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Hey so i'm in the market to repace my current 10W Cruiser SS pile of junk, and stumbled across these http://www.bigwhitemonkeyamps.com/iwantone.html

For under £180 it looks quite impressive, but there's very little to go by on the web in terms of reviews. I did look at the Youtube clips, and it sounds good. Just wondered if anyone else has any experience/opinions?

Also wondering whether to get the head, which would necessitate me buying a cab to match, or the combo, with the attenuator, which would be handy for me as I'm a student living with 4 others...

Oh, and I play pretty much anything from clean Dire Straits style stuff up to Foo Fighters, Clyro, GnR levels of drive, mostly using my Jekyll and Hyde for the noise.

Cheers,

Nat

PS just seen the Matamp Minimat... tasty but a big price hike
#2
Never judge an amp by Youtube clips.


I can't find much info on this amp on their own website. That's kind of shady tbh
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The website is suspiciously lacking in detail...
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Too be honest I was strangely attracted to the idea of an amp with a gain knob labeled with a poo symbol... one wonders why.
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Actually, I found the ebay link (wierdly hard to find for some reason) and they do actually have all the normal information, and I imagine they're legit. It's just that you can't actually try them out, so..
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Yeah you can't find it very easily, dunno why. Christmas is coming so I could save for a second hand minimat I 'spose, but they're bloody hard to find at the moment. A plague on student budgets!
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With these being so cheap, you could always just buy it and return it if you don't like it. As I said, it looks like they're a legit company, so if you email them about their returns policy (or somehow find the info on their awful site! ) I'm sure they'll tell you, and it'd probably be ok to buy it and maybe return it later.
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It dosent sound all that great. Its a odd type of hybrid SS. Its got one JJ 6l6 and one 12AX7 JJ, and they call it the highest quality tubes you can buy. I've never liked hybrid guitar amps, sound too fake. Like an SS trying to get tube crunch but failing.
I could be wrong, but idk.
But you can try it out and do a review on it for UG so other people know.

I think you would be better off with a used Blackstar H-5.
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Where are you getting that it's a hybrid?
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^^ Yeah, what they're saying is that it's better than SS because it's a valve amp. Saying 'valve amps are always better' is a bit silly, but that doesn't change the meaning of the sentence. They phrased it badly, but it is all valve.
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They look allright to me, for the price even if it's only decent it's pretty good deal. If you get one make sure to report back to us! I'd be interested in it.


On second thought though, for about £125 more you can get a Valve power..
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On second thought though, for about £125 more you can get a Valve power..


that'd be my concern. Though if you have to buy a cab too it's going to be quite a bit more than £125 (if you go for the combo version of the big white monkey).

Angry goldfish (a regular) brought them up in the who to listen to list, but i think his post was similar to yours- he hadn't tried them and wanted to know if they were legit. Up to you, really. I assume they're legit (though I'm not a fan of their jokey style of website, i prefer actual information ), though I've never bought from them and really don't know either way, so make sure you pay by credit card so you're covered in the event that they're not legit.

Up to you, really, either take a chance, or don't. your call.
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I think they're legit but a very small company so the bad site generally accompanies small companies. Although, whoever decided comic sans should be used should be stabbed in the eyes with spoons

TS, I reckon if you e-mail them you'd get a bit more info out of them. Then make your decision.
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but aye. if in doubt, ask for more info.
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