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Budda Announces New Baby Budda Amplifier Head

ANAHEIM, Calif. (Winter NAMM Exhibit 5757, Hall B)  Budda Amplification® was born on the premise that 18 watts could change the world. That legacy has grown into a full line of hand-made boutique guitar amplifiers, enclosures and effects, but we haven't forgotten our roots. The newest addition to the family, the Baby Budda, encapsulates more than a decade and a half of Budda tone in a dynamic amplifier with an incredibly straightforward format.

The lunchbox-style Baby Budda amplifier head squeezes a wealth of tones between its intuitive Bass, Treble and Volume controls and Normal and Hi Gain inputs. With the Baby Budda, fewer controls means more control at your fingertips: the lively interplay between a guitar's output, pickups and volume control and the amplifier's two inputs gives players a wide tapestry of gain and tone to keep the inspiration rolling.

Completely hand-wired in the U.S.A. with high-grade audio components, the Baby Budda features a hybrid layout that combines a brass-eyelet board hand-wired 12AX7 preamp and an 18-watt, point-to-point hand-wired EL84 power amp with a 5U4 rectifier. The Baby Budda's simple, plug&play feature set is augmented by two inputsNormal and Hi Gainthat feed separate tube stages for a multitude of gain characteristics.

The Baby Budda is housed in a metal chassis and includes a 4-ohm/8-ohm output switch for connecting loudspeaker enclosures, as well as an Effects Loop. An onboard Slave Outputcontains the full complement of preamp and power amp characteristics of your amp, and is connected in parallel to the speaker outputs. The Slave Output sends a padded, non-powered signal that can be used as a direct output for live or studio recording, or to send the signal to a power amplifier connected to additional speaker cabinets to make the amplifier even louder.

The Baby Budda will be available in Q1 2012 from authorized Budda Amplification retailers. Please visit Budda.com to find the dealer nearest you.

Features & Specifications

  • Completely hand wired in the U.S.A.
  • Point-to-point power section
  • Brass-eyelet board preamp section
  • Two high-grade EL84 power tubes
  • Two high-grade 12AX7 preamp tubes
  • 5U4 rectifier tube
  • Class AB power section
  • Cascading preamp design
  • Custom-wound transformers
  • 4/8-ohm impedance switch
  • Normal and High Gain inputs
  • Treble, Bass and Volume controls
  • Effects loop
  • Slave output
  • Metal chassis and housing
  • Made in the U.S.A.
  • U.S. MSRP $1499.99

Features, specifications and pricing are subject to change without notice.


About Budda® Amplification

Budda® Amplification specializes in hand-wired amplifiers and cabinets that balance warm tube gain stages with defined, responsive attack. Budda sparked the low-wattage revolution in guitar amps more than a decade ago with the hand-wired Budda Twinmaster, and the innovation continues today with the Superdrive II Series. The proprietary Budda Dual Class Hot Bias Circuit combines the best characteristics of class A and class AB to produce lively tones defined by massive dynamics and complex overtones in second and third harmonics, with plenty of separation to let your guitar sing. To find out more, visit www.budda.com.


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January 19, 2012
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