Join the HC Newsletter.
Subscribe Now!
Sign In
Flynn Amps have just released a Hawk booster painstakingly cloned from Rory Gallagher???s original 70???s Hawk pedal. For years the incredibly rare Hawk has been a source of mystery for guitarists seeking to achieve Rory???s tone until now. ?? In March 2008, Stevie Flynn flew down to London on a mission to try and recreate Rory Gallagher's favorite booster, the 'Hawk®'. With help from Rory's brother (and band tour manager) Donal Gallagher, Tom O'Driscoll (band amp tech), and Daniel Gallagher (Donal's musician son) they meticulously photographed and carefully measured every component on Rory's original Hawk. From these photographs and drawings, the Rory Gallagher Signature Hawk booster was born. Unbelievable sustain, drive, and dynamic range are all controlled from the guitar and the player. The Hawk is super flexible and works with virtually any amp. Classic Rory Gallagher guitar tones are best achieved with Tweed Fender amps such as the Bassman, Tweed Twin, Tweed Deluxe, and Concert, as well as Marshall combos and Vox AC30/ 15 amps, but you'll find most valve amps will work really well with the Hawk booster. The Rory Gallagher Hawk features Bass-Middle-Treble-Volume controls as well as a LPF switch which cuts/boosts treble frequencies similar to a classic treble booster. With it's wide EQ control and variable output level (the original had 2 fixed volume levels on a switch) you can get your amp singing like never before and still be able to clean up your sound all from the guitar volume pot. Powered either internally with 2 x PP3 batteries or by an external 18V dc supply, the Hawk is faithful recreation of Rory's favourite booster.
No comments
Join the discussion...
Post Comment
More Cool Stuff
Expert Reviews
Overdrive based on the vintage Vox 4 and 7 series amplifiers By Phil O'Keefe &nb...
Articles
Signal processing and cool effects aren't just for electric guitars   by Cr...
x
sign in
x
contact us
*Indicates required fields
Name *
Email Address *
Issue Type *
submit
x
message
okay
please wait