Rob Chapman signature head: small but mighty, one channel, no messing
Chappers' marvellous mini head is fit for home, studio and stage.
Deceptively versatile rock tones with plug-and-go ease
This ultra compact, single-channel head is a superb rock machine for all-valve tone wherever you go. The dual EL84, fixed-bias power section delivers up to 28 watts in full power mode, and just 2 watts in low power. And it's only 263mm wide – smaller than an A4 sheet!
Chappers: "I wanted something that was affordable, doesn't compromise on tone and is made in England. It's a straight-ahead, giggable, no-nonsense valve amp: clean to scream at the turn of a knob."
Single Channel, Single Gain
Just grab your guitar, plug in and rock out. The RD1's overall range of gain goes from almost-clean (don't expect big clean headroom!) to full-on rock distortion. Balancing the gain and master gets you to to your ideal gain sweet spot, while it all responds to your pickups and guitar volume pot like a dynamic valve amp should.
Countour, Bright & Deep
An interactive set of EQ controls with an incredible amount of versatility. Contour increases bass and decreases mids when turned clockwise (and vice versa), which takes you from mid-scooped metal tones to classic rock-approved vocal midrange. The Deep switch increases low frequency response in the power amp; Bright, yes, makes it brighter!
High & Low Power Modes
The fixed-bias power section delivers up to 28 watts in high power mode and just 2 watts in low power mode. Stage to bedroom no problem.
Effects Loop With Mix
The RD1's series effects loop has a dedicated mix control so you can hear as much or as little of your loop effects as you like. A little or a lot – your choice.
RD1 key features & specification
Format: Single channel all-valve head
Power: 28/2 watts RMS
Valves: 3 x 12AX7, 2 x EL84
Size (mm): 263(w) x 170(h) x 195(d) including controls, handle and feet
Weight: 6kg / 13.2lbs
Series effects loop with wet/dry mix control
High and low power modes
Padded carry bag included
This is exactly the same spec as our vertical V212-VV cabinet, but in red vinyl to match the RD1 aesthetics. Two Celestion Vintage 30 speakers, pine top, sides and bottom; ply back and baffle.
Tiny head, massive tone!