Vintage Guitar - July 2016 - Open - 76
A CELEBRATIOn OF THE COMBO AMP
he guitar amplifier owes much to Hawaiian
music, whose popularity in the early 1930s
pushed development of electrified stringed
instruments. Virtually every major builder, along with
scores of those working in garages and tiny shops, have
spent the last 80 years designing, tweaking, and evolving
guitar amps, particularly in combo form, which puts
forth the builders' concepts in their most complete form.
Here, we offer a look at 46 of the latest renditions.
Tech 21 Trademark 60
The Carr Lincoln offers 18 watts output using two EL84s and four
12AX7s. It has Clean and OD channels, Low/High gain switch,
Normal/Bright switch, footswitchable channels and OD Hi/Low,
a built-in attenuator, Celestion Creamback M-65 12" speaker, tube
reverb, pine cabinet, Analysis Plus cable, and Solen capacitors.
The Tech 21 Trademark 60 is a two-channel/60-watt amp with
12" Celestion speaker, SansAmp XLR direct out, Accutronics
reverb, clean-volume boost, effects loop, active EQ, and triplefunction footswitch.