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Milkman 5w Half Pint Head in Vanilla


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Milkman Amps are available with several custom options including colour, speaker & sometimes power scaling. If you can’t find the model or spec that you were looking for, please contact us and we’ll get you the info that you need!

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It's so easy to fall in love with a low-wattage tube amp, because you can get all of that smooth tube saturation without blowing the walls to pieces. This 5-watt Milkman Half Pint Head is a blackface-style boutique amp loud enough to use in a small band context. It'll be suitable for home use too!

High-end, boutique clean amps have been very popular in the guitar community recently, and this is largely due to companies such as Milkman. No one can really resist a good hand-wired Class A clean amp.

The Half Pint is designed to break up at low volumes by using the onboard voltage-controlled power scaling. So you can get your favourite vintage surf tones when using it with the onboard reverb and tremolo. It goes from dry and clean to drenched with the responsive controls on the front of the amp. It's great for blues rock, country, pop and even jazz.

Headroom For Pedals

You can turn the attenuation up to the full 5 watts if you need more headroom for your favourite drive or compressor pedals. The built-in tremolo is subtle but easy to use without cutting the volume of your guitar. You also won't lose tonal clarity when it's engaged!

Here's what Milkman says about the Half Pint Head:

The Half Pint was designed to be the most versatile low power amplifier possible. Reverb and tremolo and Class A single ended breakup are just the start of what this little amp can do. With the onboard voltage controlled power scaling, you can turn this amp up to 10 and dial it back to just a fraction of a watt so that your fun zone is volume appropriate for just about anywhere.

This amp is comfortable on stage, in studio, and at home. Because of the variable power, you can set it how you like and adjust the power level for the room.

The power section of this amplifier consists of a single 6V6 power tube biased to class A. The front end is similar to the Creamer, with extended headroom reverb and tremolo. The amplifier is hand wired onto a turret board with Mercury Magnetics and Jupiter capacitors are standard equipment.


  • Wattage: 5W Class A
  • Effects: Tube tremolo and spring reverb
  • Other: Includes handwired original design detachable footswitch and 15' cable
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