ValveTrain 205 1x8 Combo:
The ValveTrain 205 is inspired by the 1955 Fender 5F2A Princeton. Big Tone, Tiny Package. A faithful re-creation with the same Soulful tone that made the 5F2 famous. Easy to carry, small in size, but sounds HUGE when recorded! The tone is Clean and Crisp if you back off the volume and it simply sings as you open it up... Just a ton of fun in a 17 pound package!
Pat Travers says that "This is the loudest and ballsiest 5 watt amp I've ever played."
6V6 Power Tube
5751 in the preamp
Solid Pine Cabinet
Hand Wired Chassis
5 Watts of all Tube Power
Cathode Bias Power Amp
Vintage Style Chicken Head knobs
Weber Signature Series 8" AlNiCo Magnet Speaker
"Bedroom Beauty" Lacquered Tweed covering
REVIEWS & USER COMMENTS: HARMONY CENTRAL USER REVIEW 3/21/2006:
"Don't judge an amp by how many knobs and switches it has; judge it by whether or not it satisfies its intended purpose. The Classic 205 gives you all the vintage tone that you could hope for, without worrying about the reliability or possibility of theft of a 50 year-old amp. The Classic 205 is simple to use: Great clean tones up to volume settings 5 to 7, depending on pickups, and beautiful break up beyond that. The tone knob works well to help you shape your sound. This amp is a LOUD 5 watts, so if you need to keep the sound level down and still get the tubes driving hard, just roll back on your guitar's volume knobs and run the amp flat-out. I have tried this amp with my Les Paul (alnico humbuckers), my Hamer Eclipse (Seymour mini HBs) my PRS with soap bars, my Tele, Strat, PRS SE EG (set-neck strat style), my old Carvin SH-225 (ES335 style)and the results are consistent; this amp brings out the best qualities in each guitar. That is the mark of a great amp. It also runs very quietly; no unwanted noises here! Clean enough for jazz, gritty enough for blues and good ol' rock and roll and portable enough to take anywhere!"