Lil Dawg’s first blackface amp!
I had been interested in adding one of the AB763 blackface circuits to the line-up for a while now, but also wanted it to be a unique and versatile platform as well. What I decided on was a single channel circuit with reverb voiced as a Deluxe Reverb but I married it to the Super Reverb tone stack so it now has the middle control, and since the amp only has the single channel I was able to fit it into a Princeton Reverb cab & chassis.
Since I wondered what the amp would sound like when I put the prototype together the name “WonderDawg” seemed like the right one for this build and so far the reviews from the field testing has been very good. The amp turned out having great tone as well as being unique, versatile, compact, & lightweight which is exactly what I was hoping.
Now for a bit more on the details. The controls on the front are low input, high input, volume, treble, middle, bass, and reverb. The all tube reverb uses the traditional 17″ tank so there’s more than enough for everyone’s taste or as I like to say “enough for an elephant to swim in”. The stock tube compliment for the amp is a GZ34, 6V6GT, 6V6GT, 12AT7, 12AX7, 12AT7, and a 12AX7 is available with either a 12 or 25 watt output transformer. The amp can also handle 5881 or 6L6GC’s with output transformers from 12 to 50 watts. The cabinet will be equipped with a 1×12 baffle and with a ceramic speaker the combo comes in just under 32 lbs. so it’s an easy grab & go amp. It’s also be available as a head for those that want to mix/match speaker cabs with it.
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