Bartel Amplifiers is an artisan-run shop focused on hand-crafted masterbuilt guitar amplifiers of the finest quality. Mark Bartel’s new amp line utilizes vintage inspired, purist designs driven by genuine design innovations take classic guitar tones to new heights of musicality.
These amps feature traditional handwired circuitry, artfully designed and meticulously executed, and are constructed using finely tuned solid-wood cabinets that accentuate natural acoustic response.
Purist Design: Based on the idea of achieving sonic purity through simplicity and traditional construction. This means all-tube circuits impeccably handwired with the finest components, simple, easy to use controls, and no extraneous features that would compromise the signal path.
Multi-Voice Preamp: The innovative Multi-Voice preamp allows you to dial in an incredibly wide range of classic vintage tones using only the Bass and Treble controls.
Voicings span from the sparkling, transparent clean tone of a Super Reverb with plenty of clean headroom, to a thick, beefy Tweed tone with that classic Tweed breakup, to a Plexi crunch with swirling harmonics that stays tight no matter how hard you hit it.
Innovative Master Volume: The master volume circuit delivers an astonishingly natural sound and feel at even very low volume. It operates on a different principle than a traditional master volume, and is based on the saturation properties of the interstage transformer coupled phase inverter. The result is an ideal solution to volume reduction, as it delivers the immediacy and presence of a traditional master volume (which can be lost with an attenuator) along with the natural overdrive tone, subtle compression, and ‘feel’ of playing a cranked amp which is lost with a traditional master volume circuit.
Cabinet: The handcrafted, finger jointed, solid pine cabinet is designed to impart the tonal qualities of a fine acoustic instrument and built with a level of craftsmanship that far exceeds conventional speaker cabinets. The result is a tone that combines exceptional depth, richness, and dimension with a vivid, engaging presence. The baffle board is also solid pine, stress-free, multi-section, with mahogany speaker flange.
- Power Output: 45 Watts
- Output Tubes: 2 x 6L6GC, Fixed Biased
- Preamp Tubes: 3 x 12AX7, 2 x 12AU7, 1 x 12AT7
- Rectifier: 1 x 5AR4
- Controls: Volume, Treble, Bass, Reverb Mix, Reverb Dwell, Tremolo Rate, Tremolo Depth, Master Volume
- Speaker: 12″ Celestion AlNiCo Cream
- Line Level Output for recording, PA, etc.
- Dimensions: 22.5″ W x 18″ H x 11″ D
- Weight: 45 lbs