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3rd Power Citizen Gain SR Amp Head  From 3rd Power Amps

Raunch, Rowdy, Slick & Sweet. The Citizen Gain SR is Jamie's take on higher-gain British tones with studio-grade reverb.

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What We Think

One of the most dynamic high-gain amps I have heard, with clarity that surpasses its competition! When we first plugged in, I was amazed at the touch-response in all 3 modes, and also how well it cleans up with the guitar volume knob. Don't just think of the Citizen Gain SR has a high-gain beast, as it will also do JTM45 style "Hendrix" cleans in Mode 1 and classic crunch in Mode 2. 

With studio-quality reverb, the tube buffered Citizen FX Loop, and 3 different clipping modes, this amp is extremely versatile for a single-channel amp. Figure in the 3-mode EQ settings and you have everything you need at your fingertips for one of the best British-flavored amps we've heard! 

Manufacturer's Description from 3rd Power Amps

The 40w Citizen Gain is Jamie's take on higher-gain British tones. It possesses the soul and fire of the finest 100w high gain beasts yet delivers your tone at practical volume levels thanks to our patented HybridMASTER. The optimized dual-mode reverb circuitry adds a studio-quality 'air' to the sound. Effects devices will outperform expectations with the on-board tube buffered FX loop. You'll be amazed by CITIZEN GAIN's crisp performance with outstanding precision, beauty and rugged construction.

During the creation of the Citizen Gain we referenced and compared choice examples of modern high-gain and vintage modded amplifiers and particularly, the legendary 100w variety. The goal was multi-layered: capture the tones, attitude and punch of the heavyweights, enhance them for modern application and use, and make sure the sweet-spot was wide enough to cover the broadest range of British crunch tones as possible. With the new Citizen Gain, the range of tones on tap are virtually endless.

Preamp Response Switch

Three different preamp response modes are provided. Thick is all tube. Tight 1 and Tight 2 offer a variety of tube/clipping diode responses and helps set the overall compression and response of the preamp stage.

Tone Comand and Control

Three different EQ voices are available via toggle switch including #1 (mid scoop), #2 (mid boost) and #3 (high boost). When you select an EQ voice, you are switching the entire tone stack circuit to create new textures. This has a profound effect on the frequency response of the Bass, Middle and Treble tone contour controls.


Jamie observed that many of the legendary guitar recordings feature ambient effects including reverb as an integral component to the sound. To bring you as close as possible to the tone you hear in your head, Jamie optimized his all tube dual-mode spring reverb circuitry to emulate vintage hall and plate reverb effects so often present on these recordings.

Dual Triode Vacuum Tube Effects Loop

Here's what you need to know about the CITIZEN GAIN's tube buffered series effects loop: you don't have to change the way you already configure your setup. Run your pedals up front or in the loop - it's all good!

However, should you wish to experience STUDIO QUALITY TONE from your pedals, then go ahead and run them through the loop. Seriously - try your delays, reverbs, phase, chorus, even your drive and compressor units through our new loop. You will likely attain a superior level of resolution and clarity that our many beta testers referred to as "more 3D." 

Additionally, the CITIZEN GAIN's effect loop is somewhat of a Swiss Army Knife for your rig and here's how it works: After each channel preamplifies your guitar signal, they are combined and sent out of the FX SEND jack at a nominal -10dBV (just under 1V p-p) matching the levels most vintage and modern effect pedals want to see. The FX RETURN path brings your signal back into the amplifier with a tremendous amount of headroom (accepting signals as low as -10dBV and as high as +4dBU before the onset of compression). It can also be a gig-saver too. If your pedal board ever goes down during a performance, you can plug your guitar straight into the FX RETURN jack and get through a song with quality tone.

HybridMASTER™ Volume Control

HybridMASTER™ is located on the front panel giving you the confidence to play what you feel when you feel it at exactly the volume you need for the occasion without causing unwanted degradation to your tone and more importantly, a disconnection from the feel of being connected to a vacuum tube amplifier. Our patented HybridMASTER is volume management executed to perfection.

Presence Control

Today's experienced players will be pleased to know that the Presence control on the CITIZEN GAIN has been optimized to deliver an effective high-frequency enhancement no matter what volume level you're playing at. This is important when you're playing at reduced volumes and all you need is a touch of 'air' to put your tone over the top.

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About Manufacturer

3RD POWER produces a wide array of USA made guitar amplification products, including amplifiers, speaker cabinets, effects pedals and guitar pickups carrying either the “3RD POWER” or “Wooly Coats” brand name. Over the past Eight years, the company has established a solid reputation as a manufacturer vintage-inspired guitar products based on their patented and proprietary technology. A diverse professional users group include Lenny Kravitz, Joe Walsh, Vince Gill, Dann Huff, Audley Freed (Sheryl Crow), Sadler Vaden (Jason Isbell), Stuart Garrard (Delirious?, Micheal W. Smith), Gary Hooker (Brad Paisley), Chris Wrate (Kelsea Ballerini), Bennett Lewis (Maren Morris), Evan Weatherford (Little Big Town), Boo Massey (Miranda Lambert), Jon Conley (Kenny Chesney), Ben Helson (Dierks Bentley), Brandon Bagby (Audio Adrenaline, Mandisa) ,  Sage Greer (Elevation Church), and many others. Founder/entrepreneur Dylan Nova Scott is an American patented inventor, guitarist and industry veteran whose personal quest for the ultimate guitar tone led her to develop the most unique amp designs on the market today.


Model Name: Citizen Gain • SR

Power: Class AB, ~45 Watts (solid state rectified)

Power Tubes: JJ E34L x 2 as standard

Preamp Tubes: V1, 2, 3 & 5: JJ ECC83S, V4 & 6: Sovtek 12AX7 LPS

Preamp Controls: Gain, Volume, Preamp Response Switch (3 modes)

Tone Controls: Treble, Middle & Bass Controls. EQ contour Switch (3 modes)

Other Controls & Features: Presence, HybridMASTER™ Level Control for Fine Tuning Output Level, Proprietary Tube Buffered Series FX Loop. Reverb Level Control, Reverb Mode Switch (2 modes).

Options: 112 Combo Version

Weight: 31.5 lbs.

Case Composition: 5/8" Birch

Speaker Outputs: 1 x 16, 2 x 8 and 2 x 4 Ohm Speaker Outputs

Dimensions: 24" x 10.5" x 9.33"

Mains Voltage: 120V is standard. Export 240V and other mains voltages are available

Internal Operating Voltage: ~500V DC

Certification: CE Certified