Budda Amplification was born on the premise that 18 watts could change the world. That legacy has grown into a full line of hand-made boutique guitar amplifiers, enclosures and effects, but we haven't forgotten our roots. The newest addition to the family, the Baby Budda, encapsulates more than a decade and a half of Budda tone in a dynamic amplifier with an incredibly straightforward format.
The lunchbox-style Baby Budda amplifier head squeezes a wealth of tones between its intuitive Bass, Treble and Volume controls and Normal and Hi Gain inputs. With the Baby Budda, fewer controls means more control at your fingertips: the lively interplay between a guitar's output, pickups and volume control and the amplifier's two inputs gives players a wide tapestry of gain and tone to keep the inspiration rolling.
Completely hand-wired in the U.S.A. with high-grade audio components, the Baby Budda features a hybrid layout that combines a brass-eyelet board hand-wired 12AX7 preamp and an 18-watt, point-to-point hand-wired EL84 power amp with a 5U4 rectifier. The Baby Budda's simple, plug&play feature set is augmented by two inputs—Normal and Hi Gain—that feed separate tube stages for a multitude of gain characteristics.
The Baby Budda is housed in a metal chassis and includes a 4-ohm/8-ohm output switch for connecting loudspeaker enclosures, as well as an Effects Loop. An onboard Slave Outputcontains the full complement of preamp and power amp characteristics of your amp, and is connected in parallel to the speaker outputs. The Slave Output sends a padded, non-powered signal that can be used as a direct output for live or studio recording, or to send the signal to a power amplifier connected to additional speaker cabinets to make the amplifier even louder.
The Baby Budda will be available in Q1 2012 from authorized Budda Amplification retailers.
Completely hand wired in the U.S.A.
Point-to-point power section
Brass-eyelet board preamp section
Two high-grade EL84 power tubes
Two high-grade 12AX7 preamp tubes
5U4 rectifier tube
Class AB power section
Cascading preamp design
4/8-ohm impedance switch
Normal and High Gain inputs
Treble, Bass and Volume controls
Metal chassis and housing
Made in the U.S.A.
U.S. MSRP $1499.99