cheap hybrid amp
This amps are called hybrid because they have a tube preamp and a solid-state power amp or a solid-state preamp and a tube power amp.
price about $150,00, €116,00.
Some people think it is full tube but it isn't!
The preamp is tube (12AX7), the power amp is solid state.
Great for practicing at home or for rehearsals. It is 15 Watt, but loud!! I think it sounds great! It has a 30W 8" speaker in it that handles high volume well!
The clean sound is well balanced and sparkling. It has nice tube sound in it! If you use more gain you get a real good overdrive sound. It has a shift knob, but I didn't use it. It changes the sound a bit, but for me it sounds fine without it.
Very nice that you can connect a cd player to it an play along with your music. It is also possible to play with headphones.
The amp looks solid and vintage.
To bad that it has no footswitch and you can't connect a second speaker cabinet to it. But for this price it is probably the best you can get in hybrid!