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
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EpiphoneValve Junior Head Tube Guitar Amplifier
 
4.8

(based on 216 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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Child's Play

A friend bought an Epiphone Valve Jr. amp along with an Epiphone Les Paul a couple months ago. The guitar is great! I wish I could say more for the amp. He had...Read complete review

A friend bought an Epiphone Valve Jr. amp along with an Epiphone Les Paul a couple months ago. The guitar is great! I wish I could say more for the amp. He had a hum in what he originally thought might be the guitar, but after trying different cords and guitars, we realized that the hum was in the amp. Turning off the florescent lights in the room did seem to help some. This amp is as basic as you can get. There is no tone control, no reverb, no line out (only speaker outputs) and 5W really isn't enough power to drive more than a 10" woofer. We tried his Epi Les Paul, and my Fender Strat through this amp using a Boss Delay petal and Ibanez Tube Screamer and finally concluded that this amp wasn't much more than a child's toy and returned it.

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5.0

Class A tone Jr style

By Mark G

from Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

Comments about Epiphone Valve Junior Head Tube Guitar Amplifier:

I use this amp with a distortion/overdrive pedal and a delay pedal, and I get such a fantastic tone I cannot believe I got it for this price. The Valve Jr is one of those little gems that you love to have around and can afford to have around. It allows for your guitar's dynamics to shine through. It allows for the affects and gain to shine through without killing the tone. This is something that, for me anyway, most comparatively-priced small solid state amps just do not do so well.

 
5.0

The Best

By BloosBoy-Fbp8u

from MN

Comments about Epiphone Valve Junior Head Tube Guitar Amplifier:

This feller is the best. I modified this with Mercury Mgnetics nd 6V6. Lusicous tone.

 
5.0

Epiphone Jr. Rocks

By joe eddy

from austin,texas

Comments about Epiphone Valve Junior Head Tube Guitar Amplifier:

I bought this amp when it first came out and have not looked back. I use it for recording and messing around. I put my Analog Man modded Tube Screamer in front of it and that is all she wrote.Three chords and a cloud of dust!It is a mini- Marshall. Can't gig with it at 5 watts but that's not why I got it. Vey cool.

 
5.0

Sweet and Simple

By Blue Blazes

from Austin. TX

Comments about Epiphone Valve Junior Head Tube Guitar Amplifier:

Not much to talk about here. Nice sound at all volumes, starts to break up at around 11 o'clock with single coil pups. The distortion maxes at a raunchy classic rock level. Definitely a great value, you won't be disappointed.

 
5.0

MF's Great Service

By Blind Hambone Raftery

from Colorado mountains

Comments about Epiphone Valve Junior Head Tube Guitar Amplifier:

I purchased an Epi Valve Jr. last June and had trouble getting any sound from it. In July I was in the hospital and the 45 day contract expired. In August, while putting in a phone order, the MF Rep asked if she could help with anything else, so I explained my problem with the Valve Jr. She went to Two supervisors who cleared up the matter. We exchanged for another. When it came, it didn't work. I was ready to cry, but got the guts to call back. Guess what? MF gave me a credit! That is the nicest service in the world. And that's one reason why I have receipts from MF going back to 1985! MF cares about us, whether pros or just garage band types like me. Thanks, Musician's Friend! You help musicians everywhere!

 
5.0

New To Tubes

By woodlands52

from Houston

Comments about Epiphone Valve Junior Head Tube Guitar Amplifier:

After reading all the reviews on all tube amps under a grand, including the EVJ, I couldn't pass this up for the price alone. And I have not been disappointed. I play a Fender Strat HSS, and my harmonica, through this amp and they both sound wonderful. I did change out the tubes for a Mullard and (can't remember what). The sound will drive you out of a room: really, I stand out of the room, out in the hallway, but the tone is awesome!

 
5.0

Tube Beauty!!

By lespaulplayer56

from Franklinton, LA

Comments about Epiphone Valve Junior Head Tube Guitar Amplifier:

This thing is pretty nice. I run my guitar through my pedal board into an ABY switch with my fender blues deville 410 and this head at the same time. Awesome! I turn it to about 10:30 and ouch!! It's nice. I with it had reverb and a tone control, but thats ok. really cool cleans, and crank it past half for some awesome overdrive! No tubescreamer can replicate that! Sounds awesome with my tele, PRS soapbar, and Les paul! A++++

 
4.0

Great tube amp value

By Lush

from Minneapolis

Comments about Epiphone Valve Junior Head Tube Guitar Amplifier:

I'm an family guy getting back into guitar after a long break. Started out with a decent solid state amp and was ready to move up to a reasonably priced tube amp. The EVJ is a great amp! Sounds good stock with the 12" cabinet and can be modded later if you want to, but don't have to. Cool retro look, great sound with the Eminence Lady Luck speaker. Sounds great for blues, classic rock, jazz, everything but major metal. Big thumbs up. Also, couldn't be happier with the MF service. Bought mine used, but didn't get a power cable. It happens. They offered to reimburse me for a locally purchased cable or ship me one. The cable I received was high quality and worked like a champ. MF is my first choice on all of my purchases.

 
5.0

Great Rock 'n Roll Amp

By dgood07

from Lacey's Spring, AL

Comments about Epiphone Valve Junior Head Tube Guitar Amplifier:

Okay, so yes. This amp has one knob. I understand that this is a big deal breaker for some, but this amp sounds really nice and is actually very versatile when you put an EQ pedal in front of it. Also, this 5 watt amp is louder than my 65 watt crate. How that works, I don't know. This amp probably shines the most when I have used it in gigs where I played a more classic rock/blues kind of thing. People who are into hard rock and metal will probably not find what they are looking for in this amp. The amp starts to get dirty around 12 o clock. After that, real volume gain is minimal and you mainly just gain more overdrive. I wouldn't mind more headroom there for soloing personally, BUT then again this amp never delivered any less than what it advertises. If you play in a power trio, this amp is killer, especially for the price. But if you're using it as a dedicated lead amp against a rhythm guitar, you'll need to get creative to find a way to cut through the mix, you might even want to consider getting an amp with more headroom or an extra channel. True blue Class A tone for sure, smooth buttery overdrive that cleans up nicely when I pull back my volume pedal. That's how I play normally.Bottom line - Amp is verstaile across many musical genres, has great tone, BUT it lacks headroom for lead if you're into soloing and whatnot. Determine what you need out of this amp before you buy it.

 
5.0

Why Not Buy the Combo Version?

By Snakebyte

from Arizona

Comments about Epiphone Valve Junior Head Tube Guitar Amplifier:

This amp sounds fabulous. I bought the combo version which comes with its own speaker - other than the addition of the speaker, it seems to be exactly the same amp. I also bought the Epiphone 12" speaker cab. Depending on what or where you are playing, you can just unplug the combo speaker and plug the amp into the 12" cab for bigger sound. So now you can have a portable amp plus a larger speaker cab when needed. I guess it just depends on your needs. Either way, buy this amp.By the way, Musicians Friend customer service rocks!! The first combo I received was defective -they replaced it immediately and sent by priority UPS so I received the new one in 2 days.

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