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New amp coming soon! - EDIT: It's here!

Discussion in 'Builder's & Retailer's Forum' started by Bruce Clement, Sep 28, 2018.

  1. Bruce Clement

    Bruce Clement Gold Supporting Member

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    Here's a little teaser.

     
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    thesjkexperienc ^^^ I made this guitar^^^ Silver Supporting Member

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    UGG! You make so many amps I want already and the Wife isn't budging on new amp purchases. yet.

    What power tubes are in this one? Just fat and nasty in the best way possible!
     
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  3. Bruce Clement

    Bruce Clement Gold Supporting Member

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    Thanks! This one is 4x 6V6 with a GZ34 rectifier and 2x 6SL7 octal preamp tubes. More info to come!
     
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    thesjkexperienc ^^^ I made this guitar^^^ Silver Supporting Member

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    I should have known! My favorite tube. Does this have power scaling or a way to turn off two tubes?

    I see 7 knobs and 7 switches on the front of the amp!

    What speakers are in that cab? Is it a 4x12"?
     
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  5. Bruce Clement

    Bruce Clement Gold Supporting Member

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    Yeah, I love 6V6s. My first amp under the BC Audio name uses a pair of 'em, and it's a great little amp if I do say so myself. IMHO, 6V6s eat EL84s for lunch.

    On the Bel Air 40 in the video, the big switches are Power On/Off, Quad/Pair, Pentode/Triode and Fixed Bias/Cathode Bias. The little switches are NFB, EQ Bypass and Bright. The cab is a 2x12 (mounted diagonally; the cab is 26"x26"x12"), one is a Celestion Creamback 75 (with the SM57), the other is a V30.

    Thanks for your interest. More info soon!
     
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    thesjkexperienc ^^^ I made this guitar^^^ Silver Supporting Member

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    I’m a goner. Those switches make it a very useable amp for me. I was looking at the #7 as I usually play with a tuner and Skullmaster (special rangemaster) and great cables and one of the many guitars I built.

    I was looking at reviews for both 7 & 8 and noticed you mentioned working on a 40 Watt amp.
     
  7. Bruce Clement

    Bruce Clement Gold Supporting Member

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    I've been "working" on this one for a long time!

    This amp will do No. 7 (2x 6V6 cathode bias, tone stack bypass) and so much more. Official release is planned for next week. Hit me up if you want to be an early adopter! ;)
     
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    Cannot wait to see vids. Sadly I can't jump on an amp right now, but you'd be on the short list. every BC am I've played, heard or seen is flat out PHENOMENAL! Good luck sir!!
     
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  9. Bruce Clement

    Bruce Clement Gold Supporting Member

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    Thank you, Mike!
     
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    I do believe this is going to be a HIT! Congratulations, Brother!
     
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  11. Bruce Clement

    Bruce Clement Gold Supporting Member

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    Thank you, my fellow Brother of Distortion!
     
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    Bruce Clement Gold Supporting Member

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  14. thesjkexperienc

    thesjkexperienc ^^^ I made this guitar^^^ Silver Supporting Member

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    Im going to have to sell 3 amps to do this with that 2x12 slant cab.

    Bruce, do you still offer color choices on your amps? I have really bad luck with black amps. Failures and fires!
     
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  15. Bruce Clement

    Bruce Clement Gold Supporting Member

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    Thank you!
     
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    That's what the red stripes are for. ;)

    Seriously, yes, I do offer custom colors as a special order. PM or call me and we can talk.
     

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