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BanTamP XL Jackman II 20 Watt Tube Guitar Amp Head Hybrid - Classic British Rock

Since the release of the BanTamP series, JOYO amps have taken the world by storm and received amazingly positive feedback. Now, Joyo has optimized the BanTamP series and have developed the brand new BanTamP XL series! Retaining the tones and functions of the originals, the BanTamP XL series features a channel switching footswitch, and the two channels' parameters can now be controlled independently! The BanTamP XL series is definitely a better choice for musicians who love to perform with these amps!

The JaCkMan micro head blends valve and solid-state guitar amplifier technology, resulting in a tiny amp head that can produce an immense sound representative of a classic British amp. At only 163mm x 110mm x 140mm, and weighing in at only 1.2kg, the JaCkMan still fills some giant shoes with ease, boasting a mid-gain drive sound that reacts beautifully to your playing and guitar volume.

Just like the classic rock monster, the JaCkMan can really sing when you push it further. We recommend using a TS-type distortion pedal (like the Joyo BAATSIN, Green Legend or Vintage Overdrive) to push it into higher-gain territory. This little terror has more rock in it than the whole of Blackpool. (Blackpool is a British Seaside resort famous for its 'rock' of the confectionary kind).

The JaCkMan has a 1 x 12AX7 Preamp tube, which retains the character of your guitar whilst adding great tube-driven tones! The 12AX7 pre amp tube produces warm, smooth overdrive tones that do not clip tone harshly as a typical solid-state amp head would. The pre-amp has sonic focus on fattening gain stages yet keeps your guitar sounding true to its original tone.

Clean Channel

Flick the JaCkMan amp to the CLEAN channel for an awesome pedal platform. A two-channel amp makes a guitar head twice as versatile as alternatives and makes a great companion for musicians at practise or out on the road. The JaCkMan has enough headroom to keep it clean at volume, and the tube pre-amp plays beautifully with overdrives and boosts.

Distortion Channel

The JaCkMan comes alive with its gain settings. Push the drive and you will hear the JaCkMan scream, and you can use your favourite overdrive pedals to push it even further into higher gain territory and add your own unique flavour. The FX loop enables you to put your modulation and time-based effects (Phasers, Flanger, Tremolo, Delay, Reverb and Chorus) after the JaCkMan delivers its drive magic from the tube pre-amp, and before the solid-state power amp. This keeps these effects clean and will prevent them from becoming muddied from the amp gain.

Bluetooth Wireless Connectivity

Pair your Bluetooth device to the JaCkMan and jam along to your favourite classic rock tracks, connect your external device via Bluetooth and play your audio tracks cleanly through the amps Bluetooth receiver channel. We find that this is a great way to practice the guitar and to learn new songs without a big tangle of wires.

Headphone Out with Built-in Cab Speaker Amp Simulation

The amp has a speaker out rated at 8 ohm and can also be operated at 16 ohm.

Careful, the amp is small, but 20 Watts is loud and will deliver a handful. If you want to practice quietly, use the built-in headphone out with speaker emulation, you get the same great tone as you would from a 150-watt mega amp.

Once you start working with this amp, you will soon forget its size. You will not forget the very affordable price and amazing tone it delivers. It will feel as if you are playing through a much bigger head amp and your audience just won't believe where your sound is really coming from.

The Tech Features

Brand: Joyo

Model: BanTamP XL Jackman II


  • 1 x 12AX7 Preamp tube
  • Clean and Overdrive channels (foot-switchable)
  • Independent Gain/Tone/Volume controls for each channel
  • FX Loop
  • Bluetooth 4.0 for backing tracks

Rated power: 20W @ 8 ohm

Speaker impedance: 8/16 ohm

Size: 163mm x 110mm x 140mm

Weight: 1.2kg

Headphone output: 3.5 mm mini-jack with Built-in Cab Speaker Simulation

Power: Connect with an 18v/2.5A power adapter as supplied.

Included Accessories:- Footswitch (with cable), Speaker Cable and Power Supply


Reviews (4)

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Joyo jackman ii

By: on 7 May 2024
Guitar players never had it so good. Quality products at affordable prices. Thankyou artist Guitars

Artist Guitars Response
Thanks for your review! Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions.

Awesome mini amp head

By: on 7 November 2023
This is my second Joyo bantamp. I bought the Firebrand some years back and decided to get myself a Jackman. The dedicated clean and dirty channels and a foot switch is an excellent upgrade in the newer models (the earlier models didn’t have this). I really like the clean channel with just a reverb pedal or cranking it up with a tube screamer running through the pre-amp. When you flick to the dirty channel you can get some awesome tones by playing off tube screamer and the built in distortion. I was happy with my first Joyo but this one is a step up. The tones are excellent. I can use any of my electric guitars and get the sound I want. It’s plenty loud for home or smaller gigs. The amp modelling through headphones is pretty darn good. This amp is well worth the money.

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave feedback. We really appreciate the support!

Little BIG Amp!!

By: on 19 September 2023
Received my first banTamP.. a Jackman II. A big shout out to Artist Guitars for their speedy delivery.. two working days interstate. Well done!! You get a TON of amp for not a lot of money with this little hybrid. I play metal and hard rock, and this little amp's tones are killer for that genre .. Joyo definitely nailed that Marshall JCM tone and really stepped up the giggability by bringing these out with a footswitch and channel dedicated separate EQ. Definitely gig worthy through the right cab, I run mine through a 65W Peavey and it's LOUD! Loud enough to cut it in a band environment. The clean channel is a little generic until you put delay and reverb through the effects loop, then it comes alive and sparkles. The OD channel is great on it's own, but dial back the amp gain and push a Tubescreamer in front of that tube preamp and you'll get all kinds of Marshally goodness. Chugs nicely, articulated lows and mids and highs that soar when soloing. I love this little amp, if I had to have only one, it'd be this one.

Artist Guitars Response
Thanks so much for your positive review! Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions.

Great little head, cool sounds.

By: on 11 August 2021
Loads of fun and rather loud for such a little head! Works great and sounds killer! Pairs well with a tube screamer or boost just like they say. Would highly recommend these amps for the bedroom guitarist!

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Thanks for all your support. Cheers

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