CL series amps were developed to deliver the magical bloom, chime,
and grind of the coveted British amps from the 60's in more abundance
and with higher quality than the currently available offerings
from "the big V". And, with the cosmetics and standard
color scheme of the CL-15, we lend credence to the great nostalgic
Watkins Dominator of the 50's. The CL-30's dark blue and cream
scheme just gush classic British!:
We've discovered a technique for wiring a 12ax7 to get the gain and dynamics of the ef86 without the unreliability and microphonic issues of the ef86. The result is the same juice as before but with better reliability! (Ef86 still available as an option, contact us for details.)
position tone control to get maximum British grunt and grind
all the way to jangle that would make the Byrds flutter!
usual cut control is in place to compliment the tone control
CL-30 also has bright switch and 15watt/30watt switch
Tubes: 2 x EL84 (CL-30 has EL84 quartet)
Tubes: 12ax7 (special wiring for extra gain and dynamics) + 12ax7 Phase Inverter
panel features: boost footswitch jack,
half power switch (CL-30)
outputs: 4, 8, and 16 ohm (CL-30 has 8 and 16 ohm outputs)
Weight and Dimensions (1x12 Combo): 47lb, 24"
x 20" x 10.5"
----- 2x12 Combo: 70lb, 27" x 20" x 10.5"
1x12: 15 Watt Alnico Speaker
2x12: 2 x 15 Watt Alnico Speakers
together the Chimey Limey amps deliver the ultimate in sweet chime
and bloom with the great nuance and touch you get from a minimal
circuit, but with plenty of "bullocks to the wall" grind
at higher volume settings thanks to the juicy Mercury Magnetics
trannys. All this in a package with exceptional versatility in
spite of it's low knob count.
of the Limeys
Andy Wood at Mojo Studios
Nicky Moroch demos the CL-15 at the Austin Amp Show, 2010: