Abbey: Harmonic II

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Australian pure tube amp

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Australian pure tube ampMounted in it's rack
Cathbarda wrote on Jan 22nd, 2010 3:53am

Three channel 60W valve amp
12AX7/6L6 valves
Hand built (he even wound his own transformers) - loosely based on a Vox AC30 but with extra preamp bits. Some of these come with EL34s.
Abbey no longer make guitar amps but Ross Nichols is contemplating making them again. If you find one - buy it.
I also own a JCM900 but this is the amp I gig with.


SwampAshSpecial wrote on Jan 29th, 2010 9:24pm

how gainy is it?


Cathbarda wrote on Feb 3rd, 2010 1:10pm

It's quite gainy esp on the third channel which kicks in two extra stages of gain (ie both sides of a 12AX7). The second channel gives a good heavy crunch but not really a full blown modern metal chugga chugga unless you boost it a little with a pedal.


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