Our new version of the Triptik has been released. This new version features 6 preamp tubes, much more gain range, incredible noise floor, auto-bias and a ton of exciting features and fantastic tones. Click on the picture for more details.
We are now able to upgrade most fixed biased models built from January 2011 onwards to the new AutoBiasMon, automatic biasing system . To understand this system and what it does please watch the video below.
all Tucana 3 , SD60 and Triptik MK2 now feature this system as standard. For any models not listed, please send me an email: email@example.com and I will figure out if the system is feasible or not for you.
Please click here for detailed explanation of options and pricing:
The new Triptik 2 will feature a front panel switch and 3 color indicator for changing channels like whats fitted to this SD-60. Each press of the button loops through the channels. Once a foot controller or MI-01 midi converter is attached, the front panel switch is deactivated but the 3 color LED Indicator will still display the selected channel. The amplifier above is a modified SD-60 'Stevie Dacanay' model with the front panel switch and the Auto biasing circuit that I did for the owner . He just happened to make the suggestion and I thought it would be a good idea to use it on the new Triptik 2 model.
THe 67 Series have arrived !!!
These amps are shipping NOW !!
These amps are tonal replicas of specific 1967 18W and JTM50 models.
Please click on the pics for more details.
THese amps are available ONLY from HUMBUCKER MUSIC . Give them a call to reserve yours !!!
Here's a video demo of the production AutoBiasMon, Automatic Bias system that is now available as an option on the following models: Tucana 3, OD3, OD2, Triptik, and Satin.
This system will initially only be available from amps specifically ordered with it through the Dealers. None of the standard Dealer stock amps will have it fitted for several months. The customer upcharge for this system on a new amp is $150.
An upgrade path for older amps is not currently planned. However any amp bought new from a Dealer within the last 12 months will be first when its available. Make sure you have your amplifier registered with us through the link on the menu bar above.
With the imminent release of the AutoBiasMon, Automatic Bias and Tube Monitoring System, here is the user manual for the system:
Some inside views from the Carol-Ann Custom Amplifiers development shop....lol.....Here's a video demo of the final prototype of the Automatic Bias Controller that will be available on new models going forward.
For the technically inquisitive folks, the file below shows some graphs comparing the performance difference between the old efx loop and the new one.
The graphs show the frequency response of the loops without cables attached and the frequency response with 50ft of standard guitar cable (30pF per foot capacitance) and the effects of the high frequency response. There are also graphs showing noise analysis comparisons.
While the 5751 driven efx loop has been a staple in almost all our amps since 2005, it was time for a redesign. This is partly due to issues with some effects units and partly due to the difficulty of obtaining 'quiet' 5751 new production tubes. I now reject 2 out of every 3 I buy.
So....the new loop uses an NOS 12AU7 high current tube. This tube is way more capable of driving long cables with much less High frequency roll off due to cable capacitance. The signal to noise ratio is also much improved from the 5751 based design.
The send control on the back of the amp has always been able to be used as a master volume control for the entire amp, with 'unity' being at the 11 O clock position. The new system also allows this control to be used as a master volume for the entire amp, the 'unity' position is now 2 O clock, giving much more available range to bring the overall volume down if required.
This new loop will feature on all amps from serial number 151106 onward.
Please note it is not possible to just put a 12AU7 in the current loop, it will potentially cause damage.
I will be taking amps in for upgrades to this new loop from the beginning od December. Cost is $150.00 plus shipping and includes the NOS 12AU7 as well as an entirely new loop circuit. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your amp in if you want to take advantage of this new loop.
We have just added the ability to register your amplifier online. It doesn't matter if you purchased the amplifier new or used, there are definite benefits to registration. you can register your amplifier here