Small Tube guitar Amplifier Taurus SH8,Qube
Stomp-Head 8, Qube small tube guitar amplifier in a custom version.
Suggestions from guitarists resulted in us adding an additional option that allows you to select the CLASSIC or HIGH GAIN type of distortion.
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Stomp-Head 8 is our newest series of compact guitar amplifiers.
Three versions were created:
SH8.Qube - small tube guitar amplifier with exelent warm tone.
SH8,Qlone - Solid State version of the above amplifier.
SH8.Clean - a proposition for guitarists who prefer a transparent sound of a guitar amplifier.
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Stomp-Head 7, Apogee Plus is the latest version of the SH7.Apogee amplifier.
In this version, we added an option that allows loading loudspeaker profiles. The amplifier is still in analog technology, while the IR loader allows the use of 16 profiles of speaker cabinets. The line output in this amplifier has two-way mode so you can send signal from line otput with or without simulation. More information: here
A new design is created - the Stomp-Head 6.CE small tube guitar amplifier with huge and exelent sound
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We managed to design small tube guitar amplifiers, but there was still a problem with the wiring. It was necessary to use cable connections several meters long between the amplifier and the pedalboard controls, as well as to the foot controllers that switch functions in the amplifier. This led me to design a guitar amplifier. who came down from the column to the pedalboard. This is how Stomp-Head was born. Our first small tube amplifier of this type was created in 2011. At the time, Taurus was the only company offers this type of professional, high-power guitar amplifier that fit into a pedalboard.
Here is our first Stomp-Head: https://youtu.be/FpNG0y3VXR0
About Taurus amplifiers.
The first Taurus guitar amplifiers appeared in 1983.
At that time, a small manufacture producing guitar and bass amplifiers was established.
Bass amplifiers were slightly less demanding in terms of their technology.
Guitarists, on the other hand, mainly preferred tube amplifiers, and the disadvantage of these amplifiers was their weight and dimensions.
As a designer and an active guitarist at the time, I tried to minimize the weight and dimensions of the amplifier.
I made a lot of constructions before I perfected my own technology, which allowed me to build a compact guitar amplifier with the sound qualities that a guitarist expects from a classic tube amplifier.
Below is a fragment of the gallery of Taurus head guitar amplifiers. They were an amplifier in a classic form but with small dimensions and light weight.
Poland, 81-876 Sopot ul. Leśna 15 phone: 508-355-253
It was one of the main resones why in 2009 I started to work on completly a new concept of the amplifier, different in shape, size and technology from already existing amps. That's how Stomp-Head was created. An amplifier that contains all the attributes of head amplifiers and foot controlls all in one package. Everything what’s needed to create great sound and comfort on the stage has been placed in one integrated housing. The amp gives a guitarist three choices to setup on stage: it can be installed in the pedalboard, in regular fassion set up on the top of speaker cabinet or simply set on the floor.
There are different conditions on stage. Usually we are using the guitar speaker cabinet as a source of sound and as an additional monitor but sometimes the size of the stage or other circumstances does not allow it so we have to use a LINE OUT from amp connected streit to PA and rely on sound from stage monitors only.
So I decided that Stomp-Head must work in two modes. As a classic amplifier and as a preamp with speaker simulation so that we could connect the amp directly to the PA system.
The second thing which I decided to implement into the amp is the integrated switches of all important functions: channel switching and activating BOOST.
I have always been in favour of using specially designed amp channels such as CLEAN, CRUNCH and LEAD. In my opinion, this option works best in contrast to the use of a different external DRIVE effects. Usually they cut dynamics and sounds completely different in combination with various types and brands of amplifiers.
With all this options on board I needed just a little bit more to be entirely satisfied. At this point it was enough to connect Reverb and Dealay or some other modulation effect to it and actually my full guitar rig was ready to play .
Taurus Tube Guitar Amplifiers in a compact form.
Designed and manufactured in Poland.
The concept is one thing. But first and foremost, I was looking for a great sound which, as a rule in the mind of guitarists, was reserved for traditional tube amplifiers only.
This topic was my biggest obstacle. I knew what guitarists expected. And I knew how big a challenge I was facing in order to get the same sonic properties on a very compact sized amplifier which I wanted to build. I had some solutions worked out well beforehand, but it took me several years of research to get to the point where the Stomp-Head could face classic tube amp designs.
I developed my own technology called Master Tube Design. The concept is based on a tube working between the pre-amp and power amplifier sections. It is accompanied by a number of optical elements that shape the dynamics and compression characteristics for tube designs. I am an advocate of analog designs so Stomp-Head amplifiers are entirely made in such a technology.
I leave it to the musicians who tried or already own one of my amps to assess how good they sounds and if I achieved what guitarists expect from a great tube guitar amplifier.
I know one thing: many of the guitarists whom switched from classic amplifiers to Stomp-Heads are already attached to them for good.
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