Designed for electric guitar players, the Hotone BritWind combines two amp models in the company’s Nano Legacy series, putting them at your feet. Essentially, it’s two British amplifiers in a stompbox form factor—one that’s capable of driving 75W into 4-Ohms speakers, making it quite useful for saving space on tour without compromising tone.
Channel A is labeled British Invasion. This channel offers a sound modeled on the classic Vox AC30, an amplifier noted for its bell-like clean tones; though it does distort quite nicely when pushed. Channel B, on the other hand, is modeled on the Marshall Plexi Super Lead 1959. Called Purple Wind, Channel B provides a more chunky, gritty, and at times, all-out distorted timbre, synonymous with classic rock.
Each channel has its own controls for gain, volume, bass, midrange, and treble, while two footswitches give you control over reverb and boost, which have their own corresponding knobs. You can select among amplifier models with the middle footswitch.
A single 1/4" instrument jack accepts your guitar’s lead, and plenty of outputs are on hand, including a self-adjusting speaker output rated at 4 to 16 Ohms, a line output, and a balanced XLR jack. A cabinet simulator switch can be turned on if you’re feeding house PAs, mixers, or recording interfaces. You can also route external effects into the amplifier pedal using the onboard effects loop. A power supply is included.
Key Features at a Glance
- Portable dual-channel floor amplifier for your pedalboard
- Up to 75W of output power
- Dual-channel design combines two Nano Legacy amps in one
- Amplifiers inspired by classic British designs
- Independent volume, gain, and three-knob tone stack per channel
- Built-in boost provides up to +12 dB of clean volume boost
- Built-in reverb with clear, natural decay
- Compatible with cabinets with impedances ranging from 4 to 16 Ohms
- Effects loop for external effects
- Line and XLR outputs with switchable cab simulator
- 18 to 20 VDC power supply (center positive)