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Amy
07-27-2009, 06:36 AM
Hey, y'all!

I teach classes (knitting) and my voice doesn't project well without strain. I've seen the portable voice amplifiers and they seem pretty feh and really expensive. I then remembered the cuteness of the Honeytone amp, and wondered if I could use that as a voice amplifier with the right microphone.

Anyone know? All the reviews I'm finding on YouTube show it used with an instrument, not with a mic for voice, so I can't tell if it'll sound horrible, unintelligble...or what. Any amp recommendations very welcome! I know nothing.

ricdoug
07-27-2009, 12:44 PM
I plugged in a microphone to one of my Honeytone amps last night. It sounded like the speaker at the Mickey D's drive through! LOL! Not recommended for vocal use. You'll do much better with one of the following:

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Vox-DA5-Portable-Amplifier-?sku=482065

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Roland-Micro-Cube-Combo-Amp?sku=481169

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Roland-Cube-Street-CUBEST-5W-2x6.5-Battery-Powered-Guitar-Combo-Amp?sku=481658

http://pro-audio.musiciansfriend.com/product/Phonic-Powerpod-410-S710-PA-Package?sku=630485

seeso
07-27-2009, 12:50 PM
I would take the mic to a music shop and test it out on different amps.

Trenchcoatangel
07-27-2009, 01:21 PM
Honeytones have a tiny driver that distort at far too low of levels. I would say something like the roland micro-cube would be ideal, they run about $100 at your standard big box music store, but keep your eye's open on craigslist sometimes you'll see em for pretty cheap. There's alot out there and I would also recommend going to somewhere like a guitar center or best buy, have them pull out some of those mini amps and a mic for you and see what may fit your needs(of all of those mini honeytone type amps the best audio quality seems to me to be the fender tweed one)

Hope I was of some help

Amy
07-27-2009, 02:37 PM
That's very helpful! I did talk to someone at Steve's Music today and the pricing was getting up over $200 (he mentioned the Roland micro-cube as well, but we're talking CDN prices, which are always more painful).

I will check craigslist, and i won't buy the honeytone. Thanks for the advice, guys!

Skrik
07-28-2009, 01:39 AM
Personally, I'd go for the Roland Microcube. It has a mic setting, and it's loud.