new kid in town........check it out !CHUTEAMPS (chuteamplifiers.com) guys, I'd like to take a bit of space here and tell everyone about this fantastic new amp builder that I bumped into recently. We got to talking and before you knew it, (a couple weeks later) I had this amazing 35 watt class A cathode biased beauty in my grubby hands. I didn't even put it thru its paces @ home, right away took it to a recording session (trial by fire !) and was thoroughly thrilled with the tones acheived. ! features: cathode biased class A operation (2x el34's/6l6,kt66,5881,6v6's:with a mod, and , 4x 12ax7) : ss recto. The Preamp The all tube preamp is split into 2 foot switchable channels (A and B), each has 2 gain controls. Channel A consists of parallel gain stages allowing you to mix the bright gain (gain control #1) with the dark gain (gain control #2). This versatility can create the perfectly balanced clean or crunch tone. Channel B consists of series gain stages for a screaming high-gain distortion (if needed and anything in between)Both channels utilize the same EQ consisting of Bass, Mid, and Treble controls. The Poweramp The poweramp uses cathode biasing to achieve that class A sound. This biasing configuration acts as a slight compressor, giving a smoother frequency response. It also allows you to change tubes without having to re-bias. The poweramp can be configured to your needs. A post phase inverter "presence" control allows you to dial in the perfect power tube treble response. A master volume control allows you to set the appropriate distortion levels at any desired volume. The stock power tubes are JJ EL34s which will provide 35W of power. Back Panel The back panel of the CC-04 supports Send and Returns jacks. This series effects loop is controlled by the master volume control, allowing you to mix in your favorite effect(s) after the preamp has manipulated the guitar signal. There is a channel A/B switch that is bypassed when the footswitch is connected. There is also an output impedance switch; allowing you to run 8 or 4 ohm cabinets. A detachable AC power cord is also included for easier transportation. ok,now to the sound !!: (put it through early 70's checkerboard 4x12 bottom with orig greenbacks, jeff swanson 2x12 with bluedogs, Zbest cab 2x12 with g12h30s(thanks Pete), ac30reissue ext.2x12 w/orig. silverbells (thanks Pete !!) channel 1: this channel has the most variable from dark to bright, with alot of chime if needed but also breaks up nicely, and has a few sweet spots along the master vol. and a great sounding master vol, which is actually rare to find imho, I tried a 62 355, kline t, guitarclinic custom strat, 73 les paul custom, and ALL, seriously ALL sounded great, with my fav's being the tele,355, and lester. There is also enough gain on channel 1 to get some od and some nice sizzle if needed. .....I thought this was my fav channel............till I checked out channel 2 ! channel 2: this channel can go from acdc mild od to roaring/riping (but not in the metal territory), all rock if you need it to. There is tonnes of tones along the pot of the series cascading gain 1--into gain 2, and this channel seems to have the "chunk" and georgeous thick but searing colors with a great balance of sweet hi's and big lo's, I love'd this channel more than I thought I would. I do not want to splash superlatives around and make it sound like a honeymoon report, that's not what this is @ all, I've had the amp for quite some time and really just wanted to let people have a look @ this great new offering.I have no affiliation with the maker whatsoever, I simply wanted to offer a review of this great new amp. I really feel it has so much range and all of it legit and terrific sounding, and that with just the jj34's ! This amp can take :6l6s, kt66's,5881's,6v6's, so I'm sure there are more sweet tones to be had in some of these other output tubes ! I really don't want to bring in comparisons: you got to hear this thing for yourself, but fender clean is there, I hear vox and matchless chime, I hear jtm sounds, and definately some plexi and alum panel marshall. I would say the amp is not particularly in the tweed vain, but honestly, trying it with tweed type spkrs might bring it there quite nicely, the class A operation of this modified marshalesque topology, really makes this amp do alot of things without compromising the tone imho. ok sorry for the long a$$ coments. pls let me know if I missed anything or if you would like to know more, and sorry I havn't made clips, but I honestly feel clips never really seem to capture and amps essence, that has to be experienced imho... thanks for reading. Sorry, my pics suck, but this gives you an idea, diff. tolex colours are avail. as well.