The Tone Block 202 is the ultimate "go anywhere do anything" instrument amplification head. A complete tool kit for stage and studio. Our "anywhere on earth" power supply, enhanced speaker drive options, new voicings, and our latest ultra quiet Direct Out interface enhance studio recording and direct PA connections for both loud and silent stages. Brings any good speaker to life; even better when paired with one of our BlockDock 12 speakers.
Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound! The Tone Block 202 will replace your Blackface Twin, Marshall or Mesa Boogie and you won't even miss them! How can Pat Quilter pack so much goodness into a 7 pound box? I frequently use it for bass, even though its primary design is for electric guitar. For guitar it's great for classic rock, blues, country, jazz and even worship music. Buy it! You won't regret it!!
As this "golden age" of string instrument gear continues, the Tone Block 202 is a prime example. Its combination of ridiculously light weight, small size, great tones (note the plural--I use mine with a jazz-type archtop, a Tele clone, a Strat clone, etc.; loud gigs, quiet gigs; with effect pedals, straight-from-the-axe--it always gives me what I need), and useful "extra" connectivity features (excellent-sounding line outputs; effect-loop patch points) is amazing. I bought mine as an upgrade/alternative to my Quilter 101 Mini Head (which I still like--it has a certain "in yo face" sound compared to the 202 which is cool--but, for me, dialing in the EQ I want is easier/quicker with my Tone Block 202, and the higher power is great when I want the sound to be "squeaky-clean but LOUD"; plus reverb!). Hands down, one of the best gear purchases I've ever made (and I've made...uhh... a few, over the decades)...
I have the Tone Block 202 and this little wonder should not fool you for what it can deliver? Light, pure clean and "down to earth" configurations from sharp to bottom end tones you can configure/dial easily. I love the Voicing which provides emulation I prefer and mine is locked "Vint" giving a "Fender Blackface" tone for the style of music I play and love (Funk, Jazz, Soca/Zouk, Blues, Afro Beat, Soukouss etc. I recommend a Block Dock to lock it in and you have the power to shine!! I respect those that want to use with other speakers, it is own choice! In my humble opinion the 202 is a lighter way to travel and perhaps with your fave pedals aboard the plane. Thank you Pat and Crew for making my life easier and enjoyable at old age lol 😊
Three voices are enough. 200 watts are enough. Three tone knobs are great. If one channel will give you what you need this is a truly great amp. I particularly like the sound on the vintage setting, but all three suit multiple requirements, like acoustic or jazzy situations. Kudos for the black case with rounded corners, much more attractive than the original block style case. My favorite Quilter voices: 202 vintage (or Interblock) 101r Mach II brown Pro block Aviator clean channel
The 202 is a great amp! This has replaced my vintage Princeton Reverb and my MarkIV Mesa Boogie! The sound is amazing and the options such as the DI and the ability to choose between 3 different modes are perfect. I’ve been playing guitar for over 40 years in a variety of settings and I can’t think of a situation where this wouldn’t do the job. So good that I now own two!
The 202 with the BlockDock 10TC sounds awesome! I got the 202 and it sounded great through a 60w cab in my living room, pretty much EQ at 12 o'clock and gain at 12 or 4 o'clock. Based on that I got the BlockDock for a blues/funk gig. All I had to do was turn Master to 12 o'clock and tweak the EQ a little, FullQ or Vintage. Got lots of kudos for killer tone, and when other jammers played through it they also killed it! I had a Mach 2 Combo 8 for a while, it seems much easier to dial in my sound on the 202 - could be I'm just more used to the blackface type controls. Using my Boss MS-3 with the FRFR voice also kills it, don't have to twiddle with the MS-3 to adjust for amp coloration. Sold my Mesa and Amp1, the 202 and BlockDock are great on stage and for low volume practice!
This is the powerhouse!!! Pairing it with either the Celestion BN12-300 speaker or the Redback creates a HUGE sound. I used to own a '65 Reissue Twin but my back don't enjoy carrying that around anymore. SO I've replaced my tube amps with a whole bunch of Quilter products - firstly, I love the weight of these things but more importantly, I get good sounds out of them plus they are very consistent. I find myself playing music more than fiddling with the knobs to get the sound I had the previous night.
I bought my TB202 to be a backup for my Micropro 200 Mach 2 and discovered that it is its own amazing beast! Coupled with a 2-12 cabinet I would put my TB202 up against any Twin Reverb of any vintage. It's loud and clean, sounds great, and handles pedals fantastically well!