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Epiphone Valve Junior Head Tube Guitar Amplifier

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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... Click To Read More About This Product

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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 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.

FEATURES

  • 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 Junior Head Tube Guitar Amplifier
 
4.6

(based on 32 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

The most tone 100 bucks can buy

I picked up one of these, with the matching extension Cab. I plugged in a cheap Mex-Strat at the store, and after playing 2 chords,I was ready to buy it. When I...Read complete review

I picked up one of these, with the matching extension Cab. I plugged in a cheap Mex-Strat at the store, and after playing 2 chords,I was ready to buy it. When I got home then it got even better, with my 74 Strat(not a reissued) and HS3 pickups. This is the best Tone=Money ratio ever. I've played Marshalls, Fenders, Mesas, Peaveys, you name it, but this is as close as it gets to that "tone in my head". There are a million mods to hot rod this little beast too, I'll be buying 1 or 2 more in a few days. I love the matching cab too. The more I play it the better the speaker sounds (it's starting to break up already) Do yourself a favor and get one, it wont even make a dent in your pocket.

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class a bliss

An awesome little class a amplifier. Nothing really comes close to the sound and value for money of this amp. With the possible exception of switching out the tubes ( at a cost of...Read complete review

An awesome little class a amplifier. Nothing really comes close to the sound and value for money of this amp. With the possible exception of switching out the tubes ( at a cost of $20 ) you've got a great quality boutique sleeper.

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(15 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The most tone 100 bucks can buy

By Anthonylv64

from Las Vegas, NV

Comments about Epiphone Valve Junior Head Tube Guitar Amplifier:

I picked up one of these, with the matching extension Cab. I plugged in a cheap Mex-Strat at the store, and after playing 2 chords,I was ready to buy it. When I got home then it got even better, with my 74 Strat(not a reissued) and HS3 pickups. This is the best Tone=Money ratio ever. I've played Marshalls, Fenders, Mesas, Peaveys, you name it, but this is as close as it gets to that "tone in my head". There are a million mods to hot rod this little beast too, I'll be buying 1 or 2 more in a few days. I love the matching cab too. The more I play it the better the speaker sounds (it's starting to break up already) Do yourself a favor and get one, it wont even make a dent in your pocket.

(8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Fabulous Little Amp

By Himmi Jendrix

from Manlius, NY

Comments about Epiphone Valve Junior Head Tube Guitar Amplifier:

One knob. Two tubes. 5 Watts. Class 'A' Simply Fabulous little amp head. But you'll probably need an EQ. I do. Really nice well built amp. Buy one before Epiphone realizes what a winner they've created, and raise it's price. Even the cabinet alone is worth $100.00! So, Don't think, just BUY IT NOW!!! You'll be glad you did. even if you don't like it and 'flip it' you wont lose a cent. BTW, it needs speaker(s): It's just the head.

(8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Rings like a bell

By mcbain

from San Diego

Comments about Epiphone Valve Junior Head Tube Guitar Amplifier:

Nice clean tone that rings forever! It doesnt get any more simple then this. One volume knob and thats it. Super clean tube tone sounds fantastic with all my guitars. Starts, SG, RG, This would be a great recording amp. At volumes lower then 10 o'clock, amp is really clean. Over 12 o'clock will get you classic breakup of the 60's. It's the best amp to come out in years.

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Wolf in Sheep's clothing

By bretman

from Iowa City

Comments about Epiphone Valve Junior Head Tube Guitar Amplifier:

I went to the new Guitar Center in Cedar Rapids 2 weeks back and saw they had a valve junior head. I plugged it into a peavey 4x12, cranked the volume all the way up, cranked the volume knob on the Les Paul I had and hit an "A" chord. HOLY COW!! It was bloody loud for 5 watts, and upon playing with the volume knob on the head, full of tasty tones all the way around, from sparkling clean to full-on old Marshall style crunch. I couldn't resist it, and took one home. I actually GIGGED with it last Friday night. It was just loud enough to keep up with the drums & bass, and it loves stomp boxes too! I used a Boss Super Overdrive for lead boosts, and it worked like a million bucks. It sounds particularly nice with a Strat played through it. Just pick one up before they're all gone...I'm gonna get another one and run stereo with my 2 2x12 Texas Heat loaded cabs.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

RE: Epiphone Valve Junior Head

By James Paige

from Chicago, IL

Comments about Epiphone Valve Junior Head Tube Guitar Amplifier:

Let me just say, THIS THING ROCKS! Just got it today and I can't believe it. This is a must have. Of course it's not a Bassman or a Plexi or whatever, but it's THE BEST 100 bucks you'll ever spend on gear.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Epiphone Valve JR Head

By Steve Peel

from Maple Glen PA

Comments about Epiphone Valve Junior Head Tube Guitar Amplifier:

This amp is almost perfect!!! I came pretty close to unlocking that tone in my head a few days a go when I bought this amp, it sounds amazing with my Washburn hollow body and knock-off Les Paul. The high output chrunch is perfect for classic rock song. I hope you find this review helpful.

(4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Class A fun

By RD Artist

from Alpharetta,Ga.

Comments about Epiphone Valve Junior Head Tube Guitar Amplifier:

I was looking for a tube amp that had that classic sound,this amp has it!!! and the price can't be beat I run a digitech rp50 through it and I never get off my clean setting I love it!! great for classic rock and blues and for you modders out there there are a plethora of kits for you. Buy this amp you will love it!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

wake up tone mongers

By all 4 JC

from Oceanside, Ca

Comments about Epiphone Valve Junior Head Tube Guitar Amplifier:

Hello! 99 bucks for all tube tone. I bought this yesterday, it's pretty rad. All you need to do is upgrade the tubes for a cleaner bluesier tone. It has just enough power to crank all the way up and still be able to breathe. This is definately the best value for the money of any amp out there. I pluged it into some of my 4X12 cabs,Mesa, Marshall, Hi Watt, and an Ibanez thermion( which by the way is totally insane) it needs more juice for them and into my 1X12 black shadow mesa cab, that didn't do it for me. The best sound came from a Vox AD 212 and a Marshall 1936 lead 2X12 cab. So if you are running a 2X12 cab this is the amp for you. Keep it low for clean and past 75% for some grumbly grunge. It's light, portable, trick leather 2 tone covering and best of all, simple. :D

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

The Tiny Tube Titan!

By CS_Squiggy

from Hollywood, CA

Comments about Epiphone Valve Junior Head Tube Guitar Amplifier:

Epiphone has created a monster! Measuring 5 watts through its single EL34 power tube, the valve junior is a dream come true. Wether you be a beginner who is strapped for cash, or a electronic fiend who loves to get down and dirty customizing, this amp is perfect for you. There is so much tonal range streched out of a single Sovtek 12ax7. I bought two for myself, one to modify and trick out(my guitar dept and I have gotten it almost sounding plexi with a small amount of diode clipping and an input boost), and the other to take advantage of both its amazing clean tones and the warranty. I could not ask for anything more from this amp, especially at such a low price. This is a must add to any collection.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

class a bliss

By rocker

from Lake Jackson, TX

Comments about Epiphone Valve Junior Head Tube Guitar Amplifier:

An awesome little class a amplifier. Nothing really comes close to the sound and value for money of this amp. With the possible exception of switching out the tubes ( at a cost of $20 ) you've got a great quality boutique sleeper.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Sound - Great Price

By DrewB

from Midwest

Comments about Epiphone Valve Junior Head Tube Guitar Amplifier:

The Epiphone Valve Junior head is not a feature-laden amp. There is a volume control and (surprisingly) separate jacks for 4-, 8- & 16-ohm output impedances. This latter feature gives you a lot of options for matching the amp to different cabinets. What this amp really has going for it is a good sound that lets any guitar you plug into it sound like itself at any setting of the volume control. The simplicity of the circuit doesn't homogenize what you plug into it, so a Tele sounds like a Tele, a Strat sounds like a Strat, a Les Paul sounds like a Les Paul, etc. The amp is also very quiet, with filament hum almost nonexistent. That you can get this good a sound from an amp at this price point makes it a no-brainer in the bang-for-the-buck department. It's not built to survive a world tour, but you can't expect that for $100. While it sounds really good in stock form, it's a good platform for modifying, and you may learn some things about how amplifiers work if you decide to try some of the modifications that are being developed and published for this increasingly-popular (for good reason) amp.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing

By Jo Jo the Idiot Circuis Boy

from Atlanta

Comments about Epiphone Valve Junior Head Tube Guitar Amplifier:

This amp is a one-trick pony. But when that one trick is Class A Tube Overdrives, what more do you need? I had a Vox AD30vt that the DSP had died in. Unfortunately, the amp just doesn't work without it, so it was junk. I figured since I normally used one of the clean amps with the gain way up and liked that sound better than any of the models, I'd try this amp. It sounds amazing going into that Vox 1x10, better imo than the Marshall cab I tried it with at GC. I get blusy tunes with it and my SG with the stock tubes that are to die for. Originally, I was planning on picking up an EQ, but there's no reason. And the thing is insanely loud through that speaker. I've got to get an Air Brake so I don't get kicked out of my apartment. And at $100, there is no reason not to own one.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing

By Matt

from Arizona

Comments about Epiphone Valve Junior Head Tube Guitar Amplifier:

Wow. The first time I saw this online I never thought I would end up owning one, none the less loving it. I currently run this either through a single 8" speaker for practice, and when I really feel like cranking it for rehearsal or such I switch to a 2x12 with two 50 watt speakers. This head is amazing for how simple it is. I am known in my band as the tone freak, so this is new for me, but I love it. There is so much tonality in that one volume knob. It goes from sweet boutique sound with volume low and your neck pickup, then cranking the volume and switching to your bridge you get this ear-splitting fuzz tone. Perfect for that Hendrix tone I've tried to duplicate. I can also run my boss DS-1 distortion through this for great metal sound. All in all, great head for such a low price and I would recommend it to any guitarist, beginner to novice.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

THIS THING CRANKS!!!

By MetalHell Studios

from Isanti, MN.

Comments about Epiphone Valve Junior Head Tube Guitar Amplifier:

Don't be fooled by 5w, this is 5w class A, This little baby will pound it out with the biggest tube head and not miss a beat!!! I don't know why you should go without one!!! for any volume level the tones are there, I like to play mine on 1/3 volume and with a distortion box, it sounds as good as my line6 half stack. I plan to upgrade the tubes and maybe a standby switch, but other than that, I say buy one and experiance the sound for yourself!!! the Eminance speaker is top notch in sound from the lows to the leads, it is crisp and clean, and can shake the whole house if you want!!! I have played with many amps and for the price this thing takes the cake!!!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

a great head

By future guy

from memphis, tn

Comments about Epiphone Valve Junior Head Tube Guitar Amplifier:

i bought this head and the matching cab, and let me tell you it is great. at low volume you get e beautiful clean tone, very warm. at about 12 o'clock on the volume its starts to break up, its a very gritty break up with ALOT of low end, so much in fact that when i really crank it, i have to use an eq in front of it, i have a digitech overdrive pedal with controls for high and low, that pedal and this amp work wonderfully together. leave the amp at about 3 o'clock with the pedals level and high knobs maxed, the gain knob at zero and the low knob at about 3 and when you hit the pedal youve got a GREAT solo tone, stomp the pedal off and your back to a crunchy rhythm tone. for the price this amp cant be beat

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great head!

By Chase

from Tipton, IA

Comments about Epiphone Valve Junior Head Tube Guitar Amplifier:

I actually bought the half-stack, but I thought it was worth writing another review specifically for the head. It sounds great. The 3 speaker outputs (4, 8, and 16 ohm) allows you to hook it up to pretty much any cab. It's got good distortion even at relatively low levels. Plenty of volume. One word of caution: If you get no sound, the tubes may be loose. They have a tendency to vibrate loose during shipment.

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

A pretty good practice amp

By LesPaulSteve32

from Coleman, MI

Comments about Epiphone Valve Junior Head Tube Guitar Amplifier:

This amp is pretty good. You can tell it's an Epiphone. It's not their best amp they have made, but it's o.k. It is a tube amp though, which is good , for me anyways, cause they rock, but that's about it.

 
5.0

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!

By Bill

from Nashville Tn

Comments about Epiphone Valve Junior Head Tube Guitar Amplifier:

Hi All, First let me say that this amp ROCKS!!! Now keep in mind that I am a former employee of Epiphone and I didn?t leave on good terms but I must give credit where credit is due. This thing is ripe for doing mods !!! And when coupled with a quality speaker well all I can say is WOW!!!!!!! Do you realize that you can?t even buy the parts and build this thing for the same price that Guitar center is selling these little monsters at!!! All I can say is WOW!!! Got to give credit to epiphone as much as I hate to do that they deserve it !!! this is one AWSOME little amp!!!

 
5.0

Sweet looking amp with sweet sound

By micah

from minnesota

Comments about Epiphone Valve Junior Head Tube Guitar Amplifier:

This retro style amp delievers outstanding quality sound for the price it's sold at. The design also gives the amp the retro look which adds to the amazing-ness. Worth the money.

 
4.0

Amazing Little Tube Amp

By emberix

from California

Comments about Epiphone Valve Junior Head Tube Guitar Amplifier:

Wow, what a great idea. A great little practice amp with amazing tube sound, at a cheap price. Really, this thing is the best. You can play by yourself or for some friends, and this baby will sound really good. Its also LOUD for such a small thing. Great concept and great product.

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