ValveTrain 205 Tall Boy 1x12 Combo:
The ValveTrain 205TB is inspired by the 1955 Fender 5F2A Princeton that GREW!! This little rascal has a full size Eminence 12" speaker instead of the 8" that is found in it's sibling, the
ValveTrain 205. Bigger cabinet, Bigger Tone, But still the same Soul 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 20 pound package!
6V6 Power Tube
5751 in the preamp
Custom sized Tall Boy solid pine cabinet
Hand Wired Chassis
5 Watts of all Tube Power
Cathode Bias Power Amp
Vintage Style Chicken Head knobs
Eminence 12" Speaker
"Bedroom Beauty" Lacquered Tweed covering
Illinois Capacitor (iC) or Xicon Electrolytic Caps
iC or Mallory Tone Caps
Carbon Film Tone Resistors
Metal Oxide Power resistors
Custom Wound Transformers
REVIEWS & USER COMMENTS: HARMONY CENTRAL USER REVIEW 6/9/2006:
"I've been playing for about 20 years and am always on the look out for new cool gear. I have to say, the ValveTrain 205 TallBoy 12 pack is the best find that I've discovered in a long time. Great value for the money, great tone, and looks killer. Can't say enough good things about this one. I am extrordinarily happy with my purchase and am probably going to re purchase another one of their larger ones."
HARMONY CENTRAL USER REVIEW 6/2/2006:
"Great value here - classic tone, loud, light weight, great looking, hand-built, top components, reasonable price. More tone than you'd get from a lot of boutique amps at twice the price. More class than you'll get from some mass produced circuit board amp. Enough balls to play anything from jazz to smoking classic rock/blues. Get one dude (or dudette)."
HARMONY CENTRAL USER REVIEW 4/4/2006:
"I had looked around for a long time at various Champ reissues from Victoria and Kendrick, I had tried a few of them and none really shone for me. They all had "one" great sound and that was it. I eventually came accross the ValveTrain web site and sent them an email asking a few questions and describing what I was looking for... This [is] one of those amps is immpossible to get a bad sound out of it. Really this has a great full tweed tone with a bit of sparkle which I love. It is the kind of amp that sounds bigger than what you think it will. Another friend of mines exact words were "this punches above it weight". - I thought that was a great description of this amp. I play country, rockabilly and blues and it works great for all of them."