The Tungsten Cortez is based on the classic 5E3 design, putting out 12 watts with a pair of 6V6 tubes and 18 watts with 6L6 power tubes...
The Tungsten Cortez is based on the classic 5E3 design, putting out 12 watts with a pair of 6V6 tubes and 18 watts with 6L6 power tubes. It has a single Tone knob, with Bright and Normal Volume controls, four inputs and comes standard with a custom designed 12" Weber T12Q Alnico speaker and Mercury Magnetics transformers. It also includes a pair of 12AX7 preamp tubes and 5Y3 rectifier, and because this amp is cathode biased, swapping power tubes is just a matter of plugging them in. No re-biasing is ever necessary. Likewise, the preamp section accepts 12AX7, 12AU7, 12AY7, 12AT7 and 5751 tubes, giving you a great deal of control over your tone.
The amp excels at blues and distorted classic rock tones with raw punchy tone that is very expressive. Roll back the guitar volume, and you achieve clean but edgy tones, and at full tilt, it is the epitome of the “Zuma” sound.
- Cortez 1x12 combo: $1,595.00