Summary: Received the amp today and hooked up my telecaster and cranked the gain and is it ever fun. Can sit in my recliner with the amp on an end table by my coffee cup. Then I tried my Epiphone Royale and the tone is mellow. Surprising considering the small size of the speakers. I had a nine volt adapter for 120 but had to put in an order for the Boss 120s which has the right polarity they say online. So I bought a supply of nine volt batteries and turned it on.
Got it as a gift.... kind of pricey for what you get
27 December 2011
Summary: My wife bought this for me as a gift along with some headphones (I can take a hint). Actually, she bought it as a gag Christmas gift not thinking it was truly functional. A bit pricey for a gag gift, but it turned out good. I have found that the sound quality is decent when I am at half volume or below, but tends to distort (unwanted on the clean sound) and not sound good above that level.
Summary: The amp requires a 9v reverse polarity adaptor like the Boss PSA-120S AC Adaptor. The Danelectro DA-1 that Amazon reccommends won't work as the polarity is different. I'll be playing it through my '61 Strat. So far so good. Real dirty sound.
Summary: Having read the other reviews of this product, I was very hopeful I could use the Fender Mini '57 Twin-Amp for times when playing an electric guitar unplugged just doesn't cut. But after using it for an evening, I couldn't wait to return it - it sounded just awful at any volume level and tone setting. I would fully discourage anyone from buying this item for anything more than a nice desk top paper weight.
Summary: This is a nice little amp. It has great sound in a small package. I DO want to clarify one thing, so you won't order the wrong accessories. Amazon's site recommended that I order the Danelectro DA-1 power supply with this unit. That power supply works with the Fender Mini-65 and the Danelectro Honeytone amps, which are also nice units, but it is reverse polarity of the Mini-57.
Summary: bought this little amp for my brother and we both were amazed at the detail that was put into this miniature of the original normal sized fender classic amp: the chicken head knobs, the tweed and the hilarious volume count that can go up to 12!! we were even more amazed by the sound this little thing puts out, and were able to nail some extreme/black metal sounds that were impossible to get on bigger amps without a pedal.
Summary: Don't expect too much from this little sucker but don't expect too little either. it's surprisingly loud running on that kind of power and it's as portable in a small book bag. dont look to hold a concert for this item but rather let it be something to practice with if you're just sitting at home and you dont want to lug around any "beginner/training" amps and/or wake the neighbors because you want to hear yourself (you would need to buy an 1/4" to mini adapter).
Awesome sound with cheap particle board construction
D. Presser, amazon.com
6 February 2009
Summary: I wasn't sure what to expect when I received the mini amp sound wise. I was surprised at how good this small amp actually sounds when I played on it. Straight out of the shipping box my amp rattled like there was something loose inside the amp itself so I opened up the back and found 1 of the clamps that holds the speakers had came loose inside. I tried to screw the clamp into the same original hole but the particle board had been destroyed in that spot (stripped).
Summary: This thing is amazing The sound that this amp produces is so good you'll be amazed, it kind of bluesy twangy to very good grunge rocky distortion. However you need to crank the volume up to get the very best of sounds, it is a bit wide for some guitar cases so carrying it in the case depends on your guitar case.