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Kustom The Defender Series Head and 1x12 Half Stack

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This Kustom half stack combines The Defender 5W Class A Guitar Amp Head and The Defender 1x12 Guitar Speaker Cabinet to offer premiere amplification ...Click To Read More About This Product

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From rich articulate tones to powerful overdrive in a 5W guitar amp head and 30W Kustom 12" speaker.

This 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.

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.

FEATURES
The Kustom Defender 5W Class A Guitar Amp Head
  • Volume control
  • 1/4" input
  • Power button
  • One 12AX7 preamp tube
  • One EL34 power tube
  • Three speaker outputs (4, 8, and 16 Ohm)
The Kustom Defender 1x12 Guitar Speaker Cabinet
  • Speakers: One 12" Kustom speaker
  • Speaker Baffleboard: Plywood Construction

An affordable path to pure Class A tube tone.

SPECIFICATIONS
The Kustom Defender 5W Class A Guitar Amp Head
  • RMS Wattage: 5 Watts
  • Channels: One
  • Tube Preamp: 12AX7
  • Power Tubes: x1 EL84
  • Master Control: Volume
  • Dimensions: 5"H x 12-1/2"W x 7-1/4"D
  • Dimensions (mm): 128 (H) x 315 (W) x 183 (D)
  • Weight: 7lb.
The Kustom Defender 1x12 Guitar Speaker Cabinet
  • Power Handling: 30 Watts RMS
  • Impedance: 16 Ohms
  • Weight: 20-1/2lb.
  • Dimensions: 17"H x 17-3/4"W x 10"D
  • Note: Height includes handle and feet.
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KustomThe Defender Series Head and 1x12 Half Stack
 
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(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Amp

By Tom-7DW5c

from Montana

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Comments about Kustom The Defender Series Head and 1x12 Half Stack:

I played this head and cab at my local music store and I wish I could have bought it. At first I played it through a Fender Strat and I wasn't sure if it was the amp or the guitar that sounded good. I thought it must be the guitar because it's impossible for an amp of this price to sound this good. I swapped the Strat out for a Michael Kelly and sure enough, it was the amp that sounded good. Come payday this amp will be mine! The only shortcoming is the single control knob, but even if you don't like the head it's so cheap it can hold you off it until you can afford a better head. Bottom line: there is no reason to buy a solid state amp with such a good tube amp at this price.
I gave this a 5 for features becauset he head only has one volume knob, which also functions as a gain knob. You can get clean tones but once you pass 12 o' clock on the knob, the signal starts to break up. A little tweaking of the volume on your guitar can solve this. The cab is bigger than it looks in the pictures and is of good quality.
Very solid construction of both the head and cab. Excellent quality that you wouldn't expect from an amp with such a low price tag.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great little Amp!

By telemonster69

from Twin Falls, ID

Comments about Kustom The Defender Series Head and 1x12 Half Stack:

I played one of these in a music shop, and absolutely had to have it. A few months later I ordered it. This amp is a screamer! The first chord was clear and sparkling. I ran through a few licks and messed with the controls on my guitar and the volume knob. I couldn't find a tone that I didn't like. The best part about the amp is turning the volume up past 12 o'clock. It dirties up into smooth overdrive, and wails when the volume on the guitar is cranked. It matches my style and couldn't have gotten better for the price. If you've got 200 bucks i would go for it!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Amp!

By Dan the Man.

from Chicago, IL

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Comments about Kustom The Defender Series Head and 1x12 Half Stack:

For the price it's a beyond great amp. The 5 Watt head has great tube tones. That richness tone that only tubes can provide. I thought with only a Volume control, well.... But for this Amp nothing else is needed. It's very loud. So if you're in an apartment, you may want to use an Attenuator to soak up volume, so you can drive the tubes harder. Overall can't go wrong.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

What a Deal!

By musicman-rDKaS

from Georgia

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Comments about Kustom The Defender Series Head and 1x12 Half Stack:

OK, maybe this is not your Orange or Rivera but what it does, it does well. You simply wont get tube tone for less. I use it in the studio but make no mistake this thing is loud. At this price I just cant see buying a solid state amp. Great Deal..Great Price!

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