Yamaha THR

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Post by felixcatus » Fri Oct 10, 2014 2:47 am

Returned the THR to the shop, it produced a mechanical resonating noise on some of the settings, while playing certain notes or chords.
Sadly enough, because I liked the way it sounded (without the rattle of course :wink: ).

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Post by marcusnieman » Fri Oct 10, 2014 7:23 am

Thanks for the head's up. Do you recall the setting(s) and particular chords?

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Post by felixcatus » Fri Oct 10, 2014 8:19 am

IIRC gain, master and output all at 12 o?clock, bass, middle and treble also around 12 o?clock. Effect on tremolo, reverb on hall.
I don?t remember exactly what amp preset setting, I think it was class A, but it could have been deluxe, definitely one of these two.
Open Am chord and single notes on D and G string, somewhere between 9th and 15th fret.
Single coil pickups.

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Post by felixcatus » Fri Oct 10, 2014 9:02 am

It wasn?t the springs in the empty battery compartment, and it didn?t resonate when using headphones.
Probably something mechanical, I guess it?s due to the cramped/small housing enclosure.

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Post by marcusnieman » Fri Oct 10, 2014 11:13 am

Interesting....I'm still going to buy one I believe. I'll see if I can replicate the issue. You going to try another?

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Post by felixcatus » Fri Oct 10, 2014 12:53 pm

marcusnieman wrote:Interesting....I'm still going to buy one I believe. I'll see if I can replicate the issue.
From what I?ve read, this kind of rattle only occurs with some (not all)of the ?C? models.
I still think it?s a ?great? little amp. Too bad, mine had that rattle.

marcusnieman wrote:You going to try another?

While I was in the shop (to return the THR) I tested various modeling amps, and the sounds from the Fender MustangI were kind of interesting.
I also wanted to try the MustangII, because of the 12? speaker. But it wasn?t in stock, so I ordered one.

If I keep going like this, I?m gonna end up with a same size amp as the Memphis, and some explaining to do (again) to my wife.:D
(and I still haven?t told her I?m looking at another ST) :o

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Post by DaveWW » Fri Oct 10, 2014 1:25 pm

Odd, never had any rattle at all on any setting on my THR10C.

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Post by felixcatus » Fri Oct 10, 2014 1:41 pm

It was pretty dominate, otherwise I wouldn?t have returned it (don?t mind a little noise, now and then :wink: ).
It was sort of like a loose protection shield on a car exhaust manifold or muffler, resonating at certain revs.

PS I?m a mechanic :wink:

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Post by marcusnieman » Mon Oct 13, 2014 7:45 am

I've heard those Mustang amps are pretty cool.... I'm looking for a little one that I can haul around with me when I'm traveling.

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Post by cashcow » Mon Oct 13, 2014 7:55 am

Check out the Blackstar ID Core series. They have a 10, 20 and 40 watt model. Got the 20 watt model on Saturday and am very pleased. 150.00. :wink:

http://www.blackstaramps.com/products/idcore/

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Post by marcusnieman » Mon Oct 13, 2014 8:33 am

Interesting! Soooo many choices!

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Post by felixcatus » Mon Oct 13, 2014 9:19 am

marcusnieman wrote:I'm looking for a little one that I can haul around with me when I'm traveling.
The THR (especially the 5) is ideal to carry along.

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Post by marcusnieman » Mon Oct 13, 2014 10:10 am

felixcatus wrote:
marcusnieman wrote:I'm looking for a little one that I can haul around with me when I'm traveling.
The THR (especially the 5) is ideal to carry along.
That's what I'm looking for. I bought this little ZT Junior and while it's a cool little amp with lots of headroom for the size, the modeling and effects features of the THR really are outstanding.

http://www.ztamplifiers.com/products/junior.html

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Post by felixcatus » Mon Oct 13, 2014 10:48 am

The car plug adapter is a nice feature. 8)

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Post by marcusnieman » Mon Oct 13, 2014 2:14 pm

:wink:

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