Quilter 101 Mini Head Guitar Amplifier

Quilter 101 Mini Head Guitar Amplifier

Quilter 101 Mini Head Guitar Amplifier

Quilter 101 Mini Head Guitar Amplifier

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  • Up to 100W Output
  • All-Analog Circuitry
  • Gain Control for Overdrive
  • Five Voice Settings
  • Tri-Q Variable Tone Control
  • Hi-Cut High-Frequency Attenuator
  • Master Output
  • Serial Send and Return Effects Loop
  • Headphone Output for Private Listening
  • Two Speaker Output Jacks
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Quilter 101-MINI HEAD overview

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The 101 Mini Head from Quilter is a flexible guitar amplifier that provides a rich assortment of boutique-quality tones for home use, recording, and is powerful enough to use onstage. The high-impedance input accepts normal guitar cables, while the gain control ranges from clean to overdrive. The Tri-Q control blends three distinct voices - including scoop, normal, and lead - to produce a wealth of tone-shaping options. The voice selector offers five classic overall tonal signatures, while the hi-cut control progressively rounds off the overall high-frequency content of the signal.

The master control adjusts the overdrive threshold of the amplifier from 0 to 50W or more (depending on the voice setting), offering clean tones or thick overdrive. The effects loop provides a serial connection to "sweetener" effects, such as chorus, reverb, and delay. The effects send also doubles as a line output for connecting to mixers or recording interfaces. The headphone output provides private listening, as well as an alternate line-level output. Dual speaker jacks on the rear of the amplifier drive any normal speaker with a warm, musical response. Additionally, the amp will function properly with no speaker attached. The 101 Mini Head ships with a standard IEC power cord and a speaker cable.

  • Gain: Controls the amount of overdrive
  • Tri-Q: Variable tone knob for dialing in preset EQ curves
    • Midrange Scoop: Removes midrange frequencies for an uncluttered sound
    • Neutral: Flat frequency response
    • Bass Cut: Removes high frequencies to reduce harshness
  • Voice: Five-way switch to select five overall tonal personalities, applied before and after the overdrive section
    • Full Q: Baseline sound with no superimposed tone shaping. Overdrive is inspired by vintage British amplifiers using EL84 or EL34 tubes, with a smooth, controllable entry into mild breakup. Full Q uses the standard 50W labeled output
    • 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 is reminiscent of early amplifiers used by jazz guitarists. There's still enough gain to get into overdrive and the output is increased to 100W
    • Surf: An overall scoop is added to the preamp EQ, inspired by the ton of '60s era Fender blackface amps, and the peak output power is increased to 100W. The result is a big, clean sound with lots of body and chime, but will less midrange clutter
    • Lead: The preamp's full gain is available for maximum overdrive. A bass-treble boost and midrange cut are 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
  • Hi-Cut: This control progresses from the amp's natural full-range response on the left, to a mild treble reduction in the middle, and to a steep treble reduction with frequency peaking on the right
  • Master: Controls the overall loudness or power level of the amplifier, without changing the tone established by the other controls. The power scale is most accurate for the Full Q Voice setting, with other voice settings increasing or decreasing the power at certain frequencies
  • Effects Loop: Series connected send and return, which outputs a 1V signal for incorporating "sweeteners" such as chorus, delay, and reverb. Distortion and overdrive effects should be placed in-line, between the guitar and amplifier input
  • Headphone: Drives a standard set of headphones. It is recommended to set the master to below half, to prevent overloads and damage to the headphones
  • Speaker Outputs:
    • Connect a 4 ohm speaker to the "4 ohm" output jack and an 8 or 16 ohm speaker to the "8 ohm" output jack
    • For two 8 ohm speakers, or any other mix of impedance, plug one speaker into each jack. The amplifier is not bothered by mismatched impedance
UPC: 854710003581
In the Box
Quilter 101 Mini Head Guitar Amplifier
  • IEC Power Cord
  • Speaker Cable
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    Quilter 101-MINI HEAD specs

    Amplifier Section
    Amplifier Type Solid State
    Output Power 100 W Peak
    Channels 1
    Output Impedance 4/8/16 ohms Mono
    Effects Loop Yes, Series
    Master Volume Yes
    Inputs 1 x 1/4" Mono Instrument
    1 x 1/4" Mono 
    Outputs 1 x 1/4" Mono Effects Send
    2 x 1/4" Mono Speaker
    1 x 1/8" Stereo Headphone
    Tone Section Channel 1: Tone
    Channel 1: Treble
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 3.2 x 8.5 x 5.8" / 81.3 x 215.9 x 147.3 mm Amplifier
    Weight 2.5 lb / 1.13 kg Amplifier
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 4.25 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 12.2 x 12.1 x 6.7"

    Quilter 101-MINI HEAD reviews

    101 Mini Head Guitar Amplifier is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 3.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing little amp Well let me say I am one of those reviewers who has played forever, had all amps, etcI won't bore you with the list but, I can truthfully say I have never been as impressed with an amp as I am with this one. I usually use the tweed setting just breaking up .The guit cleans up very well just by volume knob. I just turn up the guit and hit a joyyo ultimate drive for a boost and its just a remarkable tone , clean but very fender sag like distortion.I run into a 2 12 cab and this thing is loud!!! I did a loud blues gig the other day and with the cab unmixed, I never turned it past 9 watts!!!! thats insane. Check it out its a truly amazing piece of gear and weighs only 2 lbs!!! Whats not to love right?
    Date published: 2015-12-27
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Amp I use this amp to replace my 60's & 70's Fender amps. It accomplishes this feat quite well. The only thing it has required is finding a speaker cabinet that both handles the full power available, as well as provides the desired tone.
    Date published: 2015-10-26
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from It's a great amp if... It's a great little amp... so long as you're okay with it being a little dark and muddy. I had one for about three days and returned it. It is solidly built and a quality product. That was obvious from the start. I've been playing Carvin Vintage Series tube amps for years and really wanted this to be my gigging amp (small, reliable, etc.). I must admit, it can do things I've never heard another solid state amp do well, like that elusive edge of breakup sound. It takes pedals well. And if you put it on the Lead setting and crank up the gain driving it with your bridge humbucker you'll get some great classic rock sounds. But I just couldn't get a clean neck pickup sound that satisfied me. As I said, too dark and a little bit muddy. If that Hi-Cut control was a Hi-Boost then the amp probably would have worked for me. If I'd gone straight from the amps I had before my Carvin amps to this, I'd probably be singing the praises of this little monster. But as it is, the Carvin clean tone has spoiled me and I couldn't get the 101 to satisfy. I was bummed to send it back, but it just wasn't for me. It might work great for you.
    Date published: 2015-12-28
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