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Old 06-13-01, 07:13 PM   #1
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I'm looking for a portale battery operated amp. I'm considering the fender amp cam. Anybody have any experience with it?

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Old 06-14-01, 01:26 AM   #2
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For doing street shows of under 500 people,
the amp can can't be beat for the price.
Very durable,relatively inexpensive,small
light and powerful,I fit mine in my case
and away I go.I've used it for circus shows
indoors as well.In a pinch it was the sound system for an hour long 4 person circus with
canned music.Zero members of the packed house complained about the sound,so I guess it worked.If you are like me and spending money is like giving blood,get one of these 4 starters.
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Old 06-15-01, 01:35 PM   #3
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Zack, FOR THE MONEY the Amp Can is the best portable amp on the street. Combined with the Shure (or other comparable brand) mic will do you just fine for several years.
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[quote]Originally posted by jonnyflash:
[b]For doing street shows of under 500 people,
the amp can can't be beat for the price.

How many watts is your amp and is it tube or solid state? Kelly.
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Old 06-16-01, 04:08 PM   #5
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The amp-can is 10 Fender Watts(louder than other brands' watts)and it's solid state.
I got mine for $230 CAN.
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Old 06-18-01, 11:42 AM   #6
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i got one recently, and i have no complaints. it's a god little amp. the sound is great with a good mic. alot louder than it looks!
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Old 06-20-01, 12:35 AM   #7
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The amp can is OK if you don't mind having your voice sound "tinny". It is a gitar amp and vocals are of questionable quality. I suggest go up to the taxi Crate. Worth the extra $$ and weight, so people can enjoy the sound of your voice.
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Old 06-20-01, 11:03 PM   #8
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I have been using an amp can for a little over three years and I have had no problems with it...as far as a tinny voice, thats crap...I think it depends on the quality of the mic being used...I have a Shure system and on the Amp can you can adjust the tone...sure if you want tinny you can have it but I find the quality of sound to be quite nice even compared to some of the larger systems.

For street I recomend the amp can highly..use a camcorder mic and you have a self contained high volume sound system that can fit in the tightest of trunks...for the hired gigs yea the crate systems or anchor systems may be a better idea for you...but for street I do not think the amp can will be beat..for price...size or quality for what you need.

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Old 07-19-01, 02:46 PM   #9
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My two cents:

Amp Cans are good. Plug your microphone into the guitar input and your voice will sound much fuller, if you think it sounds tinny on the mic input. I have a Samson UHF Wireless, so I think the quality of the microphone has a LOT to do with it. I love my amp can, the price and convenience of it are fantastic.

There will be a time when you need to progress to a Crate or Taxi, if you pursue street performing. But for 95% of the time, my amp can powers through almost anything.

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How are you powering the mike? Is there a mike that is battery powered on both ends? All the wirelesses I've seen require a power source for the reciever.

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Old 07-30-01, 07:10 PM   #11
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Zack-

The Samson Reciever is powered by a small 12V DC battery pack you can build out of parts from any Radio Shack.

Just get 8 rechargable AA batteries, a charger, a fuse that is in accordance with the mA rating on your microphone adapter (the pluggy thing), a 8 battery holder and a plug in wire that fits the power hookup in the back of the receiver.


I have a rechargable battery pack that was built this way and it cost 40 bucks.

It works and is effective.

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Old 07-30-01, 07:11 PM   #12
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Sorry, I accidentally posted that twice. So I'm editing what was the second one.

Zack, if you need a schematic, drop me an email.

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Old 07-30-01, 07:28 PM   #13
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Daniel,

Many Thanks! I've been working on this problem for months! (the idiots at the audio shops are no help) I take it this kind os solution would work with any mike? (I've got a sennheiser.)

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