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This little 12-watter uses a 12AX7 tube preamp and an 8" Celestion speaker to get warm, gutsy, real vintage amp tone. Controls include gain, low, hig...Read More

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Practice with real tube tone and dynamics.

This little 12-watter uses a 12AX7 tube preamp and an 8" Celestion speaker to get warm, gutsy, real vintage amp tone. Controls include gain, low, high, volume with selectable Gain On and Frequency Shift functions. Headphone jack.

Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

FEATURES
  • 12W of power
  • 8" Celestion speaker
  • 12AX7 preamp section
  • Gain and volume controls
  • Selectable Gain and Mid Shift functions
  • Low/high EQ controls
  • Headphone jack

Why not have the real sound when you practice? Order your Tube 12 today.

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KustomTube 12A Practice Amp
 
4.4

(based on 58 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (43)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent Little Amp

I've never added to these reviews but they do help so here goes. This little amp is great. I was a bit suspicious since it is not really a "tube"...Read complete review

I've never added to these reviews but they do help so here goes. This little amp is great. I was a bit suspicious since it is not really a "tube" amp but more of a hybrid. I have a Spider Jam which is great fun but a bit antiseptic so wanted a little tube amp that had that tube tone/feel and didn't cost an arm & a leg. Well, that's what I got. I am very surprised at the tube tone and the bottom end from such a small unit. I play a Epi Les Paul Ultra and an Ibanez RG-350 through it and the RG really pushes the drive to a point where you almost don't need any additional distortion. The clean sound is great. I also purchased a Digitech RP 150 at the same time because I knew this amp would really shine with some reverb & effects and it absolutely does. I only gave the amp a 4 on features bc it does not have reverb. Add reverb and this would be a perfect little amp. This has really been a pleasant surprise for the price and I have a feeling this will become my favorite amp.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

I wanted to like it.

Unfortunately mine came with a few issues. Out of the box when I first plugged it in and I noticed case rattle at half volume when playing my Strat through it. The amp does...Read complete review

Unfortunately mine came with a few issues. Out of the box when I first plugged it in and I noticed case rattle at half volume when playing my Strat through it. The amp does have good tone. The one I received developed a hum after one day of light use even when the volume was down all the way that made it unusable for my purposes. So I sent it back. Lesson learned . . . try before you buy.

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5.0

Great amp for the money, lots of tone

By Pete

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Tube 12A Practice Amp:

I bought this little guy and it's great, there's not a lot of bottom because of the speaker but it has punch,tone and good gain!!!!

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

I wanted to like it.

By Trex

from Indiana

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Warmth
  • Portable

Cons

  • Case Rattle
  • Loud Hum
  • Poor Sound Quality

Best Uses

  • Home Studio

Comments about Kustom Tube 12A Practice Amp:

Unfortunately mine came with a few issues. Out of the box when I first plugged it in and I noticed case rattle at half volume when playing my Strat through it. The amp does have good tone. The one I received developed a hum after one day of light use even when the volume was down all the way that made it unusable for my purposes. So I sent it back. Lesson learned . . . try before you buy.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

More than i expected.

By Cash

from Cash

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Pros

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

Cons

  • No reverb

Best Uses

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

Comments about Kustom Tube 12A Practice Amp:

This amp gives a lot of volume and full tone for it's size. I actually played this little amp in a local music store a year before I actually bought one. I kept thinking about it and finally went ahead and got it. ( NO REGRETS ). The only thing I would say it needs is some reverb. When I really want to practice, and get good tone without any extra stuff to play with I grab this amplifier. Of course you can't play this amp at a large venue stand alone but if you have a good sound-man and pedals it does very well and without the extra baggage weight. i really don't know what the reviewer was talking about blowing the speaker in less than 30 days because I've had this amp over 5 years and have only had to change the tube. Yea it's hybrid, but it does respond to different tube types. ( for me the ruby tube gives it more tonality) Just so you take me a little more serious, I have two Bogner amps, a Line 6 dt50 212 and a Fender Deville 410. I have been playing for 25 years and had many amps. This is worth the money.

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4.0

For the price, it is a good practice amp

By Roger

from Kansas

Pros

  • Simple to use
  • small and lightweight

Cons

  • No Reverb

Best Uses

    Comments about Kustom Tube 12A Practice Amp:

    This amp is adequate for practice or a small venue gig. It has a decent clean sound. The line out and external speaker out are nice features, not generally found on an amp of this size.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Very happy

    By Verna

    from Michigan

    Comments about Kustom Tube 12A Practice Amp:

    Very happy with purchase. Does exactly what I want it to do.

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    • No

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    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Kustom tube 12 amp

    Comments about Kustom Tube 12A Practice Amp:

    I replaced the ax7 tube with an au7 tube as I am a harp player. With a minimum of reverb and a small delay this amp performs very well. a great value. Do not try to get much gain on the harp. Bass up treble down gain on but way down, good sound.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    tube tone for harmonica

    By Hobostubs Ashlock

    from wagoner oklahoma

    Comments about Kustom Tube 12A Practice Amp:

    need that chicago tube tone for harmonica but on a budget. well this is a excellent value. My 1st tube amp and i love it. Got it to go with a fender 15r in a dual harp amp setup. And it works great gives a great low end. to the overall sound. gives me some tube tone needed so the fender15r aint so crispy. And by itsself aint to bad either. has a couple out jacks making it easier to use with a PA. And has a switch for 2 types of amp sounds other than the 2 drives it offers so you in effect have 4 modes of sound to play around with. I highly recomend this amp to the harmonca player on a budget.

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    5.0

    Great Harp Amp

    By Jeremy Terry

    from Helena, MT

    Comments about Kustom Tube 12A Practice Amp:

    This makes a great harmonica amplifier! I have been using a Fender Blues Junior (with one 12AU7 in place of one of the 12AX7 tubes) and this amp sounds better! The tone produced by this amp is similar to the vintage harp sounds of Little Walter. The only feature that it doesn't have is reverb, but it doesn't seem to need any.

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    (0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Very Un-Rad

    By BCBD

    from USA

    Comments about Kustom Tube 12A Practice Amp:

    I was not impressed with this amp at all. I purchased it about a month ago from the local guitar shop because it seemed like a good deal at the time. Unfortunately, I blew the speaker after a few weeks with never pushing the volume over 4. I used to have a little peavey 8 inch practice amp and that thing was a tank. I would definitely recommend skipping on this amp.

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent Little Amp

    By Beldar

    from Upstate, NY

    Comments about Kustom Tube 12A Practice Amp:

    I've never added to these reviews but they do help so here goes. This little amp is great. I was a bit suspicious since it is not really a "tube" amp but more of a hybrid. I have a Spider Jam which is great fun but a bit antiseptic so wanted a little tube amp that had that tube tone/feel and didn't cost an arm & a leg. Well, that's what I got. I am very surprised at the tube tone and the bottom end from such a small unit. I play a Epi Les Paul Ultra and an Ibanez RG-350 through it and the RG really pushes the drive to a point where you almost don't need any additional distortion. The clean sound is great. I also purchased a Digitech RP 150 at the same time because I knew this amp would really shine with some reverb & effects and it absolutely does. I only gave the amp a 4 on features bc it does not have reverb. Add reverb and this would be a perfect little amp. This has really been a pleasant surprise for the price and I have a feeling this will become my favorite amp.

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