Carr Amplifiers Introduces the Telstar Combo

The amp design blends the harmonic assertion of EL84s with the deep control of 6L6s.

Pittsboro, NC (October 12, 2018) -- The Carr Telstar. And now for something completely different!

The Telstar blends the sinewy harmonic assertion of EL84s with the deep full control of 6L6s in a new and unique push-pull recipe. You may have a 6L6 amp or an EL84 amp but not an amp that uses both types in harmony for a new pallet of expression. The Telstar sound can easily range from haunting rich cleans to creamy overdrive. Our Lean/Lush switch tailors the body of the tone while the 53/58 switch changes the overall gain structure and the frequencies the Tone control emphasizes. Sonically treading the years from early Fullerton 50s roundness thru late 50s proto British bite.

  • 17 Watts full output - (Double Digit Power)
  • 6L6 (stock) plus EL84 power tubes together in push pull class A - (Unprecedented)
  • Use any octal power tube with the EL84 without re-biasing - (Experimental)
  • 53/58 switch – round early '50s Fullerton to Proto British Hot Rod - (Macho)
  • Lean/Lush switch – tight to rich bass - (Elastic)
  • All tube Reverb - (Aquatic)
  • Built-in variable attenuator 17 watts down to zero - (Useful)
  • Mid Century Midrange - (Confident)
  • Extended range One Knob tone control - (Less is More)
  • Early '60s thin wall space age cabinet - (Solid Tone)
  • Custom ‘Valiant’ speaker – (Sincere to Sinister)

1) 6L6 (EL34 and 6V6 compatible) + 1) EL84 1) 6SL7 Octal 1) 12AX7 1) 12AT7

100% Point to Point wiring - Solen Aerospace Satellite power supply capacitors

Selected mixed resistor types – Jupiter Tone Caps - Custom Carr power/output transformers - Local made saddle leather handles – Cabinets built in house

Retail/Street $2390 1x12 combo

For more information:
Carr Amps

Multiple modulation modes and malleable voices cement a venerable pedal’s classic status.

Huge range of mellow to immersive modulation sounds. Easy to use. Stereo output. Useful input gain control.

Can sound thin compared to many analog chorus and flange classics.

$149

TC Electronic SCF Gold
tcelectronic.com

4.5
4
4.5
5

When you consider stompboxes that have achieved ubiquity and longevity, images of Tube Screamers, Big Muffs, or Boss’ DD series delays probably flash before your eyes. It’s less likely that TC Electronic’s Stereo Chorus Flanger comes to mind. But when you consider that its fundamental architecture has remained essentially unchanged since 1976 and that it has consistently satisfied persnickety tone hounds like Eric Johnson, it’s hard to not be dazzled by its staying power—or wonder what makes it such an indispensable staple for so many players.

Read More Show less

While Monolord has no shortage of the dark and heavy, guitarist and vocalist Thomas V Jäger comes at it from a perspective more common to pop songsmiths.

Photo by Chad Kelco

Melodies, hooks, clean tones, and no guitar solos. Are we sure this Elliott Smith fan fronts a doom-metal band? (We’re sure!)

Legend has it the name Monolord refers to a friend of the band with the same moniker who lost hearing in his left ear, and later said it didn’t matter if the band recorded anything in stereo, because he could not hear it anyway. It’s a funny, though slightly tragic, bit of backstory, but that handle is befitting in yet another, perhaps even more profound, way. Doom and stoner metal are arguably the torch-bearing subgenres for hard rock guitar players, and if any band seems to hold the keys to the castle at this moment, it’s Monolord.

Read More Show less
x