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Cute, isn't it? Sure, until you dump the output into a cab and it starts to melt your face. Purple Wind is a 5W Class AB Guitar Amplifier Head that s...Read More

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Cute, isn't it? Sure, until you dump the output into a cab and it starts to melt your face. Purple Wind is a 5W Class AB Guitar Amplifier Head that screams more than you would ever think it could. It captures the main tonal characteristics of the legendary Plexi Super Lead. With 3-band EQ and Gain/Volume control you're set for classic rock on the stage or at home.

Five watts of purple.

FEATURES
  • Sound inspired by the legendary Marshall Plexi SuperLead 1959 (Limited Edition)*
  • Extremely compact configuration for portability
  • High quality tone with Volume and Gain controls
  • 3 Band EQ controls for shaping your tone
  • Speaker out can automatically fit cabinets of different impedances (4-16Ω)
  • FX LOOP for using external effects
  • Headphone output jack is very convenient for practicing and recording
  • Aux In jack can let you play with an external music player

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SPECIFICATIONS

Nano Legacy Purple Wind Guitar Amplifier Head

  • 18V DC power supply (Adapter included)
  • Power Output: 5 Watts
  • Dimensions: 128mm (W) x 75mm (D) x 59.5mm (H)
  • Weight: 440g
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Hotone EffectsNano Legacy Purple Wind Guitar Amplifier Head
 
3.3

(based on 4 reviews)

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75%

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Pros

  • Easy to use (3)
  • Portable (3)

Cons

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4.0

Neat

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from Stow

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Portable

Cons

  • Hum

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Home Studio
  • Low-volume Perfomances
  • Practice

Comments about Hotone Effects Nano Legacy Purple Wind Guitar Amplifier Head:

I bought this little thing to play around with and set next to me bed for a practice amp. Its got a solid metal casing and a very good layout of controls and plenty of options on the back.

First things first, this thing has incredible sound for what it is. Even if it doesnt nail a Plexi spot on, the tone is definitely good enough for recording.
Hotone makes this easy with connectivity to virtually any guitar cabinet.

This is plenty loud for practice, and I could even see myself using it at a gig where the cabs are all mic'd up. I could even see the posibility of using the line out into an external power amp.

However, when pushing the gain and volume so high... it does have lots of hum. This is the major setback for this amp. It needs much better electronics and reliability if its going to be used for shows. I encourage Hotone to run with the nano line of amps, but I hope in the future they up the quality.

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5.0

WOWzer!!!

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from Minnesota

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth
  • Portable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances

    Comments about Hotone Effects Nano Legacy Purple Wind Guitar Amplifier Head:

    This bad boy is a lot of fun for its size. I was going to use it in my home studio and brought it over to a hot guitarists home to show him. He plugged it into his 4 x 12 bottom and we rocked! It's only 5 watts but kept up with my 140 watt bass amp (I am a working bass player) and the drummer. I know it's hard to believe(it is a small studio). It reminded me of the old plexi Marshalls. I remembered they had that beefy sound with a mild amount of gain. Think...Cream, Humble Pie, Hendrix... For less than the price of a stompbox you can have a some fine sounding ear candy. This was played through a 4 x 12 celestion bottom and the guitarist had a Dime Seymour Duncan pickup so your mileage may vary but I know this combination of voodoo did wonders for the little guy! Jesus is probably in Heaven jammin with Hendrix on one of these right now! If it sounds good it is good! Nuff Said.

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    3.0

    Hotone Purple Wind Amp Head

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    from Shreveport, LA

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Warmth
    • Portable

    Cons

    • Weak

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio

    Comments about Hotone Effects Nano Legacy Purple Wind Guitar Amplifier Head:

    I watched the you tube demos on this amp and was pretty impressed and then I bought one...it doesn't sound anywhere near as good as the demos did.It still does sound good...just not as good as the demos do. It dosen't have the overdrive that I thought it should, but I have a blues driver pedal that will fix that...it's not loud enough to gig with, sure you can mike it and run it through the PA,but I doubt that you could hear it on stage over a drummer, you can though, record with it and practice with it,but thats the only thing I think you could do with it. If you just want a cool little practice amp or a very portable little studio amp then it should be fun to mess with, but don't expect to gig with it.

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    1.0

    A Great AMP... For about 5 minutes

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    from Ivel, KY

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    Pros

    • Has That Cool Factor
    • Sounded Good
    • Very Compact

    Cons

    • Only Worked For A Few Minutes
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      Comments about Hotone Effects Nano Legacy Purple Wind Guitar Amplifier Head:

      If I had only played it for 4 or 5 minutes, this would be a glowing review. Believe it or not, this thing really does capture the main characteristics of a Marshall Plexi. I liked every thing about it when I first flipped the power switch. That is until I played it for a few minutes. After about 5 minutes of play, I noticed a drastic change in the tone. The notes no longer decayed, they just sorta fuzzed out. I tried different guitars, cords and even tried it on a couple different speaker cabs. Nothing helped. I came back and tried it again later that night and again, it sounded great... that is for another 5 minutes. Then the notes began to lose definition and once again, started fuzzing out and dying.

      Assuming I had just gotten a faulty unit, I boxed everything back up and contacted MF. They were not able to do an exchange because I paid with PayPal. They instructed me to send the unit back for a refund and told me that I could reorder if I wanted to try another unit so that is what I did.

      The second unit showed up yesterday so I was anxious to give it a try. Plugged it in and flipped the switch. Everything sounded good. I played for a good 10 minutes and was still going strong when all of a sudden, there it was. That familiar fuzzy sound. I'm not sure if it could just be a bad batch or if it is some type of design flaw that will happen with all Hotone amps if you play them for an extended period of time. I just know that it is unusable for me because I never play for just a few minutes.

      I really like the concept of this amp and if I was confident that I could get one that didn't have this issue, I'd order again tomorrow. My advice to anybody that still wants to try one after reading this review is to make sure you play it for an extended period of time as soon as you receive it. If anybody else out there has tried one and had the same issue or possibly not had this issue, please write a review. I'd like to know if I just got a couple duds. I'd also like to point out that Musicians Friend was very helpful and gave me no issues whatsoever about returning either unit. Customer service was awesome to deal with. I didn't know what to expect this is the first issue I've had in 25 years of buying from MF.

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