Best Small Guitar Amp for Home Use Reviewed
If you’re looking for a quality guitar amplifier, there’s a chance that you might not have that much room for it at home. There are, however, some good options available for small guitar amplifiers — all without having to sacrifice sound quality, adjustment options, or ease of use. This article will look at several amplifiers and try to determine the best small guitar amp for home use.
The Fender Mustang I V2 is a 20-watt amplifier with 24 presets, 17 amp models and an 8″ speaker. It features USB connectivity, a headphone (line-out) as well as a portable music player MP3 (line-in) jack.
Its dimensions are 7.6 inches long, 15.5 inches wide, and 14.5 inches high. It has a weight of 17 pounds.
Its distinguishing features are the Fender Fuse software (which allows for a wider variety of amplifier presets) and the built-in ability to use reverb, echo, phaser, tremolo, and other effects.
The Boss Katana MKII-100 is a 100-watt solid state (that is, there is a current flowing to the output devices instead of voltage) 12-Inch speaker system. Its dimensions are 14 inches high, 18.5 inches wide, and 9 inches deep.
It has a weight of 23.5 pounds, and has one 12-inch speaker (there is another MKII-100 model also available with two 12-inch speakers).
The defining features of this amplifier are built-in effects options, “one-touch” automatic recall of effects settings, enhanced effects software, and USB, line, and phone/recording outputs.
The Orange Amps Electric Guitar Power Amplifier (Crush 20RT) is a 20-watt solid state amplifier with one 8″ speaker. It has a 3-band equalizer, with volume, gain, and built-in reverb dials.
Its dimensions are 7.87 inches long, 13.78 inches wide, and 15.75 inches high. It weighs 17.64 pounds. It has a headphones jack, an auxiliary in, and a guitar input port.
Its distinguishing features are dials for dirty and clean sounds, a built-in tuner, and separate dials for treble, middle, bass, and reverb effects.
Depending on your home, you may want to choose a smaller, lighter amplifier with better adjustments available for primarily volume, and secondarily, sound features and quality. Therefore, the Orange Amps Crush 20RT would come in first overall. Its no-nonsense board, light weight, simple features, and affordable price (around $190) would be great for the casual home player.
However, the Boss Katana MKII-100, with its different wattage settings and effects variations, would be a very close second. At the price, the MKII-100 may not be the best choice for those on a budget, and the larger, heavier dimensions of the amplifier are something to consider.
Finally, unless you can use the Fuse software, the Fender Mustang I V2 can not really be recommended. Though less expensive, (at around $140) its settings and sounds are limited in scope. But hopefully, you can take all these considerations into finding the best small guitar amplifier for home use.