Tired of playing through those kiddie practice amps that lack tone as much as they do quality? Try our Mojotone Studio One Amplifier and bring awesome tube tone to your home or studio. Equipped with a single 12BH7, two 12AX7 tubes, and a 12AY7, this tiny amp works well in the studio or mic’d up on stage. And don’t be shy to put some pedals in front of it either, because it does play nicely with them.
About one watt of output sounds awesome for studio or home use! This is an ideal amp for the gain of an 800 style amp at low volumes. Stock setup includes 12BH7 for running as an output tube, however you can run a 12AU7 or 12AT7 for less output volume.
Amp Kit Details:
(1) TAD 12BH7 for Output
(2) JJ 12AX7
(1) JJ 12AY7
Lead Channel Controls: Gain, Treble, Middle, Bass, & Volume
Built on our 18 watt chassis
Fit into our 20 watt style head cabinet
The "Complete" version of this amp kit comes with the following items:
Mojotone Studio One Small Parts (Caps, Resistors, Screws, Etc.)
Amp Thumbs Up, Kit Thumbs Down Overall, the amplifier is what I was looking for. It has a great JCM 800 sound in the lead channel, and the clean channel gives you more of a JTM vibe than a sparkling clean. It is plenty loud for bedroom/studio playing with a 1X12 speaker.
My main problem was with the quality of the kit itself. The kit chassis was missing a hole for one of the 12AX7 preamp tube sockets! I had to drill it, which wasn't too much of a big deal since I had the tools but I would expect the chassis that comes with the kit to be perfect. Also the rear plastic faceplate's hole for the impedance selector is too small to fit the shaft through and that will need to be drilled larger. For me these issues aren't dealbreakers but I could see this mattering much more to someone who doesn't readily have these tools available. I wouldn't suggest this kit to beginners because there are no step by step directions.
Name: Jeff Rating: 5
Kills two birds with one stone! To start, I'll say that my expectations were manageable going into this build. I've played on other low-wattage micro amps, and found they sound like crap. Not enough gain, minimal tone controls, thin, tinny tone, etc. A certain orange and white one comes to mind...
This amp sounds like a big boy amp, with all the big boy controls, but you dont have to replace your windows after "diming" the volume knob.
Not only is this kit more affordable, its not made in China, its not digital pcb solid-state nonsense, and its not filled with gimmicks, like other amps you might be considering.
I love how transparent this thing sounds. Its like my pickups are wired straight into the output transformer. It responds really well to different dynamics, and it really does sound huge.
Anyone with a little electronics experience should jump on this kit asap.
Name: Paul R Rating: 5
null This thing is awesome. It was my first build and Mojotone was very helpful and responsive to my numerous questions. The clean channel is really nice and the lead channel sounds great, especially with a strat with a boost pedal. It is very responsive to guitar volume changes and it handles all my pedals great. It responds better to subtle pick dynamics than my JVM. I'll be building another kit soon.
Name: Richard G. Review Date: 6/17/2016 8:52 am Rating: 5
Great little amp. This amp really sounds impressive. Clean channel really shines on my strat. Very sweet sounding. And the gain channel take over from there, from mild crunch up into high gain while still sounding rich and tight.
This was my first amp build, and while I wouldn't recommend to just anyone, someone with some electrical background and safety knowledge should be able to figure it out with a little research.