70’s or 80’s ProAmp Viper 100.  Solid state preamp, 2x6L6 power amp = 100 watts of tuby greatness. Warmth.

70’s or 80’s ProAmp Viper 100. Solid state preamp, 2x6L6 power amp = 100 watts of tuby greatness. Warmth.

Insides of a 1994 Trace Elliot GP7SM 130 watt bass amp. Tidy and good quality.

Insides of a 1994 Trace Elliot GP7SM 130 watt bass amp. Tidy and good quality.

1988 vox venue lead 50. 
50 watt solid state
2 spring reverb
Eminence 8 ohm speaker 12”

Sounds wonderful. Jazzy tones, warm clean and nice breakup. Closed back configuration.

1988 vox venue lead 50.
50 watt solid state
2 spring reverb
Eminence 8 ohm speaker 12”

Sounds wonderful. Jazzy tones, warm clean and nice breakup. Closed back configuration.

1950’s Vidor battery powered tube amp

1950’s Vidor battery powered tube amp

1950’s Phillips Tube Radio

1950’s Phillips Tube Radio

Stagg 60BA
60 watt solid state 
12” speaker

Stagg 60BA
60 watt solid state
12” speaker

Carlsbro colt 30 journeyman amp.

SS 30 watt with bass treble controls and inputs for keyboard, guitar and mic.

Carlsbro colt 30 journeyman amp.

SS 30 watt with bass treble controls and inputs for keyboard, guitar and mic.

Bye bye nano valve!

Had a chance to hook it up to a 12” 8 ohm speaker in cab (eminence from 90’s from vox) and again, I can’t emphasise enough how much of an improvement this is to plug into a proper cab. It sounds like a real amp!  It needs an eq, a pedal would suffice I’m sure. Never got round to trying that.

But, the big flaw, for me, is the lack of headroom when cranking. It’s not a little bit overdriven, it’s tons!!!!  Fine if you were doing solo’s, but other than that, no good at high volumes.  I tried rolling back the volume and it did clean up but then lost some volume, so no help for me.

So I think that’s it, no more 5 watt amp testing for me. They’re a great idea, I love it, but I need something that I could use at home and take to a studio if I’m feeling lazy. This isn’t it sadly.

Would be interested to try a zt lunchbox, but one thing is more apparent than anything…….small speakers just don’t reproduce the lows a full size speaker does (at loud volumes)

Oh well, onwards and upwards!! :-)

Bye bye nano valve!

Had a chance to hook it up to a 12” 8 ohm speaker in cab (eminence from 90’s from vox) and again, I can’t emphasise enough how much of an improvement this is to plug into a proper cab. It sounds like a real amp! It needs an eq, a pedal would suffice I’m sure. Never got round to trying that.

But, the big flaw, for me, is the lack of headroom when cranking. It’s not a little bit overdriven, it’s tons!!!! Fine if you were doing solo’s, but other than that, no good at high volumes. I tried rolling back the volume and it did clean up but then lost some volume, so no help for me.

So I think that’s it, no more 5 watt amp testing for me. They’re a great idea, I love it, but I need something that I could use at home and take to a studio if I’m feeling lazy. This isn’t it sadly.

Would be interested to try a zt lunchbox, but one thing is more apparent than anything…….small speakers just don’t reproduce the lows a full size speaker does (at loud volumes)

Oh well, onwards and upwards!! :-)

Mullard 6v6gt. British made

Mullard 6v6gt. British made