*ARNO*'s review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" surprising"
Fame Tube 5
5 watt all-tube amp with volume and presence, 2 inputs and low hight.
extremely simple, no need for manual, it sounds immediately, creamy sound that remains clear until about 3/4 ... Enough to repeat.
I play blues, rock, reggae ... With 2 or 3 pedals, it sounds quite easily with a goldtop 57 styles or first jet100 price lag.
The sound is warm and creamy, I hesitated with the model on which is mounted a better HP but I really wanted the first prize!
Amp first prize, that's what I wanted, I made the pleasure of bought 2, one to annoy the other ... And especially to connect both a boss tera, which allows a lot of thing ... There's really sound with two 5 watt lamps for less than 200 euros! I had marshall, fender, mesa, carvin, vox, often 100% amps lamps, of course, nothing like, but when I think holidays I'm going to pay me the price difference! And since they did not want me in the guns & roses, I need less quadruple stack 100 watts ...
I would do the purchase without any hesitation!
Dimensions: 29 x 18.5 x 31 cm (data constructors are false, they were measured directly on the amp)
Weight 6.8 kg
A Velcro strap secures the cord into the box for transport. Good idea.
A handle-like solid
The construction is neat
It's basic, but in the small world of 5-watt tube amps, are rarely found at 25 plants knobs.
7 / 10, medium high (for the velcro strap)
The configuration is hypersimple, since there are only two knobs: volume and a knob presence, which is a sort of tone.
The manual is very comprehensive, there's nothing to say about it. Received in German and English.
The Switch High / Low selects the input impedance as a function of the guitar pickups. With humbuckers, it can act as a "boost" to the amp cruncher faster.
So, no, it does not fit at all my type of music <img class="smiley" src="https://fr.audiofanzine.com/images/audiofanzine/interface/smileys/icon_wink.gif" alt="wink" />
Explanation: I wanted to buy a guitar (Gibson Les Paul Studio, in this case). Taking a guitar and amp set allowed me éconimiser € 50 on the purchase of the guitar (the guitar solo is more expensive than the € 50 set). I do not quibble, I took the set, I went out to win anyway ... Ben and I intend to resell the amp still save some money. Bargain ...
So I tried the amp anyway:
- The clean, it does very well, it has a lot of dynamics. The presence of knob achieves clean "bluesy" or "brilliant" for funk rhythm. It gives a little more versatility than other 5 watt amp with a single volume for example.
- Pushing the volume, the amp crunch. AC mouth but strong enough, I must admit, in an apartment, if not the Apocalypse, ca forbidden "cruncher" at night.
The crunch is pretty messy, some love may be, must see the scratches that it sticks ...
Nice little amp for its clean or slightly saturated, for example flat, with a multieffect why not.
7 / 10 because the damage that can crunch any faster at lower volume. a good place for knob attendance.
I must confess not to have to play above the hours I just tested the amp out of curiosity, he has not given me want to sell my rack <img class="smiley" src="https://fr.audiofanzine.com/images/audiofanzine/interface/smileys/icon_mrgreen.gif" alt="mrgreen" /> .
But it is quite nice for the jazzman, blueseux or funk fan, who should find a small amp to work for a pittance, well built, and not ugly.
Most: 88 € on MusicStore. Available in sets, and there is outright given. I think that's the least expensive 5 Watt All Tube amp market.
the least: you see.
A small community handyman has formed around the amp, much like the Harley Benton GA5 home. Videos are readily available, and modifications to the amp.