New Carr Hammerhead Mk-II !

tedwoods

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I've just seen their announcement of a new Hamerhead model,available in heads(at last!),combos or head/cab combinations in 1x12 or 2x12( closed back) with or without attenuator.

Some new features are more wattage(28 watts),additional tone knob with on/off switch,redesigned pwr.supply for increased openenss & feel as well as increased sustain & clarity.

The cabs feature an assymetrical curved back for big bass response from a small package with Cannabis Rex speakers.

Having previously owned a Hammerhead combo and never getting over my selling it...this is good news indeed!

Anyone with more "inside" inormation?

Ted
 

Shemp

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What I found interesting about the announcement is that the Kingpin speaker (which I hated in my Rambler) has been abandoned for the Cannabis Rex (which I loved in my Rambler).
 

Stu/Fat Sound

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Biggerstaff heard one this past weekend....unless he has been sworn to secrecy maybe he can clue us in......where you at Rog?
 

BIGGERSTAFF

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Well- I don't know any more technical details than have already been mentioned, but I can tell you that this is a smoking amp. If you like the Hammerhead in general, than this amp is sure to please. It's a bit more open sounding though with the changed circuit, and speaker. It has a very smooth, smokey overdriven tone, and nice warm cleans. I'd have to fiddle with it to describe it better though.
 

Shemp

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Originally posted by Amplite
Hey Shemp!
What was the difference between the Kingpin and the Cannabis Rex?
Night and day.

The kingpin was ok if you like a speaker that is flabby and has no bottom end at all.

The CR is a close cousin to a C12N imho. Nice tight bass, chimey top with warm mids. Really a perfect speaker for a BF Fenderoid or Tweed type amp.
 

roknfnrol

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I guess a lot of folks thought that the original Hammerhead was too bright (?). The CR would fix that issue... I was never a fan of the Kingpin. I can't wait to try the MKII.
 

trisonic

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I'd like to hear some Strat "quack" through the Mk.II.

Carr is going in the right direction with "heads" - personally I'd like to see the Rambler available as a head too.

Best, Pete.
 

MikeyG

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Those Kingpins were the weak link in the Carr amps I've tried.

I remember really liking the Hammerhead ... hopefully I'll come across a version II to try some day.
 

Amplite

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I emailed Steve Carr about the Kingpin vs the Cannabis Rex and he said the Rex is more efficient but darker?? He still favors the Kingpin as his go to speaker.
 

Rocketship

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I got both and they sound the same to me.....awesome
No kingpins though, Im using celestion g12h30 of various varietys.
I like to call them kingpoops instead due to the crappy sound they produce....IMO, I aint speaking for no-one but me
 

The Whiz

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Bump, this seems like a cool and versatile little amp. Love the soundclips with the p90 guitar. Hot damn.
 

paul14470

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Just got a Mkll 1x12 combo with a Red White & Blues speaker...freakin' loud...too loud in the living room, but I can't wait to gig with it! Lots of tonal options.
 




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