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The next generation of compact professional amps.

The ZT Lunchbox JR. compact combo guitar amplifier is a new generation in amplification. Prepare to be astonished by the latest in stealth technology from a world leader in compact amplifier design. The ZT Junior expands the envelope far beyond, bringing you a level of performance simply not available in a compact amp until now. Built to tour-ready specifications and weighing in at a solid 5 pounds, this is no practice amp. Along with amazing sound, the ZT Junior provides a host of useful features, from adjustable overdrive to 12V compatibility. It even powers your 9V pedals! Now, plug in and become a believer.

FEATURES
  • Controls: Gain, Tone, Volume, Line Out/Headphone Level and Speaker On/Off
  • Aux In (1/8")
  • 9V Power Output
  • 12V Power In
  • 35W RMS/80W peak
  • 5" speaker

Get sonic power and refinement of a full-sized combo out of a package so small that people barely notice it.

SPECIFICATIONS

Lunchbox Junior Guitar Combo Amp

  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 7.75" x 6.5" x 5.5"
  • Weight: 5 lbs
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ZTLunchbox Junior Guitar Combo Amp
 
4.5

(based on 18 reviews)

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  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Portable (18)
  • Easy to use (15)
  • Warm / comfy (13)
  • Excellent sound (10)
  • Good power output (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (9)
  • Amateur recording (6)
  • Performances (3)
  • Professional recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8), Professional musician (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Dr. Who Amplifier

If The Doctor played guitar, he would own this amp. It's bigger on the inside than it is on the outside. Just got one yesterday, and played it for about an hour last...Read complete review

If The Doctor played guitar, he would own this amp. It's bigger on the inside than it is on the outside. Just got one yesterday, and played it for about an hour last night with a Telecaster. It kicks. I overdrove it by cranking the Gain and Volume, and also played clean by backing off on the Gain. Great sound both ways, and amazing volume for something this small and lightweight. I've had a Lunchbox for a couple of years, and LOVE it. This is half the size, and it still matters.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Mediocrity at it's best...

The Lunchbox JR looks absolutely beautiful. Metal grille, pretty knobs, pretty sparkly silver cabinet. ZT pays great attention to visual detail!
Buttons turn smooth and durable power switch.No junk here!
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The Lunchbox JR looks absolutely beautiful. Metal grille, pretty knobs, pretty sparkly silver cabinet. ZT pays great attention to visual detail!
Buttons turn smooth and durable power switch.No junk here!

Nice portable size and can be powered from automobile cigarette lighter (12-volts)! I live fulltime in my car, so this works out perfect!

Too bad the ZT Jr produces a lot of hiss when the volume is above its' 1/2 setting.
The hiss is produced when powered from regular 120-volt electricity (in a building) AND 12-volt auto batteries!

Turning the TONE control knob counterclockwise makes the speaker flop as a result of bass increasing while reducing the treble. When playing the guitar, this can be a problem, since the sound quality turns muddy.

This amp is NOT high-fidelity.

It is really loud (more than 35 watts), especially with the gain turned up. Easily loud enough to play in a small trio, with un-mic'd drummer.

It makes really good rock-guitar sound.
Jazz sound is not achievable with this particular amp (unlike the ZT Club amp; it just won't produce midbass (the circuitry and speaker cannot keep up).

I ended up selling it, and bought a Yamaha THR10 & a Roland MiniCube (which is Louder than 5 watts and both amps will operate from automotive battery with 9-V transformer).

Other than the hiss & other unwanted transients (such as low-fidelity), the Lunchbox Jr is a wonderful amp!
I would recommend this amp to a friend, but with restrictions.

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4.0

serviceable practice amp

By 

from Chicago

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Convenience
  • Easy To Use
  • Portable
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Rehearsingpractice

    Comments about ZT Lunchbox Junior Guitar Combo Amp:

    I tend to gig a lot, in a variety of different situations. This often involves: Get am itinerary with a set list by email, youtube links mp3s by email, and maybe 1 quick rehearsal in somebody's house/basement/apartment before the gig, to square away endings and intros, harmonies, etc. this is perfect for that. This amp, a couple pedals and we're set. even with a (reasonable) drummer, just fine.

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    5.0

    Legit little amp that takes pedals really well

    By 

    from i da'ho

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about ZT Lunchbox Junior Guitar Combo Amp:

        Wish I would have pulled the trigger on this sooner. I needed a small practice amp having a 10 month old baby at home. This fits the bill perfectly and it's a major bonus that it handles pedals well. Sounds great even at a low volume

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        5.0

        ten pounds of fun in a five pound box!

        By 

        from Minneapolis, MN

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Portable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Performances

          Comments about ZT Lunchbox Junior Guitar Combo Amp:

          I bought this to create a very portable fly rig, for a concert later this year where I may not be able to get a decent amp on location. A guitar, a couple of pedals, and this amp, and I can get by and have good sound.

          It's about the size of a Pignose, and with similar maximum volume (despite the watt ratings). Unlike a Pignose, it's capable of a very decent clean sound. It's loud enough to jam along with a moderate drummer (I've done it), although it won't cut it in a really loud band.

          The dirty sound is pretty good - not as good as a Pignose, but better than most inexpensive portable amps. It's touch-responsive and has character. The only real shortcoming of the sound is a lack of bass oomph, which is to be expected with the tiny speaker, but it's adequate.

          Construction quality is really good. I have no doubt it can be tossed around casually without any problems. It's all sealed and tight-fitting. I'm sure it will be fine shoved in a bag with a pedalboard and hauled on an airplane.

          I haven't yet tried running it off batteries yet, but I don't see why that would be a problem. I'm probably going to get a laptop charger battery that puts out 12vdc, rather than the standard AA-eating kit.

          Overall, I'm completely satisfied. I play in a band where we practice more-or-less unplugged, and it's terrific with unplugged vocalists and acoustic guitars. It's also great for bringing an electric guitar to acoustic jams. Glad I got it!

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          4.0

          Great tones from an inexpensive amp.

          By 

          from Upstate South Carolina

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Good Warmth
          • Great For Home Rehearsal
          • Portable

          Cons

          • Thins Out When Cranked Up

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about ZT Lunchbox Junior Guitar Combo Amp:

          This thing sounds great and can get loud, however the sound gets thinner the louder it gets.

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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Lunchbox Junior

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          from Long Island. NY

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio

            Comments about ZT Lunchbox Junior Guitar Combo Amp:

            I've only owned tube amps since I'm playing which is many years. I ordered a Lunchbox and although the power was awesome and tone good it especially in a band situation for playing at home it just didn't do it for me. I tried the junior on a whim and fell in love with it. This in now my everyday practice and jam amp.

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            4.0

            Good sound for a practice amp.

            By 

            from Las Vegas

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good Warmth
            • Portable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio

              Comments about ZT Lunchbox Junior Guitar Combo Amp:

              It makes a great practice amp.

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              5.0

              Amazing for its size!

              By 

              from Alameda, CA

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Excellent Sound
              • Good Warmth
              • Portable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Studio

                Comments about ZT Lunchbox Junior Guitar Combo Amp:

                I've been teaching, recording and performing for over 40 years, and this little baby is the first piece of gear to make me sit up and take notice in a long time. At room volume, I use it for bass, keyboards or guitar, and am amazed at the tonal quality coming out of such a small package. The distortion leaves quite a bit to be desired, but the clean tone is amazing considering its size. For teaching, a coffee house gig, or a low volume rehearsal, the Lunchbox Junior does it in spades!

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Very useful device

                By 

                from France

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Good Warmth
                • Portable
                • Powerful

                Cons

                • Good Not Great Sound
                • Low Clean Headroom
                • No reverb

                Best Uses

                • Parties
                • Small Room Gigs
                • Travel

                Comments about ZT Lunchbox Junior Guitar Combo Amp:

                I've been playing nearly 50 years. I love light amps and am always looking for new formats. This one is top of the line, but it won't replace a 1X12 combo for general applications. On its own, it's a smooth-sounding low-volume blues or jazz amp -- perfect fpr a guitar-piano duo. The sound gets dirty much faster than 35 watts would suggest. You cannot use this in a band setting if you don't mike it or play overdriven. I use it with a ZOOM G2 to add reverb and modeling. With these effects it sounds great. The various features all work. Great little package, nice job ZT.

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                5.0

                Amazing for the size and price

                By 

                from Western Massachusetts

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Limited Functions

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Home Studio

                Comments about ZT Lunchbox Junior Guitar Combo Amp:

                Quality build, excellent sound for its size. Weighs more than you might expect, but still a champ in the midget power division.

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                (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Cool little amp with surprising thump

                By 

                from Burlington ct

                About Me Professional Musician

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Excellent Sound
                • Portable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about ZT Lunchbox Junior Guitar Combo Amp:

                    Nice!

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