Honeytone N-10 Guitar Amplifier Review

Danelectro Honeytone N-10 Guitar Mini Amp

Honeytone N-10 Guitar Amplifier

A guitar amplifier is used to boost a weak electrical signal from a pickup on a guitar so that it can produce sound through one or more loudspeakers mounted in a wooden cabinet.

Are you an aspiring musician? Is the guitar your choice of musical instrument? Do you struggle to get the right sound from your guitar? Then maybe it is time you get yourself an amplifier for your guitar.

Why You Should Carefully Buy a Guitar Amplifier?

Purchasing a new guitar amplifier is a significant investment. After all, the amplifier, not the guitar, has the single greatest influence on your sound. While there are plenty of options available for you to choose from in the market, it is not easy to choose the right one.

Guitar amplifiers come in a variety of sizes and power ratings. There are typical practice amplifiers that range from small, lightweight with a single 6 inch speaker and a 10 watt amp. The large combo amps with four 10 inch or four 12 inch speakers and a powerful 100 watt amplifier are usually loud enough to be used in a nightclub or bar.

It is important to understand what your needs are and which end of the range you should look into. If you are someone who loves to travel or is always on the go, you should get a mini amplifier. In this review, we shall be looking into one such product - the Honeytone N-10 Guitar Mini Amp by Danelectro.

Overview of Honeytone N-10

The Honeytone N-10 mini amplifier is from the brand Danelectro. This brand is quite popular amongst musicians for the quality of the guitars they offer, which gives us the hope that their amps must be pretty good too.

The Honeytone N-10 is small enough to be portable and lightweight making it perfect for guitarists looking for a portable sound alternative for practicing. This product allows the guitarist to play softly without losing tone by plugging an electric guitar into the mini amplifier.

The Honeytone N-10 by Danelectro is guitar amplifiers that can be used in both clean and overdrive modes. It comes with a leather handle that allows you to take it around with you. It also has a belt loop so you can wear it around your waist.

The Honeytone N-10 has a headphone port, volume and tone knobs, and overdrive controls to round out its short list of features. The N-10 is powered by a 9V battery that comes with it.  The mini guitar amplifier is available in a variety of colors as well, so you can have a few options to choose from.

Build Quality

The Honeytone N-10 has a surprising wattage for its size. The mini amplifier produces 10 watts of sound and is powered by a 9V battery.

One of the most unique factors about this product is the amp's retro style. With its chrome-like grille, it looks like a 1950s hot rod.

While the construction is not of the highest quality, it is still well made considering the price point. Since the unit is made of inexpensive plastic, the lightweight mini amp can be quite affordable.

In terms of connectors, the Honeytone N-10 has a 1/4′′ XLR guitar input on top, as well as a 3.5mm headphone jack for silent practice. The Honeytone N-10’s simple layout is easily understandable due to its limited scale.

The Honeytone N-10 has three control knobs mounted on the top of the enclosure: power/volume, sound, and overdrive.

When you push the overdrive knob, it acts as a gain knob. The higher you go, the more your guitar's tone is clipped by the amp. The controls on the N-10 are well-balanced, attentive, and versatile.

Performance

The Honeytone N-10 produces a tone that is soft, warm, and powerful. It is, however, lacking in clarity. The dry tones aren't as clean as one may like them to be. Instead, they have a soft grit, to the sound. The overdrive then demonstrates a gravelly crunch. The soft-clipping sound is what you would expect to hear from a low-cost battery-powered amp.

The volume knob packs a punch, but it's only useful in tight spaces and situations.  Other than that, the Danelectro Honeytone N-10 has a classic rock & roll, surf rock, and blues tone to it.

Product Features:

  • The 1.5 watt, 1 x 2.5" guitar combo amplifier is powered by a 9-volt battery
  • The tone knob matches the bass and treble of your music
  • From soft grit to searing-hot blues sounds, OverDrive takes you on a journey
  • A headphone jack is built into the design
  • Handle made of leather for fast transport
  • A retro look that is eye-catching

Price: $25-$35


PROS

  • With the included controls, there is a surprising amount of sound variation
  • It is small and light enough to fit in a guitar case or backpack
  • It has a well-made and solid feel to it
  • The belt loop that is included is very useful

CONS

  • The sound is shallower than that of a bigger, more robust speaker
  • The batteries on this amp run out very quickly

Final Verdict:

Although the Danelectro Honeytone N-10 mini-guitar amp is not the best in the market, it is still a pretty great portable mini amp. It is what it is: inexpensive, compact, and powerfully loud. It is also very trendy, with aesthetics that far outstrip the rest of the amps in the branch. In terms of sound, it delivers just what you would expect it to but with a touch of a warm vintage.

Bottom Line:

The Honeytone N-10 by Danelectro is one of the most stylish portable amplifiers. It sounds nice, and it works well – there is nothing major to complain about. All in all, the Honeytone N-10 is a great option for a complete beginner looking for a low-cost first amp or anyone looking for something cool, compact, and portable.

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