Santa Cruz, CA - Headstrong Amplifiers best known for its Blackface low wattage offerings has released the first 3 Custom Shop Limited Edition Series amps with the following models
-The Royal Reverb
-The Blue Lamp 112
These amps will be produced for the rest of 2012 in very small production runs of less than 25 each on a first come first served basis.
The Verbrovibe is a faithful reproduction of the 1963 Fender Vibroverb® amp, the first Fender® to feature on board reverb. At a "soft" 35 watts this amp features a hand wired fiberboard, 2X10" Weber speakers, 2 channels, Reverb and bias Vary tremolo which modulates the bias from the power tubes to create the tremolo effect. Housed in a solid pine finger jointed cabinet and covered in Brown Tolex with Wheat grill cloth this is a dead on reproduction in both looks and sound.
The Royal Reverb is another hand wired reproduction of the famous 1964 Deluxe® Reverb combo
The amp features the same control panel layout as the original with Reverb and Opto based tremolo circuit typical of this era of amps. Housed in a solid pine finger jointed cabinet and covered in Black tolex with silver cloth the amp comes in at 22 watts with 2-6V6 power tubes through an Eminence speaker. This is the classic low wattage Blackface tone that has been used on recordings for several decades
The Royal Reverb-Amp
The Blue Lamp 112 is a faithful reproduction of the classic 1957-60 narrow panel Tweed Deluxe® Again hand wired on a fiberboard like the originals this classic 5E3 circuit comes in at 18 watts and features 2- channels (normal and Bright) with 2 volumes controls and a master tone control knob.
2- inputs per channel (Hi and Lo). The handwired chassis is housed in a solid pine finger jointed cabinet and covered with lacquered cloth Tweed just like the originals. A Weber 12A125 20 watt speaker truly captures the inefficient tone of the originals and provides great break up at moderate volume levels.
To learn more about these offerings please contact Headstrong Amplifiers at 510-898-8123 or visit their site at www.headstrongamps.com