Blackheart BH5-112 5W 1x12 Little Giant Tube Combo Amp  

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An old-school inspired all-tube combo.

The Blackheart Little Giant BH5-112 is a combo amp that serves up powerful boutique tube guitar amp tone in a robust, stylish package. This 5W, single-ended, Class A combo is powered by an EL84 and voiced through a 12AX7 preamp tube. With a switchable pentode/triode selector and 3-band EQ controls, you get the only amp in its class to deliver true tonal range, from instantaneous punch to deliciously greasy overdrive, and with precise control over output volume.

Every feature of the Blackheart Little Giant BH5-112 represents zealous dedication to true quality in tone, looks and ruggedness. The open back tuned design and (blue frame) Blackheart model 1216A Speaker by Eminence is the fruit of extensive research involving Crate and Eminence. The result is a very musical and responsive combo. Under its sexy exterior you'll find a 16 gauge, folded and welded steel chassis, 1/2" corner radiuses, 15 ply, void-free birch cabinetry and meticulous tolex work insuring years of reliable performance.

Features

  • 5W Single-Ended, Class A amplifier
  • 4, 8 and 16 ohm Speaker outs
  • Solid State Rectifier
  • Volume with 3-Band EQ
  • Pentode (5W)/Triode (3W) Switch
  • 12" Blackheart Model 1216A Speaker by Eminence with American Voicing and optimized for open back cabinet
  • DC Power to filaments for super quiet operation
  • 15-ply (18mm) thick. void-free Plywood Construction

Blackheart is gonna leave its mark on you - and you'll never play the same again. Order today.

 

BH5-112 5W 1x12 Little Giant Tube Combo Amp Specifications:

  • 5W Single-Ended, Class A amplifier
  • 4, 8 and 16 ohm Speaker Outs
  • Solid State Rectifier
  • Volume with 3-Band EQ
  • Pentode (5W)/Triode (3W) Switch
  • 12" Blackheart Model 1216A Speaker by Eminence with American Voicing and optimized for open back cabinet
  • DC Power to filaments for super quiet operation
  • 15 ply (18mm) thick-void free Plywood Construction
  • 1W resistors in signal path, 2W & 5W resistors in power supply
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BlackheartBH5-112 5W 1x12 Little Giant Tube Combo Amp
 
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5.0

Little Giant is accurate!

By HatHed

from Rockford, IL

Comments about Blackheart BH5-112 5W 1x12 Little Giant Tube Combo Amp:

Bought this amp on a recommendation. I should buy that guy a drink. This amp is one of the most versatile combo amps you'll find at this price and one of my favorites. The description pretty much sums it up. Features give this amp the control edge over the other choices in this class. The Low, Mid, & High EQ section, option to switch from pentode/triode and ext. speaker outs allow you to dial in a great sound, anywhere for any circumstance. The cab is a solid open-back design that helps keeps the tone big and beefy. There's tons of raw ballsy power. I actually swapped out the 12AX7 with a Mullard NOS 12AT7 to pull back on the bite just a bit, warming up the preamp a little more and really letting me drive the volume up into the sweet spot. Not necessary, but I wanted the tone even creamier for more of a Floyd feel. The compliments I've received from colleagues is proof enough for me. If stolen, I would learn to hate again, then promptly go out and get another one.

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4.0

Great Amp for the money

By dw-sGros

from Massachusetts

Comments about Blackheart BH5-112 5W 1x12 Little Giant Tube Combo Amp:

This amp is a steal for the money. It's got a switchable pentode/triode selector and 3-band EQ controls and great fit & finish on the exterior. The build quality is surprisingly good in this price range, with a solid cabinet, oversized resistors and a very heavy circuit board. To me, the EL84 and 12AX7 tubes sound pretty good out of the box, but others that I've talked to about these amps have switched them out have mentioned a noticable improvement in tone. In any case, I find the 3-watt mode is exactly what I need at home, going from clean to greasy at family-friendly volumes. I put a Maxon compressor in front of it with my Peavey Wolfgang and whoa, the tone and sustain were tasty indeed. Bottom line? With a very reasonable street price, you'll either have a nice, rock solid low wattage tube amp to use as is, or a bullet proof platform to build on. Definitely worth a look.

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5.0

LIttle Giant is right

By ashasha

from Undisclosed

Comments about Blackheart BH5-112 5W 1x12 Little Giant Tube Combo Amp:

Only 5W, but it sounds like more. Has a really nice clean tone, especiallly with single coils or neck humbuckers. Have to crank it up a little bit to get some of that natural tube distortion, but if your not overly worried about volume you can get some nice thick overdrive blowing your eardrums out. The built in speaker is pretty decent, the cabinet itself is very sturdy, and the EQ adds a lot of flexibility. A master volume or built in attenuator/power soak is about the only thing that would make this better. There is no effects loop, but I imagine that it will take pedals into the guitar input with no problem. For the money I don't think that you can find a better combination of sound and features with the same quality.

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