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Epiphone Valve Senior 20W Guitar Amp Head
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The Epiphone Valve Senior Amp Head is a 20 watt workhorse that uses the Valve Junior 112 Extension Cabinet. Standby, master volume, gain, treble, mid...Click To Read More About This Product
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A natural extension of the Valve Series. Superb quality and great value.
The Epiphone Valve Senior Amp Head is a 20 watt workhorse that uses the Valve Junior 112 Extension Cabinet. Standby, master volume, gain, treble, mid, bass and presence round out this wonderfully warm tube amp. The myriad of tonal colors available through this attractive Epiphone amplifier head will keep you up for days and yet it is so simple to dial in a great sound.
- 5 Year Limited Warranty
- DC Filament Supply
- Speaker outputs: 4 Ohm, 8 Ohm and 16 Ohm
- Rectifier: Solid State
- Bias: Cathode Bias
- Power Amp: 2 x 6V6GT
- Class of Operation: Class A/B,
- Pre Amp: 3 x 12AX7A
- Tube driven spring reverb
- Output Power Rating: 20 Watts RMS
- Amp Category: Tube Signal Path
- Recommended Accessory: Valve Junior 112 Extension Cabinet
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This is a lot of amp for the money. Loud, punchy, great clean, good overdrive. I'm running it through 2 VJ 1x12 cabs. I had to mod the top cab with a parallel jack to daisy chain the cabs. Why doesn't Epi put a parallel jack on these cabs? They're the best thing going in their price.The drive that this amp generates is really good to a point. Once you get the gain past about 2 o'clock it gets a little buzzy. That's why I'm setting it fairly clean and using a tube screamer for heavy drive. The reverb is the weak link. It's actually so bad it's not worth using. Sloppy, dark and with a decay of about 30 seconds. I use a Holy Grail instead.My overall feeling is that at this price you can't lose. Loud enough for small venues. Fat, warm tone that is perfect for blues and classic rock. Easy to see past the short comings when you look at the price.
I have been playing for about 33 years, and I only wish I had something like this when I first started playing. It sounds great with all my guitars which are an assortment of American Strats and Teles single coils and humbuckers. Also have a couple Epi Pauls with Duncans and they sound good too.. EQ controls are all effective but midrange has the most dramatic effect on the tone. The reverb as stated is a little overdone, but I still find it usable. I have a Junior also and I like this a lot better and for home practice, I hardly use my Mark IV anymore. I don't know about using this unless you are the only guitar in the band. It had good headroom, but not sure how it would fare in a rehearsal or gig scenario.. Will have to bring it with me to the studio one night and try it. Overall... I really love what I got for my money in this unit. I have been playing it for about 2 months now.
The thing that really impressed me about this amp is how much you can get out of it. For an 18w head its loud as hell but it never fuzzes out or gets dead. I got mine in in the mail 3 days ago and I have been loving everything on it. A definite improvement from the underpowered valve jr. series. Totally recommend this.
I have the combo version of this amp that has been discontinued, but it is essentially the same as this head run through a VJ cab (same speaker, same semi-open cab). For me it was a great value because I got it for $285 shipped (cond 1 used). The tones you can get from this amp vary from jangly earbleeding fender to Plexish (think Lynrd S. rhythm sound). The really good sounds come from the power stage distortion with this amp so you have to crank it to get the plexi sound. I live in the country so volume is not a big deal, but if you live in an urban enviroment forget about this one and buy a 5 watter. Definitely not an apartment amp. That being said, it isnt really loud enough for the average bar. What this amp really is is a loud practice/recording amp-great fun for 300 bones. My only knock on this amp is the tubes. Out of the box its a little noisey and also I can see that one power tube is running hotter than the other (pronounced blue halo in one, barely visible in the other). Since it is cathode biased it must be a pair of horribly mismatched tubes. Overall I am happy with it.