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Quilter 101 Mini Guitar Amplifier Head 50 Watts

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With boutique-quality tones for recording, coupled with enough power to use on stage, the 101 Mini Head is the perfect amp head for the modern musician. The Quilter 101 Mini Head is a small size and streamlined 5-knob control panel that can serve as a backup for almost any stage amp.

Quilter 101 Mini Guitar Amplifier Head Features

  • 50 watts of “FullQ” power with up to 100 watts on the "clean" settings (Jazz and Surf)
  • Gain, Tri-Q, Voicing, Hi-Cut and Master controls
  • 1/4" high impedance input jack
  • Effects Loop: 1/4" Send and Return jacks
  • 1/8" Headphone jack for quiet practice
  • Dual 1/4" speaker outputs for variable loads 16 to 4 ohms
  • Standard IEC power cable (non locking)
  • Universal power supply -- take it anywhere in the world without need for transformers or switches
  • Ultra compact (roughly the size of a double wide effects pedal)
  • 8 3/8"W x 3 1/8"H x 5 1/2"D
  • 2 Pounds
Welcome to a whole new world of practical and affordable tone, the Quilter 101 Mini Head. Imagine being able to pack 5 of history's greatest sounding amplifiers into a package so small it fits in the pouch of your gig bag. Imagine a head so light you almost forgot it was there. Imagine a streamlined set up that only takes a few moments. Forget about the problems you are used to, like bad voltage or tiny stages. Plug it in and turn it up. Your friends stop snickering and their jaws begin to drop as a generous helping of Quilter wattage fills the room. Now they are asking where to get theirs.

The exclusive TRI-Q control blends three distinct voices, scoop, normal, and lead providing much more tone shaping than an ordinary "tone" control. The EFFECTS LOOP provides an idea place to connect "sweeteners" such as delay or chorus, adding their tone to the overall sound of the amp, including its overdrive. The Effects Send also provides a line out signal, and the HEADPHONE jack provides private listening as well as an alternate line-level output. DUAL SPEAKER JACKS on the back drive any normal speaker with a warm, musical response, and the amp is stable with no speaker connected.

Lightweight:
Your back has been waiting for this since the first time you laid hands on a heavy amp. With the 101 Mini Head, you can have gloriously huge tone without lugging around bulky and temperamental heads.

On the stage:
Real world power that sounds even bigger than tube technology. Unlike last-generation solid state technologies, Quilter amplifiers have enormous internal headroom far above published rated power. This means you get extra voltage swing, huge transients and, more importantly, the feel and harmonic content you can't usually get without glowing bottles.

At home:
Turn the Master way down, or plug in your headphones and keep it totally quiet as you work on your music late into the evening. The 101 Mini Head is the perfect missing link between your effects and your speaker cab, and tucks in anywhere to make your DAW look even more beautiful.

Controls
TRI-Q: As indicated by the graphics on the face plate, this control travels smoothly between three basic EQ patters. These settings affect the relative strength of low, mid, and high notes prior to reaching the overdrive section and therefore, help control which notes reach the point of overdrive first.
    The Left end of this control engages a mid-range "scoop." This setting tends to clean up the sound by reducing the volume of notes in the middle of chords, which can add to clutter. This allows the sound to be dominated by low notes and chiming highs, which creates a big bright sound, excellent for rhythm support and clean "acoustic" voicing.

    The central zone is basically neutral, representing the true sound of your guitar. The mid-range is full bodied, which produces a lush, relaxed tone with more potential for overdrive. 

    The upper range emphasizes middle and high tones, for a classic lead-guitar voicing. By reducing relative bass gain, low notes don't bottom out so easily, so plenty of overdrive can be used without chords becoming too muddy.
Voice
This five-way switch selects among five overall tonal personalities, applied before and after the overdrive section, thus effectively giving you five different combinations of amplifier power and underlying EQ curves. It's almost like having five amps in one!

    Full Q: This is the baseline sound of the amplifier, with no superimposed tone shaping. The overdrive distortion is inspired by vintage British amplifiers using EL-84 or EL-34 tubes, with a smooth controllable entry into mild breakup, which can then be pushed further into plenty of incisive sizzle and slashing lead notes. The output wattage at the point of breakup is printed around the master control, which allows the power to be kept within the speaker's rating 

    Tweed: Tone shaping is added after the overdrive to mellow out the highs and create a smaller, chestier bass response, inspired by the tone of early open-back amplifiers. 

    Jazz: Input gain is reduced, and the clipping threshold is increased, to produce more clean headroom, without any added EQ voicing. The relaxed neutral tone response will remind you of vintage amplifiers used by early jazz guitarists. There is still enough gain to get into overdrive, so if you go there, remember that the maximum power is increased to 100 watts, and adjust the Master accordingly to protect your speakers. 

    Surf: An overall scoop is added to the preamp EQ, inspired by the tone of 60's era Fender blackface amps, and the peak output power is increased to 100 watts. The result is a big, clean, sound with lots of body and chime and less mid-range clutter. As always use the master as necessary to reproduce overdrive dynamics at any output volume level. 

    Lead: the preamp's full gain is available for maximum overdrive. A bass-treble boost and mid-range cut is applied after the overdrive stage, for maximum incisiveness and penetration. This enhances the overdrive harmonics and produces musically louder tones without actually increasing the net power into the speaker.


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Product Specifications

Product Specifications
Quilter 101 Mini Guitar Amplifier Head Specifications
  • Power output: 0 to 100 watts maximum, 4-8 ohms
  • AC Power Requirements: 100-240VAC, 50-60HZ, 150 maximum
  • Input Connection: 1/4" Mono, 2M input impedance, 6V peak
  • Effects Sends: 1/4" mono, 1V full scale, 600 ohms
  • Effects Return: 1/4" mono, 1V full scale, 47K
  • Headphone Output: 3.5mm mini jack, 4V peak
  • Speaker 1 Output: 8 ohms, 60-100 W recommended speaker rating
  • Speaker 2 Output: 4 ohms, 60-100 W recommended speaker rating
  • Dual Speaker 1+2: 8 ohms each, 30-50 W recommended rating each

Customer Reviews

Mike Hundley Submitted: 10/4/2018
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Best bang for the buck
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This little workhorse really cranks it out and only weighs a little over 2lbs. I already had one,but purchased this second one to run them in stereo. It started as a back up to my 80lb back breaker. Since it sounded so good these are all I carry.It has easily powered my two Marshall 3/4(4 x 10"speakers) cabs at large gigs without even getting warm. Even though this is billed as a 50 watt amp, in jazz and surf voices it pumps up to a 100 watts. I use the surf mode which is very reminiscent of a Fender blackface in clean. I run a JHS angry charlie and....poof, a very fine emulation of a cranked Marshall. I don't think you can find anything out there that performs as well as this for a clean pedal platform at this this price point. I will make one recommendation: this unit pushes Celestion speakers best. (All their combo amps use modded ones) From the Q in QSC. Thank you, Mr Quilter.
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Ronald hadden Submitted: 9/26/2018
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The best
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Get one you wont regret it
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Kevin Patrick Malone Submitted: 11/6/2017
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Well worth the money !
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I bought this because of issues I've been experiencing with tube amps and the reviews I had been hearing and reading about. I'm impressed by this thing. It sounds great, has many tonal options and is light as a feather. Haven't gigged with it yet but will soon. Not afraid too either
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Bee Thomas Submitted: 6/21/2017
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Perfect for my needs.
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I am a professional sax player who also plays guitar and keyboards. And I am a bachelor of music. I love the sound of a good tube amp...my first rig was a Marshall 50 watt head with a Power Soak, so that is the sound I always chase. But I don't have time or the experience to keep up with the tube changes, and maintenance on my fleet of tube amps, so the Mini 101 is like a godsend to me. A maintenance-free solid state beast that gets me close to the sound in my head. It's on my pedalboard and it's staying and my tube amps are going up for sale. My musical career just got easier.
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TP Submitted: 4/13/2017
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Great right out of the box.
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Where are the tubes? This is a breathing and responsive solid amplifier that allows me to continue to express myself musically. I was very surprised at how good of a sound I could quickly dial up. I will never give up my tube combo, but for a lot of my live playing the 101 will be called to do the job. Great amp.
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Rob, Sdirob2000@yahoo.com Submitted: 2/5/2017
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What a amp excellent shipping service
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I just received tha 101 amp yesterday this is the amp ive been looking fof sounds better than the you tube videos sounds are clear and. crisp clean power I think i made a great choice. Thanks ams and quilter
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Fredrick Punch Submitted: 1/16/2017
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Great little powerhouse amp
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This amp is REALLY loud and sounds better as you turn it up. It sounds great with my Fender HSS and MIM single coil set up. Also good with my Gretsch /TV Jones pickups. Not so good with my PRS. I also bought the 12" closed back speaker by Quilter. Sweet!!
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Ken Landis Submitted: 12/1/2016
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Incredible amp for the size. Well worth it because I can keep up with Marshall 50 watts
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Plugged it into my Yintage 30 cabinet and couldn't turn it up full on 10 watts. This thing goes up to 50 watts.
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Deputy Dawg, phils2art@gmail.com Submitted: 6/25/2016
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I don't know for sure... yet.
What is your opinion of this product?
The small size, light weight, and (according Quilter combo amp owners) enormous headroom are really appealing. So too is how users describe the tone controls: versatile, and same same at any volume. The idea of a satchel w/ the amp, a floor unit (thru FX loop)in one hand, a single 12" in the other and the axe over one's shoulder... that's REALLY appealing. So's the affordable price.
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Roman J. Westenholtz Submitted: 2/13/2016
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"This IS AwesomeNess"
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This is more than I expected...the new technology has come a long way...I AM A TUBE MAN...Marshall all the way...I also have a Tube Meister 18 Anniversary Hughes and Kettner...Never would I have thought that I woud like this Quilter...You Tube vids got my curiosity up...got it played it love it...all knobs have their purpose I barely got the master at 2w and it is loud and the gain is amazing...I could definitely use this amp in my music...a definite must have.
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