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    Two-channel combo with master volume control lets you dial in anything from chunky, medium-gain sounds to scorching, full-on heavy tones.

    The 100W Kustom Defender V100 combo guitar amp is just what you want if you need rich all-tube amplifier tone that can be either sweet or angry and loud. At the heart of the Kustom V100 combo are EL34 power tubes that provide defined lows, rich aggressive mids and a sweet top end that cuts through the mix but is never harsh. Partnered with 2 Celestion Vintage 30 speakers and a cabinet made with void-free Baltic Birch, you get an amplifier that sings and screams with unrivaled authority.

    The Kustom Defender V100 amp has a 2-channel design, each with its own Master Volume control that lets users dial in anything from chunky, medium-gain sounds to scorching, full-on heavy tones. Each Volume control has its own Pull Bright function that tightens the low-end and extends the hi-end: perfect for articulate high-gain tones. Bass, Middle and Treble controls provide full tone-shaping capabilities.

    The Kustom V100 also provides luscious spring Reverb with its own Tone control: a classic Kustom feature from the 1960s. From spacious to cavernous, it's your choice. But then, a step further: Kustom added its famous Tremolo and Vibrato circuits from the early days. It's that unique swampy sound you can't get anywhere else

    And when it's time for the gig or the studio, the Kustom Defender V100 amp's Speaker-Emulated XLR Direct Out totally nails the amp's overall sound for mixers. A variable, footswitchable Volume Boost that works on either channel makes solos—or those quick fills—stand out in the mix.

    An optional Kustom 3-function footswitch may be used to switch channels, turn the boost on or off, and activate effects.

    Features

    • RMS Wattage: 100 Watts
    • Speaker: x2 Celestion Vintage 30
    • Cabinet: Baltic birch
    • Channels: two
    • Tube Preamp: 12AX7
    • Tone Controls: bass, middle, treble
    • Pull bright function: per channel
    • Power tubes: x2 EL34
    • Reverb: with intensity and tone controls
    • Tremolo/vibrato: yes
    • Dual master volume: per channel
    • Master control: per channel
    • Variable boost: footswitchable
    • Effects loop: yes
    • Direct out: speaker-emulated with volume
    • Footswitch: 3-function: channel, boost, FX
    • Dimensions: 21-1/3"H x 27-1/3"W x10-4/5"D
     
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    KustomThe Defender V100 100W 2x12 Guitar Combo Amp
     
    4.2

    (based on 6 reviews)

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    80%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (4)
    • Excellent sound (4)
    • Good power output (3)
    • Warm / comfy (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home studio (4)
      • Performances (3)
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      (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Cheaply slapped together in [*]

      By Robble

      from Baltimore, MD

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Powerful

      Cons

      • Knobs fall off
      • Poor reverb quality
      • Staticky effects
      • Weak

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio

      Comments about Kustom The Defender V100 100W 2x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

      This thing is a bunch of cheap components slapped together in [*] The flimsy plastic knobs fall right off, and are not covered under warranty. It is not a good deal unless you just need a bland-looking cabinet with two [*]Celestion Vintage 30s.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Good amp, Great price

      By Vinny Gambino

      from Opelika,Al

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Good Warmth

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about Kustom The Defender V100 100W 2x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

        I did not need another tube amp but the price was too good to pass up.Very good sound and features.The lead channel sounds great for blues and classic rock.Overall just a good amp at a great price!

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Amazing amp!

        By Coreyelgafas

        from Las vegas

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Great tone

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

          Comments about Kustom The Defender V100 100W 2x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

          This amp has amazing tone! It is plenty loud and breaks up really nice. I don't use any distortion so I really can't comment on the lead/distortion channel. It looks great and sounds great. The tremolo and reverb that's built in sounds great. I have nothing bad to say about this amp. I gig regularly with it.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          What was Musicians Friend Thinking ???

          By Mikey P-65

          from Rock Falls

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Kustom The Defender V100 100W 2x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

            Let me start by saying that I currently own an origanal Hughes & Kettner Alex Lifeson Head (#170) and matching cab. I recntly bought an original Marshall Vintage Modern 100 watt head in Purple tolex and was looking for a 2-12 cab with Celestion Vintage 30's in it when I came across this amp on Musicians Friend being clearanced for [$], I thought, dang, you can't even buy two Vintage 30 speakers by themselves for [$], so I figured,what the heck I could always plug the Vintage Modern into it and use it as a speaker cab.Much to my surprise though, the amp sounded Awesome !! James Brown really knew what he was doing when he designed this one !!I've had it 2 weeks now and have yet to plug the Vintage Modern into it !! I can get all the Marshall Tones out of it Plus the Cleans with the spring reverb, Tremelo, and Vibrato are Phenominal !!I've a,b,and c-ed all 3 amps, and this one can definitely hang with the big boy's !! I will definitely be keeping this with all my other "High End" Gear !! Huge Score with this one!!! Thank's Musicians Friend !

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Lucky One

            By JosephFelice

            from Hollister, California

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Kustom The Defender V100 100W 2x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

              I don't know how lucky I was when they clearenced this but I tried to get a 1X12 V50 but was unsuccessful as it was cancelled 2 days later. But I got the V100 and the Celestion Vintage 30's are amazing. 100 watts seems crazy but it can drive the two twelves and make them sound great even at 1.5 to 2 and you can tear anything down at 5. Really happy. I got turned on to the 5watt defender and a Kustom 12 single cab and loved it for about a hundred fifty combined. When this was only double that and I got real spring reverb, tremolo/vibrato and incredible rhythm and lead channels. It came with a 3 button footswitch. This was the tightest deal I've ever gotten from Musician's Friend and I've gotten plenty. But nothing has made me happier for the bang for the buck. I love it. Pull a brightness knob and your a country hero push it you're a rock star. This thing is a beast. I wish I could have just thought this one through and got two!

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              (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Pure tone.

              By machinehead12877

              from Calumet, MI.

              Comments about Kustom The Defender V100 100W 2x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

              I'd like to say, I own a Kustom Defender 112 and I was kinda happy with it. My chain was a Boss tu-2, into a Boss ns-2, to a Crybaby 535Q, to a Rotovibe, into an Ibanez ts-9. It worked for a while then I installed a Celestion v30. It was better. I then put 6l6 tubes in it and it was a little better. It still lacked the extra oomph. I got turned on to the v100 after I called Kustom asking about the '72 coupe, the rep asked me what kind of music I played and he said that the v100 was better cuz it had more usable gain. He was right! I would not trade this amp for the world! Nuff said.

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