The newest member of the HarpGear family.

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The newest member of the HarpGear family.

Postby brianp » Mon Jul 24, 2006 5:04 am

I'd like to introduce the newest amp to the HarpGear line. I call it the Double Trouble. It is a 2x6V6 amp in a champ sized chassis. It uses a 12" speaker and produces about 17 watts. It uses a solid state rectifier but I doubt anyone who didn't know would be able to tell. The input and tone controls are a new design and the sounds is absolutely awesome. I am going to have it with me in St. Louis and I will get some sound samples up between now and then for everyone to here. It's 18"H x 14"W x 9" D and weighs in at 30#. I thought I would share it for anyone interested.
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Postby jeffl » Mon Jul 24, 2006 1:07 pm

Hey Brian,I like the new look,jus' for a change. Good luck with the new offering!
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Postby ricochet » Mon Jul 24, 2006 1:08 pm

Ought to be a sweetie!

Looks great!
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Postby bosco » Mon Jul 24, 2006 4:25 pm

Nice work, Brian.

I own amps from a 6 watt / 8 in vintage Champ up to a 50 watt / 4 x 10 RI Bassman. I have found that tube amps in the 12 to 18 watt power range produce the best horn-like harp tones that are so highly sought after while also possessing enough power for live performance, the most important criteria.

Sure a Champ sounds sweet..... in your bedroom. You have to go way past the "sweet spot" to even try and compete with a band and you still can't do it. You have to turn the Bassman way up to approach the sweet spot and that's too loud for most clubs (and your band.)

Too many people evaluate harp amps on just their tone when played alone and overlook the amp's capabilities when playing with an amplified ensemble.

Glad you recognize that and are on the job!

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Postby dcblues » Mon Jul 24, 2006 5:30 pm

Why is it called "Double Trouble" if it has a single speaker? Is it supposed to make you sound like Stevie Ray Vaughan's band? :)
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Postby brianp » Mon Jul 24, 2006 5:48 pm

Because of the 2 6v6s instead of the standard 1 6V6 I normally use. I will be doing a 2x8 version also. I have a 3x6V6 coming also called the triple threat which will make you sound like a small garage band out of Hoboken NJ 8) Seriously, name aside this is my favorite amp so far!
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Postby ricochet » Mon Jul 24, 2006 11:43 pm

Thought about using those 6x9 speakers?
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Postby brianp » Tue Jul 25, 2006 1:26 am

I thought about the 2 - 6x9 idea after I read about them here. I just don't know if I could find enough of them to keep them in stock for all requests. I can definitely do a 2 - 6x9 baffle for anyone who was interested in putting their own speakers in it.
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Postby 1armbandit » Tue Jul 25, 2006 12:57 pm

Brian, love the new amp. Someday it will be mine, oh yes it will be mine.

Weber is selling new 6x9's, ceramic and alnico. I thought about getting some to see if they sound the same in my cabinet.

Maybe Weber would like to send me a couple to compare!

Love your work Brian, keep it up.
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