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Carr Amplifiers Telstar 1x12 Combo Amp, Tweed  From Carr

A revolutionary combination of disparate power tubes (EL84 & 6L6) make the Telstar a truly unique amplifier.

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Manufacturer's Description from Carr

The Telstar blends the sinewy harmonic assertion of EL84s with the deep full control of 6L6s in a new and unique push pull recipe.  You may have a 6L6 amp or an EL84 amp but not an amp that uses both types in harmony for a new pallet of expression.  The Telstar sound can easily range from haunting rich cleans to creamy overdrive.  Our Lean/Lush switch tailors the body of the tone while the 53/58 switch changes the overall gain structure and the frequencies the Tone control emphasizes.  Sonically treading the years from early Fullerton 50s roundness thru late 50s proto British bite.

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About Manufacturer

Like you, all of us at Carr Amplifiers are guitarists. We share your love of the guitar, and we feel very fortunate to build amplifiers for a living at our shop in Pittsboro, North Carolina. And although we are understandably proud of our unique circuit designs, meticulous point-to-point construction, premium components and hand-crafted cabinets, our success has ultimately been the result of one simple fact; discerning guitarists continue to enthusiastically embrace the tone, reliability and versatile nature of our amplifiers. Perhaps it's because we view guitar amps as being as much an instrument as the guitar itself, and we truly believe that an amplifier should become a personal extension of every player. To that end, we strive to design and build amps with a distinct character and sonic personality, and the flexibility and practical features that will inspire you to create your very own signature sound at volume levels appropriate for home, studio and stage.

Specifications

17 Watts full output - (Double Digit Power)

6L6 (stock) plus EL84 power tubes together in push pull class A - (Unprecedented)

Use any octal power tube with the EL84 without re-biasing - (experimental)

53/58 switch – round early 50s Fullerton to Proto British Hot Rod - (Macho)

Lean/Lush switch – tight to rich bass - (elastic)

All tube Reverb - (Aquatic)

Built-in variable attenuator 17 watts down to zero - (Useful)

Mid Century Midrange - (confident)

Extended range One Knob tone control - (Less is More)

Early 60s thin wall space age cabinet - (Solid Tone)

Custom ‘Valiant’ speaker – (Sincere to Sinister)

1) 6L6 (EL34 - 6V6 compatible) 1) EL84 1) 6SL7 Tung Sol Octal 1) 12AX7 1) 12AT7

100% Point to Point wiring

Solen Aerospace Satellite power supply capacitors

Selected mixed resistor types

Jupiter Tone Caps

Custom Carr power/output transformers

Local made saddle leather handles

Cabinets built in house

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