ToneQuest Clarksdale

ToneQuest Clarksdale
$1,100.00
SKU: CLARKAMP

Our faithful reproduction of the '59 DeArmond 1x12 combo It's back... We are now resuming limited production of our meticulous recreation of the original 1959 DeArmond R15 1x12 amp. You may recall that we initially produced a limited number of TQ Clarksdale amps in 2006, before our supplier for the original chassis informed us that small runs would no longer be possible. We’ve found a new supplier, and the TQ Clarksdale ‘DeArmonds’ will be built again by Jeff Bakos with our original specs–pine cabinet construction and design identical to the original, Mercury Magnetics Tone Clone transformer set cloned from our original ‘59 DeArmond, hand-wired chassis, premium components including Sozo caps, Celestion G12H 70th Anniversary speaker, premium JJ and Tung-Sol tubes, Evidence Audio speaker cable, custom gold grill cloth and blonde tolex covering. This 22 watt design represents one of the rarest and most toneful combos ever built. The original 1959 DeArmond 1x12s were built for just one year in Toledo, OH, and a clean example recently sold on eBay for $7,000. In 2006 Jeff Bakos meticulously blueprinted our original DeArmond, Mojo created CAD drawings for the original cabinet design, and we sent the transformers to Mercury Magnetics to be cloned. The result is a phenomenal 1x12 that will generally kick any tweed Deluxe straight to the curb with a bigger, bolder voice and lush, musical distortion cranked. The 4-input, cathode-biased Clarksdale can be operated with dual 6V6s and 5Y3 rectifier for optimum burn, or a pair of 6L6s and a 5AR4 for slightly more power and clean headroom. Blonde tolex only, simply because it’s the coolest... 50% ($1100) deposit required, please allow 4-6 months for production. Each amp is built to order by Jeff Bakos. Submit your deposit online or call 1-877-MAX-TONE (629-8663).

Price: $1,100.00