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This Epiphone half-stack includes the Valve Junior Head and Valve Junior Extension Cab.Part of Epiphone's Valve series of tube guitar amps, the Valve Junior Head is a straight-forward, single-ended Cl... Click To Read More About This Product

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This Epiphone half-stack includes the Valve Junior Head and Valve Junior Extension Cab.

Part of Epiphone's Valve series of tube guitar amps, the Valve Junior Head is a straight-forward, single-ended Class A tube amp. This head version of the Epiphone Valve Junior tube guitar amp includes features not found in its combo cousin. It has DC filaments for both the preamp and power sections to reduce unwanted filament hum. It also has 4-, 8-, and 16-ohm speaker outputs so you can drive any kind of guitar speaker from a single 8" box to a 4x12" cab. Simple to operate, it delivers fabulous tube tone from singing to searing with a simple twist of the volume knob. Like the combo version, the Epi Valve Junior Amplifier Head delivers 5W power with one 12AX7 tube in the preamp and an EL84 in the power amp. Sports stylish vintage-style red and black vinyl covering with white piping and a cream front panel.

Featuring birch plywood construction, superior audio design, and cool retro looks, the Epiphone Valve Junior Extension Cab is the perfect match for Epiphone's Valve Junior Head. The speaker cabinet is equipped with a custom designed, 16-ohm, 12" Eminence Lady Luck speaker rated for 70 watts RMS.

Features
  • Valve Junior Head
  • 5W power
  • Single-ended Class A tube circuit
  • 12AX7 preamp tube
  • EL84 power amp tube
  • Tubes have DC filaments for reduced noise
  • Single chicken-head volume knob
  • 4, 8, 16 ohm outputs for speaker flexibility
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EpiphoneValve Jr. Half-Stack
 
4.9

(based on 18 reviews)

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(114 of 121 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

5 WATTS?

By Mountain of Judgement

from KC,MO

Comments about Epiphone Valve Jr. Half-Stack:

I am hear to sing the praises of the epiphone valve junior half stack.This little amp sounds better than any amp I have ever owned.I have been playing for 17 years and this is the first amp that lets your guitar sound like your guitar,not the amp with a guitar ran through it.With only 5 watts (but 5 class A watts) this thig is a mammoth.The extension cab sounds great too.Don't pass these up because of the low wattage you'll get plenty of sound.Buy one now before epiphone realizes what they are doing and decides to charge what they really should be.

(29 of 33 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I Love MY Valve Jr. Head & Cab

By Nikon Craig

from Detroit, Motown, The D

Comments about Epiphone Valve Jr. Half-Stack:

Well it is hard to believe but for the money it is amazing the kind of tone you can get from this head & cab., I have been playing guitar for over 20 years and currently play in a blues band and this amp is perfect, regardless of price, I have owned them all over the years and I currently own amp's I have paid 6 times over the price for and the Valve Jr. sounds as good if not better than them and without being to loud. I am planning a few mod's to the head and I think my new live rig will be 2 of the Valve Jr. Heads & 2 cab's miked through the PA, great tone & harmonics, light weight, easy to move, and did I say great tone. This amp just rocks without being to loud, I love it.

(27 of 34 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Shouldnt be a JR

By Artcore54

from TX BABY!!

Comments about Epiphone Valve Jr. Half-Stack:

For such a low wattage amp...it has terrific sound. Dont plan on it having effects because it doesnt....i play through a ibanez tube screamer and it sounds great.....wonderful recording ....or for personal use at home or office...great buy for the money..

(18 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Just buy it!!

By Stratman 62

from Southeast, USA

Comments about Epiphone Valve Jr. Half-Stack:

Epiphone Valve Jr. Half Stack......Simply put, just buy it!!! Great looks, great tone, even better price!! Not a better price to value product out there in my humble opinion. This is a straightforward, no frills, 5 class A watts tube amp with matched speaker cab and that's the beauty of this product. No extra digital effects built in, just a great sound with one knob that can give you a range from clean to distortion, you just set the knob on this beauty and then use your guitar volume/tone controls to get what you want. Just plug in, play, and enjoy the sounds coming from it. I bought this for my son who recently started playing, using his Epiphone (LP and SG) and Fender strat and it is absolutley perfect for any of those guitars in our home basement (caution, it can get really loud if you want it to!!) When he wants effects, he uses our assorted Boss pedals, Dunlap Wah, and MXR EVH phase 90. He can get ANY sound he wants using those.....this amp LOVES pedals. If you want to save a TON of money, for a great quality amp, go with this. I play a Gison LP and Fender strat and they sound great through his setup as well. Quite frankly, I find myself plugging in to the Epiphone half stack when he isn't playing......my setup is a big name that costs 4x what the EPI costs. Since I don't play gigs, if I had to do it again, I would have gotten the Epiphone instead of what I have. Thanks Epiphone, for making a high quality product at a super price!

(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

rocks pretty hard

By Bevan

from Atlanta, GA

Comments about Epiphone Valve Jr. Half-Stack:

i like to set the volume to about two o'clock and adjust tone and volume on my DiPinto Belvedere to suit the occasion...nice retro vibe...i am all about the classic tones...it has no reverb, but you don't need it with the natural sound of a tube amp, unless you insist on sounding like B.B. King, for which i turn to my Epiphone Blues Custom 30, another good product i enjoy...the half stack package contains no speaker cable, so you'll need a three-footer if you get it...these two Epiphone amps are made in China...i have several pieces of gear made there, and it was all good right out of the box

(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Praise Epiphone

By Jimmypage345

from Jacksonville, Florida

Comments about Epiphone Valve Jr. Half-Stack:

This is one heck of a Great tube amp. It goes great with a les paul and a Ibanez tube screamer.Why the tube screamer? To get the amps sound to break up it has to be over twelve O clock. This Amp is a beast and sounds alot louder than 5 watts. Over all, just go and buy this amp now!!!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

only 5 stars?

By Billy

from Schoharie, NY

Comments about Epiphone Valve Jr. Half-Stack:

I wish you could rate more than 5 stars because this thing is awesome! I just bought mine a couple days ago and it sounds amazing don't let this amp fool you with its low wattage, everybody always says they want that tube overdrive sound, and they buy 100 watt amps that they can't even turn up past hardly anything, with this amp you turn it on and hardly turn it up at all and you get that classic tube clean or overdriven sound, and this can get really loud, I'm going to be using it on stage at my church with a mic, and I've heard people say they can gig with it perfectly fine, get one!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

EVJ Half stack

By Smitty

from White Hall Md.

Comments about Epiphone Valve Jr. Half-Stack:

Great little amp.I play a Les Paul through a Boss ME 70 for almost any sound and style I need and for pure acoustic tone a Breedlove right into the input.It has enough power for a small to medium gig with a three piece group and can be easily carried by this 60 year old without getting a hernia.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Most bang for the buck you can get

By Fred

from Ruby, MI

Comments about Epiphone Valve Jr. Half-Stack:

I bought this little honey today. I have a Fender 600 Champ, and wanted another small tube amp. I tried out a couple of Palomino's at Guitar Center and some other Fender's, but this was the best deal by far. The sound quality was way better than anything else in it's price range. Only one knob with no reverb, but it really isn't needed. You probably won't miss it. I took it home and jammed with a friend on the drums and had no trouble being heard. Ran it through my Digitech RP250 into both the Fender Champ and the Epiphone in stereo and it was absolutely incredible. If you want the classic rock sound without huge stacks, get this little stack. You can't go wrong!!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I Am Amazed

By CMFN

from Rhode Island

Comments about Epiphone Valve Jr. Half-Stack:

I have a Marshall Artist head that I usually used but it needed servicing so I picked this up and now rarely use the Marshall. I run this little thing through a 4x12 Marshall 1960A Lead cabinet and it wails. You know that crunch that a Marshall gives you when you turn it up to the point that you can't hardly stand it? This gives you that crunch at a tolerable level. There are no effects except a vintage tube break up. If you are not playing to an auditorium then this is more than enough power. It's a wonderful amp-buy it.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

simple yet wonderful

By Don Kross

from lol yeah right

Comments about Epiphone Valve Jr. Half-Stack:

It's quite an amazing little thing I must say. altough my opinion is all speculation it is plain and simple a sweet sounding all tupe amp.The sound you feel is the sound you hear nothing more although personally that is quite enough to make me perfectly happy. I'm not some seasoned guitarist.I use a hell raiser avenger with emg 81/85 pickups with a nice overdrive this thing is monstrous but be ready to be aware how simplisticly wonderfull this little package really is.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

A Rockers DREAM

By D-Rock

from Redding/ California

Comments about Epiphone Valve Jr. Half-Stack:

This amp is PERFECT. For 5 watts, its WAY LOUD. If you play through pedals, the pedals sound better than on a normal amp. the only reason i didnt give it 5 stars is because i had to spend more money to get a tone knob mod. One thing i suggest is to get a good reverb unit.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Ridiculously good

By David Axlyn McLeod

from Little Rock, AR - Richmond, VA

Comments about Epiphone Valve Jr. Half-Stack:

I got this amp as something to keep around the house, with relatively low expectations, but after a few hours of breaking in found that it has the sound of a class A, literally 10 times the price. Playing through the 12 inch extension cab is a must for the full sound spectrum. Takes great to solid pedals, and don't worry about a tone knob, you don't need it. I have a 70 LP gold top, and a EP Casino which both sound completely different through the amp. Like a great class A, it doesn't cover them up.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

EL84 is GREAT

By Scream

from So Cal.

Comments about Epiphone Valve Jr. Half-Stack:

The Epiphone Valve Junior half stack is the best sounding 5 watt amp I have used. Gibson choosing the EL84 power tube which is a much better sounding tube then the 6L6 at 5 watts not enough volume from the 6L6 or the EL34 which loose there tone life much sooner then the EL84 is a wise design from Gibson. It�ۡ���s a great sounding class A amp that lets your guitar and fingers do the talking. Advanced players should fall in love with this amp. With a good PA you might be able to pull off a live performance but the Junior is made for the studio.

 
5.0

Exactly what I have been looking for the past 8 years

By Kelly Hampton

from Texas

Comments about Epiphone Valve Jr. Half-Stack:

I got this amp about a week ago and I am loving it. I have been looking for "My sound" for eight years. This amp is simple, one power switch and "one volume knob. You might say, "Where is the EQ?" or "Where is the Reverb?" IT DOESN'T NEED IT. This Amp is perfect for me. That said it may not be the amp for any aspiring metal heads or anything, but if you like good ol' tube clarity this is the amp for you too. Go grab one, a good old Strat, and belt out the opening riff of Sweet Home Alabama and you will know what I mean.

 
5.0

Buy this

By John

from Lawrenceville, GA

Comments about Epiphone Valve Jr. Half-Stack:

I am blown away by this amp. It has a perfect bluesy tone and can work a really heavy crunch when you turn it to about 12:00. I play a Gibson Melody Maker through it and it can be ridiculously loud, but the volume knob is versatile enough to be able to keep it at a whisper. I only play with EH pedals, but even Digitech and Boss sound great. Buy this amp if you want one that doesn't suck

 
5.0

This thing is great for the price & it looks cool too!

By Jay

from Orange County Ca.

Comments about Epiphone Valve Jr. Half-Stack:

Ok...lets start off with the facts. For the money you won't find a better deal. I am just getting back to guitars after many years and had several solid state amps. I knew I wanted a tube amp but I didn't want to spend big $ for something I'm practicing on. Yes I have had the big name amps over the years (Mesa/Fender/Vox) but for what I do in the quiet of my home this flat fits the bill. I can crank it if I need and get the distortion I enjoy or dial it back and still get the warmth I want. I play G&L ASATs and Epi Les Pauls thru it & it sounds sweet but surprisingly my hollow body's sound the best. I have both a WildKat and AlleyKat and both purr at 5 watts but this little amp loves my Casino 65. Warm buttery smooth tones with that combination and I can't help but smile everytime I plug in. The day they built this one (at least mine) somebody got it right. Face it, Epiphone has been making affordable quality stuff for years. I have had nothing but good luck with their gear. Same thing here. A single knob, how hard is that to screw up? Then throw in the low cost & true tube sound. Pure simplicity. This little baby pegs my fun meter. Ps. If you want to step it up a notch find a Valve Jr. Hot Rod head...a few more knobs to fine tune your tone & mod kits are available for both.

 
5.0

Sweet Tone for a Sweet Price!

By John

from North Little Rock, AR

Comments about Epiphone Valve Jr. Half-Stack:

Finally, a simple - straight forward amp with great tone. This thing is solid and looks like it will last a long time. I am currently playing my Taylor T-5 through this amp head which is connected to a Marshall 4x12" cabinet. No pedals needed, just set the volume to about 1 or 2 o'clock and adjust volume and tone on the guitar. I'm getting a killer Black Crowes tone out of it without any effort at all... I've had a lot of amps, this is by far the best one.

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