JOYO BanTamP Blue Jay Tube Amp 20 watt
Wall of Sound
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 immense wall of sound that is coming out of the little BLUEJAY is unbelievable. This is the type of sound that we know from the huge 150 Watt tube heads, but you would never expect a small and portable amplifier to sound so huge and aggressive.
Your chords will chug and punch. Your solos will cut through the mix.
The BLUEJAY also works great at lesser gain settings and lets you use your favorite overdrives to push it into higher gain with their own unique flavors.
Once you start working with this amp, you will soon forget its size and very affordable price. It will feel as if you are playing through a much bigger head and your friends just won’t believe where your sound is really coming from.
Blue Tooth Phones FX Loop 8ohm outs
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. Because of the High Gain structure of this amp, a noise
gate, like our “Gate of Kahn“ is a good idea to make your heavy
chords nice and tight.
The amp also has a CLEAN channel that can take pedals really
well, which makes it flexible and a great little companion for
many situation where your „big“ head is just not sensible.
The amp has a speaker out rated at 8Ω. (It can also be operated at 16Ω)
Careful, the amp is small, but loud… its 20 Watts can be quite a handful.
If you want to practice quietly, use the built in headphone out with speaker emulation.
The icing not the cake is the BLUETOOTH connectivity. Easily connect with your
BLUETOOTH enabled device and play music through the BantamP.
This is great to practice with play-along or to learn songs.
1 x 12AX7 Preamp tube
Bluetooth Playback Function
CLEAN/OD Dual Channel
There are 6 BanTamP models in this series.
The BantamP series amps consist of very small amps that are tuned to fit a specific sound. The BLUEJAY goes for a Classic amp that came out of California many years ago.
This amp sounds very nice clean and takes pedals extremely well. When the high gain drive channel is engaged you can further push it with pedals to alter the frequency response.
The FX loop allows you to use your effects post distortion so they sound nice and defined.
The amp also has BLUETOOTH and you can easily run your music or play-alongs through it.
The headphone out has a speaker simulation so that you can practice at home without disturbing anyone.
The amp has a tube in the pre-amp section. The power amp is solid state.