Danelectro HoneyTone N-10
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The HoneyTone probably wins the “cutest”
award, resembling a cross between a ‘50s radio
and a toaster. It comes in Burgundy, Aqua or
Yellow, though the Aqua model we received
looks more like Seafoam Green. There are
controls for Off/Volume, Tone and Overdrive,
a 1/4" input jack, 1/8" headphone jack, and a
standard AC power jack. The amp’s soft leather
handle and belt clip are a couple of thoughtful
additions; this was the one of two amps to
include a belt clip, which made it even more
mobile, if not a stunning fashion statement.
With low OD settings, the HoneyTone label is
an apt description: smooth and lightly sweet
with a little thickness. It’s very middy, and has
more gain than its tiny speaker seems to be
able to handle, so it may not be the best choice
for practicing your leads, but it is somewhat
sensitive to playing dynamics. It can go from
warm and snappy to a gritty, chewy rhythm
tone quite nicely just by digging in, and would
be a good choice for all-around desktop use.