The first amp in Fryette''s Memphis series features two channels, a "voicing" switch, tube-driven spring reverb, and more.

Burbank, CA (May 30, 2010) -- Fryette Amplification has officially released the first amplifier in their Memphis series, the Memphis 30 combo. Fryette says the Memphis 30 produces an astonishing array of classic and modern textures. Four selected preamp tubes are accessible through a removable hatch on the brushed stainless steel front panel for your experimentation.

The amp incorporating proprietary SFD design technology, top notch components, precision engineered transformers and the build quality Steve Fryette is known for.

Features:
  • Two independent channels with separate tone controls
  • Three-Position PRE EQ VOICING switch for each channel allowing custom tailored tone shaping
  • Foot Switchable Boost
  • Tube Driven Three Spring Reverb
  • Series/Parallel Variable Foot Switchable Effects Loop
  • Compensated Line/Recording Output
  • One 16 ohm output jack for connection to a 16 ohm cabinet and two parallel jacks with a two position 8/4 ohm selector switch
  • Oversized Birch Cabinet
  • Elephant Hide Charcoal Vinyl Covering
  • 12” Proprietary Speaker by Eminence
  • POWER SHIFT feature, a single mini toggle switch on each channel enables channel assignable 30W/18W output power selection
  • MSRP: $2200 MAP: $1649.00
Specifications:
  • Output power: 30 Watts RMS max - 18 Watts RMS, lower power mode
  • Size: 23½ W x 19½ H x 10½ D
  • Weight: 52 pounds
Tube compliment:
  • 1 12AX7 Tung-Sol (Russia)
  • 4 12AX7AC (China Selected)
  • 1 12AT7
  • 4 Premium Matched Sovtek EL84 Power Tubes
Premier Guitar had a chance to listen to a prototype of this amp at Summer NAMM in Nashville 2009:


For more information:
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Source: Press Release

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