The base of the Captain Buddy amp contains two switchable channels, with the first channel covering all sounds from ultra-clean to powerful crunch. The second channel serves all sound wishes up to a fat rock sound and sustaining lead sounds. The amp base uses two 12AX7 preamp tubes, one 12AT7 in phase shifter and two 6L6WGC power tubes. We replaced the rectifier tube with a diode rectifier, which creates more reliability and makes the power supply tighter. If desired, a Captain Tube Rectifier Emulator can be installed to simulate the rectifier tube. Of course, the Captain Buddy is equipped with Mercury Magnetics transformers. And all other components are also of the best quality and are assembled by hand. The amplifier is built in all-tube technology and has no semiconductors in the signal path. Channel switching and all other switching functions are performed by high-quality relays and not via optocouplers. An automatic level reduction (muting) for a few milliseconds ensures noise-free switching between the channels. This is especially important when a Delay is used in the loop path. The output transformer provides three output impedances 4, 8 and 16 ohms, which can be selected by a switch on the rear panel. All other modules are optional, so everybody can customize his Captain Buddy individually.
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