From Benson Amps:
We wanted to hit a different price point with the Nathan Junior amp…instead of our usual Mercury transformers/Jupiter capacitors combination we found some domestically produced components that sound fantastic and fit the form factor better. For 5 watts in a tiny package, it sounds shockingly big. We think it’s the perfect grab and go recording/ small gig combo.
1 x JJ 6V6 power tube, 1 x 12AX7, 1 x 12DW7
Speaker outputs: 1 x 8 ohm
Volume, Treble, Bass, Reverb
Reverb is all wet at the highest setting, allowing for creative use in tandem with other amps
13.5”W 13.5”H 8.25”D 20 lbs
Point to point construction on terminal strips - no circuit, eyelet or turret board
Mallory 150 capacitors
Baltic Birch speaker cabinet
10” Celestion Greenback
El Diablo’s take:
The Nathan Jr is sweet and warm at lower volumes, but it doesn’t take much for it to sing with a rich overdriven voice that is dynamic and touch sensitive. The Nathan Jr is a quieter 5 watts, but what it lacks in volume, it makes up for in tone! This little beauty truly shines under a mic. We tried everything from a Royer R121 to a Sennheiser e609, and we could not get a bad tone out of it. Wholeheartedly recommended for those of you with a home studio or home recording setup!
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Hands down my favorite amp. Do not be fooled by the 5 watts. Its loud and has the sweetest break up.The hype is justified. The folks at El Diablo were fantastic to deal with as well.