Retro Channel Rig.. The news

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  1. wichita

    wichita Supporting Member

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    Hello All,

    We showed our new rig at NAMM (video coming soon)..

    It includes the new GJIKA designed rack mount amp and the stereo Retro Channel Power amp.

    Here is the scoop.
    I loved my Shawn Lane model Gjika Stereo Single Ended amp.
    I did not love to carry it!
    In the rack case just the amp and power amp alone are over 120 pounds.
    The tone is huge, but it is a back breaking rig.

    Enter the new Gjika rack mount amp from Retro Channel.
    Featuring 2- 12ax7's an EL84, power transformers and a tiny speaker that acts as a reactive load...
    This amp delivers the BIG tone in a package that weighs in at around 13 pounds.

    I run the output of the reactive load on the GJIKA into my effects of choice and down to the Retro Channel power amp.

    The Power Amp now features 150 watts per side peak.., and weighs in at 15 pounds.

    My rig consists of the GJika pre, an AxeFX2 and our Power amp.
    I Use my RJM Effects Gizmo to engage pedal effects in front, and to midi control the Fractal thing.
    This way I can primarily use our Tube amp, or switch to a model from the Fractal... all the while using the Fractal effects, delay, verb, etc... down to our power amp.

    The RC power amp SOUNDS like a tube amp, but uses our proprietary technology to deliver that tone in a solid state format.
    Because the amp is solid state you can run one cab in mono without loading both sides of the amp, up to 4 4-12's per side... (fun)

    Prices TBA...
    We have started a list for the power amp. Get in touch if you like and we can put you on at no obligation.
    Once our pricing is confirmed you can have a space on the list or you can give it up... no worries.
    If you have preamps, or modeling devices, or want to use a wet dry rig without breaking your back... this is your amp..
    NO FAN NOISE, sounds like tubes, and did I mention 15 pounds???

    Thanks for your time... more video coming soon...

    LK

     
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  2. Sam Evans

    Sam Evans Compliance Officer Gold Supporting Member

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    That preamp is stunning. Can't wait to hear the power amp.
     
  3. todd richman

    todd richman Senior Member

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    Absolutely stunning Lance. I would definitely consider replacing my Kasha Rockmod II Preamp and HH VX-450 MOSFET power amp in my big L.A.S.D. rig with those pieces. Any word on pricing for the set-PM me if possible.
     
  4. wichita

    wichita Supporting Member

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    NEW VIDEO POSTED...see original post
     
  5. Soothsayer

    Soothsayer (Paul) Supporting Member

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    Wow, fantastic tones Lance!
     
  6. Scott Whigham

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    Damn, that sounds killer. I'm not a modeling guy but that - that's killer.
     
  7. todd richman

    todd richman Senior Member

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    The new video is fantastic Lance...and that Asher is the best one I have ever seen. Love the look of that finish and vibe.
     
  8. wichita

    wichita Supporting Member

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    Scott,
    The preamp is not a modeling device. Its all tube.
     
  9. todd richman

    todd richman Senior Member

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    Lance, how is the clean up on the preamp-since it is only 1 channel I am wondering how it would work for ultra-clean and still do the killer drive tone. Any chance a 2 channel version will become a reality?
     
  10. wichita

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    Todd,
    It does great cleans. The boost can be footswitchable so you can go back and forth a bit between the two.
    It is a "work it form the volume knob" device however.. and it works very well that way.
    I get great clean tones with just my guitar volume.
     
  11. splatt

    splatt david torn / splattercell Gold Supporting Member

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    wow.
    ¡¡¡¿ gjika pre-amp / mini-amp ?!!!
    whoa.
     
  12. wichita

    wichita Supporting Member

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    Actually better than that... but similar.
     
  13. Cream Fan

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    Lance, I always enjoy watching your videos. Not only are they entertaining and informative, your rock-solid integrity shines through, as well. Bob's new "RackAmp," for lack of a better name, sounds incredible and I'm sure it will bring both you and him the high accolades and remuneration you both so richly deserve. Good luck with this and with all your other endeavors in the future. I haven't had this bad a case of GAS in years, and I already own one of Bob Gjika's KT-66 amps!
     
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  14. wichita

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    Thanks Cream Fan..
    We are hoping to be able to bring that great Gjika tone to the World in a light weight package that sounds huge.
     

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