Channel Amplifier is our idea for a true rock amp that is capable of
reproducing both timeless classic rock tones to modern high
gain tones with a super tight and crushing low end. The design
of this amplifier is a true ground up design and has not been
inspired by any other amplifier out there. It is an original back to
the drawing board design.
unique gain structure doesn't use high numbers of cascading gain
stages compressing the life out of your tone, nor does it use any
type of solid state clipping. The OD from this amp is generated by
running each gain to their absolute extreme, just keeping them
this side of instability. Like a fine tuned racing engine. This
helps preserve the dynamic range, keeps noise to a minimum and
emphasizes the harmonic overtones of each note without ever sounding
bright or harsh.
Clean Channel on this amp has been designed to redefine what is
capable with EL34 power tubes. It has a shimmer that is never heard
with this tube type and has incredible headroom.By pushing the
pre-gain control a little , it is possible to get some slightly
broken clean tones too from this channel. It also takes Overdrive
pedals extremely well.
features two identical overdrive channels that both have a switch
that sets the particular channel to either 'Classic' or 'Modern'
voicings. The 'classic' voicing has a little less gain and low end
and will produce 70's and 80's British rock tones with a very wide
and complex sound stage with no buzz or brittle high frequencies.
The 'Modern' setting has more gain and low end for those more modern
heavy rhythm, dropped tunings. This channel also makes for a superb
liquid lead channel with incredible sustain and harmonic bloom.
controls on all channels are very effective and the center points of
each one perfect for the exact frequency bands that will push the
amp through any mix.
Basically, the concept was for me to produce an amp that would
reproduce my favorite modded rock amp tones as well as up to date
modern higher gain tones without mush and noise.
all our amplifiers, the Triptik is built entirely by hand and
features a non-PCB main audio board, and hard wired chassis mounted
controls and tube sockets.