Selye : Fourteen Watts
The Selye is a charming and versatile combination amplifier that comfortably fits in at home, studios, low volume shows or mic'd at any type of venue. Offering fourteen watts of pure Class A output from a single-ended JJ EL34 design, this all tube amplifier is overflowing with pleasant sounding, second order harmonic distortion that allows clean chords and single notes to ring out fuller than any push-pull amplifier can offer. Turn up the volume and the Tung-Sol 12AX7 gracefully adds more than enough odd-ordered harmonics to give a present, yet smooth and balanced overdriven sound; perfect for anything from jazz to shoegazey indie rock. The straight forward high/low sensitivity inputs and hi-fi styled treble/bass controls cover an expansive array of tones yet leaves the overall sound to be directed by your pedals, guitar and playing style. The cabinet is constructed in 5/8" solid wood (walnut, pecan, maple, Brazilian cherry or bamboo) using half-blind dovetail joints.
Head | $1200
One by twelve | $1300+$(speaker)*
Moseley : Eighteen Watts
The Moseley amplifier covers some slightly different ground with the help of a fantastic articulation of a crystal clear EL84 driven power section. When pushed the adequately filtered power section, over-sized M6 steel laminated transformers and solid state rectifier work together to let loose a huge, tight, low end crunch that still allows you to ease back into warm and articulate cleans by turning down your guitar's volume control. The preamp consists of one Tung-Sol 12AX7, volume, treble and bass controls, which feeds another Tung-Sol 12AX7 phase inverter. The amplified and out-of-phase signals are then sent to a matched and burned in pair of Tung-Sol EL84s for up to eighteen watts of power. The cabinet is constructed in 5/8" solid wood (walnut, pecan, maple, Brazilian cherry or bamboo) using half-blind dovetail joints.
Head | $1450
One by twelve | $1550 + $(speaker)*
Boulton : Forty-Two Watts
Whether you're looking for full and pronounced cleans, heavy hitting overdriven tones or anywhere in between, the Boulton amplifier will have you covered. Keeping the foundation simple (high/low inputs and volume/treble/bass controls) allows for the unique design decisions to shine through in this somewhat unusual combination of components. The amp starts out with a vintage styled Fender Bassman power transformer that adds character and warmth in the lowered B+ voltage throughout the circuit. After the preamp (via two Tung-Sol 12AX7s), a pair of JJ 7027As take the signal to create a strong and strident output with the help of a vintage styled paper bobbin Marshall JCM800 spec'd output transformer. The combination of components and unique circuitry allows for any type of tone to be achieved while also being a fantastic pedal platform.
The two by twelve cabinet is constructed in 5/8" solid wood (walnut, pecan, maple, Brazilian cherry or bamboo) using half-blind dovetail joints.
Head | $1600
Two by twelve cabinet | $550+$(speakers)*
*CURRENT FAVORITE SPEAKERS
Weber California Alnico (clean, articulate, loud, slight compression when pushed) +$175
Fane A60 (clean, tight low end, loudest, slight British crunch when pushed) +$225
Weber Chicago Alnico (thick and present bass, can be too much but easily controlled with bass control) +$175
Weber 12A125-A (vintage character, lower sensitivity/quieter, thickens and heavy compression when pushed) $100