Based loosely on the legendary Trainwreck circuit; Engine 9 has a 3 position "Steam" control that delivers three distinct gain profiles and is meant for the player who prefers an amp with "touch sensitivity" and uses their guitar controls and playing dynamics to transition between cleans and higher gain tones. Plummy cleans wind up to a tight mean growl perfect for modern rock tones. Power yield is approximately 35 watts from a pair of 7591 power tubes.
Designed by Swampdonkey Amplifiers and Mike Watson, Calgary area innovative Bluesman; The Octalpus hearkens back to the tube amp designs of the 1940's and 50's utilizing all octal preamp and power tubes and is tube rectified. This is our first point-to-point commercial release and is outfitted with all carbon resistors and Mallory 150M capacitors. Loads of gain and milkshake thick overdrive are complemented by a stunning long-tank reverb and warm tremolo circuit. Power yield is about 30 watts from a pair of 6L6GC power tubes
The Punkster is a unique 120+watt amp designed for modern rock, punk and metal tones. The "blue" channel offers a blend of two unique voicings for rhythm crunch and the "red" channel offers additional gain for lead tones and each channel has it's own 3 way tone stack. The massive power yield comes from a pair of TungSol's mighty KT120 power tubes. The Punkster will also accept KT150 power tubes for additional power and slightly different breakup. Custom preamp configurations including reverb and pure slave amps are available.
25 watts of 6V6 goodness deliver lower gain classic tones with a wide sweeping volume control and panoramic tone controls. This newest prototype is our take on a popular classic. The Redpoll features a transformer driven reverb and all tube tremolo; both footswitchable. The preamp is low-gain with only Volume, Bass & Treble controls with a Gain Boost switch that permits grind at lower volumes that turns outright mean at higher settings. Recently, we certified the Redpoll for 6L6GC tubes and Wow! At lower gain settings it dishes a classic clean tone great for Jazz and turned up it transitions into a creamy compression rock tone with plenty of sustain. You have to play this, and you'll never want to stop!
The prototype shown is enclosed in our new head cabinet that fits our Mule and Moosette amps as well, making this a new option at a lower cost !
We've recently re-tooled the Mule into a 2 channel amp inspired by the circuit that became the '59 Bassman and later, the Marshall line of amplifiers. Using a pair of 7591 tubes, the Mule delivers 35 watts into a Tone Tubby Red Alnico 12" speaker in combo form. The Mule features the familiar "Treble", "Mids", "Bass" EQ, separate Volume controls for each channel and a Gain control on the lead channel.
Up to 20 watts of Single Ended, Class 'A' output with variable gain and voicing. The Moosette features a stellar reverb and is available with your choice of speaker (in combo form) and a variety of reverb tanks to suit your tone. Equipped with a single EL34 output tube, you can swap in a 6V6 for lower output levels.
The Moosette is stained with our "Ready for the Cabin" finish that allows the grain of the finger jointed 3/4" Baltic Birch ply cabinetry to show through !