September 9, 2009
The 16-watt Trenton and Savannah channel vintage American tones as the newest additions to ValveTrain''s Revolution Series.
Sorrento, FL (September 10, 2009) -- ValveTrain Amplification has announced the release of the latest additions to their Revolution Series, the Trenton and Savannah Amplifiers, along with two new Revolution Series extension cabinets.
Designed in the tradition of the masters, the Trenton features a pair of 12AX7 dual-triode preamp tubes driving the signal through a matched pair of cathode-biased 6V6 power tubes. Inspired by the simplicity of the amp designs of the 1960s, the amp controls are Volume, Treble, Middle and Bass.
The Trenton boasts four distinct switchable voices through its hand-wired all tube circuit. The High/Low Power switchable output stage delivers a smoking 16 watts of dual 6V6 power or a studio-ready 6 watts. The RAW switch disengages the early 60s blackface-era tone controls and takes you back to vintage tweed territory.
The Savannah features hand-wired tweed-inspired voicing matched with All Tube Tremolo. A pair of 12AX7 dual-triode preamp tubes provide the initial gain, and power is handled by a matched pair of 6V6 power tubes in fixed bias. The voice controls are of traditional simplicity, Volume and Tone. The remote foot switch and the Speed and Depth knobs adjust the tremolo from a soft chorus like effect all the way to "Crimson & Clover." The Savannah produces 16 watts of shimmering clean to vintage tweed inspired crunch.
Both of the combo units tell their story through Eminence Wizard 12" speakers. The combos retail for $999. The Trenton and Savannah are also available as head units for $799.
Both the Trenton and the Savannah are very touch sensitive and deliver their varied tonal spectrum with a quick flick of the guitar volume knob and intensity of pick attack. Like all of the Revolution Series amps, the Trenton and Savannah are built with top shelf components. All of the major components including cabinet, transformers, speakers, board and chassis are proudly made in America. The amps are hand wired at the ValveTrain facility in Sorrento, FL.
To offer tonal flexibility with the combos and the heads, ValveTrain is also introducing two new Revolution Series extension cabinets. The Revolution 1x12 is a small (19x19) portable open back 1x12 cabinet that houses an Eminence Wizard 12” speaker at 8 ohms. The retail price of the Revolution 1x12 is $499. The Revolution 2x10 is a convertible back (open or closed) cabinet that is loaded with a matched pair of Eminence Ramrod 10” speakers wired at 4 ohms. The retail price of the Revolution 2x10 is $649.
The Trenton and Savannah will be at local ValveTrain dealers starting in September of 2009.
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