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PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Van Nuys, CA, for the 2009 LA Amp Show where he stops by and checks out what's new with Kelemen Amps. In this video segment, we get to see Kelemen's Raven and Road Runner heads, but more importantly we get to hear a demo of the Raven.
The Raven is an all tube amplifier designed for guitarists that want switchable clean and saturated tones from a single amplifier. Any guitarist can command an array of musical textures with this hand-built instrument. The power section is cathode biased and can allow a guitarist to have a variety of different power tubes. High quality matched power tubes such as; 6V6's, 6L6's, EL34's, KT66'setc can be plugged in without re-biasing.
The amplifier has two completely separate channels that are foot switchable. The switching relay is placed outside of the signal path & does not affect the tone.
Channel 1 is on the cleaner side, but can create some rich, overdriven tones, too. However, if you want more crunch, channel 2 delivers the thick and creamy distortion.