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An amazing deal for a class A tube amp setup plus everything else you could need.
The Kustom half stack combines The Defender 5W Class A Guitar Amp Head and The Defender 1x12 Guitar Speaker Cabinet to offer premiere amplification for a great price.
This pack also comes with a guitar stand, polish, string winder, tuner, cable, strap, Rock House guitar method DVD, picks, and gigbag.
The Kustom Defender 5W Class A Guitar Amp Head
Is there anything more fun than a low-wattage all-tube amp head that provides authentic, cranked-up tube tone at modest volume levels? And can you say "simple?" The Defender 5-watt Model 5H guitar head has one knob—Volume. But the fun lies in hearing what this knob does as you slowly turn it up. Starting in the counterclockwise position, you'll move through clean and clear tube tones to progressively dirtier sounds until this little sucker is just plain screaming.
This "clean-to-mean" response isn't due to any overdrive or distortion circuit, it's just the sound of the single EL34 power tube moving naturally into increased output distortion. And it's great for cranking up and controlling the action right from your guitar's volume control—no channel-switching required. The amp head contains one 12AX7 preamp tube, one EL34 power tube, and three speaker outputs (4, 8, and 16-ohm).
The Kustom Defender 1x12 Guitar Speaker Cabinet
The Kustom Defender 1x12 guitar speaker cabinet is a solidly constructed speaker cab with a single 12" Kustom speaker. The Kustom speaker handles 30 watts RMS and is rated at 16 ohms. The speaker itself is designed to produce rich, articulate clean tones and yet responds great to overdriven signals too. The Kustom cabinet uses a speaker baffle board made of plywood, which provides enhanced resonance.
An affordable path to pure Class A tube tone. Order today.
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Comments about Kustom The Defender Guitar Amp Pack:
Don't be fooled by the 5 watt rating on this amp....it's not going to make your ears bleed.....but its way too loud to be a practise amp.....you wont make any friends with the neighbors....that being said....the 1 volume knob is also the attitude controler !.....and this little amp is full of it !!....your pick up configuration and pick attack will ultimately decide your final tone.....this amp is built like a brick s**t house....and sounds great with the matching cabinet.....it will also drive any 4/12 cabinet you put under it as well.....a great amp for a small venue....or mic'd for a largs hall.....definately at home in any recording studio.
First of all I have to be honest !
I didn't buy the combo to get the extras.....I only wanted the amp and cabinet.....but the combo qualified for $30.00 off and order of $199. or more.....and was cheaper that way !!
Comments about Kustom The Defender Guitar Amp Pack:
This amp is simply amazing. It's tone is unlike anything I've ever heard, and it plays like a dream. With all the gear that comes with it, this is the best value I've ever seen for any amp pack period. I definitely will be looking to Kustom in the future. This is my favorite amp, it blew away all of my solid state amps. The tone is impeccable and very satisfying, especially when the overdrive kicks in.
The only thing I would recommend on this product is the capability to add another cab to make it a full stack, although it probably doesn't even need to be a full stack cause it's already so loud.
It just sounds so much better than my solid state amps.
I gave this pack a ten because it comes with so many must-haves for guitar players. There's no denying that this is in no way, shape, or form the high end gear that the pros have. But everything is great and does the job well.
As for the Amp and cab. I also give it a ten because it's so versatile. I can hit any tone I want with my GUITARS controls, and not have to worry about fiddling for hours with tone knobs on my amp. To me, less is more, and 1 volume is the simplest it can reasonably get. The three different cabinet jacks on the back of the amp head also allow me to play on practically any cab available. The only thing I can't do is use two cabs to make this a full stack (which really isn't necessary for my use.)
The cab is just that. 1x12, loud, clear, and surprisingly quiet until you crank the volume on the head to the max (I really don't suggest having guitar and amp volume on max in this case anyway, it'll really mess up your hearing.) I like everything about it.
The amp and cab alone are worthy of the 10. They are clean, shiny, and sturdy. If you take care of them and don't throw them around your trunk, they'll last you for a long time.
The other gear included while cheap, gets the job done. I'd personaly rate it all between 6-8. The stand is totally functional but has a tendency to flip up as I lower my guitars on it and hit the back of my guitar., but once you get the guitar on it, its stable. The bars are not well covered though,so I'd give it a six maybe 7. Everything else works just fine, I really like the strap, cable, picks, polish, and string winder. The tuner is basic but it does its job. The gig bag also is nice, with enough padding to protect my guitars.
Simply saying, everything included gets the job done and will last a while.
This is a ridiculous value. This price for all of this is a steal! I'd get it while it'savailable. Tube amps are expensive these days, but this pack gives a great opportunity to get your hands on one, its tone, and a lot of other necessities as well.