Jazz 2 is an evolution of Stimer, produced by Dupont. It's All Tube: 12AU7 6AV6 and, and two EL84 EZ81 rectifier for power (12w). In controls, it has a volume, tone and level control of reverberation. It has two inputs, high and low impedance output hp Disconnectable into 8 ohms. The speaker is a Celestion Century Vintage, whose weight is very small compared to other hp. The amp is very portable, lightweight, It is the perfect club to play, the jazzmen did not need a 4x12 to feel alive. It is manufactured in France, mine is the sixth product. Everything exudes quality. DuPont has successfully sought to eradicate any vibration parasite. You can have an effect loop and a decision to disable the reverb option.
The manual is simple, the amp sounds without difficulty, this is not a gas plant.
It is dedicated to the jazz sound, with archtop guitars. The amp does almost no crunch, we really push for the sound twisting. It offers a beautiful jazz sound, fairly directional, warm, rich and round, relatively compressed. I use it especially with a Gibson Es135 and 335. No vibration and to deplore it should be noted that the volume is very progressive. It sounds very good, even at low volume. I use it often at home. Even if it is not his first use, we can get some nice crunch through a small overdrive. The tone is effective and the end of its stroke, adds gain. The reverb is beautiful and fulfilling its office.
It does not sound extremely loud, but 12 w fulfill their office. It is quite possible to play in small groups.
I own it for six months. I have had many amps before him. I particularly like:
It's very hot and typically jazz.
-The weight and compact.
-Exclusivity. That amp is not seen everywhere.
-The possibility of playing at low volume.
Too bad that the loop is not connected in series. Therefore the price is, but it's beautiful work.
see below, or see the website of Maurice Smith. Nothing to say, superbly manufactured assembled - and thought. In France, unbelievable, no? At a time of globalization, but not crowing just quality.
Instead of both high and low impedance inputs I installed a continuously variable impedance. A Knob whatever. And a reverb, it also manufactured with care in Cognac.
flush with that side, except that between the input impedance, the volume and tone was full of interesting possibilities ...
I plugged this amp on two completely different types of guitars: a Dupont (yeah right ...) St. Louis, a new model that Maurice Dupont launches at this time based on the Gibson ES-125. A P-90 Lollar, easel. Its very very interesting.
... and a Telecaster "Plus De Luxe", 3 Lace Sensor pickups, which we think what we want - that's not the issue.
The amp responds to each of these guitars differently, warm and round with a small grain ideal for St. Louis, still hot but more "aggressive" with the Telecaster. So much so that the term "Jazz for this amp does not pay tribute to his adaptability.
One can add the pedals, even without effects loop, and distal small tube screamer type running surprisingly well ...
The tone settings are for many, which is also that we should find another name that "tone" - or perhaps it is that really the key.
It's been few months that I use, and house scene (of St. Louis), I did dub in concert. I added a fly-box custom made for a little over a hundred euros a box near Moissac (Bach).
I almost bought a Fender before Priceton, it was already 1000 euros, but we must look for what is: nothing that the speaker already. And then design, hand-sewn. And the fact that in 3 years (when you bought it, even) your Priceton, Fender does not care. While an amp like this, if you go to Cognac you talk to the guy who made it, with his passion and involvement. And that's worth the extra cost very heavily ...