Stomp Head 8 - small tube guitar amplifiers

Small Tube guitar Amplifier Taurus SH8,Qube

Taurus Stomp Head - small tube guitar amp SH7.Apogee


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.
Check our gallery of small tube amplifiers:: tutaj

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

Stomp Head - small tube guitar amp Taurus SH6


A new design is created - the Stomp-Head 6.CE small tube guitar amplifier with huge and exelent sound
More information on the product page:  here

Taurus Stomp Head 8 - small tube guitar amplifier

Stomp-Head small tube guitar amplifiers. A compact guitar amplifier for installation in a pedalboard that provides great guitar tone.

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:

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.


Taurus Amps - Small Tube Guitar Amplifiers
Taurus Amps - Small Tube Guitar Amplifiers
Taurus Amps - Small Tube Guitar Amplifiers
Taurus Amps - Small Tube Guitar Amplifiers

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Lampowe wzmacniacze gitarowe Taurus Stomp Head.
Small Tube Guitar Amplifiers - Taurus Stomp Head.
Stomp Head floor amp - small tube guitar amp

Stomp-Head, my idea.

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.

What did I mean and what was it supposed to give in practical terms?


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 .

Stomp Head - small tube guitar amplifiers - pedalboard amps

First models of Stomp-Head amps gallery.

Stomp Head  Small Tube Guitar Amps

Taurus Tube Guitar Amplifiers in a compact form.

Designed and manufactured in Poland.

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My first set consisted  Reverb and Delay connected trough the effects loop  with Stomp Head. All it fit into a tiny pedalboard to which I needed to connect two wires only: to speaker cabinet and guitar. It took me just a few minutes only to set up or dismantle whole guitar rig.
An additional advantage is that the amplifier and effects lie on the stage in front of me so I can see all the knobs from above and can make adjustments very easily at any time.
In the past, when I was using a classic head type amp, to complete the setup I had to connect four foot-switch pedals (CLEAN, CRUNCH, LEAD and BOOST) to it. It was also accompanied by a set of effects,  which needed a few meters of wire to connect the effects with the amp. Some were connected into the effects loop and some to the amplifiers input. This added quite a few meters of wiring which weighed a few kilograms.
Now I have the same set of switches on the top of my amplifier without any cables. All I need to connect are effects  with just a few inches of  wire. That's it. The mess and heavy wiring  is eliminated.



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.


Stomp Head - small tube guitar amplifiers - pedalboard amps

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