JOYO BanTamP Vivo Tube Amp 20 watt
Wall of Sound
The VIVO from Joyo’s BantamP series is a very compact and portable 20 Watt head. It tries to bring you the sound of a British classic that has been molded to give you the modern high gain tones that so many bands now use. Back in the days, the big 100 Watt heads were “dimed” (all knobs on 10) to push the amplifier really hard and make it distort as much as possible. Out of this came the first amps that were modified to have more gain right from the start. Often, the super saturated high gain sound of those days is referred to as “The Brown Sound” and this is the direction the VIVO excels in.
Screaming leads, chunky rhythms with a bit of a hole in the mids… this is where the VIVO is strongest. If you wanna rock’n’roll, VIVO is going to be your new best friend!
The amp has a speaker out rated at 8Ω, but can also be operated at 16Ω with less power.Careful, the amp is small, but loud… its 20 Watts can be quite a handful. If you want to practice quietly, use the built in headphone out with speaker emulation.
The icing on the cake is the BLUETOOTH connectivity. Easily connect with your BLUETOOTH enabled device and play music through the BantamP. This is great to practice with PlayAlongs or to learn songs.
2 Channels Bluetooth Headphone Out FX Loop 8 Ohm Out
The amp operates with a single 12AX7 tube in the preamp
and uses a solid state power amp.
The FX loop enables you to put your time based effects
(or Phasers, Flangers and Choruses) behind the drive section
and keep the effects sharp and not prevent them from being too
muddy. Because of the High Gain structure of this amp, a noise
gate, like our “Gate of Kahn“ is a good idea to make your heavy
chords nice and tight.
The amp also has a CLEAN channel that can take pedals really
well, which makes it flexible and a great little companion for
many situation where your „big“ head is just not sensible.
The amp has a speaker out rated at 8Ω. (It can also be operated at 16Ω)
Careful, the amp is small, but loud… its 20 Watts can be quite a handful.
If you want to practice quietly, use the built in headphone out with speaker emulation.
The icing not the cake is the BLUETOOTH connectivity. Easily connect with your
BLUETOOTH enabled device and play music through the BantamP.
This is great to practice with play-along or to learn songs.
1 x 12AX7 Preamp tube
Bluetooth Playback Function
CLEAN/OD Dual Channel
Power Amp: Class D
There are 6 BanTamP models in this series.
The BantamP series amps consist of very small amps that are tuned to fit a specific sound. The VIVO goes for a thick British Classic sound.
This amp sounds very nice clean and takes pedals extremely well. When the high gain drive channel is engaged you can further push it with pedals to alter the frequency response.
The FX loop allows you to use your effects post distortion so they sound nice and defined.
The amp also has BLUETOOTH and you can easily run your music or play-alongs through it.
The headphone out has a speaker simulation so that you can practice at home without disturbing anyone.
The amp has a tube in the pre-amp section. The power amp is solid state.