Mint condition Bludotone Joyeuse with only minutes of play time and additional foot switchable mid boost on each channel. Black tolex with white knobs and logo and 3 button footswitch (Mid/Mos-Fet/Channel)...
Mint condition Bludotone Joyeuse with only minutes of play time and additional foot switchable mid boost on each channel. Black tolex with white knobs and logo and 3 button footswitch (Mid/Mos-Fet/Channel).
ABOUT THE JOYEUSE
Bludotone's Brandon Montgomery declares the Joyeuse as his personal labor of love. He began developing the design in 2013, and the prototype has been his main amp since it was completed. Brandon took his inspiration from classic British amplifiers, but the Joyeuse is so much more than that.
Channel 1 goes from a warm, chimey clean, to a rich classic overdrive. Tonally it is like a super smooth plexi, but with a 3-d quality previously unheard in this style of amp. The voice is sort of halfway in between the bright and normal inputs, and the feel is somewhat easier, and less stiff than the amps of old, and of course lacking the harsh fizz.
Channel 2 is overdrive, and once again, smooth, three-dimensional, super touch sensitive, and very tweakable. Brandon wanted the overdrive to be ultimately expressive, but still be able to grind and crunch. The lows are tight but still hit you in the chest, the mids are present and thick, but not barky, the highs are cutting but never harsh and never fizz out.
The Joyeuse also has 2 inputs, the normal input takes you straight to the first tube stage, however, the MOS input allows you to tap into the new MOSFET tube simulator circuit, which is foot switchable, and can be used on either channel, basically turning channel one into a ripping crunch channel, and turning channel 2 into a saturated lead tone, 4 different gain stages right there at your feet!
The Joyeuse was intended to be more of a grab and go, so it has a built in buffered effects loop - easy to use, plug and play, without the need for other equipment.
- 4xECc83, 2xEL34
- 50 watts output power
- 2 foot switchable channels
- 3-way bright switch on each channel
- Foot switchable MOSFET tube simulator circuit
- Tube buffered effects loop
- Variable negative feedback (spread control)
The Joyeuse is hand wired in the same fashion as all Bludotone amps, with painstaking attention to detail, and components chosen for tone. Over 30 hours go into each amplifier.