DISCONTINUED : Aviator Gen 1 8 inch combo

Aviator Gen 1 8 inch combo RatingRatingRatingRatingRating (4.0/5, based on 1 review)

Perhaps the ultimate sleeper, the Aviator Ultralight Eight might rank highest in the power versus portability ratio. Don't underestimate this little guy. It keeps up with most 40-60 watt 12" tube amps easily and has enough low end to leave you slack jawed in awe. The Aviator “ultralight” is a fully enclosed cabinet with an 8" high output full range driver. It is in a word a breath-taking tone and power that will keep on surprising you day after day, gig after gig.

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  • 1 vote

    scottcentilli on February 9, 2020 at 9:42 pm


    Many reviews and testimonials directly compare Quilter amps to tubes, rightfully so, but they are simply great amps that stand on their own -- no comparison needed. The Aviator 8 is simple, no nonsense, tone-filled combo. The "Quilter Sound" is exactly what I look for in every amp: a solid base of clean tone with the ability to dial in usable grit and bite. There are two true pioneers of instrument amplifier design: Leo Fender and Pat Quilter. Why 4 stars? The reverb is less than stellar. It sounds like a hiss has been added to the tails. This was supposedly addressed in the Aviator Gold 8. If so, that amp would get a five star review from me. Regardless, it's a strong 4 stars.