Koch Twintone II
Koch Twintone II

Twintone II, Tube Combo Guitar Amp from Koch in the Twintone series.

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Éric 10/04/2009

Koch Twintone II : Éric's user review


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- What kind of amplification (lamp, transistor ,...)?
All lamps Lamps

- What is the power delivered?
50 watts warm

- What connection?
Comprehensive for the range (see below)

- What are the settings, the effects? ...
Settings usually very effective (it changes dramatically with its equal).
The reverb is very nice

When it works ...


- The configuration is it simple?

- Gets it easy to sound good?
Is to get a bad sound to be complicated.

- The manual is clear and sufficient? ...
In English, but very clear.

When it works it can be used ...


- Will it fit your style of music?
At the beginning I have a little trouble because I was accustomed to the Vox special and it took time to adapt.
But when it works, so it suits me.

- With what (s) guitar (s) / low (s) or effect (s) do you play?
Rikenbacker 330, Gibson Les Paul, Fender Telecaster, Fender Jazzmaster.

- What kind of sound you get and with what settings ("crystalline", "bold ",....)?
Its clear then there hats off to Koch's sublime, the crunch is good too but I like Orange or Bogner (but not the same budjet)

- What are the sounds you prefer, you hate?
I prefer when it works, I hate it when it is silent and down! grrr


- How long have you use it?
1 month, and returned 5 X SAV

- What is so special that you like the least?

- Have you tried many other models before buying it?
yes, a lot.

- How would you rate the quality / price?
If it is not reliable, well ... 0 points!

- With experience, you do again this choice? ...
No, bad experience.
The shop I took it back and bought one instead Studiotone whose design seems more reliable.
I had 5 outages over in 1 month. (Luckily it was guaranteed). The last repair was a total reconditioning of the amp with the new parts of Koch.

The store ended up not understanding me back what to do!

The repairer of the mag. confirmed before the boss that many Twintone had serious manufacturing problems that he was exhausted to see them all the time back in SAV.

What a few shots before my son face to three French distributors of the brand, I heard with my ears (as in hp) that redistributors had the same problems on Twintone.

I could not believe my ears.

He then contacted the importer Koch who confirmed they had trouble with a series of Koch Twintone (which series?).
It was enough that the receiver returns to its cost to the parent to eradicate this problem.

He made me an exchange with a Studiotone that IT works for now well and gave me a refund of the difference and 60? for 5 round trips to repair the other.

So, now who wants to understand (can)
I got rid of the ball amp.