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The Top 5 Best Small All-Valve Guitar Head Amps

Published: Mon August 10, 2009  News Feed

The amp stack is where it's at, many guitarists would tell you. And here's a look at some very affordable, but quite excellent, small all-valve amp heads, which are ideal for the gigging musician on the go.

This little buying guide will highlight the best head amp choices for you...enjoy!

The Top 5 Guitar Head Amps at Dolphin

Hayden MoFo...yeah, it stands for THAT word.

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The Loudest of the bunch...Hayden MoFo

The MoFo by Hayden is an all-valve guitar amp with a whole lot of attitude, and best of all, handmade in England! Unlike other mini guitar amp heads, the MoFo is definitely not a one trick pony. From stunning bell like clean tones with real depth to plexi-esque classic rock crunch, right up to full on metal mayhem, the 30 watt MoFo head does it all.

And yes...MoFo does stand for that word. But you'll have to use one to find out why...it rocks!

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Vox Night Train, new all-valve head amp

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Vox Night Train

Night Train is one sexy beast. Solid enough to inspire confidence, Night Train weighs less than seventeen pounds - and the “armoured lunchbox” dimensions provide extreme portability.

Finished with a cool chrome mirror-finish, the signature VOX diamond design reveals that inspiring vacuum tube glow.

And of course, the Night Train NT15H includes its own padded carry case to protect your investment. 

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Vox AC4 TV Head - affordable valve amp head

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the best valueVox AC4 Head

Here's another greta Vox product, but an altogether different affair than the Night Train. The Vox AC4 offers pure vintage charm and, at 5 watts, is the quietest head amp of the bunch - as well as the cheapest, at under £200!

The AC4 is ideal for recordings, where you crank up the amp to get the best, crunchiest valve tones.

This up-to-date Class A version retains the distinctive EL84 power tube of the original and features a 12AX7 powered pre-amp, delivering a classic British tone

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Marshall Haze 15 - affordable all-valve head

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The one with in-built FX!Marshall Haze 15

Ever dreamed of owning a all-valve head amp by Marshall, but couldn't afford one? Your dreams can now become true, thanks to Marshall's new Haze series, which brings Marshall quality to a more affordable price range.

The 15W head is the ultimate in Marshall portable valve tone. On its own you can take it anywhere, safe in the knowledge that you will never have to settle for someone else’s equipment.

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Orange Tiny Terror - small, loud and already legendary

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The new classic!Orange Tiny Terror

Small, loud and already legendary, the Orange Tiny Terror is without any doubt one of the most popular head amps we sell. Why? This very versatile workhorse won't let you down in recording sessions or at gigs, and it's quite affordable, too!

The Tiny Terror is ideal for any guitarist seeking professional grade tube tone at a price range that won't break the bank.

With 15 watts of available Class A valve power, the Tiny Terror is a highly versatile workhorse suited to a myriad of guitar playing scenarios.

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