Excerpt: Ordered this little gem online and got it in the mail yesterday. Played with it for 5 hours straight - couldn't keep my hands off it. Not sure why others wouldn't gig with this thing. I plugged it straight into my mixer board and it sounds awesome thru the PA. I'm a professional, working musician and I would trust this thing in just about any type of setting. Every setting on this thing is perfectly thought out by the Yamaha engineers.
Pros: Durable, Excellent Craftsmanship, Great Intonation, Great Sound, Highly Responsive
Summary: Really can't get over how good this sounds! I have to be honest and say I sometimes spend more time trying to get a good sound than I actually do playing my guitar. However, with this magic box I was able to create 5 quality tones (and save them in the presets bank) pretty much straight out of the box. When I loaded up the THR editor I was able to do my usual tweaking to get the sound perfect.
Summary: I think this is a great little amp. The sound is really good at low levels (if practicing at night). I was looking for a good clean sound in a small amp, and I'm really pleased with both that and the higher gain settings on this amp. The ability to play along with your backing tracks makes it ideal for practicing with. I mainly use this in conjunction with the THR editor software which I find really useful to fine tune the amp and effects settings.
Summary: After owning the amazing THR5 for six months I decided to upgrade to the THR 10. The extra outlay is definitely worth it. Better bass, bigger sound, acoustic/bass amp fx and the ability to store sounds directly to the THR. This is the perfect home amp/recording package. I can't recommend this enough !