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3rd Power Announces Updated British Dream and Dream Solo Amps

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3rd Power Announces Updated British Dream and Dream Solo Amps


3rd Power British Dream

Nashville, TN (March 5, 2013) -- 3RD POWER, one of the hottest amp companies on the market, has announced that the 2013 British Dream amplifier is now shipping with a hot new feature, Orange Glow. The Orange Glow feature is an all tube gain mode that increases the saturation of overdriven guitar tones. The new British Dream features simple front-panel access to both the original Vintage Gain Mode and the new, higher gain Orange Glow mode. With Orange Glow active, your guitar tone becomes more expressive and overdriven with pure tube saturation without relying on clipping diodes, often associated with fuzzy and harsh distortion effects. HybridMASTER has been updated to make playing guitar at lower volume levels more satisfying than ever. The redefined ’59 AC channel has been updated to deliver a higher level of touch-sensitivity, chime and growl than ever before.

“We created the British Dream amplifier out of a love and passion for iconic British guitar tones of the late ‘50s, 60s and beyond. With this new version, we went back to our root inspiration – to bring our favorite AC30 together with our favorite Plexi while keeping your musical inspiration at the forefront,” said Jamie Scott, 3RD POWER’s designer and CEO. “The Orange Glow feature brings a new level of high-octane overdriven guitar tone and places it at your fingertips. Plus we’ve added great new enhancements to the AC channel and HybridMASTER that make performing, recording and even low-volume jamming more satisfying.”

The updated British Dream places the new Orange Glow gain mode at your fingertips by way of a push/pull volume control on the ’68 Plexi channel. With its updated EF86 pentode preamp tube design, the new ’59 AC channel delivers more vintage sounding “voxy” chime and swirl than ever before. The enhanced HybridMASTER functionality expands the range of volume attenuation so that even bedroom jam sessions are more fun and inspiring without disturbing the neighbors.

The British Dream is two-channel all tube guitar amplifier that features 3RD POWER’s sonic refinements of classic British amplifiers; the ’59 Vox AC30 and the ’68 Marshall Plexi. The British Dream is available both as a 112 combo amplifier and as a amp head only. Both versions feature 3RD POWER’s patent-pending HybridMASTER volume management technology. The combo version features 3RD POWER’s proprietary SwitchBACK™ speaker chamber technology for a refined frequency response and wider sound dispersion.

Even with all of these design enhancements, British Dream pricing will remain steady at $2499 for the head version, $2899 for a 112 combo loaded with an Eminence Legend speaker, and $3099 for a 112 combo loaded with a Celestion Alnico Gold.

3RD POWER also announced it has updated two Dream Solo amplifiers from the popular Dream Solo™ Series hand-wired amplifier line. The new Dream Solo 4 is the versatile Plexi-voiced unit now featuring “Orange Glow”, an all tube higher gain mode. The new Dream Solo 3 is the AC30-voiced that has been completely re-imagined to deliver every ounce of classis British AC chime and growl possible out of a 6V6 output tube platform.

The updated Dream Solo 4 amplifier is now shipping with a hot new feature, Orange Glow. The Orange Glow feature is an all tube gain mode that increases the saturation of overdriven guitar tones. The new Dream Solo 4 features simple front-panel access to both the original Vintage Gain Mode and the new, higher gain Orange Glow mode. With Orange Glow active, your guitar tone becomes more expressive and overdriven with pure tube saturation without relying on clipping diodes, often associated with fuzzy and harsh distortion effects.

Built on a 6V6 output tube platform, the updated Dream Solo 3 amplifier is now shipping with a completely re-imagined design. The redefined ’59 AC30-voice unit has been updated in every way including a new preamp, power amp, and power supply to deliver more touch-sensitivity, chime and growl than ever before from a 6V6 based amplifier. Typical AC30-voiced amplifiers rely on EL84 output tubes, a tube well known for it’s glassy mid-range edge and compression. The EL84 is also known to be a somewhat finicky tube too as they are often the source of noise issues due to microphonics as well as operational issues and instabilities associated with high heat. We chose the 6V6 to solve these problems and the updated Dream Solo 3 delivers all the rich tone, chime and creamy compression you’d expect from an AC30-voiced amp without the hassle of EL84s.

Both models feature an enhanced HybridMASTER™ functionality that expands the range of volume attenuation so that even bedroom jam sessions are more fun and inspiring without disturbing the neighbors.

The Dream Solo Series comprises of four single-channel all tube guitar amplifiers featuring 3RD POWER’s sonic refinements of classic British and American amplifiers. Dream Solos are available either as a 112 combo amplifier and as a amp head only. All models feature 3RD POWER’s patent-pending HybridMASTER volume management technology. The combo version features 3RD POWER’s proprietary FlexCAB™ speaker chamber technology for a refined frequency response and wider sound dispersion.

Even with all of these design enhancements, Dream Solo pricing will remain steady at $1699 for the head version, $1999 for a 112 combo loaded with an Eminence Legend speaker.

There is an upgrade path available for current owners. Customers are encouraged to contact the factory directly for more information.

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