Blackheart BH15H Handsome Devil Series 15W Tube Amp Head  

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Surprisingly compact, astoundingly powerful and responsive.

The 15W Blackheart Handsome Devil Tube Amp Head was designed and prototyped in a one-car garage in Austin, Texas by none other than amp savant, Pyotr Belov. The BH15H Handsome Devil amp evokes classic tube tones more than reminiscent of the great American and British amplifiers - the plug and play workhorses that laid the foundation for rock 'n' roll guitar tone starting in the '60s. Just like its predecessor and little brother, the Little Giant 5, the BHE Handsome Devil is overbuilt to last with features and components you'd expect on a hand-built, much more expensive amplifier.

Features dual power modes allowing the gods of rock to dial in responsiveness and headroom in either 15W or 7W output. Separate Master and Level controls put both awesome power and responsibility in the unwashed hands of mankind. 3 Bands of well-tuned EQ make for nearly infinite voicing. From big fat overdrive to plucky, just-about-to-squeal if you hit me a little harder grease, the Handsome Devil covers classic tube tone with as few knob turns as possible through a well thought out set of features in a tank-tough package.

As expected, you get the simple elegance and robust component specs that mark BHE's designs. From 1W, carbon-film resistors in the signal path to beefy, double sided pcb with 2 oz. traces, 16 gauge, precision folded and welded chassis and mutli-ply, classically joined cabinetry, Blackheart is as serious about quality as they are about tone.

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BH15H Handsome Devil Series 15W Tube Amp Head Specifications:

  • 15W, Push-Pull, Class A
  • Outputs: 1 x 16 ohm jack, 2 x 8 ohm jacks, 2 x 4 ohm jacks
  • Solid State Rectifier with tap for future mods
  • Drive, Level, Treble, Mid, Bass and Presence controls
  • Outputs: 1 x 16 ohm jack, 2 x 8 ohm jacks, 2 x 4 ohm jacks
  • Pentode (15W)/Triode (7W) Switch
  • 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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BlackheartBH15H Handsome Devil Series 15W Tube Amp Head

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Well Worth The Money


from Undisclosed

Comments about Blackheart BH15H Handsome Devil Series 15W Tube Amp Head:

I recently purchased this amplifier and I am very happy with it. It is my first tube head amp and I bought it as an upgrade from my previous solid state unit. I am running it through a Crate 4x12 cab at 16 ohms, and my two guitars are a Telecaster copy and a Washburn Idol. This amp head produces a nice tone across the settings. On the 7w setting you can get some nice, clean, crisp tones and then you can get the nice drive you want without a lot of distortion by flipping it to 15w and turning up the drive setting. While this unit does not have a lot of features, it is very solid and sounds great. The only thing negative I can say about this unit is that it may not be loud enough for some people and it will struggle to keep up in a loud, large venue without being mic'd up. If you are looking for a basic, easy to use single channel lower wattage amp, in my opinion this Blackheart unit is tough to beat at the price. Well worth the money; try it out. If you do, you'll probably buy it. Best suited to classic (British) rock, blues, and music of that type.

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yes you are Handsome


from Chicago, IL

Comments about Blackheart BH15H Handsome Devil Series 15W Tube Amp Head:

I recently purchased the Handsome Devil Head. Partly because I had heard reviews commending it's quality construction, partly because I wanted something that would sound quite different than the Fender tube combos I had been using. I'm playing it through an Orange 2-12 open-backed cab so I can't comment on how the Blackheart speaker cabs sound. I'm really enjoying it though, very solidly built, warm, round tones. It distorts pretty easy, but it's a very nice "British Invasion" type crunch, and you shouldn't be expecting tons of clean headroom with a 15watt head either. You can get a very nice clean sound, not too sterile, at lower volumes as well. Especially if you change the stock tubes to something like a Hard (8-10) set of Sovtek EL84's. My only complaints would be the lack of a standby switch and that the Presence knob ads more "hiss" than it does presence. For the price though it's a great well built little guy, easily beating it's competition in that price range (vox night train i'm lookin at you).

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