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Quilter 101H Mini Guitar Amplifier Head (50 Watts)

Get five iconic amp voicings and up to 50W of power in a head that fits in your gig bag pocket. The 101H's TRI-Q control offers scoop, normal and lead tones. (6) Read 6 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Quilter 101H Mini Guitar Amplifier Head

Imagine being able to pack 5 of history's greatest sounding amplifiers into a package so small it fits in the pouch of your gig bag. Imagine a head so light you almost forgot it was there. Imagine a streamlined set up that only takes a few moments. Forget about the problems you are used to, like bad voltage or tiny stages. Plug it in and turn it up. Your friends stop snickering and their jaws begin to drop as a generous helping of Quilter wattage fills the room. Now they are asking where to get theirs. Welcome to a whole new world of practical and affordable tone.

One of the newest products from Quilter, the 101 Mini Head. With boutique-quality tones for recording, coupled with enough power to use on stage, the 101 Mini Head is the perfect amp head for the modern musician. The Quilter 101 Mini Head is a small size and streamlined 5-knob control panel that can serve as a backup for almost any stage amp.

The exclusive TRI-Q control blends three distinct voices, scoop, normal, and lead providing much more tone shaping than an ordinary "tone" control. The EFFECTS LOOP provides an idea place to connect "sweeteners" such as delay or chorus, adding their tone to the overall sound of the amp, including its overdrive. The Effects Send also provides a line out signal, and the HEADPHONE jack provides private listening as well as an alternate line-level output. DUAL SPEAKER JACKS on the back drive any normal speaker with a warm, musical response, and the amp is stable with no speaker connected.

Lightweight:

Your back has been waiting for this since the first time you laid hands on a heavy amp. With the 101 Mini Head, you can have gloriously huge tone without lugging around bulky and temperamental heads.

On the stage:

Real world power that sounds even bigger than tube technology. Unlike last-generation solid state technologies, Quilter amplifiers have enormous internal headroom far above published rated power. This means you get extra voltage swing, huge transients and, more importantly, the feel and harmonic content you can't usually get without glowing bottles.

At home:

Turn the Master way down, or plug in your headphones and keep it totally quiet as you work on your music late into the evening. The 101 Mini Head is the perfect missing link between your effects and your speaker cab, and tucks in anywhere to make your DAW look even more beautiful.

Controls

TRI-Q: As indicated by the graphics on the face plate, this control travels smoothly between three basic EQ patters. These settings affect the relative strength of low, mid, and high notes prior to reaching the overdrive section and therefore, help control which notes reach the point of overdrive first.
- The Left end of this control engages a mid-range "scoop." This setting tends to clean up the sound by reducing the volume of notes in the middle of chords, which can add to clutter. This allows the sound to be dominated by low notes and chiming highs, which creates a big bright sound, excellent for rhythm support and clean "acoustic" voicing.
- The central zone is basically neutral, representing the true sound of your guitar. The mid-range is full bodied, which produces a lush, relaxed tone with more potential for overdrive.
- The upper range emphasizes middle and high tones, for a classic lead-guitar voicing. By reducing relative bass gain, low notes don't bottom out so easily, so plenty of overdrive can be used without chords becoming too muddy.

Voice

This five-way switch selects among five overall tonal personalities, applied before and after the overdrive section, thus effectively giving you five different combinations of amplifier power and underlying EQ curves. It's almost like having five amps in one!
- Full Q: This is the baseline sound of the amplifier, with no superimposed tone shaping. The overdrive distortion is inspired by vintage British amplifiers using EL-84 or EL-34 tubes, with a smooth controllable entry into mild breakup, which can then be pushed further into plenty of incisive sizzle and slashing lead notes. The output wattage at the point of breakup is printed around the master control, which allows the power to be kept within the speaker's rating
- Tweed: Tone shaping is added after the overdrive to mellow out the highs and create a smaller, chestier bass response, inspired by the tone of early open-back amplifiers.
- Jazz: Input gain is reduced, and the clipping threshold is increased, to produce more clean headroom, without any added EQ voicing. The relaxed neutral tone response will remind you of vintage amplifiers used by early jazz guitarists. There is still enough gain to get into overdrive, so if you go there, remember that the maximum power is increased to 100 watts, and adjust the Master accordingly to protect your speakers.
- Surf: An overall scoop is added to the preamp EQ, inspired by the tone of 60's era Fender blackface amps, and the peak output power is increased to 100 watts. The result is a big, clean, sound with lots of body and chime and less mid-range clutter. As always use the master as necessary to reproduce overdrive dynamics at any output volume level.
- Lead: the preamp's full gain is available for maximum overdrive. A bass-treble boost and mid-range cut is applied after the overdrive stage, for maximum incisiveness and penetration. This enhances the overdrive harmonics and produces musically louder tones without actually increasing the net power into the speaker.

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- Power output: 0 to 100 watts maximum, 4-8 ohms
- AC Power Requirements: 100-240VAC, 50-60HZ, 150 maximum
- Input Connection: 1/4" Mono, 2M input impedance, 6V peak
- Effects Sends: 1/4" mono, 1V full scale, 600 ohms
- Effects Return: 1/4" mono, 1V full scale, 47K
- Headphone Output: 3.5mm mini jack, 4V peak
- Speaker 1 Output: 8 ohms, 60-100 W recommended speaker rating
- Speaker 2 Output: 4 ohms, 60-100 W recommended speaker rating
- Dual Speaker 1+2: 8 ohms each, 30-50 W recommended rating each
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Shipping Weight: 4 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 13 x 13 x 7 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 101-MINI HEAD
Customer Reviews
4.5 out of 5 (6 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
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Sound: A lot of people say it sounds like a blackface or twin reverb. Id have to agree. The eq settings are not your normal bass mid treble, they are more like cut filters but are very useable. Feature: The houseing is metel and seems durable enough. Ease of Use: Its very easy to get great sounds, hard to find a bad setting Value: Worth much more then what they are selling them for Manufacturer Support: Ive had no problems. If you are on face book look up quilter amp users group. Pat quilter will answer questions him self, thats F-ing support, id llok up and join this group before buying tons of gigging musicians that ise quilter products that are very helpfull. The Wow Factor: For its size it packs a ton of wow, people are amazed at the sounds this small foot print puts out. It fits on my pedal board, lots of wow here Overall: Look up quilter amps on google and try to find a bad review, i did and i could not find one.these amps are redefining solid state technology they sound and act/react like tube amps. Dont hook this thing up to crappy speakers and expect magic, you might get it you might not. But if you hook it up with the right speaker for your style then you will be happy, i use an enimence texas heat (12" 150w 8ohm)and it sounds amazing . Its loud and clean and can be dirty at bedroom volume. Is it loud enough to gig with? depends on the speaker and the size of the venue but im sure a 1x12 cab could fill any bar sized gig. Need more? Hook up a 2nd 1x12 or go with a 2x12 or 4x12 it can push them all. Is it 50w or 100w? Its both it has a 5 voice switch 3 are 50w and 2 are 100w. Its a clean realistic 50 or 100 watts as well most solid state amps turn to a mushy mess when you crank them because 100w is there max they start cliping at lower wattage and it sounds like crap, not this amp its rated at 100w clean so its actually capable of a lot more then 100w so keep that in mind when pairing speakers make sure they can handle 150-200w. 1 guitar input, fx loop, and 1/8th" head phone jackSpeaker Out put is one 8 ohm and 1 4ohm if you run 2 speaker outs thay are 8ohm each. There is no line out or di on this, thats kind of a drag but there are work arounds useing the headphone jack or the effects send.The amp voices are not digital models they are analog and sound real because they are. This amp os a steel at twice the price. And with the zzounds payment options and return options you cant go wrong. If you want a tube amp and cant afford one this is for you. If you need a back up amp that is small and light weight (2.5 lbs) or are just tired of carrying a 100lb tube amp and still need awesome tone, this is for you.
Style of Music: Rock/ blues
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Overall: Wow !!! I;d been trying to scale down on movable, portable rig, and this is a dream come true!! I built a cabnet for and Emenance Legend 15", 120 watt speaker )Cabnet is 17" X 16.5", just enough for the speaker), and the 101H ?? Whhooooo !! I play Jazz, and a little R&B, using the Surf setting, 8 watts, bass roll of, and gain on 5 !!!!!! I get more power than I'll ever use, this Lil' thang is BAD!! thank you Pat quilter, and "D" class amplification !!
Style of Music: Jazz, R/B, Blues.
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