the knobs are very small and I have a difficult time turning them."
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"Not a great fix, but a small soulution for not highquailty material."
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"I do need to put in a speaker jack - a shorting jack across one of the speaker leads - to let me bypass the small speaker; the headphone output is not good for that."
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"This small guitar amp has a terrible sound on clean and on distortion."
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"Powerful little amp that's perfect for small audiences or practice."
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"It's small which is great to carry around, and it produces a nice quality sound."
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"It sticks well to my banjo but on my dulcimer I had to glue on a small circular piece of plastic so the suction cup would stick."
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"Great power in such a small device."
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"It produces quite a warm sound for such a small and well priced amplifier, and it even has a headphone jack which allows me to play very late at night without disturbing a soul."
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Sound

Sound:
"Not the greatest sound in the world, but it is cheap."
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"Not very good sound"
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"No reasonable person would expect it to sound like a Marshall Half Stack."
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"Absolutely Terrible, Broke within 3 minutes of playing it, sound became extremely scratchy and distorted..."
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"I have another headphone amp that I paid twice as much for that sounds all tinny and weak when you use the built in speaker."
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"This is a good amp to start with but it will not produce a very big sound and the adjustability was not that good."
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"Simple looks nice and sounds good too, although even the cleanest settings seem to produce a little distortion... which could be due to other factors."
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"Not the highest fidelity, but it has a nice old timey sound and is plenty loud enough for strumming around the house."
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"Great sound for such an inexpensive speaker."
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"It's small which is great to carry around, and it produces a nice quality sound."
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"That I could get any sort of overdrive out of it was amazing, and as it turns out, the sound is really not bad at all."
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Speaker

Speaker:
"This little speaker is not so good."
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"I have another headphone amp that I paid twice as much for that sounds all tinny and weak when you use the built in speaker."
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"I played this little amp for a couple days using the pre-installed speaker and it left feeling unsatisfied so I started playing solely through headphones."
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"The distortion on this amp sounds like it will blow the speaker at any point; it was really hard to get a really good distortion sound."
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"I do need to put in a speaker jack - a shorting jack across one of the speaker leads - to let me bypass the small speaker; the headphone output is not good for that."
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"Also, it can be very loud which was a problem with the kids Microphone a speaker."
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"Great sound for such an inexpensive speaker."
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"Either through the speaker or headphones it is great for sitting around the house and writing practicing."
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"Otherwise, when it worked (by holding the tone knob), the sound was as you'd expect for a small speaker--not disappointing."
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"This one is not as large or adjustable as the one I got in my bargain basement deal but for $20, it's leaps and bounds better than desktop speakers and an adorable addition to a classroom."
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"I think I may have blown the speaker or it's just how it sounds but it's great for a lo-fi kind of fuzz-e tone when the gain and levels are all the way up."
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Tone

Tone:
"It just adds a ton of static and distortion to the tone (and not the good kind of distortion either).This is nothing but a cheap accessory you give to an 8yr old who just started learning guitar... even then, I'd hesitate in buying it."
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"even when plugged into a power source the tone from this thing is horrible."
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"I'm not the best guitar player, but the amp has nice tone and is surprisingly loud for its size."
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"My only real complaint is that the clean tone goes to dirty very, very early in the sweep of the volume knob - even with the 'drive' down all the way."
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"Decent tone as well, though I am honestly not the best judge."
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"I have been able to get some Clapton-esque tones for practice (Crossroads, Cocaine), some dirty blues sounds (J. L. Hooker kind of thing)."
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"I has great sound with a few tones you can change...its really cute too! "
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"The Honey Tone mini makes practicing easy and portable."
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"Nice tone, cute, cool, light weight."
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"Perfect Revolution (The Beatles) tone with the gain half cranked."
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"Love this little amp with it's great tones."
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Volume

Volume:
"It sort of worked, but the guitar signal is too weak to use as a line in, so the volume was pretty low."
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"They all had an annoying buzz at any volume amplitude."
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"My only real complaint is that the clean tone goes to dirty very, very early in the sweep of the volume knob - even with the 'drive' down all the way."
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"a third problem i found was that upon rocking out at a high volume, any moving of the cable creates a loud annoying sound."
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"Even at high volume it sounds good to me."
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"However, you will probably want to get the 9v wall adapter for it because it is much louder when plugged in and the battery isn't strong enough to keep the amp sounding good while at high volume."
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"Second one sounds pretty cool at low volumes but breaks up when louder."
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"I am pretty surprised by the sound and volume capabilities of this amp although the overdrive is very underwhelming in my opinion."
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"It sort of worked, but the guitar signal is too weak to use as a line in, so the volume was pretty low."
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