Submitted March 15, 2017 by Lawrence B in Woodville, TX
"Clean tube tone on a budget? This is it."
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I have been looking for a single channel, clean, tube, amp head capable of Fender-esque clean tones in the under $500 range for a couple of years now.
I mainly had my eye on one of the Tube Screamer heads, then I noticed this hidden gem.
I'm sure many of you have read some of the same gear forum posts about this amp that I have, and so far, this amp has lived up to the claims.
I have not yet switched out any tubes or the speaker, so my review is for the amp as it comes stock.
I have owned many 1X10 combos over the last couple of decades, and none of them sounded as big as this amp. I took this amp to my friend's practice space and set it up on top of a half stack I have there, and when I started playing, my buddy thought that I had it plugged into the 4X12 cabinet,... no joke.
I bought it with the intention of mainly using it as a head, but have enjoyed it so much as it is, that I haven't even bothered to plug it into a cabinet yet.
It's not perfect though, or especially versatile. It just does the one thing, clean tube tone, but it does it fairly well, and very cheap.
I'm not going to go through the specifics because they have been gone over WELL by other people, I will only say that the general online consensus regarding this amp seems to be one of the rare instances where something actually lives up to the hype.
25+ years guitar
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