A really great low wattage tube guitar amp well endowed with classic tone.
A guitar amp is like a signal processor: it can enhance or detract from the original tone of a nice guitar. This amp adds heaps of tube colour at relatively low volumes. I have had a number of amps, but as I am aging I find I dont like loud volumes (my ears ring for days after an otherwise nice jam session), I need more room around the house, and I cant manage 2x12's on the tram like I used to. This amp at 22w is more than loud enough for me, and is perfect stage volume. Actually, I got to 2 out of 10 before the howls of protest began from my housemates (boring nits arent they). Straight into the faceplate, it gives glassy Fender cleans, and it owns the patent on shimmering reverb and vibrato. I put a well kwown basic distortion box in front of it and got fabulously accentuated highs/mids. Its a very exciting amp to play even with no signal processing. Compared to the Blues Jr, its got a bigger speaker and more power. Compared to the Marchall JTM its got better sound at lower voluments. It will not sound like a Marshall plexi with 4x12's, however its a Fender 65 Deluxe Reverb for heaven's sake (and I have my DTM4000 if I really need the saturation). It is inconvenient that you have to manually change inputs between clean and reverb channels (the footswitch changes the "reverb" channel between reverb and vibrato). However I like the sound of both channels so much its worth the hassle of a true/bypass A/B switch box. It will hold its resale value well.Read full review