Krank Chadwick Top 50 watt
The Chadwick is a “fully Kranked” version of the classic British tube amp ala JMP/AC-30, but with more tone and more muscle. This baby pumps out 50 watts of classic tube tone laced with incredible harmonic overtones and warmth.
The Clean channel is big and fat with clarity and power and features both Volume and Gain controls so you can dial up anything from perfectly clean to a sparkley rhythm.
The Drive channel features three gain stages (variable Gain, switchable Drive, and Volume) with a very trick Envelope circuit that creates a punchy overdrive similar to output tube distortion when turned up and an icy tight brittle sound when turned down. Both channels feature very smooth Bass, Mid, and Treble EQ controls that enhance your sound rather than change it. Any player from classic rock to hard country will fall in love with this amp fast. The Chadwick is a great match for the Revolution 4 X 12 cabinet with four Eminence V12 legend speakers.
The Chadwick in detail:
Gain – This controls the amount of distortion or overdrive generated at the front end of the preamp section.
Drive – This adds gain in the middle of the preamp for more distortion and overdrive. Pushing the Drive switch in increases the gain in the circuit.
Envelope – This controls the amount of gain in the last stage of the preamp. Turned down, the envelope will sound cool and bright. Increasing the Envelope will increase sustain and make the amp sound a bit softer. It’s best to start in the middle and check out both directions with this control. Note that if either the Gain or the Envelope is turned all the way down the amp will make no sound.
Shift – This switches the tone of the Drive channel between one of two preset values. In the “out” or “off” position the circuit flows normally through the EQ section. Pushed in and activated, Shift allows more mids and lows through the circuit and makes the tone controls slightly less active. Simply put the Shift control switches between Classic Tube and a Modified Tube amp. We thought both sounded great so we figured we would give you both options and let you choose what suits your style best.
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