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... Read More
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.
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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.
Most Liked Negative Review
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.
Reviewed by 32 customers
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!!!
great amp. i wanted something smaller with good sound, so as not to disturb the neighborhood. i use it with a fender cabinet that has 1 12" emminence speaker. seems a good match. it sounds great at mid to 3/4 throttle. a little prone to feedback at higher levels. and it can certainly disturb the neighbors. i got a lot more amp than i expected for the money.
I bought this amp a couple of days ago... and already i've fallen in love with it! I've been searching for a good electric guitar set up for a while. I bought a fender mim fat strat a couple months ago and it is a pretty good guitar... needs a set up though. But then i needed a new amp to uprgrade from my practice amp. I needed an amp that was louder (for playing to with drums) and had great tone! I didn't want to spend a lot of money due to my limited budget and needed a truely good toned amp. Most of the others on the market for this price range have a ton of effects built into them and i think they don't really sound that great. They are just gimics to make you want to buy the apm. But this amp has a nice tone... warm lows, and ringing highs. For the value this amp couldn't be better. I wouldn't buy any other amp!
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.
The Amp Head is crystal clear and loud. I also purchased the speaker cabinet from epiphone. The two togather sound great. Its awsome the differnce between an 8in and the 12in. I will be honest i was going to buy the combo amp and speaker of the same name. But now that i have gotten both the amp head and speaker i can honestly say it was a "great mistake" on my part. and im happy i spent the money on this cool Amp head. well put togather and seems like they can be shipped safely. Which is good becuase im over seas and restricted in methods of shipping the items one place to another.
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