A dual-channel amp that combines the tonal versatility of American and British tones.
Nashville, TN (July 2, 2015) -- 3RD Power is excited to unveil the new Dual Citizen to its line of award winning amplifiers, hand-built in the company's new East Nashville, Tennessee shop.
The new Dual Citizen is the company's response to overwhelming customer demand for a dual-channel amp that combined the tonal versatility of American and British tones, similar to the company's Dream Weaver model, but this time incorporating AC styled tones instead of the DW's plexi interpretation. During the development of the Dual Citizen, 3RD Power pulled various design elements together from its' previous Dream Series and Wooly Coats amps as a starting point. From there, we referenced and compared choice vintage examples of both American and British AC styled amplifiers. The goal was multi-layered: pay tribute to these legendary tones, enhance them for modern application and use, and combine them in one unit for greater ease of use. With the new Dual Citizen, these distinctive American and British voices can be utilized separately or layered together for complex, multi-voiced guitar tones. With the company's proprietary HybridMASTER volume management circuitry, the entire sonic experience can be had at whatever volume level is right for the room.
“Players constantly ask me, 'When are you going to make an amp that combines American and AC voices?' Until now, I knew the biggest hurdle would be having people accept that we could actually nail authentic American tones on an EL34 output section. Considering that we've served the boutique amplifier market for seven years, during which I've designed over a dozen amps including a stereo power amp, our body of work is wide enough to the point where people seem to no longer doubt what we can achieve on whichever tube platform I decide to design around,” said James Scott, founder and Amp Artist at 3RD Power.
At 28 pounds, 10 inches tall and 24 inches wide, the Dual Citizen features include 3RD Power's patent-pending HybridMASTER providing your tone at whatever volume is right for the room (from 40 Watts down to 1 Watt). Selectable tube or diode rectifier modes provide vintage tube power supply sag or faster, more responsive punch and clarity.
The Dual Citizen's two independent channels deliver a wide variety of British and American tones. The AC channel features Normal, Brilliant, Top Boost 1 and Top Boost 2 modes with a separately selectable Mid Contour switch for a total of 8 different vintage or modern AC tones that can be further sculpted with a Top Cut knob. The American channel features a toggle switch for selecting between Blackface and Tweed voicings. Taking it even further, both channels can be layered in parallel and operated at the same time.
All 3RD Power amplifiers are hand-built in the USA and feature point-to-point turret board construction and come with a 33-year warranty. The new Dual Citizen will begin shipping in July at the introductory price of $2,749 (head version). Combos will be available in the fall.
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Featuring the Adaptive Circuitry recently introduced on their Halcyon Green Overdrive, Origin Effects have brought us a pedal with a character all of its own and a new flavor of drive.
Origin Effects introduce the new M-EQ DRIVER mid booster & drive pedal. Based on a vintage Pultec studio EQ, this unique pedal offers a range of mid-focused tones, from a subtle mid boost to thick, resonant overdrive. Featuring the Adaptive Circuitry recently introduced on their Halcyon Green Overdrive, Origin Effects have brought us a pedal with a character all of its own and a new flavor of drive.
A choice of three mid-range frequencies ensures that you can boost just the right part of your guitar signal and, when pushed harder, can elicit a range of saturation from a classic “mid-hump” overdrive to fierce “cocked wah” distortion. Thanks to the Adaptive Circuitry, the high-end roll-off of the Cut control is reduced as the pedal cleans up. This allows for a smooth transition from warm overdrive to bright clean tones in response to playing dynamics or guitar volume knob changes.
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Built-in the UK to the highest standards, the M-EQ DRIVER continues the Origin Effects tradition of vintage, studio-inspired tones in modern guitar pedals. The Origin Effects M-EQ DRIVER is available now from Origin Effects dealers worldwide.
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Speaking of the HILAVA system, Lava Music also added four new effects: Nebula, Desert Rose, Cassette, and Edge of Breakup. As unique as their names sound, they are very much different from what we normally know about effects. Programmed into the HILAVA system, each of the four is powered by the company’s latest ArctanDrive algorithm and incorporates effects like Pitch Shift, Delay, and Reverb. And every one of those incorporated sub-effects comes with various parameters that players can adjust to design unique, overdriven sounds by just tapping on the multi-touch display. That said, those effects enable users to play with overdriven tone on an acoustic-electric guitar without even plugging in any external gear.
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