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15-Watt, 1x12 Guitar Combo Tube Amplifier with Celestion Speaker and Spring Reverb
Get superior tone and flexibility using this 15-Watt, 1x12 Guitar Combo Tube Amplifier with Celestion Speaker and Spring Reverb. Three industry standard 12AX7 tubes drive the preamp and reverb sections, while a pair of EL84 tubes deliver the punch. The spring reverb can be switched on or off using a foot pedal and the 3-band equalizer allows you to really dial in your sound. The cabinet has an open back and features a leather handle, cloth speaker grill, and a cream-colored, textured, synthetic leather exterior with chrome corner guards.
Tube Amplifier: Three industry standard 12AX7 tubes drive the preamp and reverb sections, while a pair of EL84 tubes deliver the punch.
Spring Reverb: The genuine spring reverb adds a lush spaciousness to your tone and can be switch on or off using a foot pedal.
FX Loop: The FX loop allows you to insert effects between the preamp and power amp sections, giving more versatility to your sound.
Classic Styling: Enjoy the tone and styling of the 40's and 50's with the classic cream-colored, textured, synthetic leather exterior with chrome corner guards.
You Spoke, We Listened
At Monoprice, we take cutomer opinions very seriously. We have taken our
customer reviews to heart and improved the spring reverb and made some
cosmetic changes to simplify operation over the previous version of this amp.
Tubes are King
In a world dominated by innovation and digital emulation the vacuum tube or valve is
still the undisputed king of the guitar amplification world.
Versatile and Durable
The amp features a low and a high input, an improved reverb tank, an FX loop, and a
3-band equilizer. The Celestion Seventy 80 is detailed and crisply defined, with a tightly
controlled low-end and punchy, aggressive upper mid-range. The top-end response is
also subtly increased.
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|Driver||12" Celestion Seventy 80|
|Rated Power||15 watts|
|Frequency Response||80Hz ~ 10kHz|
|Total Harmonic Distortion||0.5% (clean mode)|
|Hum and Noise||-75dB below rated power|
|Input Impedance||1 megohm|
|Power Consumption||50 watts maximum|
|Amplifier Load Range||8 ~ 16 ohms|
|Preamplifier Section||3x ECC83/12AX7 preamp tubes|
|Power Amplifier Section||2x EL84 power tubes|
|Dimensions||16.8" x 17.1" x 9.25" (427 x 435 x 235 mm)|
|Weight||25.4 lbs. (11.5kg)|
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At anything above the lowest volume the reverb would rattle like crazy giving a clanging type sound. The tank was secured under the speaker to the cabinet with glue and a piece low density foam which allowed it to move excessively, causing the springs to smack into the tank housing.. I removed it from the foam and secured it directly to the cabinet with a set of rubber grommets which stopped the noise even at full volume.
Overall a great amp for the price but needed a bit of work to get it to its full potential.
PROS: Nice speaker, good tone, cool low wattage input, good tone controls.
CONS: Not the nicest tubes, poorly secured reverb tank, tolex had some bubbles and rough edges.
The broken amp was the older TV style, and the replacement is the new style with controls on the front. It is night and day quieter, the reverb is more powerful with beefier wiring and connections, and I think the EQ is even sweeter and more chimney on the newer style than it was on the old style. The 70/80 speaker is an underdog that I think sounds good in this amp, and it likely will become even more smooth after fully broken in. If one adjusts the EQ and other settings carefully, it sings. Just have to give it a chance before swapping to whatever the this speaker is cool or not now internet forum gods tout. Although I like the look of the older style just a tad more, the functionality and upgraded features of the new design trump looks any day.
PROS: Tone, price, quality.
PROS: Great price. Fun to play through. Classic "guitar here" rock tones with just an amp, guitar and cable. VH, Zep, Jimi .... it's all there.
CONS: No cons at this price but a tweed version or head only version would both be killer.
PROS: Great sound
CONS: Mediocre reverb
Jack for footswitch but none available
One knob was missing. Monoprice originally wanted me to return and reorder but I'll use a non-matching knob I have on hand if they can't find a knob. Hate to have them incur 2 way shipping for a tiny knob.
PROS: Lightweight, plenty of volume to jam with a live drummer, and still get the same great tone as low volume with the 1 watt input.
CONS: Tiny reverb tank sound gets pretty "boingy".
At 15W it's plenty loud enough to gig with - as long as your drummer isn't a complete animal banging away on the skins!
I haven't used the effects loop yet because there's really no need. unless I decide to use the amp's preamp gain. At that point I'll use it for modulation and time effects, as well as a noise killer.
I'm rocking two of these bad boys in true stereo and let me tell you, they sound fantastic! Catch them when Monoprice runs a special and you can grab a pair shipped to your house for less than $200 each!
PROS: Warm Tone
Great For Blues/Classic Rock/Jazz
Loud Enough For Gigs
CONS: Quality Control can be spotty
I love that it has gain + master volume, and an effects loop. I'm guessing the "Tone" control is really a "Presence" control. I wonder if the schematic for this amp can be found somewhere, I wonder what circuit design this amp has modeled.
I've got a number of tube amps (Marshall JCM800, vintage Fender Champ and Bronco, Crate VC). This is a perfect mid-sized amp for small rooms, with a great wide range of tones. The EL84 pairing has an expected chimey brightness. In terms of power, do you really need more than 15W? Probably not...and I love that about this amp. If you're playing small clubs you're probably gonna mic the amp anyway.
The build quality was really nice. Cream tolex was perfect, no scratches/glue/peeling. Knobs turn smoothly. Some of the screws (which are recessed by washers) stick up a little high, but that's pretty minor.
I wish the reverb was a longer spring reverb it's really short and "boingy". It's also extremely sensitive to the amplifier being touched/moved. Wish it had a standby switch too. All that said, for around $200 you have a really great sounding portable little amp.
PROS: Value, tone, master volume, build quality
CONS: Boingy short reverb, no standby switch, no detachable power cord.
The initial sound was very brassy (out of Fender / Lace Sensor's for crying out loud). The speaker was tight as a Scottish Banker to start with. A couple of hours later though the cone began to relax a bit and the sound warmed up. Still needs moderating and I haven't even hit this with the P90s or the TV Jones supers yet.
Lots of fun sounds though. Really good versatility too. The sub watt setting is more like 5 watt setting.. not bedroom level, but not too bad either. It doesn't give you 'attenuator brown'. The sound retains the highs and upper mids (mostly) and so you really can go to town.
PROS: Very good sound, strong versatility. Lots of fun from grumble to grind
CONS: Not a whole lot of clean headroom. Sub watt setting is anything but. One control for reverb but a Tone and 3 band EQ? Sound is very stiff and a touch brassy at least to start.
3 months ago