Joyo Bantamp BlueJay 20 Watt Guitar Tube Amp Head


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About This Bantamp BlueJay 20 Watt Guitar Tube Amp Head Hybrid - Blues and Jazz

The BlueJay from Joyo’s Bantamp series is a very compact and portable 20 Watt head.

The BlueJay, is an amp that got its name not from its feathered friend by the same name but rather from the fact that it can be a great companion for Blues and Jazz. Its warm clean tones are reminiscent of the classic amps that came out of California all those years ago. It can do more than clean though, it can also deliver rich overdrive tones that make you want to play those pentatonic licks all day long.

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 BlueJay Bantamp from JOYO has 1 x 12AX7 Preamp tube - The ability to reproduce the true sound of your guitar was a key factor in assessing a tube for use with the JOYO Bantamp series. The 12AX7 preamp tube produces the warm smooth overdrive tones that do not clip tone as a typical fixed state amp head would. The Tube Preamp has the sonic focus of phattening tone stages and keeps your guitar sounding true to its original tone.

Clean Channel

With 2 channels flick the BJ amp to the CLEAN channel and use with your array of guitar pedals. A two channel amp makes a guitar head twice as versatile as alternatives and a makes great companion for musicians at practice or on the road. The BlueJay Bantamp will keep it clean and puts everything in place for the drive of your life.

Bright Channel

The BlueJay Bantamp comes alive with with its gain settings, dial in the smooth and creamy blues.

FX Loop

The FX loop on a guitar amplifier enables you to put your modulated based effects (Phasers, Flanger, tremolo and Chorus) after the JaCkMan delivers its drive magic. The FX loop keeps the modulated effects pure and will prevent them from becoming muddied from the amp gain.

Bluetooth Wireless Connectivity

Pair your Bluetooth device to the BlueJay Bantamp 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 the great way to practice guitar with 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 8Ω and can also be operated at 16Ω. The headphone out, obviously you can use it with your headphones, but take the out and plug it into an audio interface, or straight into a PA from the headphone out.. The cab simulation makes this one giant sound perfect for practice, gigging and recording direct, you get the same great tone as you would from a 150 watt mega amp. Careful, the amp is small, but 20 Watts is loud and will deliver. If you want to practice quietly, use the built in headphone out with speaker emulation, if you want to play loud.

 

The Tech Features

Preamp circuit: JFET+ 1 x 12AX7

Power amp: CLASS D

Channel mode: NORMAL / BRIGHT

Amp power: 20W(RMS)

Aux In function: Bluetooth music playing

Bluetooth version: 4.0

Features:
1 x 12AX7 Preamp tube
Clean Channel
Bright 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.

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Joyo Bantamp BlueJay

By: Darren McCormack on 18 May 2018
After using a portable amp and speaker combo for some time I paired up the Bantamp with a dual Lorantz speaker cabinet and WOW! what a difference. The amp looks great and sounds great whether through the speakers or headphones. The effects pedal input and output are also a nice touch. Bluetooth feature works well. All up, a great purchase.
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