Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Hand Wired, All Tube Amplification

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Pictured is the prototype model.
Components & tubes may vary from production

 

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American Deluxe '57

The American Deluxe 57  is a simple, yet powerful enough, very versatile, medium sized amp.
At just about 15 Watts can be loud enough without micing it for small to medium gigs. 

It is a 2 channel amp (Normal & Bright) and each channel has 2 inputs (Normal, Low).

Each channel has each own VOLUME and they both share the same (very responsive) TONE control. 

The Colorsound American Deluxe is based on the famous Fender Deluxe 57 (tm) amplifer (5E3 model)
which remains one of Fender's best all around amps of all time.
It has been used by many famous rock guitarists both for live venues and in the studio.

Its unmistakable warm and rich tube tone can take you from Jazz, Blues, to Rock territories with ease, and sounds just great, with plenty of natural tube distortion at high levels and a natural compressed sound.
The acclaimed 5E3 circuit that is based on, the solid pine construction, and the double 6V6 tubes all contribute to the touch sensitive & reasonant tone that this amplifier is capable of producing.   


TUBE SUBSTITUTION

Different types of tubes amplify the signal more or less.
Tubes with high amplification factor will sound louder and will break up (distort) quicker.

If you want "grit" and "dirt" use a 12AX7/ECC83 or a 5751 in either or both stages.
If you want cleaner tone at high volumes, try the rest of the listed tubes to find your sweet spot.

TUBE

 AMPLIFICATION
FACTOR

12AX7/ECC83   
100
5751 70
12AT7/ECC81 60
12AY7/6072 40
12AU7/6680 20


Technical information





Electronics


INPUTS:
4 INPUTS (2 PER CHANNEL)
CHANNELS:
2 - NORMAL & BRIGHT
POWER HANDLING:
15 Watt into 8 Ohms
CONTROLS:
VOLUME NORMAL, VOLUME BRIGHT, TONE (Common to both channels)




Speaker(s) & impedance


SPEAKER:
1 x 12 Jensen P12Q or Celestion G12M Greenback or Celestion Vintage30

SPEAKER IMPEDANCE:
8 Ohms




Tubes


RECTIFIER TUBE:
1 x 5Y3 (or 1x GZ34/5AR4)
POWER TUBES:
2 x 6V6
PRE-AMP TUBES:
(Default) 1 x 12AX7, 1 x 12AY7 





Dimensions




WIDTH:



HEIGHT:



DEPTH:



WEIGHT:






Reverb:  
No
FX Loop:  
No
Impedance switch:  
No
Ext. speaker jack:  
Yes
Fuse box:  
Yes
Standby switch:  
No




Additional info:
  1. The 2 channels can be jumpered in order to use both volume controls  for extra tone manipulation.
  2. The default tube combination for vintage tone is one 12AX7 and one 12AY7
  3. This amplifier can be made also as a head with/without a separate cabinet.
  4. As a Colorsound product, it is custom made. You can alter the parts of this amplifier to suit your musical tastes and style.

Go ahead, plug in to one!

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All other brand names mentioned in this website, are brand names of their respective companies
Colorsound amplification is based in Athens, Greece