Juketone True Blood Valve Amplifier 5w 5F1

£300.00

The Juketone True Blood delivers everything you would expect from the original 5w tube amplifier that was used by so many greats throughout the years, Joe Walsh, Eric Clapton, Slash, Keith Richards, Joe Perry and Robert Cray to mention just a few.

Hand wired with quality componets including a single Ruby 6V6 power tube, a Ruby 12AX7 in the preamp and a 6Z4 rectifier this amplifier oozes all the charm of the original. Yes, it doesn’t have a tone control, what do you think your guitar’s controls are for? One volume control is all you need to hear sweet cleans through to break up and into full volume distortion for that definitive sound…….and all at palatable volume.

Although the last Fender clone to be produced in Juketone’s ‘Blood Line’ range we have gone back to the beginning with our version of the 1957 Fender Champ 5F1.

The Juketone True Blood delivers everything you would expect from the original 5w tube amplifier that was used by so many greats throughout the years, Joe Walsh, Eric Clapton, Slash, Keith Richards, Joe Perry and Robert Cray to mention just a few.

Hand wired with quality componets including a single Ruby 6V6 power tube, a Ruby 12AX7 in the preamp and a 6Z4 rectifier this amplifier oozes all the charm of the original. Yes, it doesn’t have a tone control, what do you think your guitar’s controls are for? One volume control is all you need to hear sweet cleans through to break up and into full volume distortion for that definitive sound…….and all at palatable volume.

Although the True Blood’s soul is firmly in 1957 with regards to build, tweed covering and oxblood grill cloth; welcomed modern attributes are silver corners, a more durable leather look strap and a rather fine Celestion Eight 15 speaker.

In all, a classic recording and practice amp with impeccable tone and looks with a price well below its competitors.

33cm wide 32cm high 19cm deep

Weight 8kg

8 reviews for Juketone True Blood Valve Amplifier 5w 5F1

  1. Gavin

    A great, warm sounding little amp.

  2. Dunny

    If you put the £250 Juketone True Blood side by side to a Fender Champ reissue costing £1200, audibly you would not know the difference.

  3. Emma

    This amp has continued to surprise me since I received it a couple of weeks ago. The warmth and the quality is incredible considering the price. I have a mammoth tube amp, but wanted something small and with a vintage tone and feel to play at home. As a primarily tele player, I was GASing over a Fender Champ or something similar to bring out the twang and brightness of my Fender Custom Shop Nocaster. I am absolutely delighted with the results from the True Blood, which is incredible quality and ticks all the boxes. If you are used to having adjustable EQ on your amps, you may prefer another in the “Blood line”, but I enjoy the back to basics simplicity of a one knob amp and getting to know how the guitar interacts with it. If you are on the fence, go for it – it’s awesome!

  4. Sarah

    I’ve had the pleasure of using a Tweed Champ reissue, but was never going to be able to afford my own – how many of us could to be honest! I stumbled upon Juketone when searching for ‘Fender tweed clones’ and a couple of days later the ‘True Blood’ is my Jazzmaster’s new best friend. I couldn’t be more delighted. In terms of sound, I defy practically anyone to tell the difference between this and the Fender reissues. I promise it’s that good. The service from Al is absolutely impecable too.

  5. Sam Taylor

    Great amp. Love it. Had quite a lot of tube amps and this is genuinely what it says it is; a well put together, high end hand wired vintage amp for less than a lot of cheap solid state modelling amps.

  6. Steve D

    I’m very pleased with, it sounds so great and I’m pleasantly surprised at how clean and loud it gets!

  7. Roger Cush

    Pleasantly surprised! Arrived today 48 hrs from placing the order. Very well packed and shipped by DPD. It looks the real thing and well built! The tone is warm and it’s quite loud. Haven’t got above 6 yet at home except for a few power chords on 12 just to “check” the sound – overdriven tweed! The cleans are very musical. It’s also very quiet compared to some small Fender combos I’ve owned. I’m glad now I went for this rather than the Princeton circuit just to get a tone knob – not needed in my opinion. Well done Juketone.

  8. Nikki Stefan Sullivan

    I’ve had the true blood for a number of months now. I have to tell you this amp is great. I have modded a few things like adding a speaker Jack so I can power my 8ohm cabs. I put a Jensen P8R in and swapped 2 wires so I can use the more available 6X4 rectifier instead of the 6Z4. Apart from the speaker these are small changes and the only reason I modded the stock amp is because it deserves it. I have numerous valve amps. Blues deluxe, super champ, bassbreaker and a few others. This juketone is the one that gets used the most. I run a pedal board into the front using compression but the amp compresses nicely itself at volume. I run a boss FRV-1 and a tremolo. This amp takes it well. Between 3-4 the amp stays clean and is great for close miking or late night practice. Between 4-6 it starts to get more compressed and adds. Little bite. Between 6-8 the dynamics of picking strength really shines through and the tones are warm and full distortion is enabled by picking harder and it cleans up by lowering guitar volume. I advise adding a treble bleed even to single coiled guitar. Above 8 it’s full on crunch overdrive nearing distortion and whatever fancy words you want to give. This amp is great for recording and it’s been put to good use. The only thing I would improve is the brightness. It’s not a complaint cause I wouldn’t want to start adding resistors and capacitors to tweak the tone. In fear of altering the already great tone. It’s easy to add high end with an EQ pedal or a compressor with a tone control or a boost with a tone control. Anyway thanks for the amp Juketone!

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