JOYO banTamP ZoMBie - American Heavy Metal
The ZoMBie from Joyo’s banTamP series is a very compact and portable 20 Watt head voiced for players after a high gain American. Inspired by a sound known from huge 150 Watt tube heads, a small and portable amplifier has never sounded so huge and aggressive. Chords chug and punch and solos scream through the mix. The ZoMBie also works well at lower gain settings and can be combined with other overdrive pedals to push it into higher gain with their own unique flavors. Once you start working with this amp, you will soon forget its size and very affordable price, it will feel as if you are playing through a much bigger head and your friends just won’t believe where your sound is really coming from!
Real Tube Design
The amp operates with a single 12AX7 tube in the preamp stage and uses a solid state Class D power amp. The vintage voicing of the valve preamp gives the amp its tone, responsive dynamics and character, while the advanced Class D power amp keeps the weight low and the power high.
Two Channels and FX Loop
JOYO has packed a remarkable amount of tonal flexibility into the tiny banTamP chassis. The amp includes two channels, Clean and Overdrive. The clean takes pedals very well, which makes it a great little companion for many situations where your “big" head is just not sensible, while the 12AX7 circuit breaks up organically to create a variety of pleasing drive tones on the overdrive channel. If this wasn't enough sonic variety, Joyo has also squeezed in an FX loop, which enables time based effects (or Phasers, Flangers and Choruses) to be inserted after the drive section to keep the effects sharp and not prevent them from being too muddy.
BanTamP includes one speaker out rated at 8Ω but it can also be operated at 16Ω with less power. The amp is small, but loud; its 20 Watts can be quite a handful! For when quiet volumes are required, Joyo have built in a headphone out with speaker emulation. If all of these tricks weren't enough, banTamPs also feature BLUETOOTH connectivity. This means simple connection to BLUETOOTH enabled devices for playing music through the banTamP, great for playing along to backing tracks or learning songs during practice.
Features and Specifications:
- Preamp Circuit: JFET+ 1 x 12AX7
- Power Amp: CLASS D
- Channel Mode: CLEAN / OD
- Amp Power: 20W(RMS)
- Aux In Function: Bluetooth music playing
- Bluetooth Version: 4.0
- Power: Input AC 110-240V 50/60Hz OUTPUT DC18V/2.0A
- Size 163mm(L) x 110mm(H) x 140mm(W)
- Weight 1.2kg
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