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<<<"Bimbo - Italian word for "Baby" - "Child", from 1 to 3 years old.">>>


Are you living in apartment? Do you need to record or practice at home? Even during the night?

Are you frustrated as 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?

Do you miss that touch liveness and response only tubes can give you? Your recordings are missing tone impact? Your composing vein is affected?

Still the neighbors are 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).



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NEW!! Guitar player and producer Oliver Hartmann introduces the various tones and functions of the 105 "Bimbo" amp by using a collection of different guitars: Fender Telecaster, Fender Stratocaster, Gibson Les Paul, Frudua GFF- Classic.




Guitar player and Vlogger Stefano Melchiorre (AKA Ciclosonico) recently shooted this amazing video recording the basetrack with the "Bimbo" 5W amp by "The Valve". Check out some wonderful piece of music!


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.

INCREDIBLE?

Watch the below video where we demonstrates how you can realize a complete recording at apartment midnight volume levels with the Bimbo. Guitars: Fender Telecaster and Gibson Les Paul.



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With the bimbo you can now rehearse at home anytime, even during the night, with the right inspiring feel under your fingers!



HOW THE ATTENAUTION CONTROL WORKS


CHECK OUT HOW THE ATTENUATION CONTROL WORKS! WATCH NOW!

In the following videos Guitar player and producer Oliver Hartmann plays and demonstrates the various functions and tones of the 105 "Bimbo" amp by using a collection of different guitars and effects pedals.

ALL TONES PARADE

All tones "parade" - This video show all the tonal possibilities of the 105 "Bimbo" Head. Guitars: Fender Stratocaster, Fender Telecaster, Gibson Les Paul, Frudua GFF-Classic.



THE 105 "BIMBO" CLEAN TONES.

Oliver Hartmann demonstrates the Clean tones of the 105 "Bimbo". - Guitars: Fender Stratocaster.



HOW TO USE THE ATTENUATION CONTROL.

In this video Oliver Hartmann shows how to perform incredible tube tones at midnight bedroom levels using the Attenuation control on the 105 "Bimbo". Guitar: Gibson SG.



THE 105 "BIMBO" WITH EFFECTS AND STOMP BOXES.

In this video Oliver Hartmann shows how to transform the 105 "Bimbo" in a 3 channel amp using a series of stomp boxes like ZVex Vexter Box of Rock, Mark Tremonti Wha, Holy Grail Plus Reverb. Guitar: Frudua GFF-Classic with Duncan JB humbucker at bridge.



THE 105 "BIMBO" WITH A GIBSON SG.

How does it sounds like? The 105 "Bimbo" with a Gibson SG.



THE 105 "BIMBO" WITH A FENDER TELECASTER.

How does it sounds like? The 105 "Bimbo" with a Fender Telecaster.



COMPLETE STUDIO RECORDING WITH THE 105 "BIMBO".

A complete recording session with the 105 "Bimbo" head. Guitar: Gibson Les Paul and Fender Stratocaster.



THE 105 "BIMBO" REAR PANEL OVERVIEW.

An overview of the rear panel functions of the 105 "Bimbo".



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.


MIDINGHT 105 "BIMBO" WITH EFFECTS.

Another video shot by guitar player and friend Stefano Melchiorre at midnight in an apartment and shows the various sound the Bimbo can deliver at barely audible volume with different effects for your recordings.


The Bimbo special design also allows you to easily and quickly experiment with different power tubes like 6V6, 6L6, EL34, KT77, etc to precisely tailor your guitar tone to any need. All this makes this amp a must for home studio use.

You can wire the 105 through whatever 4/8 or 16ohms cabinet (we suggest Celestion G12-75 speakers with this amp) and if you mean to make a "home studio" use of it, we recommend you test our new 112-RFX (reflex) cab (more here) which will deliver full blast stack tone even at bedroom levels.

The 105 it's also available as 1 x 12" a combo (detachable internal speaker).

Like its original "seventies" 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.

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 click HERE

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
- Speakers out
- Available in black or red
- Sizes: width 35 cm, height 23 cm, depth 19 cm.
- Weight: Kg 7.

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The 105 head is offered in red or black covering with Bluesbreaker grill and gold panel as displayed below.


 

Here you can see how some worldwide 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.

CARL VERHEYEN

"GF,
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.
Carl

RALF JUNG

"Hi Galeazzo,
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. Check back soon for more reviews.

"Capturing the crunch and tonal characteristics of a vintage Marxxxxxl 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..." PREMIERE GUITAR - USA Read more

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

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