June 21, 2019 – Japanese switcher and effect pedal company One Control, in collaboration with renowned electronics designer Björn Juhl, has introduced its first ever guitar amp head: the BJF-S66.
Over the past few decades, Juhl has crafted and designed amplifiers for famous players and studio performers all over the world, but the price points of his hand-made amplifiers have put them out of reach of the majority of guitarists. The BJF-S66 makes Bjorn’s designs attainable for players on any budget.
For the BJF-S66, Juhl identified the legendary American black-face amps built in the mid-1960’s as the basis for his tonal palette. These amps have long been celebrated as great “plug & play” amplifiers, as well as fantastic pedal platforms for guitarists who enjoy having a lot of tonal variety at their feet.
BJF-S66 uses an extremely efficient Class D power amp design, and the preamp is a discrete, solid-state all analog signal path for pure tone.
The ultra compact BJF-S66 features 2 channels – rhythm and lead, with adjustable lead boost – plus 3-band EQ controls, a bright switch, channel-specific reverb level and decay controls, and tremolo controls.
On the rear panel, you’ll find an Effects Loop Send/Return, Preamp Out, Speaker Out and footswitch inputs. Channel select, FX loop (on/off), and tremolo (on/off) are all optionally controllable via footswitch, either separately or using the custom FS-P3 3-way footswitch (sold separately).
The BJF-S66 can drive speakers from 4 ohms to 16 ohms. Power output: 100W @ 4 Ohms / 66W @ 8 ohm / 30W @ 16ohm.
With modern design and build techniques, the BJF-S66 captures the essence of that famed mid-60’s sound, while being small and light enough to fit into a gig bag and robust enough to handle the rigors of the road.
Street: $599 USD