Submini Tube Amp
2010 Aug 10
From the heart (bowel?) of 'Donut Labs', as Bill likes to call it, here's the newest addition to the family. Currently residing in a U-Haul cube, on its way to Seattle with one of the poster's best friends and bandmates, this submini tube puts out a monstrous 1 watt (approx). The upshot is, you get to totally overdrive the tubes and still play at a volume that won't have the cops at your door. In other words, if you're going to be renting out a basement apartment in Queen Anne, and you still want to record a cranked tube amp, this might just work. Being the first time around the block with this circuit, there were some difficulties, but overall I'm pleased with the end result. The video at the bottom of the page gives a taste of the sound, (though you have to hear it through a crummy camera mic, a room fan, and people talking). I got to hear it for about 3 minutes, since I didn't have a proper cabinet to test it with. Bon voyage, little amp.