Joyo BanTamP Zombie 20-Watt Guitar Amp Head
- Power Rating: 20-Watts
- Speaker Out: 1/4" (8/16 ohms)
- Channels: 2 (Clean/OD)
- Tubes: 12AX7 Preamp
- Controls: Clean/OD, Bluetooth, Gain, Tone, Volume
- Effects: None
- Amp Models: None
- Inputs/Outputs: 1 x 1/4", 2 x 1/4" (Send/Return), 1 x 1/4" (Headphones), Bluetooth Aux, 1 x 1/4" (Footswitch)
- Dimensions: 6.42" x 4.33" x 5.51"
- Weight: 2.91 lbs
Known for their affordable guitar pedals, Joyo has expanded successfully into the portable amp head market with their BanTamP series.
The BanTamP Zombie has been well received, with its combination of old school 12AX7 preamp tube, a solid state poweramp section and modern Bluetooth compatibility. It also helps that it does not look as cheap as it actually costs.
Compared to others in its category, this amp gives you a bit more in terms of features, and lets you switch between clean and distortion channel.
The distortion channel is tweaked for high gain metal tones, and as the name and color scheme suggests, it is meant to appeal to rock and metal style guitarists.
Although it has good high-gain tones, some owners recommend adding Tube Screamer type pedals to improve its distortion channel further.
Other features include an effects loop, and as mentioned above, it has Bluetooth compatibility as its aux input, a convenience that you normally won't find in affordable amps that come with genuine tube preamps.
If you're into high-gain style tones and want an affordable and portable amp head, then this could be for you.