Quilter Aviator Cub Guitar Combo Amplifier (50 Watts, 1x12")

Quilter Aviator Cub Guitar Combo Amplifier (50 Watts, 1x12")

Add a huge dose of vintage-flavored versatility to your rig with the Aviator Cub. Choose between authentic '60 Tweed, '62 Blonde, and '65 Blackface voicings.

Overall User Ratings (based on 4 ratings)
Overall:
5 out of 5 stars
Sound:
5 out of 5 stars
Features:
5 out of 5 stars
Ease of Use:
5 out of 5 stars
Quality:
5 out of 5 stars
Value:
4.5 out of 5 stars
Manufacturer Support:
5 out of 5 stars
The Wow Factor:
5 out of 5 stars
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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Submitted May 3, 2021 by a customer from gmail.com
"Great amp!"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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Was able to compare this amp with a Blackstar club 40 at an outdoor event at pretty high volumes and this thing sounded so close! To my ears it sounded better! I can not believe the clean volume this amp can achieve! Light as a feather! You will have to play with the eq to get the right results but its pretty easy to dial it in. I put treble and mids at 25% and gain bass and limiter at 12 o'clock.. The blackface input sounds really good when you're going straight into the amp. But if you're using pedals (in my case a Headrush Gigboard) the tweed seems to respond more naturally. The blonde is a little harsh but might work with the right guitar. If it's built to last (which I'm sure it is) it'll be my #1!
Musical Background:
Touring musician for 20+ years
Musical Style:
Reggae, rock, blues, RnB, gospel..
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Submitted July 23, 2021 by jman morrill in Panama City Beach, FL
"WOW"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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I just received my cub amp, and it sounds great, i also own a micro pro, this amp does everything the micro pro does for less money, i really like the tweed and black face jacks, outstanding reverb, headphone jack. I have built 20 tube amps and this sounds better than all of them, this is the future of amps, tubes will be obsolete in the near future. 20 lbs wow. don't bother with Katanas. or modeling amps. $599. free shipping The active eq is great.
Musical Background:
rock, country, finger style
Musical Style:
Atkins, Nokie Edwards
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Submitted January 1, 2022 by Dean Allen in Alameda, CA
"Excellent Grab-n-Go amp."
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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Wow, where to start? It showed up at my doorstep about 1 pm, unboxed and tested for fifteen minutes and at 5 was set up at a New Years gig. It sounded that good that quick, having fiddled with the controls only once. The Quilter Aviator Cub checked all the boxes I needed to fill the vacant "Grab-n-Go" slot in my amp collection; 1x12, light, enough volume, some gain, nice tone and not too expensive. It totally exceeded my hopes on every point but the price, but at $649 it did fall into my criteria. Along with all that it has a super nice digital reverb for folks like me who like a tiny "on all the time" splash with perfect timbre and length with no cheesy "boing". An FX loop, a cool limiter control and three differently voiced inputs also add a lot to be experimented with, and after last night's gig I have every reason to be optimistic. Along with being strangely light when you pick it up (21.5 lbs) - so far every time I jerk it up into the air, I'm not the first reviewer to point out the weirdness of such a large sound coming from such a small cabinet which is barely if at all larger than a tweed Deluxe. This could be partially if not largely credited to the Eminence 12" designed just for this amp. Doesn't seem scientifically possible, but there you are. Plus, with a powerful drummer pounding a mid '80s maple Gretsch kit I still had plenty of reserve on both the master and gain controls, so the general rule of "tube watts x 1/2 = solid state watts" does not apply here, although it's surely not a paint peeling "Marshall 2204" type 50 watts. Straight out of the box and into a gig is a very tough test for any amp, and this one didn't simply rise to the challenge but impressed greatly. I think you have to go to the really expensive boutique gear to beat this amp. I like it very much. Bravo, Quilter Labs.
Sound
Nice organic blended sound of tubes and old fashioned non-digital solid state tones (Yamaha/GK). Very musical, responsive and touch sensitive, full bodied voicings.
Features
No channel switching - odd, but I don't use it anyway. The amp allows you to easily do that with your guitar's volume control. Excellent verb, loop and cool Limiter control.
Ease of Use
Great sounds as soon as you plug in. Easy and quick to dial.
Quality
Fit and finish is perfect, simple but tasteful looks. Nice cover included, unusual at this price range.
Value
Amp is very much worth the price.
Manufacturer Support
Brand new, no contact with company.
The Wow Factor
Appeal of this product could be limited with no channel switching, but I don't think it needs it. I think it's perfect just like it is.
Musical Background:
Gigging since childhood, have owned and gigged most of the great amps.
Musical Style:
Rock, Country, Folk, Americana
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Submitted March 28, 2022 by Ray M in Thermopolis, WY
"My New Go-To Workhorse"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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This is my second Quilter amp. I've been running a MPM2-8 hard now for... almost six years? Wow time flies. Anyway no need to repeat all the superlatives everyone else has already gushed about this (and all the other) Quilter amp.Tone/tonal variety? Check.Lightweight? Check, and my back continues to thank me.Reliability? Haven't had this amp long enough to know, but Quilter reputation and my experiences with the Mach2 inform me I won't be worrying too much about being left hanging in the middle of a gig.Each of the 3 channels shine by themselves. I'm favoring the tweed channel, but want to get a 3-way box to be able to select from among all 3 on the fly.Pat's a blazing genius; kinda the nerd I always wanted to be(come).
Musical Background:
Picking Guit 44 years; Dobro, lap steel, bass, blow harp
Musical Style:
Blues, southern rock, OLD and outlaw country, western swing, jazz
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