Hotone Audio British Invasion
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Hotone Audio British Invasion

British Invasion, Solid-State Guitar Amp Head from Hotone Audio in the Nano Legacy series.

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futee.lechatminouchou 04/17/2014

Hotone Audio British Invasion : futee.lechatminouchou's user review

«  So much in such a small box! »
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Small transistor amp the size of a smartphone. A connection to the hair: headphone jack and loop in addition to classic.
Usual 5 knobs: bass, mid, treble, gain level.

The effects loop is really a plus at this price to incorporate spatial effects.

UTILIZATION

A manual the size of a playing card ... Not really useful at this level it's plug and play.

The knobs are very reactive, it is possible to manage its "sound."

SOUNDS

So let's be clear on two points:
- This is a transistor amp, do not expect there sound lamps.
- The AC30 model is cited in inspiration, here again, do not believe in miracles.

But damn, what a sound!

I mostly play what is classified as the "British Invasion", ca falls what is the name of the amp. We recover the sound of those years. A crunch from hell, easily adjustable with the volume of the guitar and very responsive to EQ settings. You can spend velvety crunch to overdrive anything sharp with the setting. I play very easily pop, but it is credible Deep purple too!

Everything is very reactive in the game, and dynamic enough to burst altogether. The lamps are not there? Too bad, I tell you, this is an excellent transistor, well above the average.

I even added the pedal Hotone Blues and there will pair well together, everything what we want from jazz to hard rock. The foot.
(Note that I play micro simple and p90 only)

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for a month and I'm always so surprised by the little beast. How do engineers at Hotone to reduce heads at this level? ! It is absolutely insane!

I do not have a cab to test, but I guess it must do so too. However I have doubts about the power, enough for a repeat? And plugged into the PA? I do not know but I do not think AC is the purpose of the head.

The headphones at home or jamming with friends, the walk I tell you!