BC Audio Amplifier No. 8
BC Audio is set to introduce new products for the gigging guitarist at the LA Amp Show, October 2‐3, 2010.
The new offerings include two versions of Amplifier No. 8 (a high‐gain 25 watt guitar amp) and a new version of its Amplifier No. 7.
Amplifier No. 8
To complement its Amplifier No. 7, BC Audio has designed the new Amplifier No. 8 with increased gain and a Master Volume architecture. Its tonal palette is said to be influenced strongly by "hot‐rod plexi" sounds. A Drive circuit ‐ developed by BC Audio - is designed to allow for "colossal sustain AND thick, rich cleans without channel switching."
Amplifier No. 8 is a 25 watt single‐channel amp head, featuring a pair of 5881 output tubes in a Class A cathode biased configuration and a GZ34 tube rectifier. Unique is the use of 6SL7 octal preamp tubes, rather than the ubiquitous 12AX7. Equally uncommon, Amplifier No. 8 features true point‐to‐point wiring, not turret board or eyelet board construction (which are often incorrectly referred to as “point‐to‐point”). Controls include Drive, Volume and Presence.
Amplifier No. 8 will be available housed in a US Army surplus ammo can, or a more traditional tolex‐covered head box.
Amplifier No. 7
BC Audio's Amplifier No. 7 has until now been available housed in a US Army surplus ammo can. At the LA Amp Show, BC Audio will unveil a tolex‐covered wood head box version of the amp. The chassis has been redesigned to accommodate rear panel mounted power connection and speaker output jack. The ammo can version will continue to be offered alongside the new head box version.
The head boxes are constructed of void‐free birch ply and feature dovetail joinery and coverings and hardware. The black head boxes sport an offset vertical red racing stripe and black anodized aluminum front panels with white lettering.
Pricing & Availability
Amplifier No. 7 and Amplifier No. 8 each sell for $1795 in Ammo Can Version, $1950 in Head Box Version. Available direct from BC Audio at www.bcaudio.com.
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