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Quilter Aviator Cub?

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by Marc Morfei, Mar 3, 2021.

  1. FenderFanBoy

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    Oh I just realized you mentioned using drive pedals in between the inputs.

    Yep, that'd be one way to compensate for volume differences! Duhhh.
     
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    I played one of these today right alongside a Tonemaster DR. Very interesting little amp!

    First of all, I do like some aspects of the TM feature set, and its traditional look is cool. I don't like putting the MV on the back and calling it an "attenuator" (that's silly) and only having one voicing seems kind of artificial. I understand some would consider those features, but not me.

    For $600 ($300 less than a TM), I think this Aviator Cub amp is worth a serious look. First of all, tiny!! It's truly the size and weight of an old practice amp. It's a little lighter, and definitely smaller, than the TM.
    The tweed setting was my favorite in just the few minutes I played around with it. The Blonde was nice too, I have no experience with the originals. Plenty of clean headroom and nice treble response. Edge-of-breakup was easy to find.
    Reverb was - it was a digital reverb. They all sound pretty much the same to me.
    Overall, it seemed extremely well built on the level of a Roland product. If I were in the market for an extremely portable yet gig-volume Fender voiced amp, I would be more interested in this than the TM series at this point. In my brief time playing it, I also preferred it to my Roland Blues Cube Stage and Katana 100w that I owned, of course they all have different feature sets but are kind of aiming at the same customer.
     
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    Does the Quilter have a mute switch so you can mute the speaker and just send signal out the line out?
     
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    The speaker volume and line out volume have their own controls, so you have even more options than with a mute switch.
     
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    I’d be interested in hearing a comparison to a Boss Katana and a Blues Cube to see if the Quilter is a step above. I’m ready to move on from my Katana and am having trouble deciding between the features of higher end SS amps and something like a PRRI.
     
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    I just got one of these, imported from Thomann to the UK. First impressions are very good. I have a Victory V40 Deluxe, which is a high end blackface style amp with a tweedish 2nd voice. I need a smaller, lighter amp and this seemed to fit. A/B'd the Victory has a sweeter, bigger and more 3D tone, but with some tweeking the blackface voice on the Quilter was very close. Certainly not £1200 difference in sound, which is the price difference here. The reverb is good enough but I'd probably use a Flint or something like that instead. Overdrive at low volume is very good on the quilter and its limiter does a great job of making it sound more like a tube amp. Very pleased with it. It sounds better than a TM to my ear.
     
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    By "TM" do you mean a Fender Tone Master or a Tech 21 Trademark? Just curious!
     
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    Sorry, Fender Tonemaster
     
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    Thanks!
     
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