Carr: RAMBLER112CUST(Item ID: RAMBLER112CUST Serial#: 02088)
28/14 Watt Combo Amplifier with Reverb and 1x12 Eminence Wizard Speaker and Custom Tweed Cabinet Covering
From the Carr website:
"Long before the birth of Carr Amplifiers, I spent years playing, repairing, modifying and intently listening to classic guitar amps. The Rambler was one of my earliest signature designs, and today it is still one of our most popular models. Why? It's no accident that the Rambler succeeds in delivering classic American 'deluxe' tone with dramatically expanded clean headroom, solid bass response and the option of 28 watt pentode or 14 watt triode operation. The Rambler simply reflects my desire to improve and refine the original concept of an appropriately powered 1x12 club amp with reverb and tremolo.
Rambler owners describe their amps as being warm, full, and round with a surprisingly high threshold of clean tone, which also makes the Rambler uniquely suited to virtually any overdrive pedal ever built. The Rambler is considered by many to be the quintessential club amp - voiced to meet the needs of virtually any player and all types of music.
The Rambler employs a pure and simple classic 60s American style preamp circuit combined with an output section owing more to the early 50s. This unique blending yields very open and rich clean tones with mild overdrive. You will find the Rambler works very well with pedals – staying dimensional and bringing out the best from your guitar." - Steve Carr
– Volume - Adjusts the loudness of the amplifier.
– Treble - Varies the top end from dark to bright.
– Middle - Varies the mid frequencies and is very influential in taking the tone from a 60’s blackface sound (minimum to 11 o’clock) to a pushed tweed mid sound (11 o’clock to full).
– Bass - Varies the low end from lean to full. To retain clarity, turn the Bass down at higher volumes.
– Reverb - Controls the amount of reverb sound from none to deep and lush.
– Tremolo Depth and Speed - Depth controls the intensity of the Tremolo swell from none to deep. The Speed control affects the rate of the Tremolo pulse. You may hear some pulsing noise when you are not playing while the Tremolo is on. This is a normal effect of the late 50s style output tube bias Tremolo we use. The Tremolo can be turned on and off using the footswitch included with the Rambler. The jack for the footswitch is on the bottom of the chassis between the third and forth preamp tubes (see Chassis Diagram).
– Triode/Pentode Switch - Changes the way the output tubes operate. Pentode sounds loud and punchy with great headroom while Triode is more vintage and warm with very thick midrange. The Pentode mode is the Rambler’s full power setting, producing 28 watts. The Triode mode makes 14 watts. Switch the amp to Standby (see Standby below) before changing the Triode/Pentode switch.
– Standby - Set the amp to Standby (switch baton down) before turning on the power switch (see On-Off-On below). After 1 minute of warm up, switch the Standby baton up. The amp is ready to be played. Using the Standby switch every time the amp is turned on will prolong tube life. Use the standby switch before changing between triode and pentode modes (see Triode/Pentode switch above).
– On/Off/On - Selects between two ON positions and the OFF position (middle). The two ON’s are wired in opposite phase of each other. If you receive a shock from another piece of equipment (a microphone or another amp) that is not properly grounded, or if you hear static, switching to the opposite ON may solve the problem. This is sometimes called “switching polarity”.
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