The Honeytone N10 is an extremely affordable mini amp that looks particularly slick with retro stylings. Read our detailed Honeytone mini amp review below for more information including product specifications, customer feedback and pros and cons.
Value for Money
It's hard to really fault a mini amp that costs less than half a tank of petrol. At under $30 (at the time of writing) you really do get a lot of bang for your buck.
The controls are as you would expect for an amp that is so affordable and feature volume, tone and overdrive. It also happens to be very loud, deceptively so considering it's another very small amp.
You also get the benefit of a headphone out, which is very much a necessity in an amp of this size as the tiny speakers wont take a great deal of punishment.
It would be great to see an AC adapter included but at this price it's not a show stopper and not to be expected.
Nice Retro Design
The Honeytone N10 really is a great looking little amp and as a decorative element certainly has some wow factor. It's plastic obviously, but looks very slick all the same. You can choose from a range of retro color options including: Aqua, Cream, Black and Burgundy.
The controls are as you might expect and the LED battery indicator isn't as reliable as you might expect but the leather handle is a surprising bonus that adds to the overall retro feel of the amp.
Features and Specifications
- Power: one-watt
- Overdrive and Clean modes for dual tone settings
- Comfortable leather handle
- Comes with a belt clip for wearability and portability
- 9 V battery or optional power adapter
Dimensions & Weight
- 6 x 3 x 6 inches
- 15.2 ounces
Generally speaking, customers are very pleased with the Honeytone N10 and pleasantly surprised by both the volume this amp produces and it's retro looks. Below are some comments taken from Honeytone N10 owners:
I love the retro style. I could unhook the guitar cable from it and have it displayed on a shelf and it would still look great.
At $20, I considered this along the lines of those 3-channel r/c helicopters, little engineering marvels priced so low as to almost demand to be purchased. And for $20 it delivers.
The color and the vibe are really cool. However, in terms of sound quality and actually using the product, I tried many different configurations and unless you connect this to a sound system or headphones, it sounds horrible.
This small item packs a big sound. Works great, shipping was fast and the price is right. Great experience all around.
It's fairly loud, but very difficult to dial in. If you don't have the volume/distortion on your instrument and the amp just right, you'll get nothing but harsh static and popping. Once you get it in the right spot though, it has a nice vintage rock sound.
Danelectro may not be one of the elder statesmen of Guitar Amplification but they have cornered a good niche of stylish portable practice amps such as the Danelectro N10BK Honey Tone Mini Amp. If you are not too serious about tone and just really value the portability of a practice amp, then this might just be what you are looking for. At under $30 (at the time of writing) it doesn’t have a lot of competition with the exception of the Vox Amplug at just under $40.00 which does not include a speaker.