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Kustom Defender 15H Guitar Amplifier Head (15 Watts)

This affordable guitar amplifier head from Kustom is protected by a rugged metal housing. (4) Read 4 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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The Kustom Defender 15H is an EL-84 powered, 15-watt tube head in a rugged metal housing with unique, professional features. In addition to the Volume and Tone controls, it features a four position EQ low-frequency response control for American to British low end response and blended settings in-between, 1/4 power switch, multiple impedance operation and transformer - tapped speaker-emulated, XLR balanced line out with ground lift.

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- MS Wattage: 4 / 15 Watts
- Tube Preamp: 12AX7
- Tone Controls: Tone & Bass Response Selector
- Pull Bright Function: -
- Power Tubes: EL84 (x2)
- Direct Out: Speaker Emulated
- Dimensions: 5.5" H x 14.4" W x 8.9" D
- Dimensions (mm): 140 H x 367 W x 225 D
- Weight: 10.58 lbs.
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Shipping Weight: 12 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 18 x 11 x 8 in
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This review has been selected by our experts as particularly helpful. "Power and performance with excellent features in a small light package that you won't need to make payments on."
Sound: Kustom 15H Defender Tube amp is a quality product in a small, light package. I easily tote this amp around from room to room due to it's portability. Only weighs about 10 lbs and is a potent piece of work. 15 tube watts is plenty to work with here especially if you have potent high db speakers like the newer eminence designs. I have a B-52 ATA 412 cab that has very loud speakers and i'm lucky to get to 2-3 on the volume knob on my 100 watt B-52 tube head and it screams with the 15H. I'm using it with High quality Celestion speakers now and the 15H really brings out the warmth and depth of those speakers. The power selector knob with 4 and 15 watts works great. 4 watts for lower volume and earlier breakup or 15 watts for cleaner work or louder distortion. The 4 position bass response knob works good to dial in your speaker type or music style. The bass response is basically a tone selector switch that works well with the tone knob for finer adjustment. Some of my speakers like more bass then others. The rear panel has 2) speaker outputs and a switch for 4,8 and 16 ohms. Now for the best feature and the reason why I chose this amp is the XLR output on the rear panel enables me to connect to a PA with the same tube tone as the amp and is optimized for a celestion speaker response out of the PA. I have thus far used the 15H with the speaker output connected to a 1X12 monitor and XLR out to a Crate 150 watt Power Block amp and a PA speaker column and the sound quality came through and reacted with bass and tone controls favorably. I could not find this feature in any other small tube amps. Feature: 2 channels would have been nice but not complaining. The power switch, tone and volume controls work well together. Ease of Use: Very easy and simple. Switch on and go. Quality: This product is everything I need it to be. No issues with reliability yet. Seems to be a durable product. Can't believe how light and loud it is. Value: Very good value for the money. Big bang for the buck. Manufacturer Support: No experience with Kustom equipment or customer service before this is my first Kustom product. Kustom has been around a long time and probably for good reason. The Wow Factor: Most appealing was the price and features. Power and performance, lean and mean thats all I needed. I didn't care much how it looked as long as it didn't have that ancient Kustom padding around it I was good. Overall: As long as this unit keeps working i'm good. If it were stolen I would buy another in a heartbeat.
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Overall: Best tube amp on the market for its price and features i never owed a 3-tube amp. Closes I got was the orange tiny terror that only had preamp tube. I've tried many 100 watt marshall solid states the tone just wasn't their. I have a digitech rp1000 in front of this amp turned off the amp modeling and use as effects pedalboard. No matter what distortion or overdrive pedal i use this amp gives you a great tone then add reverb,delay etc. and your ready to rock,metal,blues. It also has a crisp clean tone when all effects are bypassed. I record right out the back with the speaker emulated direct out .That's why you don't need to use the amp sims in your multi effects pedal. Buy one no matter what pedals you have. Your ears will be happy......
Style of Music: rock metal blues
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