The AC Duo-Tone features two distinct channels to cover a range of British-type tones, plus a new look for Fargen''s existing amps.

Sacremento, CA (May 24, 2010) -- Fargen Amplification announced today it has enhanced its tube amplifier line with major upgrades and improvements to three existing amplifier models, and it has introduced a new model, the AC Duo-Tone.



The AC Duo-Tone is a revolutionary design featuring two distinct channels that cover a wide range of Brit-type tones. “I’ve pushed this dual EL84 tube design to its limits, offering contrasting channels, and sustain for days,” says Ben Fargen, founder and CEO. “The amp features simple controls that cover a lot of ground ranging from AC-Brit style tones to throaty tone.”

Fargen AC Duo-Tone Amp Features:
* 2 Channel design with simple easy to use controls
* 6CA4/EZ81 rectifier tube
* Custom Mercury Magnetics transformers w/ 4-8-16 ohm taps
* SoZo vintage style mustard capacitors
* Cathode Bias plug and play EL84’s (no re-bias)
* DC Filaments for ultra quiet operation
* 1/8″ aluminum chassis for the true vintage British amp sound
* Passive FX Loop
* Head - $1499 (direct)

The three existing amplifiers in the Fargen line, the Blackbird, Mini Plex MKII and Olde 800 MKII, have each received Fargen’s upgrades and a new look. “We keep an open door to our customers and have welcomed their feedback over the years. The new designs reflect their suggestions, with a touch of my innovative improvements in circuitry and cosmetics’” stated Fargen.

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