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B-52 ST-100A 100W All-Tube Amplifier Head

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The B-52 ST-100A 100 Watt All Tube Amplifier Head combines Sovtek 6L6 power tubes with 12AX7 preamp tubes for solid vintage valve tone and classic br...Click To Read More About This Product

Available 05-29-2018

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100% pure tube tone!

The B-52 ST-100A 100 Watt All Tube Amplifier Head combines Sovtek 6L6 power tubes with 12AX7 preamp tubes for solid vintage valve tone and classic breakup. This roadworthy head provides serious musicians with monstrous gain, extreme levels of distortion, and a sparkling clean channel. Master volume and reverb. Overdrive channel offers 2-stage gain, level control, and 3-band EQ. Selectable solid-state or tube rectification, through a Sovtek 5AR4, ensures tonal authenticity. Headphone and line out with level control. Selectable external speaker jacks. Effects send and return with level controls. Includes rugged footswitch for channel select, reverb on/off, and gain select.

FEATURES
  • 1/4" high input jacks
  • Overdrive channel with gain 1, gain 2 with contour, 3-band EQ, and level control
  • Clean channel with level control and 3-band EQ
  • Master volume and reverb
  • Rugged footswitch for channel select, reverb on/off, and gain select
  • Push switch for channel and gain select
  • Headphones line out
  • Effects send and return with level controls
  • Line out with level control
  • Selectable external speaker jacks
  • Ground lift switch
  • Rectifier select switch for Class A Tube, Class AB1 Tube and Class AB2 solid-state
  • Tubes:
  • 4 x 6L6
  • 5 x 12AX7
  • 1 x 12AT7
  • 1 x 5AR4

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B-52ST-100A 100W All-Tube Amplifier Head
 
4.6

(based on 39 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Wow!!!

I am absolutely blown away by this head. It is one of the nicest sounding tube heads on the market. I have played everything out there and for this price you cannot beat...Read complete review

I am absolutely blown away by this head. It is one of the nicest sounding tube heads on the market. I have played everything out there and for this price you cannot beat it. Heck for any price it would be hard to beat it. Period.The gain channels are amazing, distotion/overdrive forever, real nice spring reverb, the clean is real clean and the tone...I don't even have words to say. It is built like a tank, has all the features you could ask for including a real nice 3 button pedal and a 3 way rectifier switch, just like the Mesa triple rectifier. I like this head better though and definitely better than any Marshall out there. Great for metal since the boys from Queensryke use them, I think they know metal. I wouldn't trade this for anything. You have to buy this for the price and if it's too much head, there is also a 60 watt version as well. Look out for these babies to become a major player in the next few years. Move over Soldano, Mesa and Marshall, here comes B-52

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

If ya want to sound like Lynyrd Skynyrd

The look of this amp is really versatile. But thats all I found in this amp. The tones sound like I could play for a southern rock band like Skynyrd. If your into...Read complete review

The look of this amp is really versatile. But thats all I found in this amp. The tones sound like I could play for a southern rock band like Skynyrd. If your into metal or Hard rock do not purchase this amp. It gets way to much feedback and it is a very noisy amp. I have the B-52 straight cab and it can pound out most tones of any kind. When I hooked up the ST-100 it made so much noise and so little gain on distortion. I would recommend the AT-100. My rhythm guitarist in my band has the AT version and it has such a great tone of distortion.Overall the ST-100 is not worth the price. It should actually be cheaper.

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

eh, not for metal anyways

By Mike-hQ824

from England

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Comments about B-52 ST-100A 100W All-Tube Amplifier Head:

I just got this amp. I bought it on the basis of the comments previous to mine. Bottom line, this amp, regardless of quality, is not for metal. The gain levels up very high make only a slight chug, and that was tested by the EMG 81. Also, there is a ton of feedback at higher levels. This amp could be good, and, if you're looking for an amp that doesn't matter about the overdrive channel, then by all means, it's a great amp. The OD channel is just not cutting' it for me and my metal standards.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

B 52 Head beats Marshall and Mesa

By Stratman-Dokfr

from Chicago

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Comments about B-52 ST-100A 100W All-Tube Amplifier Head:

Don't take anyones word on this. You have to go to a large store and try Marshall, Peavy, Mesa, Fender and then B 52. Tone, ease of use, flexability power, did I mention tone? And then there is the head plus cab price under the head alone with any of the others. Unless you need to pose with your Marshall or Mesa you may well be doing as I did..buying a B52!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Chase

By Chase-BLf0U

from Huntington Beach, CA

Comments about B-52 ST-100A 100W All-Tube Amplifier Head:

I've had this head since August, 2004. I've been playing with a band with it since day one, and have recorded with it. One of the over driver channels is realy good, the other could have a better tone, but I do say if you are looking for two distinct overdrives you got them. The clean channel is kinda dirty through the high input(duh). But when through the low input it puts out a very, very rich tone. The reverb is sweet. The head is a really good piece of equipment, my only other comment is the "flames" on the grill look pretty dorky.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

solid head but not made for metal

By unbroken

from Quanah, Tx

Comments about B-52 ST-100A 100W All-Tube Amplifier Head:

This thing sounds great and is very loud without sounding muddy. But wasn't the sound i was looking for. Has one of the best clean channel i have ever heard. The distortion is decent but i was looking for a more modern scooped distortion without using a pedal. I used a metal zone on it and never did it a good sound with it. I sent it back and got a Randall Cyclone. If you like a Heavy Tone with tubes get a Krank or a Knucklehead or maybe even the new RM100. Or be smart and get a Good reliable solid state so you can rough it up a little bit.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

If ya want to sound like Lynyrd Skynyrd

By ajguitar1

from Undisclosed

Comments about B-52 ST-100A 100W All-Tube Amplifier Head:

The look of this amp is really versatile. But thats all I found in this amp. The tones sound like I could play for a southern rock band like Skynyrd. If your into metal or Hard rock do not purchase this amp. It gets way to much feedback and it is a very noisy amp. I have the B-52 straight cab and it can pound out most tones of any kind. When I hooked up the ST-100 it made so much noise and so little gain on distortion. I would recommend the AT-100. My rhythm guitarist in my band has the AT version and it has such a great tone of distortion.Overall the ST-100 is not worth the price. It should actually be cheaper.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

soars like a B-52

By frombeatlestodahlia

from Los Angeles

Comments about B-52 ST-100A 100W All-Tube Amplifier Head:

i bought this right when they came out with the AT100, which is the newer model and not much different, so i got this for a bout $540. I was blown away by the loud, but balanced cleans, this thing doesn not distort! the distortion chanels are great too for a more vintage sound, i like to put my pod 2.0 in the return jack in the back, it became a monster, greatest sound i have ever played. if you come across this, buy it! i have yet to see a better value than a great tube amp for less than $600

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wait Till You Here It !!!!!!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about B-52 ST-100A 100W All-Tube Amplifier Head:

After Shopping for Higher End and MORE expensive NAME BRAND HEADS, and hearing the quality of this baby, why waist your money only on a name? This Head is more than I expected for the money, and what it delivers is an understatement!!!!!!!!HIGHLY RECOMMENDED A++++++++

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best ever I played

By killMachine

from crestview FL

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Comments about B-52 ST-100A 100W All-Tube Amplifier Head:

I have dragged this amp to every bar from new orleans to atlanta. I have put this thing through hell and it still sounds great. I play everything from the blues to loud-ass metal and B-52 handles it all. Never even heard of B-52 untill i saw it in the catalog and thought "what the hell". Well worth the price.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Marshall/Mesa tone without the price

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about B-52 ST-100A 100W All-Tube Amplifier Head:

I actually own the AT-100 head, but it's pretty much the same thing. I was looking to buy a marshall stack but kept getting turned away by the high prices. That's when someone introduced me to the B-52. I was skeptical, due to the low price and the fact the they are relatively new to guitar amplification. but the instant I turned it on, I was blown away. This amp has the vintage crunch and with crisp cleans. The best tube amp buy out there.

 
2.0

No Staying Power

By hatetrance

from little rock, AR

Comments about B-52 ST-100A 100W All-Tube Amplifier Head:

The head sounded great for about the first five minutes I played it. Then all of the sudden the sound faded out like someone had turned down the sound and never worked again.

 
5.0

Smokes ALL amps I have ever owned

By Wolfe Distorcio

from Clearwater, Florida

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Comments about B-52 ST-100A 100W All-Tube Amplifier Head:

I have played guitar for 20+ years. I have used Marshall, Mesa, Peavey and everything in between. My AT212 with a 4x12 cabinet is the LAST amp I'll ever own! Superior crunch, super clean, and awesome lead tone. The adjustable loop rocks!Alot of tone for the money. I highly recommend this amp for Metal, Rock, Blues and Country. It does it all!

 
5.0

best bang for the buck without a question.

By Ã¦nigma

from Sunrise, FL

Comments about B-52 ST-100A 100W All-Tube Amplifier Head:

I currently have a Mesa triple-recto and I bought this amp for my son since he's been borrowing my mesa, and I certainly don't like that idea. I thought it would sound almost like mine since it contains 4 x 6L6, 5 x 12AX7, 1 x 12AT7, 1 x 5AR4, but I was wrong, it doesn't sound like a mesa, but You'll be amazed how good it sounds, it has its unique tone, yet you can taste the cleanliness of its cleans and the heaviness of distortion. How can this get any better? Take a look at the price tag!!!

 
5.0

Max Power

By Aereas

from Harrah, OK

Comments about B-52 ST-100A 100W All-Tube Amplifier Head:

This highly inexpensive (for a tube amp) piece of equipment can put out more power and quality sound for it's price than any other on the market.

 
5.0

It's a tube baby

By Fatmosh

from New York

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Comments about B-52 ST-100A 100W All-Tube Amplifier Head:

I have been more of a Laney, Mesa Boogie kind of guy my whole amplified life. A few years ago, I discovered Line 6 and really fell in love. After playing with my last band, volume really became an issue, so I tried this head. I loved the price and picked it up. Don't get me wrong, right out of the box it isn't perfect. I replaced the tubes with some China tubes and man can this thing roar. I play modern metal and this amp is perfect. The tone is perfect, the distortion is tight (and you can really scoop) and the cleans are really bottom-heavy and blissful. A great amp for the price, just replace the tubes and you'll be in heaven.

 
4.0

Very Good Amp

By rdm

from Enid, OK

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Comments about B-52 ST-100A 100W All-Tube Amplifier Head:

Really good amp, period. I play a peavey EXP HP sig, a Carvin dc200c, and a homemade Warmoth with Seyemour Duncan Heavy Metal Livewires and they all sound through this amp. I didn't like the sound of the stock tubes but after a retube with some high gain jj's in the preamp and jj's in power section it is just what I'm looking for.

 
5.0

WOW!!!

By SinisterXxX

from J.C. New Jersey

Comments about B-52 ST-100A 100W All-Tube Amplifier Head:

This amp rocks. I almost bought a messa and I saw this amp out of the corner of my eye. and tried it out. I was blown away by the quality and the price so I picked it up. (best thing I ever did) If you have emg active pickups your guitar is gonna soun insane!!!!

 
5.0

un-stinkin real

By Nasty Nate

from Beaverton, OR

Comments about B-52 ST-100A 100W All-Tube Amplifier Head:

I could not believe that my nasty old Roc Pro cab could sound like this! I purchased this head from MF as a blem. There were a few nics and the foot switch was mashed, but it all worked. I was a bit skeptical, but what incredible sound. I waited a day then comminced to blow the clocks, posters, and paintings off the wall. Unbelievable clarity, beuatiful distortion. I am a B-52 guy for life now!

 
5.0

I like it

By KONG-pBC6I

from Providence

Comments about B-52 ST-100A 100W All-Tube Amplifier Head:

Once I got there the sound that I wanted there was no stopping but you better make sure you have some good cabinets with alot of holding power cause you'll need em. Overall the B52 ST-100A is a good amp! But there is one bad thing about it and that is, its not free!!

 
5.0

Great head for the price

By MetalHead4Life

from Georgia

Comments about B-52 ST-100A 100W All-Tube Amplifier Head:

You can't beat this head in terms of quality, price, and overall looks. I keep hearing that it's not suited for metal, but being that most metal guitarists I know of don't use the overdrive on the amp to produce their tones (rather preferring to use digital effects processors/stompboxes), this should make little difference. The rectifier selection is great for those who can't choose between SS and all-tube, with an AB1 setting for in-between. Excellent head for those looking to get away from the SS amps and want a quality sound without having to fork over a fortune for it.

 
5.0

B-52 is taking over

By Reborn-cnzBq

from MA

Comments about B-52 ST-100A 100W All-Tube Amplifier Head:

I just got this amp last week and let me say that it out peforms anything at it's price level. And then some. I've played and owned MESA and marshall randalls. And let me say that b-52 is right up there with these big brand names if not better peaple watch out b-52 is gonna be the amps of the future.

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