Andrews Amplification Releases the Spectraverb 16

The Spectraverb 16 is the smallest and most portable amp available from Andrews.

Atlanta, Georgia (February 12, 2016) -- The new Spectraverb 16 is the smallest and most portable amp available from Andrews Amplification and is fine tuned for the ultimate “blackface” tones.

Features include upgraded high quality USA-built transformers, hand wired in USA construction on heavy duty turret boards, improved circuitry to reduce noise and eliminate flubby bass, tube-driven reverb with innovative limiter control, 16 watts of all tube output power, excellent compatibility with effects pedals, external bias test points and adjustment, 4/8/16 ohm speaker

Price: $2095

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