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B-52 ST-100A 100W All-Tube Amplifier Head
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The B-52 ST-100A 100 Watt All Tube Amplifier Head combines Sovtek 6L6 power tubes with 12AX7 preamp tubes for solid vintage valve tone and classic br...Click To Read More About This Product
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100% pure tube tone!
The B-52 ST-100A 100 Watt All Tube Amplifier Head combines Sovtek 6L6 power tubes with 12AX7 preamp tubes for solid vintage valve tone and classic breakup. This roadworthy head provides serious musicians with monstrous gain, extreme levels of distortion, and a sparkling clean channel. Master volume and reverb. Overdrive channel offers 2-stage gain, level control, and 3-band EQ. Selectable solid-state or tube rectification, through a Sovtek 5AR4, ensures tonal authenticity. Headphone and line out with level control. Selectable external speaker jacks. Effects send and return with level controls. Includes rugged footswitch for channel select, reverb on/off, and gain select.
- 1/4" high input jacks
- Overdrive channel with gain 1, gain 2 with contour, 3-band EQ, and level control
- Clean channel with level control and 3-band EQ
- Master volume and reverb
- Rugged footswitch for channel select, reverb on/off, and gain select
- Push switch for channel and gain select
- Headphones line out
- Effects send and return with level controls
- Line out with level control
- Selectable external speaker jacks
- Ground lift switch
- Rectifier select switch for Class A Tube, Class AB1 Tube and Class AB2 solid-state
- 4 x 6L6
- 5 x 12AX7
- 1 x 12AT7
- 1 x 5AR4
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Most Liked Positive Review
I am absolutely blown away by this head. It is one of the nicest sounding tube heads on the market. I have played everything out there and for this price you cannot beat...Read complete review
I am absolutely blown away by this head. It is one of the nicest sounding tube heads on the market. I have played everything out there and for this price you cannot beat it. Heck for any price it would be hard to beat it. Period.The gain channels are amazing, distotion/overdrive forever, real nice spring reverb, the clean is real clean and the tone...I don't even have words to say. It is built like a tank, has all the features you could ask for including a real nice 3 button pedal and a 3 way rectifier switch, just like the Mesa triple rectifier. I like this head better though and definitely better than any Marshall out there. Great for metal since the boys from Queensryke use them, I think they know metal. I wouldn't trade this for anything. You have to buy this for the price and if it's too much head, there is also a 60 watt version as well. Look out for these babies to become a major player in the next few years. Move over Soldano, Mesa and Marshall, here comes B-52
Most Liked Negative Review
If ya want to sound like Lynyrd Skynyrd
The look of this amp is really versatile. But thats all I found in this amp. The tones sound like I could play for a southern rock band like Skynyrd. If your into...Read complete review
The look of this amp is really versatile. But thats all I found in this amp. The tones sound like I could play for a southern rock band like Skynyrd. If your into metal or Hard rock do not purchase this amp. It gets way to much feedback and it is a very noisy amp. I have the B-52 straight cab and it can pound out most tones of any kind. When I hooked up the ST-100 it made so much noise and so little gain on distortion. I would recommend the AT-100. My rhythm guitarist in my band has the AT version and it has such a great tone of distortion.Overall the ST-100 is not worth the price. It should actually be cheaper.
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I have dragged this amp to every bar from new orleans to atlanta. I have put this thing through hell and it still sounds great. I play everything from the blues to loud-ass metal and B-52 handles it all. Never even heard of B-52 untill i saw it in the catalog and thought "what the hell". Well worth the price.
I actually own the AT-100 head, but it's pretty much the same thing. I was looking to buy a marshall stack but kept getting turned away by the high prices. That's when someone introduced me to the B-52. I was skeptical, due to the low price and the fact the they are relatively new to guitar amplification. but the instant I turned it on, I was blown away. This amp has the vintage crunch and with crisp cleans. The best tube amp buy out there.
The head sounded great for about the first five minutes I played it. Then all of the sudden the sound faded out like someone had turned down the sound and never worked again.
I have played guitar for 20+ years. I have used Marshall, Mesa, Peavey and everything in between. My AT212 with a 4x12 cabinet is the LAST amp I'll ever own! Superior crunch, super clean, and awesome lead tone. The adjustable loop rocks!Alot of tone for the money. I highly recommend this amp for Metal, Rock, Blues and Country. It does it all!
I just got this amp. I bought it on the basis of the comments previous to mine. Bottom line, this amp, regardless of quality, is not for metal. The gain levels up very high make only a slight chug, and that was tested by the EMG 81. Also, there is a ton of feedback at higher levels. This amp could be good, and, if you're looking for an amp that doesn't matter about the overdrive channel, then by all means, it's a great amp. The OD channel is just not cutting' it for me and my metal standards.
I currently have a Mesa triple-recto and I bought this amp for my son since he's been borrowing my mesa, and I certainly don't like that idea. I thought it would sound almost like mine since it contains 4 x 6L6, 5 x 12AX7, 1 x 12AT7, 1 x 5AR4, but I was wrong, it doesn't sound like a mesa, but You'll be amazed how good it sounds, it has its unique tone, yet you can taste the cleanliness of its cleans and the heaviness of distortion. How can this get any better? Take a look at the price tag!!!
Don't take anyones word on this. You have to go to a large store and try Marshall, Peavy, Mesa, Fender and then B 52. Tone, ease of use, flexability power, did I mention tone? And then there is the head plus cab price under the head alone with any of the others. Unless you need to pose with your Marshall or Mesa you may well be doing as I did..buying a B52!
This highly inexpensive (for a tube amp) piece of equipment can put out more power and quality sound for it's price than any other on the market.
I have been more of a Laney, Mesa Boogie kind of guy my whole amplified life. A few years ago, I discovered Line 6 and really fell in love. After playing with my last band, volume really became an issue, so I tried this head. I loved the price and picked it up. Don't get me wrong, right out of the box it isn't perfect. I replaced the tubes with some China tubes and man can this thing roar. I play modern metal and this amp is perfect. The tone is perfect, the distortion is tight (and you can really scoop) and the cleans are really bottom-heavy and blissful. A great amp for the price, just replace the tubes and you'll be in heaven.
Really good amp, period. I play a peavey EXP HP sig, a Carvin dc200c, and a homemade Warmoth with Seyemour Duncan Heavy Metal Livewires and they all sound through this amp. I didn't like the sound of the stock tubes but after a retube with some high gain jj's in the preamp and jj's in power section it is just what I'm looking for.