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When Yamaha was developing a new amplifier, they realized that most amps available to musicians are best suited for live performances, not for personal use and most definitely not conveniently transportable. Not that you can’t get a good, small-sized amp with a handle, but the new THR Amp is about the size of a shoe box so you can comfortably carry it with you. It boasts a range of effects and superior sound quality, but as a non-musician I’m not going to deny that I like it for its homage to vintage sound equipment design.
It has “the tone and response of a tube amplifier, hi-fi stereo output for playing along with a backing track and a range of effects to modify the tone,” like Modern, British Hi Gain, Lead, Crunch and Clean. It also has four dual effector circuits: Chorus, Flanger, Phaser and Tremolo. Watch the instructional lab video to see and hear a demonstration of the range of sounds.