All-tube amp (obviously) hand made in Petaluma CA / USA in 2012; splitable of 6l6 of origin to El34 with automatic adjustable Bias. I have a new head (58.5 cm) with three possible power: 10W, 50W or 100W, each power is assignable to each channel separately. Reverb adjustable lamps per channel (separate control). Full back panel (of course) with adjustable effects loop, reverb switch and connection to speakers 4 or 8 ohms mono or stereo. Note that it is "acceptable" according to the manual to connect a 16 ohm speaker in the 8 ohm output: this is a debate that has often had to AF more impedance decreases the intensity, and can not grill the amp. Lower return ... on the contrary, if an amplifier has an output 16 ohms (eg Peavy classic head) and that branch of 8 ohms, you can grill the amp. 2 channels, the one that can deliver clear or crunch, the two can give vintage or modern high gain (it has two knobs cascade saturation, plus the preamp, the more voume général.Sur the footswitch there is a button channel change and a "solo" button: indeed, there is a boost function to keep the same sound but a solo boost knob of volume boost for qq db is more for a riff or a chorus in the mix. is a much stronger boost Everything is built with great sound and well-finished materials:.. superb print head weight 20kg but less space than the previous catalog or rectifiers.prix € 2500 anyway ...
Very clear and sufficient, but necessary manual: it is not a head that dominates right away: we must tame (talk his ear ) Complete configuration! I had all kinds of amps for decades and there I finally ultimate amp for my taste ... It is plugged into a Marshall 1966 strengthened and equipped with 2 V30 cab.
And the sound? raaaaaahhhh lovely!
clean sounds are very nice and the amp MEETS different guitars (for me LPCustom Gib Gib ES + 339 + Jackson + Strato.) Various Fender: less slamming and warm (I also have a hot rod and. buy Mesa, I sold my head ENGL)
Super crunch, and most importantly, beautiful distos! not any of the numerous pedals I had only managed to meet me there, it's great! while almost down to gain rectifiers, the distortion can be either sharp or creamy ... very Graves present (besides, I drop the knob to 9h/10h). My sound perfectly clear group without breaking the ears to everyone. Happiness.
I often tried rectifiers, finding them less versatile, too typed.
I almost bought new in February 2013 (it is 2012) to a professional who needed the money and that he wants all the amps. And I'm finally fully satisfied!
I have smaller / lighter amps for different needs.
But with this amp, I finally found my ultimate amp: the holy grail.