This low powered 100% tube amplifier was designed to provide the sound quality and tonal response of a hard working vintage amp, but at real world -studio, small club, home- volume levels. Class A single ended power stage provides detailed clean sounds and raw, articulate natural output tube distortion, all under finger tip control. Lower volume settings or a light touch produce a lush ringing clean sound, with your tone getting gradually more aggressive as you crank it up and dig in. Don't let the power rating fool you, this amp will push pure raunch through a 4x12 if you so desire! Self adjusting cathode bias allows you to change the tube set up at will to get a HUGE variety of different responses. Most of the major guitar amp tubes can be used, and, since you only need one tube of each type, you can afford to experiment. The old collectable tubes are getting incredibly expensive! Tube matching is also no longer an issue. Superbaby Enclosed Head -mahogany The Superbaby will bias itself for any of these common tube types, with no need for a tech, and no need to be stuck using only one limited tube set up! Produces 6-12 watts depending on the tube set up used.
rectifier tubes : 5Y3, 5AR4/GZ34, 5R4, 5V4, 5Z4
output tubes : 6L6, EL34, KT66, KT77, KT88, 5881, 6550, 6V6, EL84/6BQ5/7189 (w/YellowJacket adaptor YJUNI)
preamp tubes : 12AX7, 12AT7, 12AU7, 12AY7, 5751, 6201
The Superbaby ships stock with a 5Y3 rectifier, 6L6GC or EL34 output tube,
and a selected current production 12AX7, ~ 8 watts output.
Front Panel: INPUT jack, VOICING switch, TONE control with bypass switch, VOLUME control
Back panel: POWER switch, STANDBY switch, speaker OUTPUT (4-16 ohms)
10" Superbaby Combo -Weber Blue Pup alnico speaker 12" Superbaby Combo -Weber Blue Dog alnico speaker
True 'on the fly' point to point wiring provides a solid, hard-wired signal path that is as short, direct, and harmonically rich as possible. No circuit boards of any kind are used to facilitate assembly line mass production. All circuit components are soldered directly to each other whenever possible, an approach that minimizes the number of solder joints and extra wire required to build a given circuit- about a third fewer solder joints and literally FEET less wire than standard tagboard point to point technique. Good for reliability, quiet operation, and dynamic TONE! The result is a clarity of articulation and sound that is astoundingly satisfying to play!
The Superbaby ships stock with a NOS 5Y3 rectifier, 6L6GC or EL34 output tube, and a selected current production 12AX7. or... if you are TRULY thermonically insane... you can order your amp with a Mad Scientist tube experimentation set!
Many customers tell me that they have a hard time finding a wide range of quality tubes locally, so... I've decided to offer this set to those of you who are inclined to experiment and get the MOST out of their Superbaby. This Pandora's Box of sonic splendor contains a selection of 12 tube types for a total of 54 different tube combinations to play with, each with its own response and harmonic terrain to explore! Better leave a trail of bread crumbs so you can find your way back... Its as close as you can get to suddenly owning a roomful of old amps. This bottomless pit of tone is available to Emery Sound amp owners only. I'll compile an ongoing list of favorite tube 'recipes', so please let me know what you discover!
The Superbaby tube set includes:
- 3 Rectifiers - NOS 5Y3GT NOS US 5R4WGB JJ 5AR4/GZ34 - 6 Output Tubes - TungSol 6L6GC ValveArt KT66 TungSol 6V6 Mullard EL34 YellowJacket EL84 socket adaptor (YJUNI) JJ EL84 ValveArt EL84 - 3 Preamp Tubes - selected modern 12AX7 NOS US 12AU7 NOS US 12AT7 Put the digital modeling fools to shame! There is no subtitute for the real deal. Tube availability is subject to change. I'll try to keep this list up to date. The tubes used are selected from the highest quality of what is currently available in reasonable quantities, as in, outside the collector realm, where a single vintage EL34 can cost a more than this whole set! All tubes are play tested in amps before shipping, the best test.