The Tsunami is an 18 watt boutique amp by Category 5. It's a great amp for classic rock and blues. The 18 watts of power mean that this small, portable amp works great for small venues, especially blues clubs, and it also works great as a recording amp. The Tsunami features two preamp channels, a global reverb circuit, variable recording line out, and a variac voltage control.
The first channel has a single gain stage that provides some nice tube overdrive. The second channel is for versatility. Here, you’ll find a full tone stack and the ability to really shape the tone to your liking. This channel is great for scooped mids, treble, and bass, and with three cascaded gain stages, you’re able to get both more and less clean headroom than you can with the first channel.
The Tsunami is powered by two EL84 power tubes and four 12AX7 preamp tubes. The first channel features tone and volume controls, while the second features volume, bass, middle, and treble controls. The basic Tsunami 1x12 combo amp retails for $2579.