Panama Guitars Unveils the Fuego X

15 Watts of power via a pair of EL84s.

Boquete, Panama (April 15, 2016) -- Panama Guitars is proud to announce the addition of the Fuego X all-tube guitar amplifier to its Fuego series. Produced in Panama, the Fuego X is the second amp in the award-winning Fuego Series, voiced to add searing metal tones to the wide palette of rock and blues tones of the original Fuego 15.

The Fuego X delivers massive flexibility with three foot-switchable channels. The 2 foot-switchable dirty channels share Gain, Treble, Middle, Bass, and Master Volume controls and feature a (US/UK) tone stack shift allowing a huge palette of tones from classic-rock on the lo-gain channel, to classic “brown” and modern high-gain tones on the hi-gain channel. The clean channel features a switchable “top boost” bright mode and independent Gain, Treble, Middle, Bass, and Master Volume controls to deliver an array of clean and crunch tones. Equipped with an ultra-transparent effects loop, preamp out, power-amp in and 4, 8 and 16 ohm speaker outputs. The Fuego X delivers 15 Watts of power with its tube compliment of (3) 12AX7 and (2) EL84s, all enclosed in a stunning Spanish Cedar and Mango-wood cabinet handcrafted in Panama and wrapped in signature two-tone Antique Graphite and Scarlet Tolex. The Fuego X leverages superior design and craftsmanship to deliver a handmade boutique amplifier at an accessible price for enthusiasts everywhere.

Available now for pre-order, expected delivery to the US in late April with a street price of $599.

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