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Nolatone Ampworks Rotten Johnny Combo Amp Review

January 17, 2011
Download Example 1 Les Paul dirty rock rhythm tone Download Example 2 Clean Blackface Strat tone Download Example 3 P-90 thick solo tone Clips recorded with an SM57 off-axis
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NY Amp Show: Nolatone Rotten Johnny,Black Tooth 50

July 12, 2010
PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the 2010 NY Amp Show where he visits the Nolatone Amps room. In this segment, we get to check out two of their newest amps--the Rotten Johnny and the Black Tooth 50 prototype head.

The Rotten Johnny has two 6V6 (EL84s available upon request) power tubes, two 12AX7 or ECC83 preamp tubes, a Mercury Magnetics transformer, and a 12" 25 watt Warehouse Speaker Green Beret.

The Black Tooth 50 prototype was literally built a few days before the show. It is the big brother preamp to what is housed currently in the Rotten Johnny. Nolatone's Paul Sanders said he's looking to fill a whole line of Black Tooth heads, including 18W, 22W, 30W, 50W, and 100W. Two noteworthy controls on the prototype are the Stripper Gain and Girlfriend Gain—you'll have to check out our upcoming demo to hear what those sound like.
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LA Amp Show: Nolatone CL-15, CL-30, 22 Tango Demos

October 13, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Van Nuys, CA, for the 2009 LA Amp Show where he swings by the Nolatone Ampworks booth. In this video segment, we get to see and hear from Nolatone's CL-15, 22 Tango and CL-30 combo amps (all available in heads).

The CL-15 is a 22 watt amp with 2-6V6 tubes, GZ34 rectifier tube and 3-12AX7 preamp tubes. The combo comes loaded with a Celestion Vintage 30.

The CL-15 and CL-30 are the same amp except the CL-30 uses a Celestion Alnico Gold, while the CL-15 uses a Celestion Alnico Blue. They come with the option of switching input tubes between EF86 or 12AX7. They come with 2-EL84 power tubes (CL-30 has four) and EZ81(CL-15), GZ34(CL-30) rectifier tubes. Both designs are based on '60s Voxs, but with more girth and possible crunch appeal with a Mercury Magnetics transformer.

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