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Quilter Aviator Cub Single Channel 50-Watt Combo Amplifier

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  • Quilter Aviator Cub Single Channel 50-Watt Combo Amplifier

    The Aviator Cub represents our most advanced single channel combo amplifier. After careful sourcing and testing, we packed in three historical treasures: a '60 Tweed, a '62 Blonde, and a '65 Blackface. Unleashing them is as easy as plugging into the era you want to play in. Built for speed, the Aviator Cub is as powerful as it is lightweight and economical.

    Combining forces with world class speaker manufacturer Eminence, we developed a super sonic 12 inch speaker that delivers all of the charm of classic low powered speakers, but with 50 watt power handling; a speaker that's first in its class. Whether you're after the mid-range power of a Tweed, the throaty yet bell-like Blonde, or the scooped mid-range and silky highs of a Blackface, the Aviator Cub delivers it all without ever breaking a sweat.

    Quilter Aviator Cub Single Channel 50-Watt Combo Amplifier Features:

    • INPUT:¼” Mono, 2 meg impedance, 1.5-5Vpk (depending on EQ)
    • FX LOOP:¼” mono, 1V full scale, 1K out, 47K inp (with FX Send lifted)
    • SIG OUT (LINE):¼” TRS, balanced line, 40 ohms each leg, 2V full scale
    • HEADPHONE:¼” TRS, 40 ohms each channel, 0-3V peak (depending on SIG VOL)
    • SPEAKER OUT:0-50W (depending on SPKR VOL setting)
    • AC POWER:100-240Vac, 50-60Hz, 100W maximum
    • LOUDSPEAKER:Quilter Special Design 12, by Eminence
    • Protective Cover:Ballistic Nylon with pouch on rear
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    Last Updated: March 27, 2018

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David Woolson
Quilter Cub

Pretty remarkable amp. Have played 3 shows and is a great fit with pedals

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Douglas Hageman
Compact SS combo packed with some good tones.

My goal for buying a Quilter Aviator Cub was having a lightweight grab-n-go compact combo that had Blackface tones to match my standard setup.
My only amp has been a Fender 65 Super Reverb Reissue. It has all the clean Fender tones in spades, but is a bit cumbersome to lug around. I used to work at a guitar store that was stocked full of expensive boutique amps and my Super Reverb stands on it's own. It sounds magnificent.
So the cub is being compared to an amp that few amps can match in tone.
The cub definitely ticks all the boxes for size and weight. It's a wonderful relief on the back.
The tone is about 85% of the way to my Super Reverb.
It can be a bit boxy but improves by cutting some mids.
The top-end is a little tricky to EQ right.
I did a ton of research before purchasing this amp and more than one reviewer in the gear forums commented that it can be a bit brittle and spikey until the speaker breaks in a bit.
So hopefully the top end smooths out with time.
Right out of the box the treble is either a bit harsh or if rolled back can get a little too muted. It's missing that high-end presence/ air but if the treble is too high it hits that "piercing" frequency.
Again, hoping the speaker breaking in will resolve that a bit.
The reverb does not sound like spring reverb but is adequate at low levels to give a touch of space.
The tweed channel is noticably thicker and sounds good with the gain up high.
I still haven't figured out a use for the Blonde input. I guess I'm not sure what the "blonde sound" is supposed to be but it just sounds like a thinner blackface sound.
The limiter is ok-ish but is very... well..limited in functionality. It's only noticable at higher settings and when the gain is high. I wish it had a more functional sweep and wished it affected clean sounds.
The volume is massive in this amp and the headroom endless. This thing is absolutely good to go for gigging.

Overall this amp mostly does what I hoped it would do.
The tone is good-not-great but definitely nothing to be ashamed of. To be honest there are numerous compact tube amps I've played that didn't sound this good.
The Aviator Cub fills the niche that the Fender Blues Junior has lived in. And I think the Cub might do a better job in tone, features, and weight over the Blues Jr. Without doing a direct A/B comparison, going by memory, I think the Blues Jr. suffers from boxiness even more I don't think it has the headroom and overall volume of the Cub.
All without the hassle and maintainance of tubes.

Overall score: 8.5/10

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Chris M.
C’mon! Absolutely beautiful!

So good! Killer tone at any volume! The key to getting that feel is the limiter. Well done, Quilter! Thank you!