...from sparkling clean to vintage hot,
the ACE aces any vintage style amp on the planet....
The ACE full tube amplifier is the perfect blend of the 59' Bassmann and the 62' JTM45. Just like its predecessors this amplifier is super dynamic and responds very well to your playing and the volume-knob of your guitar. The ACE was designed to take pedals and loves boosts, Fuzz-pedals, distortions, phasers, flangers, tremolos and wahs.
It's single channel layout combined with 2 footswitchable modes makes this amp feel like second nature, very musical and very easy to use. The gain (pre-gain) and master (post-gain) open an entire world of tone varieties from sparkling clean to tasty crunch tones. There is no amp that does so many styles so well, from Jazz to Rock to Blues to pop, your tone is always ace.
Mode 1: Clean
The gain setting starts at splendidly sparkling and dynamically clean. Beyond one o’clock the clean morphs into a clean sound with sweet organic edge of breakup. Around three o’clock very gradually the sound changes into a sweet and subtle 3d-crunch. The sounds of voicing 1 are best described as dynamic, three-dimensional, open and sparkling. It is warm yet with good definition. Voicing 1 reacts perfectly to fuzz and boost pedals plugged into the front.
Mode 2: Boost
Higher gain but still three-dimensional and open sounding with tight bass response and pronounced mids. The ACE features both gain and master volume controls, adding enormous tone versatility ranging from 60s 3rd stone from the sun’ all the way up to early 80s 'back in black’. This amp is super dynamically so even when the gain-pot is turned all the way up, it is still easy to ‘clean up’ with the volume-control-pot on your guitar.
SVC -Seamless Volume Control - Tube amp volume under control!
Play at low volumes without thinning up the tone or destroying sustain!
In the SVC power section an extra ‘total’ volume control for each mode is added. It enables the amp to produce 0,1 Watt bedroom levels yet retaining great tone. No need for power-soaks!
Specification ACE Head - 18 Watt:
Specification ACE Head - 50 Watt:
Specification ACE Combo 18 Watt:
Specification ACE Combo 50 Watt:
Finish & Construction:
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