Tube Guru Po' Boy IV Handwired Tube Amplifier PurpleTube Guru
A very unique and interesting tube amplifier, this big purple gorilla evokes thoughts of many classic amps. The Tube Guru Po' Boy is a handwired amplifier that bridges the gap tonally between fat American lead tones and traditional British rock sounds. Tonally it is big and clean but very easily, and very quickly, falls into beautiful compressed tube overdrive. The overdrive can go anywhere from slight breakup on chords to full screaming, almost hair metal-esque, distortion. With a twist of the treble knob this amplifier can go from early cranked Fender breakup to full Vox AC30 grime and beyond. On the back there is a knob that seems to act as a volume attenuator but once it reaches a certain point it only begins to add a little more breakup. There is an onboard reverb that sounds lush and big and the tremolo circuit is based on the 63' Brownface models and their now infamous sound. Cosmetically the amplifier is in good condition, with a few little dings here and there and a few burn spots along one of the sides and the top, other than that it's great. This is a really great sounding and versatile amplifier that covers a large amount of ground sonically and is very responsive to the tones you are looking to usher out of it.