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It wasn’t all that long ago—2012 to be exact—that Yamaha surprised us all with the THR10, which I called “one of the most impressive recording and practice amps I’ve ever played.”
Like The Matrix, Yamaha has released its part two and three sequels in close succession, but unlike The Matrix, the company’s two new THR10C and THR10X amps are just as good, if not better, than their predecessor.
Whereas the THR10 was designed to provide sort of a “one-size-fits-all” assortment of tones, the THR10C and THR10X offer amp and effect models targeted for more specific playing styles.
The THR10C delivers classic amp tones that a re ideal for blues, country and classic rock, while the THR10X focuses on the high-gain territory that metal and hard rock players prefer. Like the original THR10, both are compact, portable and versatile amps packed with features like preset storage, USB connectivity, AC- or battery-powered operation, “extended stereo” output, detailed editing via THR Editor software and much more.