NAMM 2019: Taurus unveils its smallest pedal tube amp yet, the Stomp-Head 1.VT

NAMM 2019: Poland’s Taurus Amps has announced the Stomp-Head 1.VT, its most compact pedal tube amp yet.

Designed to capture a ‘vintage’ sound, the 12AX7-driven Stomp-Head 1.VT features a three-band EQ, as well as presence, gain and volume controls, plus a footswitchable boost.

Taurus also points out that the amp can be used as a guitar preamp thanks to a line out with speaker cab simulation, which imitates a Celestion Vintage 30-loaded cab. An effects loop is also onboard.

The amp’s 40W output can be halved to 20W, while its speaker output automatically adjusts to different impedances.

There’s no word on a price tag yet, but judging from the demo above, it’s certainly packing some tasty tones. Pop on over to Taurus Amp for more info.

The Stomp-Head 1.VT joins the Vandall-500 bass amp - which packs solid-state and tube preamps - in Taurus’s NAMM line-up.


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Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.

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