Bantam – small but powerful
A Roadstar in Cub’s clothing! A Full 18W of EL84 tone means you can gig this little beauty. Small and light, it has a simple, all-valve signal path, complete with Gain, Tone and Master Volume controls, plus the 'Fat' switch which adds gain and girth. Power Scaling is also an option, and like the Cub, this amp is built using true point-to-point construction. The only thing it hasn’t got less of is quality and tone.
The Bantam can be ordered with either a 'US' flavoured Tweed 5E3 preamp, or the standard Roadstar preamp, which has a more 'British' sound.
Available as a head or a 1x10 or 1x12 combo.
Output: 18 watts
All valve: Yes
Valves: 2 ECC83s and 2 EL84s
Controls: Gain, Tone, Volume, 'fat' switch
Size: 28cm (w) x 21cm (d) x 18cm (h)
Power Scaling, 'US' or 'British' preamp, Roqsolid cover
Head: £685 | 1×10 Combo: £830
What our customers say
The amp arrived safely yesterday, it sounds amazing! I've been having a lot of fun with it, all the range of the gain and tone controls sounds great. It inspired me to start learning Little Wing, and I think it will make me play a lot better, it responds so much to how and how hard you play. I'm performing with it on Friday night, I can't wait to use it. Thanks so much for making the amp, and taking the time to answer all my questions, it's been such a nice experience, and with a wonderful end result!
I was playing yesterday at church at two services (about 500 and 200 at each respectively) - the amp was stunning. Really, it was exceptional. I had people who don't even play guitar coming up to me afterwards and saying how great the guitar sounded and asking about how I was getting the tone. We ran the power scaling so that it was a stage friendly volume, and it worked incredibly well. In short, it performed admirably and I love it! Thanks for making me such a great amp.