Time for something different! Made in the Central American country of Panama, these are new to the UK and are sure to make waves.
They make quality boutique amplifiers in small numbers, and this is their hand wired 5W all-tube combo, and it's awesome!
With blessedly simple controls (ON/OFF switch, Volume and Tone knobs, attenuator on the back) this amp is back to basics whilst delivering rich, satisfying tone. Made from woods rather than plastics this amp has a 'life' to it that mass-produced-in-the-far-east units can't seem to achieve. It looks cool, it sounds cool, just check one out!
As Panama say:
Sweet Tweed Breakup at Whisper Volumes!
A boutique-quality 5-watt hand-wired tribute to the legendary "5F1" tweed champ. Named the "Conqueror" in honor of Muddy Waters, who sings about Johnny the Conqueror, a folk hero of Hoodoo tradition, in his seminal "Hoochie Coochie Man". This faithful classic summons the tweedy glory of the original “5F1” and adds a passive attenuator, delivering that sweet tweed breakup everyone loves at whisper volumes.
This single channel classic features volume and tone controls with a tube compliment of (1) 12AX7 preamp tube, (1) 6V6 power tube and a 7-pin miniature 6z4 rectifier to deliver the classic low-wattage tweed tones not available in modern designs that utilize solid state rectifiers.
The Conqueror is enclosed in a handsome Spanish Cedar and Palo Mora Cabinet with removable front grill.
Check out this review on Guitar Knowledge Base: Panama Conqueror Review