The latest new product from Poland’s Taurus is the Stomp-Head 1.VT. This 40-Watt tube amp comes in a compact pedal format and has some distinctly vintage flavour. The amp is based on its MTD (Master Tube Design) technology and punches far above its weight…
Taurus Stomp-Head 1.VT
The new Taurus Stomp-Head 1.VT amplifier is based on a single 12AX7 circuit. The pedal is compact yet boasts controls for Presence, Gain and Volume, plus a three-band EQ. It even manages to fit in space for a footswitchable boost as well.
Not bad for a 40-watt amp this small, though you can also run it half power at 20-watts if necessary. The speaker output automatically adjusts to different impedances, which I think is great, as it means I can use any cab without worrying.
Compact and Loaded
You can even run the pedal as a guitar preamp, as it has a line out with speaker cab simulation. That makes it useful for recording or to send your signal to the front of house etc. Taurus has modelled a Celestion Vintage 30 loaded cab for this simulation, so it should sound decent. The Stomp-Head 1.VT also has an effects loop squeezed in there as well.
A Perfect Gig Partner?
This unit looks easy use and much mroe convenient than lugging around an amp. And it looks nice, too. If it sounds as good as the demo, then it could be a great bit of kit for gigging musicians. I’m liking that it still manages to give you all the basics but only weighs 1.3kg – that’s a compact amp, by any standard.
This could be a great unit for fly-in gigs or maybe as a spare backup for your main gigging amp. I’m a sucker for stuff like this, as I don’t like to be without a working amp, so having a spare amp this size is ace.
Have a listen to their official demo video below and let me know what you think?
RRP – TBC