Quilter Labs MicroBlock 45 45-Watt Guitar Amp Head Pedal (Discontinued)


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Quilter Labs MicroBlock 45 45-Watt Guitar Amp Head Pedal

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The MicroBlock 45 appeared on our recommended list for Pedal Board Amps Under $200 from August 2020 until September 2021 when it was removed due to a lack of availability.


Note: This has been discontinued - we recommend the Orange Terror Stamp as an excellent alternative.

The Quilter Labs MicroBlock 45 is a 45 Watt guitar amp in compact stompbox form factor.

Ironically, there's nothing to stomp on, as it only has three knobs that let you adjust Gain, Master and Tri-Q (a one-knob EQ tone control).

The Tri-Q tone is designed to allow for a wide range of voicing, from scooped clean to mid focused lead.

Unlike preamp pedals that need to connect to a power amp, the MicroBlock 45 is a preamp and poweramp all to itself, complete with a speaker out and a headphones out.

Speaking of headphones out, you can also use this as line level output for those who want to plug into a PA system, or for connecting to another pedal.

If you're looking for a quality yet compact amp head that'll sit nicely on your pedalboard, then check this pedal out.


  • 45 Watt
  • Guitar Amp Head in Pedal Form Factor
  • Speaker and Headphone Out
  • Gain, Tri-Q (1-knob EQ) and Master Controls
  • Weight: 0.45 lbs.


This is no longer available but you can see alternatives in our guide to The Best Guitar Amps Under $200 - Combo / Head / Pedal.


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