<<<"Bimbo - Italian word for "Baby" - "Child", from 1 to 3 years old.">>>
The 105 Bimbo offers you the ability to swap out tubes and tailor
your tone to your taste trying different power tube tone options like EL34, 6L6, 6V6, K77, etc WITHOUT BIASING!
Are you living in apartment? Do you need to record or practice at home? Even during the night?
You're frustrated you can't use your actual amp at the volume you need because it's too loud and it sounds too weak at minimum volume settings?
Your recordings are missing tone impact? Do you miss that touch liveliness and response only tubes can give you?
Your composing vein is affected?
Still the neighbors moaning?
We have a tube amp that sounds the same at any volume level from 5W down to a 1/20W,
capable of providing you with all the recording tones you need to
comfortably compose at any hour of the day and of the night (when inspiration gets magic).
The following videos made by Youtube Artist http://www.youtube.com/user/Stratocasteph (http://guitar.gallery.free.fr) show the Bimbo
Combo in action with different guitars.
Enjoy some great tones and great playing!
The Valve Bimbo & Les Paul Reissue 58 : Part 1 Clean tones.
The Valve Bimbo & Les Paul Reissue 58 : Part 2 Overdrive tones.
The Valve Bimbo & Stratocaster : Part 2 Overdrive sounds.
The Valve Bimbo & Stratocaster : Part 1 Clean sound.
The 105 "Bimbo" 5W tube amp is single channel, 5 watt, class A amplifier that incorporates the preamp design based upon one
of the most legendary rock guitar amplifiers ever produced in the early 1970.
The best sound ever.
What makes the 105 unique though is the incorporated special attenuation control which allows to achieve
the same tone as our loud sound but at a much lower volume for cranked amp tone and distortion at whisper levels. This makes it ideal for home studio use.
GUITAR LEGEND CARL VERHEYEN SHOWS HIS 105 "BIMBO".
Guitar legend Carl Verheyen explains why he loves the 105 "Bimbo" amp and the different uses he makes out of it.
Don't believe? Check the Bimbo 105 incredible tone and versatility in this great night apartment
video below where Stefano Melchiorre plays the 105 Bimbo
along with some effects to show the whole amp potentialities at barely audible volume.
Like its original '70ies counterpart, this amp likes the guitar volume to be used like an appendage control. Adjust the controls for your best lead sound, turn
the guitarís volume knob down a bit for crunch and turn it down a bit more for cleans. It also likes the use of pedals so feel free to experiment with your overdrive
for super high gain tones.
The internal speaker is detachable allowing you to wire the 105 through whatever 4/8 or 16ohms cabinet (we suggest Celestion G12-75 speakers with this amp)
for that huge tone.
No effects loop, no reverb, etc here as the extra circuitry required by such functions, would degrade the tonal purity but
check the video above to learn how this amp LOVES effects!
If you feel it is time to learn more on the 105 controls functions please
Otherwise please continue for some more general info to learn this is the amps for you.
- Totally Made in Italy
- Class A with ATTENUATOR
- 5W down to 1/20 W
- 1 x JJ Tesla E34L, 1 x ECC83, 1 x 12AX7B
- Gain, Tone, Volume, Attenuation
- Output impedance: 4/8/16 ohms
- Speaker: 1 x G12-75 Celestion speaker
- External speaker out (internal speaker can be disconnected)
- Available in black or brown/cream
- Sizes: width 43,5 cm, height 43 cm, depth 30 cm.
- Weight: Kg 16.
The 105 combo is offered inbrown/cream covering with gold grillorblack
covering with "Bluesbreaker"grill as displayed below.
Here are a few shots of the 105 combo showing various details of the amp. Click "Lo" link open
medium sized images. Click "hi" to open a hi resolution versions for a true "face to face" experience.
Here you can see how some famous guitar players use the 105 "Bimbo" head. You can
use their original tone settings as a starting point to create your own personal sound.
GF, I LOVE this little thing! It has such a creamy tone! ... It sounds great with my strats and teles, too. ... It's become my favorite amp for practicing at home, and I've used it on a few sessions, too. Thanks again for making a very cool little amp.
I cannot believe how nice this little guy sounds. Classic Marshall
tones at medium volumes. To practise with a good solid tube
tone or to record meaty tones...in fact I think this little amp
sounded so good that I replaced the second rhythm track on
my new CD with it. Check out the reaction of that amp with
different settings of your volume pot on the guitar, fantastic!"
Read what the pros working for the major magazines worldwide, have to say about our amps.
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ďFor 5 watt this amp has a hell of a lot of volume. For some players
(in bands with drummers that do not get too carried away) this amp
will do the trick.
With a combination of some stomp boxes, the 1/05 would also be great
for solo/duo work or recording. Still, due to the tone that is offered
out of this amp, it would be a crime to only use it at home.Ē
GUITARIST - AUSTRALIA Read more
"Capturing the crunch and tonal characteristics of a vintage Marshall
isnít an easy feat, but the Bimbo did produce a sound very similar to what Iíve heard many times before.
When you dig in, you get that great AC/DC kerrang, and lightening up the touch cleans the sound up considerably.
Rolling back the volume knob on the guitar further cleaned up the signal.
Itís pretty impressive when you can get an amp to clean up at such a low volume..."
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