[NAMM] Overtōn Amps Opening Shop
Overtōn announced that they will debut their product line at NAMM 2011.
They will be offering a line of guitar and bass amplifiers.
Overtōn’s engineering team has put together a line-up of amps for the guitar including the boutique inspired Apprentice series of all-tube amplifiers. The Apprentice series is notable for its classic tone and construction paired with key modern features such as a transformer coupled, balanced recording output, 1W Studio output and headphone jack. Both of the foot-switchable preamp channels share an EQ section that has the ability to toggle between two classic tone circuits. East-coast Hi-Fi, and Classic Cali style EQs can be used.
The Apprentice 7 and 15 will be available as heads to pair with their Celestion G12H Anniversary equipped cabinets. In addition, expect the Apprentice 7 and 15 combos, the former equipped with Overtōn’s own Origin 50 speaker the latter with the Celestion G12H Anniversary. A 30W version will be made available soon as well in both head and combo forms. Four Apprentice variations will be on display at NAMM 2011. In addition the engineering lab is already buzzing with the second wave of products, look for a sneak peak at the 4 channel Fountainhead, an all-tube goliath, at NAMM booth #2583.
The Menace series is their foray into the practice amplifier market. Featuring true active equalization, the Menace line is composed of 15W, 30W and 50W versions. The 15 is equipped with true spring reverb while the 30 and 50 bring footswitchable channels and 16 digital FX as well as digital reverb and delay to the table.
The Featherweight series comes into a red anodized, single rackspace head. The Featherweight combines a compressor, semi parametric equalizer and rear panel in a Class D powered package. The Featherweight will be offered in a classic 2x10” configuration as well as a dynamic and articulate 4x8” combo. Two rackspace Featherweight 1500 can deliver with the same front end, this time paired with 1500W of power.
A bass cabinet line had to be developed to go with the Featherweight series and Overtōn will introduce the OB series at NAMM 2011. Three cabinets will be offered initially in both 4Ω and 8Ω versions, a 1200W 4x10” and 600W 2x10” equipped with a crossover and compression tweeter with variable level and a full range 800W 4x8”. All OB series cabinets are equipped with Overtōn’s custom voiced Undertōn drivers.
To cover everything from practice sessions to intimate gigs Overtōn will also be debuting the Tremor series of compact bass combos. The Tremor amps are available in 3 guises beginning with the practice sized Tremor 8. For the player who needs a gig-ready amp the Tremor 10 and Tremor 15 pair a front end with 100W and 300W of power respectively. Custom proprietary drivers are equipped in all Tremor bass amps. A balanced recording out is supplied on the 15, while a 2 button footswitch is included with the 15 and 10. Auto-compression, headphone outputs and aux inputs are present across the line.
Overtōn has US-based engineers and a factory in China.
For more information on Overtōn, visit www.OvertonAmps.com.
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