Winter NAMM - Day 3
Crazy Tube Circuits Paradox Amps
Crazy Tube Circuits pedals from Greece made their NAMM-show debut this year, and they brought four way-cool new pedals—an optical compressor, an updated Ziggy overdrive, the all-analog Time delay, and a fantastic-sounding analog modulation. But here we're showing their new amp, which was one of the most unique and dynamic-sounding boxes we heard at the show. The single-channel Paradox isn't just p...owered by EL84s—it uses two of them in its preamp and one as a phase inverter, too. The result is a tone that's articulate, sparkling, and gritty, but with tons of loud headroom. The left-hand input reduces output to 12 watts for a spongier, more laid-back tone, while the right-hand output spanks out 18 watts that you can also add boosted mids and treble to via an rear-panel toggle.