Joyo Bantamp Meteor 20 Watt Guitar Tube Amp Head
About This Bantamp Meteor 20 Watt Guitar Tube Amp Head Hybrid - Modern British
The Meteor from Joyos Bantamp series is a very compact and portable 20 Watt head.
It gives you a modern high gain sound with a lot of dirt and bite. Based on a more modern British approach to heavy sounds, it excels in a variety of genres. It was the punk and indie scene that introduced those sounds to the world, but today, due to an increase in gain, also the metal players enjoy this alternative British flavour. The Meteor can give you those sounds in a tiny package and deliver a hefty punch of gain and bottom end.
The amp operates with a single 12AX7 tube in the preamp and uses a solid-state power amp. The FX loop enables you to put your time-based effects (or Phasers, Flangers and Choruses) behind the drive section and keep the effects sharp and not prevent them from being too muddy.
The amp also has a CLEAN channel that can take pedals really well, which makes it flexible and a great little companion for many situations where your big head is just not sensible.
The amp has a speaker out rated at 8Ω, but can also be operated at 16Ω with less power.
Careful, the amp is small but loud! its 20 Watts can be quite a handful. If you want to practice quietly, use the built-in headphone out with speaker emulation.
The icing on the cake is the BLUETOOTH connectivity. Easily connect with your BLUETOOTH enabled device and play music through the Bantamp. This is great to practice with PlayAlongs or to learn songs.
The Tech Features
Model: Bantamp Meteor
Preamp circuit: JFET+ 1 x 12AX7
Power amp: CLASS D
Channel mode: CLEAN / OD
Amp power: 20W(RMS)
Aux In function: Bluetooth music playing
Bluetooth version: 4.0
- 1 x 12AX7 Preamp tube
- Clean Channel
- Distortion Channel
- FX Loop
- Bluetooth Headphone Out
- Built-in Cab Speaker Amp Simulation
- Rated power 20W /
- 8Ω Speaker impedance 8Ω/16Ω
- Size: 163mm x 110mm x 140mm
- Weight: 1.2kg or 1200g..
- Power: Connect with 18v/2.5A power adapter as supplied.
- Included Accessories: Speaker cable
Little amp - big sound!By: Sean on 14 June 2021Great little amp. Does the Orange thing well, but remarkably versatile too.
By: Artist GuitarsThanks for the review and for the support. Don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or need help with anything. Cheers.
Review Joyo Bantamp Meteor 20 Watt Guitar Tube AmpBy: John P on 4 July 2018I've so far had this amp for about a week. It was ordered and delivered very quickly and efficiently as was the 1x 12 JOYO speaker cab which I had only just ordered a few days ago. It's true! this amp is definitely a very loud 20watts!! I mainly play it at home in my studio so it is produces more than enough volume. In fact this compact monster would easily play over drums on stage or studio. I'm quite impressed. The OD channel is hot! ranging from bluesy OD to EVH style distortion. Couple it with your fx pedals and you really rock! Coupled with the 1x 12 or the 2x 12 you are in for a treat. Great tones and versatility. In particular. the Send / Return loop really keeps the fx tones clean and the Bluetooth lets me play to backing tracks on my iPhone. Just brilliant. Thanks JOYO (JOY,..Oh Yes!) John