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UkeTX
11-21-2013, 02:15 PM
I saw this little uke amp in one of the Ukulele Player Magazines and was intrigued, but when I did a search to find one, they seem to be scarce. Can someone tell me where I might find one - the yellow preferably!
Thanks,
UkeTx

ukemunga
11-21-2013, 02:57 PM
Maybe...

http://haightashburymusic.com/kala-round-about-ukulele-amp-pink.html?gclid=COjilqCl97oCFclQOgodH3UA1g

ukemunga
11-21-2013, 02:59 PM
And an honest review:

http://ukeeku.com/2011/05/04/kala-round-about-amp-review/

ricdoug
11-21-2013, 07:19 PM
I recommend a 50 watt 3 chaannel PA system for the same money. The Round About amp is a novelty and a practice amp, more so than a performing amp:

http://m.guitarcenter.com/Kustom-PA50-Personal-PA-System-106388085-i1934071.gc

Lori
11-21-2013, 07:39 PM
I think they just came out with a new amp. http://kalabrand.com/ProductPages/UkeMisc.html
The round one is no longer on their website.

–Lori

ukeeku
11-22-2013, 01:36 AM
I think they just came out with a new amp. http://kalabrand.com/ProductPages/UkeMisc.html
The round one is no longer on their website.

–Lori
Luna and Kala are using the same guts. It is really quiet.

ukemunga
11-22-2013, 01:51 AM
These aren't "cute" but are a very good buy and have been recommended highly for use with ukes.

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Kustom-PA50-Personal-PA-System-106388085-i1934071.gc

Edit: Whoops, Lori and I are on the same page!

Captain America
11-22-2013, 02:28 AM
I think they just came out with a new amp. http://kalabrand.com/ProductPages/UkeMisc.html
The round one is no longer on their website.

–Lori

Lori, I like your avatar. Are you doing a Bob Dylan there?

flyingace
11-22-2013, 04:41 AM
I've had an ebay search going for about 4 months now looking for the Roundabout amp. They ARE scarce! I wanted the novelty. But they folks here are right, they will sound mediocre at best. Probably best to go for the real deal.

If I was going to get a small acoustic portable amp, I'd probably go with the Fishman Loudbox. Not battery operated but I don't see myself being in a situation that I'd need battery power. Plus the loud box has two inputs, one 1/4" and one XLR on two channels. Great for amp'ing your uke or acoustic PLUS a mic for singing. They are small and lightweight too!

Lori
11-22-2013, 05:53 AM
Lori, I like your avatar. Are you doing a Bob Dylan there?
I wasn't conscious of a Dylan connection... is it my pose, or the hat? I like your avatar too... my husband is a big fan of the Capt America comic book/ movie.

Back to the subject, for my small portable amp, I went with the Fender Mini Passport, which can connect to your computer for creating customized presets. About $149 street price.
http://www.fender.com/series/passport/passport-mini-120v/

–Lori

greenie44
11-22-2013, 09:29 AM
I just ran across this in a catalog, but it looks really intriguing to me. Combines an amp modeler, multiple effects and USB interface. Anyone have any thoughts on this one?

http://www.amazon.com/Peavey-Vypyr-VIP-Instrument-Amplifier/dp/B00B5OY8EE/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1385152043&sr=8-3&keywords=peavy+vypyr+vip+3

strumsilly
11-22-2013, 09:47 AM
I was looking for a small practice amp, and I got one of these for $39.99 shipped. IT'S PRETTY LOUD FOR THE SIZE, AND HAS A REASONABLE SOUND, the distortion is crap, but what do you expect for $40.
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/amplifiers-effects/fender-starcaster-starcaster-guitar-amplifier

Jon Moody
11-22-2013, 09:54 AM
I have a pink Roundabout, and it's fine for what it is. I've used it a number of times on gigs, because for something as high pitched as a uke, the sound is going to carry. It's nothing fantastic, just a little amp that works for venues I play at, and gets a lot of comments.

Gerald Ross
11-22-2013, 10:52 AM
You get what you pay for.

Save your money and buy the Yamaha THR-5A.
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/THR5A?utm_source=Google&utm_medium=PPC&utm_campaign=none&device=c&network=g&matchtype=&gclid=CMLlmJKw-boCFcpFMgodtScABA