I'm surprised there isn't a thread around here dedicated to these little amps. They're not half bad sounding and are an extremely good bargain when you step back and look at the price. From what I can gather, these are supposed to be rebranded Laney Cub8 amps. They seem to always be going out of stock on their site (like right now) if that tells you anything. Anyway, I've been messing with one for over month now and it certainly doesn't disappoint. So far I've added a kill switch for the NFB (doesn't do too much since the amp isn't super clean to begin with) and also added a double throw switch with an eight ohm resistor to make the speaker load 16ohms (drives the power tube a bit more). Both of those mods together give the amp a little more growl. Only issue I have with it (may be a good thing for some folks) is that turning the amp up more than half way makes it a bit muddy (sounds great for early Black Sabbath type tones, but is a little disappointing for singing leads). Seems like the issue is most likely in the preamp stage so I tried swapping out the cheap Chinese 12ax7 preamp tube with a JJ one and it didn't make much of a difference. Also swapped out the factory Ruby 6J6GT with a JJ one too for ****************s and giggles, but that didn't make much difference either (didn't think that it would anyway, just bought one for a spare and wanted to test it to make sure it was good). Overall this is a fun little practice amp and spits out some great blues tones. And it's certainly cheap enough to mod a little. Anyone with one of these care to chime in on what they think about these? http://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=611705
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