Vintage-Style Tube Amplifiers

For Guitars !


Paul GUILHEM Deluxe

Ce modèle se situe entre les Fender Deluxe-Reverb et Vibroverb, sans le tremolo mais avec une reverb profonde au timbre excellent.

 

This model comes between a Fender Deluxe-Reverb and a Vibroverb, with no tremolo but a deep, great-sounding reverb tone.

 

SPECS :

- Triode (LO) / Pentode (HI) modes.

- Rectifier valve / diodes modes.

- footswitchable booster with balanced reverb level.

- 3 springs long-tank reverb unit, shielded and in a damped bag.

- 4-position Presence selector.

- 22mm pinewood cabinet.

- Black/Ivory Tolex covering.

- 12" Eminence ME12-100PE8 loudspeaker.

- 6 to 25W RMS power output, depending on the power modes selected.

Paul GUILHEM Junior 

C'est la version compacte du Paul GUILHEM Deluxe. Elle se situe entre les FENDER Champ et Princeton Reverb mais avec une puissance supérieure à ces modèles.

 

This is a compact version of the Paul GUILHEM Deluxe, located between the FENDER Champ and the Princeton Reverb, but with a higher power than these two amps.

 

SPECS :

- Triode (LO) / Pentode (HI) modes.

- 5-postion Presence selector.

- Footswitchable booster with balanced reverb level.

- 3 springs short-tank reverb, shielded and in a damped bag.

- 18mm plywood cabinet.

- Levant Green Tolex covering.

- 10" JENSEN NEO 10-100 loudspeaker.

- 5 to 22W RMS power output, depending on the power mode selected.

 

The ORIENT-EXPRESS

C'est un petit modèle inspiré par l'ambiance bagagerie précieuse façon Orient-Express... Parfait pour une utilisation at home, pour l'enregistrement ou le jeu en petit comité.

 

This small amplifier takes its inspiration on the classy luggagery of the Orient-Express... Ideal for home use, for recording or small gigs and venues.

 

SPECS :

- Triode (LO) / Pentode (HI) modes.

- Tight (FB) / Loose (no FB) / Deep (no FB + treble damping) modes.

- integrated EH Holy Grail Nano digital reverb unit.

- tremolo adjustable in speed and intensity, à la Vibro-Champ FENDER.

- 15mm plywood cabinet

- Levant Green Tolex covering with Cocoa Brown and Cream stripes.

- AlNiCo 8" UTAH "John Deere tractor green" from 1953, reconed.

- 1.5W to 5W RMS power output, depending on the power mode selected.

 



VAL-KING

Le VAL- KING, encore plus petit que l'ORIENT - EXPRESS mais un peu plus puissant. Il se destine au même usage : at home, enregistrement, petits concerts. Son style bicolore s'inspire des amplis VALCO des années 40-50. Il excelle dans le style Jazz, avec les guitares Archtop...

 

The VAL- KING is smaller than the ORIENT- EXPRESS, but just a bit more powerful. Also perfect for home use, recording, small gigs in small venues. Its bi-colorism comes from the style of the 40s-50s VALCO amplifiers. That's the amp for Jazz playing with an Archtop guitar...

 

SPECS :

- JAN-6L6WGB/5881 Tung-Sol powered.

- integrated EH Holy Grail Nano digital reverb unit.

- 15mm plywood cabinet

- Two-tone Tolex : Ivory White and Cocoa Redwine.

- 8" Vintage 47 (Tone Tubby) hemp cone AlNiCo loudspeaker.

- 7W RMS power output.

- Custom-made gig-bag by Visiondann amp covers.

The RADIO-TONE

le Radio-Tone est un combo ultra-compact, capable d'entrer dans un étui de guitare... Et à lampes, bien sûr. Peut-être l'un des plus petits  jamais construit ? Mais tout à fait utilisable !

 

The Radio-Tone is a compact tube combo amplifier, able to fit in a guitar case. Maybe one of the smallest ever built ? Plentifully playable though !


SPECS :

- 200x150x80mm.

- 2 tone Tolex white and green covered 10mm plywood cabinet.

- standalone unit, 240V powered.

- ECL86/6GW8 preamp  & power amp combined tube.

-  2.5W RMS output power clean tone.

- 60's 5" 1/2 OAKTRON AlNiCo NOS speaker.

- 1 Tone / 1 Volume.

 

 

GRETSCH G5222 "Vintage Custom Modified"

C'est une version "Vintage Custom Modified" du petit GRETSCH G5222 ElectroMatic Compact Amp,  basé sur un circuit de Fender Champ 5E1 mais modifié.

 

This is a "Vintage Custom Modified" version of the tiny GRETSCH G5222

Electromatic Compact Amp, based  on modified Fender Champ 5E1 design.

 

SPECS :

- Hanwired turret board wiring.

- Satin Polyurethane clear coat on tweed fabric.

- tubes = 12AX7 / 6V6GTA / 5Y3GT.

- 3-position amp mode selector.

- unique Volume control.

- 1956 8" Heppner AlNiCo Speaker.

-  4W RMS Clean / 5W RMS Overdrive.





The COMET

The COMET will escape over the galaxy... Version agrandie du VAL-KING, il se destine au même usage : at home, enregistrement, petits concerts. Son style bicolore Ivory White et Surf Green s'inspire d'un ampli VALCO Spectator tourné à la sauce Rock'n'Roll/Surf music...

 

The COMET is bigger version of the VAL-KING . Also perfect for home use, recording, small gigs in small venues. Its bi-colorism Ivory White plus Surf Green comes from the style of  a VALCO Spectator amp which would have fallen in a 60's Rock'n'Roll/Surf music craze...

 

SPECS :

- NOS tubes : RTC-STTA 12AX7WA preamp,  JAN-CEA 5992 USAF Bendix power, plus 5Y3GT Brimar rectifier.

- integrated EH Holy Grail Nano digital reverb unit.

- 18mm plywood cabinet.

- Two-tone Tolex : Ivory White and Surf Green.

- 1957 10" UTAH AlNiCo loudspeaker (reconed).

- 2W RMS (LO) to 5W RMS (HI) power output.

- HI (cleaner) and LO (power sag) power supply mode switch.

- Loose/Tight/Deep tone mode switch.

- Dimensions = 340x340x200mm.

- Weight = 7.4kg.


 


The VOX AC3 Top Boost

Réalisé en 2009, donc bien avant la réédition du VOX AC4 RI, ce VOX AC3 Top Boost est construit avec le chassis et le cab modifiés d'un VOX Escort fin 60's début 70's, dont les circuits et le haut-parleur étaient moribonds... Il s'agit d'un circuit à tubes (voir schéma) qui n'a aucun mal à faire oublier le circuit solid-state original !

 

Buit in 2009, so before the existence of the VOX AC4 RI, this VOX AC3 Top Boost is built with the chassis and the cab of a defunct VOX Escort from the late 60's early 70's. This is now a tube circuit (see schematic), which surpasses easily the original solid-state circuit !

 

SPECS :

- 1x 12AX7/ECC83, 1x 6BQ5/EL84.

- HI / LO inputs.

- 1 Volume, 1 Tone.

- 3-position Mode switch = pentode / pentode with attenuated highs / triode.

- 5" SIARE 25Wrms all paper cone speaker.

- Power output = 4Wrms clean / 5Wrms overdriven in pentode mode.

- Weight = 6kg

- Dimensions = 210x140x330mm