Komet 60
 
   
   
 
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The Komet 60. Our first amplifier and our flagship model. Sleek and streamlined. In many ways - the ultimate tonal chameleon. Designed by Ken Fischer in 1999. This multifaceted amplifier has the ability to operate on several different tube types. Each tube selection allows the player to travel into a different tonal universe.

The EL34 stock factory setup immediately dials you into the benchmark English era of rock and roll. Switch to 6L6s and you're in the 1960's American rock zone. EL34s, KT77s, 6L6s, 5881s, KT66s, KT88s, 6550s, - your tube choice ultimately decides where you wish the sound to take you. You can expect complex harmonics, bold & clean focused clarity and aggressive when pushed. Pedal friendly ? - you bet! The Komet 60 will always have an immediate, balanced full tonal range, no matter which power and pre amp tube selection you choose.

The front control panel is simple and intuitive. Volume followed by a standard 3-band EQ, a presence control as well as a high cut control. The high cut control operates within the power section of the amplifier and thus allows the user to darken and shape the overall tone of the amplifier without affecting the equalization of the preamp section. This solves the common problem of the loss of gain and clarity when turning the treble control down in the preamp.

On the back control panel you will find The Touch Response switch. This Trainwreck Engineeredâ„¢ circuit enables the musician to alter the amplifier's touch response characteristics to suit their playing style. A simple flip of the switch allows the player to choose between a fast, or a gradual response to one's picking dynamics and guitar's volume control settings. The Touch Response circuit is not an extra gain stage or gain boost circuit. Instead it works by magnifying subtle changes in pick or finger attack along with subtle changes in guitar volume. This circuit allows those players who prefer clean tones to run the full range of dynamics without breaking into unwanted distortion. A blues player can play on the edge of distortion easily going from clean to blues overdrive using pick attack as the controlling factor. An over the top player can go from clean to scorch using the fast setting. The slightest change in pick attack or guitar volume setting will translate into huge changes in dynamics and power. To sum up, the Touch Response circuit lets you choose the response and feel you want and makes your amplifier capable of playing every style of music.

You will also find the bias inserts on the back panel. They work in conjunction with the bias control located on the chassis. The bias control is a precision, 10-turn dial with a scale from 1 to 100. A brake lever locks your setting in place. The bias control allows the user to easily switch between different sets of power tubes, and precisely dial in the power tube's bias with a digital volt meter.



   
 
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- 50 / 60 Watts RMS (depending on power tubes)

- 1 - GZ34/5AR4 rectifier

- 2 - EL34 power tubes (operates also on 5881, 6L6, 6CA7, KT66, KT77, KT88, 6550 power tubes)

- 3 - 12AX7 pre amp tubes

- Fast / Gradual switch

- Military grade 2 Watt potentiometers: Volume, Treble, Middle, Bass, Presence, Hi Cut

- 4/8/16 - Ohm selection, two parallel outputs

- Adjustable bias pot with bias ports on back

- Custom designed transformers made in the U.S.A.

- Internally hand wired and meticulously assembled with the finest of components

- Silver tinned Teflon wire - hand wired onto glass epoxy tag board

- (audiophile grade) ceramic, gold plated tube socket pins on silver plated sockets made by Azuma

- All switches made by NKK

- 1/8th" laser cut & welded aircraft grade aluminum welded chassis made here in Louisiana

- Components assembled and mounted with stainless steel screws, bolts, washers and nuts

- Head Format: 22.5" x 9" x 9"  - made from Baltic birch ply - made in the U.S.A.

- Black or Silver aluminum control panels available

- Levant style tolex (custom order color options available)

- Weight: 38lbs.

- Completely built in Louisiana, U.S.A.

- 120V / 240V AC (internally hard wired)



   
 
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Komet 60 Price: $3999.00


 
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