VHT Special 6 Head

This tube head (1x 12AX7 preamp and 1x 6v6 6W power amp) is based on a classic and is hand-wired. It weighs about 17.5 pounds and measures 14.5″ x 9.25″ x 8″. It has 2 knobs, Tone and Volume, with a switchable boost. It’s hand-wired construction is especially mod-friendly. The VHT Special 6 Head retails for about $229.

Mooer Little Monster AC

This tube head (1x 12AX7 preamp and 1x EL84 5W power amp) is a very small and very affordable all-tube amp. It weighs less than 6 pounds and measures 7.6″ x 4.75″ x 4.2″. It has 2 knobs on the front, Gain and Volume, with a Top-Boost/Normal switch and a Thin/Mellow switch. The Mooer Little Monster AC retails for about $225.

Joyo Bantamp

This series of hybrid amps (valve preamp, solid state 20W power amp) seeks to give you the sounds of several classic and modern British and American amp models. Each one weighs less than 3 pounds and measures 6.5″ x 5.5″ x 4.3″. Each has 3 knobs on the front, Gain, Tone, and Volume, with a OD/Clean switch (Bright/Normal in the case of the Bluejay). The Joyo Bantamps retail for about $149 to $169 depending on the model.

Models:

  • Joyo Bantamp Jackman
  • Joyo Bantamp Zombie
  • Joyo Bantamp Vivo
  • Joyo Bantamp Atomic
  • Joyo Bantamp Bluejay
  • Joyo Bantamp Meteor

Peavey 6505 Piranha Micro

This hybrid amp (valve preamp, solid state 20W power amp) is like a smaller version of the Peavey 6505 amp. It weighs less than 3 pounds and measures 7″ x 5.3″ x 3.3″. It has 3 knobs on the front, Gain, EQ, and Volume, with a Crunch/Lead switch. The Peavey 6505 Piranha Micro retails for about $149.

Biyang Wangs VT-1H

This 1-watt amp is one of the smallest and most affordable all-tube amps you’ll find. It weighs less than 3 pounds and measures about 5″ x 4.3″ x 3.2″. It has just 2 controls on the front, Tone and Volume, simple. The Wangs VT1H retails for about $165.

Orange Micro Dark

This hybrid amp (valve preamp, solid state 20W power amp) is like a smaller version of the all-tube Orange Dark Terror. It weighs less than 2 pounds and measures 6.5″ x 5.3″ x 3.7″. It has just 3 controls on the front, Gain, Shape, and Volume, but has loads of gain. The Orange Micro Dark retails for about $189.

Orange Micro Terror

This hybrid amp (valve preamp, solid state 20W power amp) is like a smaller version of the all-tube Orange Tiny Terror. It weighs less than 2 pounds and measures 6.5″ x 5.3″ x 3.7″. It has just 3 controls on the front, Gain, Tone, and Volume, but is loads of fun. The Orange Micro Terror retails for about $149.