Kustom The Contender 18W 1x8 Hybrid Guitar Combo Amp  

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The Contender borrows special features from its big brother, the all-tube Defender 3/4 guitar amplifier from Kustom. Using a high-voltage 12AX7 tube preamp design, The Contender harkens back to the sm... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Contender borrows special features from its big brother, the all-tube Defender 3/4 guitar amplifier from Kustom. Using a high-voltage 12AX7 tube preamp design, The Contender harkens back to the small tube guitar amps of yesterday: chock full of sweet tone and snarling attitude.

The Contender combo amp is housed in a '60s-era pine speaker cabinet, a key ingredient in its lively tone. Controls provided are Volume, Bass, Treble and Master, as well as Bright and Master Volume Bypass switches. With the Master engaged, it's easy to get chubnky overdriven tones that ring with clarity. With the Master Bypass swithc engaged, the amp is pure old-school, eliminating the Master Volume circuit entirely. Speaker duties are handles with authority by an 8-inch Eminience speaker.

Special details include an exclusive stitched-pattern covering, an oversized, cushy leather handle, plywood baffle, jewel light and vintage-style power switch. Tube Tone lives inside The Contender.

Features
  • 12AX7 Tube Preamp
  • 18-watts RMS
  • '60s-era Pine Cabinet
  • 8" Eminence 1/2 speaker
  • Master Volume Bypass
  • Bright Switch
  • External Speaker Jack
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
3 year parts and labor warranty on all amps, PAs, and speakers, including speaker cabs.


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KustomThe Contender 18W 1x8 Hybrid Guitar Combo Amp
 
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5.0

Great tube tone at home

By Pablo

from Buenos Aires - Argentina

Comments about Kustom The Contender 18W 1x8 Hybrid Guitar Combo Amp:

I̴��ve been playing my Epi Les Paul through this baby for 6 month now, and let me tell you that worth every dollar. The cristal-clear tone of this amp is amazing. If you are looking for a practise amp and want tube tone this is your choice. The sound is perfect for playing the blues, keeping its tube tone even at low volume. Turning on the Bright switch gives an old school sound, edgy and perfect for a little gain. If you like the Gary Moore sound, you will love this switch. The look is great, made of wood and leather, old school knobs and switches plus the metal corners gives this amazing tone machine a cool vintage image.

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