Headrush FRFR 108

It’s a good deal. Not just for the price, either.

I’m liking it at home and take it to jams (and gigs, when I make that happen again). Clear and good definition.

Better off the floor. I put it on a chair. I’d have exchanged it for the 12” but don’t feel the need, as a guitarist.

This is a good review. Pretty much mirrors what I’m seeing:


I have one of these, and for the price and weight they are just great! I use mine for practicing at home and small jams with friends. It is just so small, light, and easy to carry around. I have other equipment for gigging.

Like any decent small amp/cab though, if you had to use it at a gig or larger venue, you can always mic it up or go direct to the PA. I think the only caveat, as mentioned in the video, is if you are playing with a really loud band and can’t hear it. These can get pretty loud though so for many bands with controlled stage volume it should be adequate.

I have heard it mentioned that some players have opted for an equivalent Alto version (same company and essentially the same powered cab) instead because they are a bit more versatile if you intend to switch back and forth between using yours as, for example, a stage/vocal monitor versus a guitar monitor, or perhaps for busking with a mic. The Alto TS408 for instance, has more in the way of DSP tone shaping as well as Bluetooth connectivity and a USB charging port, for about $40 more. By way of contrast in explaining why anyone would choose the Headrush instead, as it lacks these features, the company claims that the Headrush’s tone is better optimized for guitar.

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I’m wondering how it compares to the BOSE S1 PRO. Never heard either one of these.
I’m currently looking for something home-practice-suitable without having to sit at the desk in front of studio monitors. Wouldn’t mind having two individual and compact speakers for stereo instead of a bigger mono speaker.

My first experience with the Bose S1 was with an acoustic guitar and a Tone Dexter at a friend’s house. I found it pretty impressive and the basic EQ comes in handy. My buddy absolutely loves it. He uses it as a bluetooth speaker as well. After I bought my QC the S1 went on sale at Best Buy for $400. I figured it was a no brainer at that price point so I picked one up. It sounds great with the QC.
I’m in the middle of a remodel but I’m looking forward to playing the QC through my Dynaudio monitors once I get my studio space set back up.

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I have 2 and like them a lot.

Sometimes I take one to rehearshalls or little gigs with friends.

With these you can go stereo for a few bucks. Absolutely worth. You’ll be convinced as soon as you hit the first chord with preset 4H DUAL AMPS AND CABS. Shocking!

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I was using my Quilter Micro Pro Mach 2 8” for a while. There’s a PA speaker in there so it can handle vocals, acoustic, harmonica, etc. When you plug into the return of the amp effects loop, the modeler then controls everything. That actually works with any amp’s effects loop.

It’s a good sound and supplies you with a nice backup amp should anything go wrong with the modeler. But the Headrush is fuller. Catches more of the nuances. Don’t know about others’ impressions, but I do think the 8” is pretty much all you need.

I, too, am a dual Headrush '108 user, completely satisfied. I use them in my home studio but not for gigging outside of my home, so I cannot comment on them for that purpose. They are on speaker stands and sound great. They also sound really good for bass guitar in my studio. After reading many glowing reviews and considering the price (USD 249), I took a pair home and was immediately satisfied that the purchase was reasonable. The build quality is excellent, and the design is well thought out. I’d recommend them to QC users looking for an amplifier system at a very competitive price.