Hotone Nano Legacy British Invasion Class AB Head

5W Micro Class AB Guitar Amp Head with Tone, Volume, and Gain Knobs
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Vintage British Tone in the Palm of Your Hand!

Although less than three inches high, the Hotone Nano Legacy British Invasion guitar amplifier head captures the essence of the legendary Vox AC30. After you plug into the British Invasion, you'll be treated to a familiar jangly tone and a comfortable, immediate response to your guitar playing. Make no mistake, the British Invasion can be addictive - the guitarists here at Sweetwater can't stop playing with it! Flexible and user-friendly, the 5-watt British Invasion automatically adjusts itself to the impedance of whatever cabinet you plug it into. Featuring separate volume and gain knobs, as well as a three-band EQ, the ultra-compact, portable British Invasion guitar amp head is ready to add that legendary British sound to your tone arsenal!

Hotone Nano Legacy British Invasion Class AB Guitar Amplifier Head at a Glance:
  • The Hotone Nano Legacy Series - tiny amps, massive sound
  • Hotone - design inspiration
The Hotone Nano Legacy Series - tiny amps, massive sound

Less than three inches high, barely five inches wide, and weighing in at less than a pound, the Hotone Nano Legacy Series of guitar amplifier heads offer a compact design, rugged build, and unexpectedly huge tone. Each Nano Legacy amp head features separate volume and gain knobs, a three-band EQ, and an FX loop. Compatible with 4-, 8-, or 16-ohm speaker cabinets, the user-friendliness of Nano Legacy amp heads is awe-inspiring! Lastly, each Nano Legacy guitar amp head features a 1/8" aux input for playing along with MP3 players or smartphones, and a 1/8" headphone/line output for playing through home stereo or computer speakers. The Hotone Nano Legacy Series delivers massive sound in a microscopic package!

Hotone - design inspiration

According to Hotone, their slogan is "Design Inspiration." The company strives to create products that are centered around what is, what isn't, and what can be made possible. Hotone endeavors to create products that the music world has always wanted but never before imagined possible. Hotone states that it's one of their core values to challenge the limits of design. Hotone's products are rugged, portable, and don't compromise on tone.

Hotone Nano Legacy British Invasion Class AB Guitar Amplifier Head Features:
  • Separate volume and gain controls for tonal variety
  • 3-band EQ for shaping your sound
  • Speaker out can automatically fit cabinets of different impedances
  • FX loop for using external effects
  • Headphone output jack for practicing and recording
  • Aux in jack lets you play with an external music player
  • Extremely compact configuration for portability
The Hotone Nano Legacy British Invasion guitar amp head puts legendary tone in your pocket!

Additional Media

Guitar Amp Buying Guide
Nano Legacy British Invasion Class AB Guitar Amplifier Head User Manual

Tech Specs

Type Solid State
Number of Channels 1
Power 5W
EQ 3-band
Inputs 1 x TS, 1 x 1/8"
Outputs 1 x TS, 1 x 1/8"
Effects Loop Yes
Height 2.34"
Width 5"
Depth 2.95"
Weight 0.97 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number TANLA1

Customer Reviews

4.5/5
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5/5

Nano British Invasion

I was checking out at Sweetwater and they had a pile of these on a table. For $, I couldn't pass it up. This little monster sounds as good as It looks!! I have three different 1X12 cabs and it runs them very well.. Even has an effects loop!!!! Really?? I wish my Fender 65 Deluxe had that!
Music background: Playing for a lot of years!
5/5

Seems impossible

This thing has no business sounding as good as it does. It simply sounds like a good amp. Does it nail the Vox sound? It gets close, and that's good enough for me. The three band EQ is voiced well and has a good range. The volume is enough for anything you might do at home (I use a great sounding Orange PPC108 cabinet to keep things small but solid). The effects loop is a fantastic feature at this price and size. Also, the headphone/line out does not automatically kill the speaker. I like that, because I can record direct with real time monitoring. It also works great with dirt pedals, adding a bit of grit of its own. I can also hook this up to headphones or to my computer, and record or practice silently at any hour. I'll definitely be getting more Nano Legacy heads from Sweetwater! In fact, I already ordered the Purple Wind and Mojo Diamond.
Music background: Playing for 25 years, primarily songwriting and recording
5/5

Legitimately impressed.

Bought this amp because it's $100. I've played (and owned...) $2k amps that didn't sound as good as this little guy. It's not the best I've ever heard and it does lack a little bit of that character that valves provide but I could and will live with this amp for a while. I am using a Vintage Celestion Blue. The amp is not very loud. It's definitely a good bedroom amp or an amp to bring with you and mic up
Music background: Songwriter, Music Director
5/5

Hotone Nano Legacy British Invasion Amp Head

I just got this amp (24 hour shipping arrival! Incredible! Thanks Sweetwater!) and have it running through a 2x12 8 ohm cabinet with a Gibson ES335, I have an MXR Phase 90 and a modded Danelectro Mini Echo pedal running through the effects loop and the sound is just gorgeous! Beautiful clear bright tones all the way to way overdriven. It loves my DOD250 overdrive pedal and Tonebender MKII Professional with or without my buffers added in. It fits in my pocket and is packed with features. It has an MP3 player input and headphones output in addition to the effects loop. It has a 3 band EQ which works and sounds great. I have not tried the headphone output yet because I have none but will be getting some soon I hope. I plan on trying to collect all five versions of these amps and a few of their awesome little pedals. I highly recommend these amps! I have never done a review until now and only because I love it so much. Its loud enough to play with a 4 piece band with a mic on it. It does not have a line out but I am going to figure out how to make one with a speaker cab simulator built in so I can just run it to the board Great little amp!
Music background: 40 Years
4.5/5

Great little amp if you realize...

It's a little amp. Great chimy, gritty tones and a good bit of volume for what this is. I play mine through an EVH 4x12 and it really sounds great. It can get plenty loud for studio/bedroom use, and it can compete well with a lot of live playing situations - to an extent. I ran mine at a band rehearsal with the master volume about 3/4's of max and it lasted about 30 minutes until the tone started to suffer as the head heated up. Giving it time to rest and cool down took care of the problem, but this isn't something you can run that high (or higher) consistently. That said, these little amps have a great 1/8" line out with speaker compensation that does a very good job at giving some authentic tone. With the right connections, running this to FOH would yield a good live tone if one desired. These amps offer a lot of tonal variety for the gigging musician. Since they are solid state, I run mine without a loud and use the effects send into my bigger EVH head. Using the Brit Invasion preamp combined with the tube power amp of my bigger head is awesome and easily opens up a new variety of tones for when the time calls for a vox-ish tone but loud volume. Aside from being great rehearsal or studio stalwarts, these Nano amps from Hotone can be integrated into your live arsenal and a variety of ways.
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