Danelectro HoneyTone

Made by Danelectro

Description This is a small, battery powered or wall wart powered, or car battery powered if you buy the gizmo from radio shack that steps it down from 12 volt to 9 volts, if you do what I've learned works good for me.
Posted By Rex Jones (12455)
Directory Equipment: Amplifiers
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Overall Rating: 4.5 (of 5)
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On 7/1/2001, Juli Pennock (178) posted:
Overall Rating:
Looked at a Danelectro Dirty Thirty and really liked it, but wasn't quite ready to spend too much. Also looked at a Crate GX-15R, which I loved and which will be my next amp. Both of those were in the $70-$100 range and since I was already laying down a chunk of change (at least for me) on the guitar, I went with the cheapest amp I could find, and I haven't been disappointed.

It would be better with more effects, but would be more expensive, I'm sure. My favorite aspect is being able to play it through the headphones (I'm self-conscious still about my playing) and also being able to play it through my computer speakers (when no one's around).

If it were stolen? If I were still in the same money situation I'd buy another, otherwise I'd go for a 'real' one in the under-$100 range.

It's a good little practice/privacy amp, definitely recommended.
Price: $30.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Guitar Center
Features:
Only has distortion. It's perfect for me right now, great for practicing, and the headphone feature is greatly appreciated by the other person in my house. I can also plug my computer speakers into the headphone jack and it sounds quite good. For the price I think it's great.
Sound Quality:
I use it w/my Ibanez GAX70, playing mostly alternative, just starting to try a little blues. I think it would work, at least as a practice/courtesy amp for any style. It doesn't really compare to a 'real' amp, but I wasn't ready for a real one, either skill- or price-wise, so it's been great.
Ease of Use:
Doesn't take much fiddling (there's nothing but volume and distortion) to get a good sound. It's VERY easy to use.
Durability:
Don't think it's meant for live playing! Have had it a little less than a month, so far it's been fine, and I've not killed the battery yet. Seems pretty solid.
On 4/24/2001, Rex Jones (12455) posted:
Overall Rating:
This is a lot cooler amp than I originaly thought it would be, For a battery operated "Toy" it's worth every penny and then some! I play alot of blues, Santana, Hendrix stuff and this little amp is amazing!
Model Year: 2000
Price: $32.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Cremer guitarworks, Aurora IL. 630 897-0006
Features:
I cary a beater electric guitar in my car, for when I arrive at work early, I can jam along with the cd player in my car. I bought this amp thinking it was more toy than real guitar amp, but it is perfect for jamming along with the stereo in the car. It offers an amazing variety of amp textures from clean to overwhelming distortion. Once I removed the battery plate in the rear of the amp it became a very cool, amazingly flexable, little guitar amp. and I can make it "sing" without the people in the car next to me even hearing me if I keep the windows up.
Sound Quality:
I use an old " DelRay" electric. This is a slab $30.00 guitar probably sold in the dimestore era 1965.. This little amp takes me from from "clean" to "mean" at normal stereo volumes. I had a pignose , and an ampeg "Cube"once that I didn't like near as much. I realy like this little amp its so much fun and so soulfull!
Ease of Use:
If you mess around with the controls you can coax an amazing aray of textures out of this little amp. Volume, tone, and drive, are the three controles. Once i stoped dimeing out everything and removed the rattley battery cover, this amp butterflyed into a very fun auto toy for me to fritter away my time. And so far it's held up very well! I keep it in the case with the guitar, wraped in a hand towel!
Durability:
It feels like a toy but its held up well. I play it almost daily, and it has seen some weather extreams living here in chicago, it still looks brand new!