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Low (<15) watt valve guitar amps  - Page 3 of 5

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Kendrick So-Lo Seven

7 watt valve combo 12 inch speaker

3-12AX7 Preamp channel, Reverb recovery, and Phase inverter
1-12AT7 Reverb driver
1-12BH7 (Twin Triode) Out Put tube
1 -5Y3 Rectifier tube
There is also a stock, built-in power attenuator to drop the power from 7 watts down to .1 watts and all points in between
there is a headphone jack that when used, cuts off the regular speaker

The So-Lo Seven has a 12AT7 reverb driver tube and it uses a Super Reverb-style reverb transformer. There is a 2-spring reverb pan (like a Twin Reverb or Super Reverb). Also, every amp's reverb pan is selected for best tone

Released Sep 2009

Kendrick So Lo 7 amplifier

Kingsley Deluxe 1

The Kingsley Deluxe 1 is a single channel, all tube, handwired 1 - 3W amplifier.

Kingsley Keep

The Kingsley Keep is available as a 15W or 30W tube head built into a small chassis and covered by a steel cage.

KLD Guitar Co

Chinese made 5 Watt class A guitar amps - available as head or combo.

5 watts (RMS) 8 ohms
One 12AX7
6.5 inches speaker
Out speaker jack 8 Ohm
Controls Pre-, Volume and Tone
Hi-Lo impedance input
Toroid power transform
Head phone out
Single End Class A
Pentode/triode SW(3/5 W)
Embedded Attenuator

KLD Guitar Co GT5 valve amplifier

Kustom Defender 5H

Is there anything more fun than a low-wattage all-tube amp head that provides authentic, cranked up tube tone at modest volume levels? We think not. And did we say “simple?” The new Defender 5-watt Model 5H guitar head has one knob! (Volume) But the fun lies in hearing what this knob does as you slowly turn it up. Starting in the counterclockwise position, you’ll move through clean and clear tube tones to progressively dirtier sounds until this little sucker is just plain screaming!

This “clean-to-mean” response isn’t due to any overdrive or distortion circuit, it’s just the sound of the single EL84 power tube moving naturally into increased output distortion. And it’s great for cranking up and controlling the action right from your guitar’s volume control – no channel switching required!

Features include one 12AX7 preamp tube, one EL84 power tube and three speaker outputs (4, 8, and 16-ohm).

Laney Cub

The CUB HEAD houses 3 x ECC83's in its preamp and 2 x EL84's in the power amp section. The CUB HEAD has two input options, one giving you 15W RMS of valve tone, the other giving you a huge valve sound, but cutting the output down to .75 of a Watt.

The rear panel of the CUB HEAD houses two speaker out sockets in 8 & 16 Ohm options, a footswitch socket for switching the reverb and an effects loop consisting of a Send/Line out socket and a return socket.

Thanks to Rob31 for passing this one on.

Laney Lionheart

L5T-112 Features
Power 5 Watts RMS
Inputs 2x Jack, Hi & Lo
Channels Clean & Drive
Equalisation Passive Bass, Middle and Treble
Bright Switch
Preamp Valves 3x 12ax7
Output Valves 1x EL84
Class Class A


Laney also make CUB amps in 5 watt and 10 watt configurations.

Laney Lionheart L5T 112 5 watt valve amp

Ledford Amplifiers Moonrock

1 watt valve amp with attenuators made in Sydney Australia

Image from Aussie Guitar Gear Heads

Leeds Amplification

Makes 5 watt single ended unit to a 18 watt push pull

Lehnert Go Go

Boost/Overdrive pedal / Preamp / Microamp
GoGo uses 2x 12AX7 tubes operating at +300 Volt internal och cames with an adaptor
Gogo has two fotswitches, true bypass-switch and a switch som toggling crunch- and overdrive-mode
GoGo has also a speaker out to be used as a practice amp with 0,5 Watt output
GoGo sits in between guitar and amp or as a preamp to drive a poweramp

Lehnert Go Go 0.5 watt guitar amplifier

Lexicon Signature 284

3 watts per side (EL84)

Detailed specs

Review Sweetwater

No longer made

Lexicon Signatoure 284

Little Lanilei 1/4 watt Tube Recording Amplifier

1/4 watt, preamp, tone, master, line out, speaker out + 6 1/2" speaker

Little Lanilei quarter watt valve amp

Louder and More

The result of a collaboration between the Mad Professor Bjorn Juhl and Tubewonder Aleksander Niemand!

These are part of a limited edition hand-signed by Alex and Bjorn. Power is variable from about 1 watt to 3.5 watts

Louder and more low power amp

Lovepedal 1/2 watt Amp

The Vintage 1/2 watt guitar amplifier offers chimey clean tones, dirty tweed, VOX at the top, all sorts of killer small vintage amp tones at about half the volume usually associated with the RIGHT sound and feel of a good small vintage amp.. Runs off TWO 9 volt batteries.. Very low current draw.. Plugs straight into ANY guitar Cab.

Lovepedal 1/2 watt amp

Mack Gem

Single EL84, TRUE Class A
4 or 0.4 watts - ZERO tone change at low volume
Rehearsal, small gig, studio, back stage, bedroom - big amp tone!
Clean headroom (no kidding!), crunch, high-gain rock tones - versatile!
Tiny - stow it in your gig bag, carry-on bag or backpack
Made in Canada

Mack Gem made in Canada 4 watt valve amp

Mango Amplification Uno 10 SE

Power output 10 Watts
Class A, cathode biased operation
Normal and Boost channels with independent inputs and volume control for each.
Overall tone and master volume control
Power and Standby switches
Versatile speaker impedence switch, 4 and 8 Ohm with twin sockets
Preamp Tubes - GE5751 - Normal; EF86 - Boost, Power Tube - KT66, Rectifier Tube - JJ GZ34
Dimensions W-40cm H-22cm D-25cm
Weight 9Kg


Mango Amplification Uno 10 SE

Manotronics Rock Lizard

1 Watt Mini Tube amplifier with 12V DC power supply.
Output impedance 4 - 16 ohms.
Volume Control.
Half Power Switch.

Manotronics Rock Lizard 1 watt mini guitar amp


Power : 5 Watts
Channels : One channel
Controls : Volume, Tone control
Power Tubes : 1 x 6V6GT
Preamp Tubes : 1 x 12AX7
Rectifier Tube : 1 x 6Z4
Speaker : 8 inch , 25 watt , 8 Ohm
Cabinet : Solid Ply cab with MDF Back Baffle

Marshall 50th anniversary 1 watt amps

1960s JTM1

1970s JMP1

1980s JCM1

1990s DSL1

2000 JVM1

Marshall Class 5

Finally Marshall release a low wattage valve amp...28 July 2009

The new amp is a class A, five-watt, all-valve combo using two ECC83s in the preamp and one EL84 in the power stage. It has a single, custom-designed Celestion 10-inch speaker in a birch ply cabinet and is designed for rehearsals, recording and small gigs.

Marshall had a 5 watt Capri combo in the late 1960s and a 5 Watt Mercury combo in the early 1970s - it has been a long time between drinks.

Marshall Class 5 small valve amp

Marshall Studio 15

The Studio 15 is the only amp Marshall built using 6V6 power tubes. Even though it uses "Fender" tubes, it's all Marshall. It is also the first amp they installed a Celestion vintage 30 in originally.

This amp is full of very cool features. Headphone out that doubles as a bedroom level port for the speaker, direct out, and a resistive load on board for using these without an attenuator.

Marshall Studio 15

Matamp Mini Mat / 2

-4 WATTS (nominal output)

-6V6 output tube

-2x ECC83 pre-amp tubes

-POWER ATTENUATOR (control on back)



+ built in VALVE BOOST, controllable via pot on the front panel and switchable via footswitch.


The Matamp First Lady is a 7 watt Class A with reverb.

Matamp Spirit - 4 watt

Valves: 1x 6V6GT
Pre-amp: 1 x ECC83

Single Channel Class A


-POINT TO POINT hand-wired

-Power Attenuator (0.1 watt to 4 watts)1 x 8 "Jensen C8R


Matamp Minimat

Matchless Little Monster

Power: 9 Watts
Channels: One channel
Controls Ch.1: Volume, Bass, Treble, Master volume
Power Tubes: 1 x EL84
Preamp Tubes: 2 x 12AX7
Rectifier Tube: 1 x 5AR4
Features: Line out, Speaker out, Impedance Selector
Speaker Output: 4, 8 and 16 Rotary Switch

Matchless Little Monster 9 watt amplifier

Mesa Boogie Express


Duo-Class™ Power Amp (Patent 7,173,488) allows you to select either:
1 power tube in pure Class A (single-ended) producing 5 Watts or switching to 2 power tubes in Class A/B to produce 25 Watts via a 5/25 Power Switch / 2xEL-84 & 5x12AX7

Mesa Boogie Express variable valve power amplifier

Mesa Boogie Lonestar Special (my dream amp)

Pure Class A, Channel Assignable Power Amp to assign either 1, 2 or all 4 Power Tubes to each Channel for Power Ratings of 5, 15 or 30 Watts per Channel.

Tubes - 4xEL84, 5x12AX7, 1x5Y3

Rectifier Tracking™ (5&15 Watt Mode = Tube, 30 Watt = Diode)

2 Fully Independent Channels each with Gain, Treble, Mid, Bass, Presence, Reverb & Master Controls

Channel 1=Boutique Vintage Clean/Classic Breakup

Channel 2=Clone of Ch 1 or Cascading High Gain

Thick/Normal/Thicker Voicing Switch (Channel 2)

All-Tube, Long Spring Reverb with Bright/Warm Reverb Tone Switch

Footswitchable Solo Level Control

All-Tube FX Loop with Send Level Control

Fan Cooled with On/Off Switch


Mesa Boogie Lone Star Special variable power amp

Mesa Boogie  Mark V

10/45/90 Watt Power Switches

Mesa Boogie Mini Rectifier

10/25 Watt Power Switches: Choose 2 power tubes operating in Class A/B Triode for a sweet, liquid feel at lower volumes, producing 10 Watts, or 2 tubes operating in Mesa's Patented Dyna-Watt™ Class A/B Power for maximum power, punch and tighter attack, producing 25 Watts


Mesa Boogie TA15 Transatlantic

4 12AX7 preamp

2 EL84

Switchable 2 channel amp, 5W, 15 W & 25W

MJW Cub (1 watt) and Goldstar (10 watt)

The Cub is all valve, using 2 ECC83s and 1 ECC82, and it is fully hand made using true point-to-point construction.

The MJW Goldstar is a single ended Class A amplifier which can be ordered with a 6V6 output valve for 5 Watts, or an EL34 for 10 Watts output. It uses 2 ECC83 valves in the preamp. The TT switchable boost is now standard, and has it’s own level control. The Goldstar has gain, treble, middle, bass, and volume controls to produce a range of sounds from clean chime through raunchy crunch, up to a saturated distortion.

MJW Cub small valve amp

Mojave Coyote

12 Watt Cathode biased 2 by EL84

With the Coyote you can dial in anywhere between the maximum 12 watt to the minimum of less than 1 watt output.

Mojave Coyote 12 watt valve amp for guitar

Mooer Audio Little Monster

Power Output: 5 Watts
Preamp Tube: ECC83 (12AX7) x 1
Power Tube: EL84 (6BQ5) x 1
Power Requirements: 100~120V 50/60Hz
Dimensions: 4.72 in (D) x 7.6 in (W) x 4.13 in (H)
Weight: 3KG

Moore Audio Little Monster
Morgan Amps Abbey (or 10 PM)

This is a 10 watt top boost style amp with the addition of a mid control. The 10 watts are deceptively loud but in a friendly way.

•Mercury Transformers
•3x 12AX7
•2x EL84
•EZ81 Rectifier
•Volume, bass, mid, treb, cut
•8, 16 ohm speaker outputs.

Morris Mini Muscle

14 watts

Volume, Treble, Bass.
1 - 12" Mojo Tone BV30H speaker

1 - Weber Copper Cap WZ34 plug rectifier

2 - 6V6 tubes, 2 - 12AX7 tubes

Cab Material - pine + floating birch ply baffle

Cab dimensions; 16" (H) X 20" (W) X 9.5" (D)

Murder by Tone Lockard 187

8 watts of absolutely brutal tone.

Class A Single stage

Hand wired point to point

MV Amps Tiny Turbo 8

8 watt amp

Hi and low input

Pregain, Volume, Tone control

Jensen Alnico 8” Speaker

8 Ohm output for external cabinet

Beautiful faux suede covering.

13” x 13” 8 ½”

MV Amps Tiny Turbo 8 watt

Nace Amps 5 watt

Class “A” 5 watts average power clean, 7 watts average power rock distorted with a 6V6 power tube.
•Cathode biased: uses proprietary “phase invariant cathode biasing” which reduces resistor/capacitor cathode biasing phase distortion.
•Power tubes: EL34, 6L6, or 6V6
•Pre-amp tubes: 12AT7, 5751, ECC83, 12AX7
•Controls: volume, treble, bass, reverb
•Output: ¼ mono – three outputs 16 ohm, 8 ohm, 4 ohm
•Built in power conditioning.
•Very low noise: better than -60db. Studio/stage quality ideal for miking or recording. 120 Hz amp hum is gone. Note: guitar and pedal hum is a separate issue.
•1x12 combo / 1X12 extension speaker: celestion 12” greenback

Neale Deluxe Single Ten

Single channel combo amp.
British Deluxe with small tank reverb.
Single EL34 10 watt power stage, solid state rectifier, 1 x 10" Celestion speaker.

Neale Deluxe Single 10 watt amp

Nolatone June Bug

Power Tube: 1 x JJ 6V6
Rectifier: 5Y3GT
Preamp Tubes: 2 x 12ax7/ECC83
Controls: Sweet Gain, Hot Gain, Channel Switch, Volume, Tone.
Speaker outputs: 8 ohm speaker + 8 ohm extension cab
Weight and Dimensions: 22lb, 18" x 16" x 9&10" (slant front)

O'Neill Tramp

6 Watt Class A handbuilt amp. Loaded with an Etone 511 12" 4Ω. The O'Neill Tramp - a handbuilt Aussie made amp A hybrid of the Blackface Vibrochamp power section and a Deluxe [5e3] volume / tone circuit - With an output of 6 watts of pure Class A tone


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Orange AD5

5 Watts RMS, 1 x EL84, 1 x ECC83/12AX7, Celestion G10N-40

Orange AD5

Orange Tiny Terror (my amp)

All valve, 15 watt portable guitar head. Featuring a unique two stage pre-amp which has a massive tonal range using just three controls. When driven, this little amp has almost as much gain as most four stage lead channels! The Tiny Terror puts a lot of high-priced, boutique amps to shame with its clean crunch to full on overdrive sounds. At mid gain settings this valve head has masses of vintage British character; the Tiny Terror has been built to the same rugged specification as the bigger Orange amps and its portability makes it perfect for gigging around town or rehearsing. The Tiny Terror switches from 15 to 7 watts for studio use and recording. This professional little amplifier is a record producer's dream and comes complete with a padded travel gig bag.


Orange Tiny Terror amp switchable amp

Palmer Drei

5/10 watt, 3 channels

Preamp valves: ECC83/12AX7 (hand selected),

Poweramp valves:

"Eins": EL84/6BQ5,

"Zwei": 6V6S,

"Drei": 6L6GC,

1x jack input,

Jack output Thomann for 4/8/16 ohm

Peavey Valve King Royal 8

Mini valve king amp
5 watts
8 ohms
2 valves : EL84 + 12AX7
8" speaker
low and high gain inputs
gain, tone and level
Weight : 10 kilos

or the Peavey Nano

5 Watts Class-A tube amp.
8'' (203mm) speaker.
12AX7 preamp and EL84 power amp tubes.

Peavey Valve King Royal 8 low power amp

Phaez Daisycutter

POWER OUTPUT is 14 watts and the tube complement is a pair of 12AX7's and a pair of EL84's


Have also seen amps with the same name at 5 watts


Phaez Daisycutter 14 Watt EL84 amp

Peters Amplification Wolverine  10 watt amp

The Wolverine was designed to be an aggressive high gain amp. Capable of a more modern sounding distortion, it also achieves nice rock overdrive/distortion with the
gain turned down. The output of this model is ~10W (SE class A), using a single output tube.
Front panel controls
Low, Mid, High EQ knobs. Master Volume control, Gain control.
Rear panel controls
8/16 ohm impedance selector switch, two parallel output jacks.
3x 12AX7 preamp tubes
1x EL34 output tube
Can also take 6L6, KT66, KT88, 6550, 6CA7 as the output tube. When using 6L6 or KT66 types, it’s recommended to double the impedance the amp sees (hook a 16 ohm cab to the amp using the amp’s 8 ohm setting). It’s safe to use without doing this but this will result in the optimum sound/feel intended for this model.  JJ 6V6 can be used but no other 6V6 type should be used. Double the impedance as recommended above if using a JJ 6V6.
There is no bias adjustment required for different output tubes.

Peters Wolverine 10 watt amp

Phaez 2 watt valve amp

On The Gear Page  a 2 Watt Phaez amp was for sale.  Referred by Hakan

Port City Twelve

 ¾ in. solid pine cabinet (Finger jointed) covered with heavy duty tolex covering
Switchcraft brand jacks
Solid metal shaft Alpha potentiometers
Carbon composition resistors
Custom wound Heyboer output transformer, power transformer, and choke
Tube Layout: 2 X 12AX7 preamp tubes, 2 X 6V6 power tubes
Mojo BV-25M speaker (Combo only)
Power Output: 12 watts - 8 ohms
Head Size: 8.5” tall 8.5 inches deep 17” wide; 17 lbs.
Combo size: 18” tall 10.5 inches deep 17” wide; 29 lbs.

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