Epiphone Valve Special

5W Combo (1 x 1")

Made by Epiphone

Description Class A Single Ended Tube Amp, Retro Looks, 16 DSP Settings, 2 12AX7, 1 EL84. Gain, EQ, the usual.
Posted By Evan Duff (789)
Directory Equipment: Amplifiers
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On 4/3/2006, Evan Duff (789) posted:
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For all the combo tube amps out their this is the best value, and the sound if great. Why spend 300 or more when for 240 or less you can have this guy. If it were lost or stolen I would definatly get it again. Only complaint is that the EQ could do a bit more, other than that nothing is wrong with the design. I love the drive, but Epiphone would attract more buyers if they ditched the DSP and saved the buyer even more. Reverb can stay though. This amp, from its looks to sound is great.
Model Year: 2006
Price: $180.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Guitar Center
Has what you need. You have rotaries for Gain, Treble, Middle, Bass, Reverb, and master volume. A mutable DSP with 16 selections is included, with Delay, Chorus, and Flange as your effects. On the back is you speaker plug in, and extension speaker input, and a footswitch input (footswitch not included) for the DSP. When it comes to power, this little guy can be pretty loud for solo play to be honest. If your with a band, then you can just mic it, plus it lets you run it through an extension speaker. Don't have either at home, so idk how that would turn out. The tubes are 2 12AX7 Preamp, and 1 EL84 in the power amp.
Sound Quality:
Guitars Used with Amp so far: Silvertone Paul Stanley Apocolypse Pro (Duncan Designed Pickups) Fender Strat with Lace Sensor hum in the bridge and Lace Sensor Singles in the neck and middle Gibson Blueshawk This amp sounds great with all three of these guitars, although my favorite has got to be the blueshawk through this. Sound sweet. Great amp for anything but heavy heavy metal. This amp does a great job at that smooth overdriven sound. I think it sounds better than the Fender Pro Junior, and it's 60 dollars cheaper. There is some noise, but nothing more than any other class A single ended. This amp doesn't stay clean to very easy, but it wasn't made to now was it?