The Quilter 8 inch Mach 2 combo is the ultimate grab and go performance amplifier. The smallest and lightest of the Mach 2 combos (only 19 pounds), the 8 inch features a high power pro audio driver with remarkable clarity and presence on stage. The closed-back enclosure is tuned to provide surprisingly full bass, delivering a crisp and well-balanced response that accurately portrays the natural tone of your instrument.
Truly the Swiss Army Knife of guitar amps! This is the most flexible, durable, do-anything guitar amp I've ever owned in 50 plus years of playing guitar. It has such a variety of tones available that it can meet virtually any guitar players needs all by itself. It's built like a tank for the touring pro. Small enough to fit in the overhead cabinet on commercial flights. Small and powerful enough that, even with the built-in TF 0818 speaker, for those who prefer "stacks" of speakers, you could consider it as a "head with a built-in speaker!"
Amazing amp! It does everything perfectly. I’m done with tube amps, this is the ultimate grab and go amp! Consistency of tone at just about any volume, from apartment to stage. Best amplifier purchase I’ve made in 50+years of playing.
So many fantastic things to say about the Mach 2 - 8" combo....it's versatile, portable, well built, easy to dial in, responsive, etc..... but the #1 thing that comes to mind is the consistency of tone. Every time I turn it on, I know exactly what to expect from my guitars & pedal arrangement. I could never say the same about any tube amp & I have owned many; it seemed I was always trying capture the perfect sound. Live, I use the direct out to the PA & am getting many compliments from my sound guys, band mates, & the audience. It's an incredible pedal platform, but I'm also impressed with how pure it sounds plugged straight in.....like the best Deluxe Reverb you can imagine, but with a workable EQ, gain limiter, high cut (great with my Tele), & of course the Voicing & Boost options. So far I have not needed to add the Ext cab yet, but I'm going to just because at some point I'm sure. 35 yrs of playing & the Mach 2 has done more for my tone than any other piece of gear. I also feel like my technique has improved since I'm not having to think so much about the quality & consistency of the sound. Thanks Quilter!!!
If you go direct out to PA can you use it as a monitor?
As someone else mentioned, it's THE "Swiss Army Knife" of amplifiers, but ANALOG! I have done country, hard rock, swing/jazz and even Hawaiian style lapsteel gigs with it. It's truly remarkable. Oh, and many of these jobs were outdoors and not going to the PA. When I first heard about it in 2016, I was more than skeptical, I was absolutely sure what people were telling me on other forums was impossible. An 8" speaker? Are you kidding me?? Finally ordered one, and was blown away. I use on my latest project with a lapsteel, Telecaster and mandolin. I use an A/B box for the steel/Tele into the guitar channel. The mandolin runs into the mic/clean channel. I get incredible results with three instruments from one, small and LOUD 19lb amp. Can't say enough about 'em. Worth every penny.
GREAT amp. Versatile tones, solid construction, makes pedals come alive. This (with the 12” ext cab) replaced my ‘68 Fender Bassman head and ‘72 Bandmaster cab. It gives me simply incredible, remarkably loud and amazingly bottom-heavy tone in a package the size of a practice amp. The on-board boost, limiter, reverb, and tremolo make this more than worth the investment. I could not be happier with this gear upgrade.
This is my second Quilter. The other one is the original MicroPro 200. I also own the Overdrive 200, which i use to plug into one of my bands' PA systems. All are amazing amps. Probably the best endorsement, however, is the fact that I sold my mid-sixties Fender blackface Deluxe, as well as my 1975 Marshall JMP (with Mullards, no less). I love the tone of those amps very much, but as a working musician who plays big band jazz (those horns have a lot of volume!), church services, '50s-'90s tribute bands; wedding bands; punk/metal groups; solo classical guitar; small jazz combos; and everything in between - this amp covers it all, and nails it.