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This website was created by Trevor George of Hotwells, Bristol, mainly for Buskers in Bristol (UK) but the info may be useful to Buskers anywhere. This page gives links to some of the best Battery Powered Amps for Busking, easily available in the UK. These are not recommendations however, so please check at each listing which Buskers use which Amp.
ACUS One For Street - www.acus-sound.it/en/products/one-forstrings-one-forall/onon-detail.html - PRICES
AER model Compact Mobile (very expensive) - www.aer-the-acoustic-people.de/en/compact-mobile - PRICES - as used by world-famous Busker 'Estas Tonne' and can be clearly seen at the 1 min: 52 sec point in THIS VIDEO
Alto Transport 12 - www.altoproaudio.com/products/transport-12 - PRICES - and some Video Demos here
Ashton 15 Watt Busking Amp - www.ashtonmusic.com/multi-purpose-amp - PRICES - Powered by sealed Lead-acid battery. Has 12 Volt input.
Behringer Europort MPA40BT-PRO - (40 Watt) - www.behringer.com/MPA40BT-PRO.aspx - includes rechargeable battery-pack - PRICES
Bose S1 Pro - www.bose.co.uk/en_gb/products/speakers/portable_pa_speakers/s1_pro_system.html - Li-ion battery - PRICES - 7.1 kg (15.7 lbs)
Fender Passport Mini - (7 Watts) - http://shop.fender.com/en-GB/audio/sound-systems/passport-mini/0694606900.html - PRICES
Fishman Loudbox Mini - (60 watts) - www.fishman.com/products/series/loudbox/loudbox-mini-amplifier - PRICES
Kam Zoomer 800 - on wheels - (30 Watt) - Kam Zoomer 800 - aka the Pulse Trekker i300 which appears to be exactly the same, but is cheaper!
KEYBOARD Busking Amp - (30 Watt) - the Roland KC-110 - www.roland.com/uk/products/kc-110 - PRICES
Laney (5 Watt) battery-powered Busking Amp - www.laney.co.uk/products/lr5 - PRICE
Laney AH4x4 (35 Watt) battery-powered (four speakers) - www.laney.co.uk/products/ah4x4 - PRICE - 6.5Kg
Laney again - Five battery powered amps listed - http://www.laney.co.uk/?s=battery
Line 6 Micro Spider - (6 Watts) - Line 6 Micro Spider
Mackie FreePlay - comes with App and customisable effects - www.mackie.com/products/freeplay - PRICES
Mackie FreePlay LIVE - 8.8 lbs - (claims 150 watt) - comes with App and customisable effects - www.mackie.com/products/freeplay-live - PRICES
MiniRig - www.minirigs.co.uk/portable-speaker - I've included this small speaker-unit, as I've seen it used by busking Hula-hoopers and the like, who just need a small unit to provide background ambience from an MP3 player - PRICES
Peavey Solo (10 Watt from Battery) Amp - www.peavey.com/products/Solo - PRICE - as used by Pablo for his backing tracks to his non-amplified violin playing.
Peavey Nano Vypyr 'Grab & Go' Guitar Amp - Mainly a Guitar Amp with lots of effects, also has Mic input - (15 Watt) - www.peavey.com/news/article.cfm/action/view/id/450/cat/1 - PRICES - Demo Video
Pignose 'Hog' Busker Amps - Pignose Busking Amps - one is used by a percussive 'Tapping' 5-string Bass guitar player in Bristol, who loves it.
QTX QR12PA Battery PA on wheels (includes two wireless Mics) - QTX QR13PA listings
Roland Micro Cube - www.roland.com/uk/search/?q=micro+cube - PRICE - I've seen Omer Makessa using one of these.
Roland Mobile Cube - www.roland.com/uk/products/mobile_cube - PRICES - lightweight busking amp with inputs for instrument and mic - thinner than the Micro Cube, and can be carried in a briefcase-type bag - Video demo
Roland Cube Street - www.roland.com/uk/products/cube_street - PRICE - seems to be a favourite with several Bristol Buskers.
Roland Cube Street EX - www.roland.com/uk/products/cube_street_ex which seems to be very well-specified - PRICES - a bigger and heavier version of the original Cube Street though, so check the 'Specs' info on both before ordering.
Roland AC-33 - (30 Watt) - www.roland.com/uk/products/ac-33 - PRICE - uses 8 AA Batteries - A couple of the AC-33 Amps are used in Bristol, and I bought one myself from PMT in Bristol - Great Video demo of the AC-33 - and another - It's 12,9/16"W (318mm) x 8,13/16"D (223mm) x 9,5/8"H (243mm) - 10 lbs.6 oz (4.7 kg)
Roland BA-55 - (20 Watt) - will connect with wireless Micropones - www.roland.com/uk/products/ba-55 - PRICE - uses 8 AA Batteries - Weight 9.0 kg / 19 lbs 14 oz.
Roland BA-330 - (30 Watt) www.roland.com/uk/products/ba-330 - PRICE - uses 8 AA Batteries.
Samson Expedition Express - www.samsontech.com/expeditionexpress - PRICES - basic but solid busing amp with microphone included, but no effects. 10 lbs weight. Samson also make other battery powered units shown HERE
Stagg Mob20 - (20 Watt) - Stagg Mob 20 busking amp - Weight 9.2 kg / 20.3 lbs
Vox Mini 5 - www.voxamps.com/mini5 - PRICE
Google search (busking amps) - www.google.co.uk/search?q=busking+amps
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