Our advice usually starts with the following questions:
Do you want a head or a combo? Are you interested in the benefits of both or can’t decide? Do you want your amp mounted to your pedalboard?
If you want a head, do you need to be louder than a 50 watt tube amp or need to plug into a PA? If not, our 100 Series amplifiers have everything you need to get great tone in a reliable two pound package.
If you need to be louder than a 50 watt tube amp or plug into a PA, check out our 200 Series amplifiers. They can be as loud as a 200 watt tube amp and come with few options to get into the PA. Selecting which Block Series amplifier is right for you is as easy as deciding which knobs you’d like to be able to turn.
The MicroPro series is the original Quilter design. They’re ultra-compact and punch way above their size and weight. The MicroPro Mach 2 8 weighs in at only 19 pounds, fits in an airplane overhead bin, and can play over a drummer in a rock band. The MicroPros are also packed with more features than any other Quilter amplifier.
Not just for pedal steel, the Steelaire excels whenever high clean headroom is required. Surf and jazz guitarists love the Steelaire. The Steelaire combo utilizes a specially voiced Eminence 15 inch speaker that is reminiscent of the early JBL 15s that are no longer available. Pat describes it as an Orange Creamsicle, creamy tone with a tangy citrus-y finish.
Can’t decide between head or combo? Check out our modular system that combines our 100 Series or 200 Series with our BlockDock cabinets. Our BlockDock cabinets have special dock in the back that allows you mount your 100 or 200 Series amplifiers right into the cabinet so you can interact with it like a combo amp or quickly remove the head for fly dates or gigs or jams somewhere where a backline cab is provided. TheBlockDock 10TC and a 101 Reverb with give you something as powerful as a 50 watt tube while weighing in at only 17 pounds!
Do you like the idea of mounting your amp to your pedalboard? If so, check out our 45 Series. The Micro Block 45 is the size of a deck of cards and provides up to 45 watts of power to drive a cab. The InterBlock 45 is just a little wider has so many additional features that it’s really worth looking into. It’s got a full EQ, Cab Sim, Effects Loop, and so much more that you can find out about on its product page.
Hope that helps!