1962HW

1962HW

The hand-soldered, all-valve 1962HW is a faithful recreation of the classic Series II 1962, 2 x 12” combo. This legendary 30 Watt, two-channel amp was born in 1965 and was famously used by Eric Clapton with one of the most influential blues bands, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, in 1966 – hence the 1962′s commonly used ‘Bluesbreaker’ nickname.

The 1962HW’s circuit topology is taken from the first production run of the amp: four ECC83, two KT66 in the power stage and a GZ34 rectifier. It’s the GZ34 rectifier that helps create the joyous output stage compression and clean sustain associated with the 60s ‘Bluesbreaker’. And to accommodate the KT66 power valves, this re-issue has bigger cabinet dimensions, much closer to the original Series II. This makes the 1962HW sonically closer to the original than any other re-issue.

And to make the 1962HW as authentic as possible we have used original thickness, original pitch matrix, point to point tag boards and we have reverted back to valve-driven Tremolo.

Of course, the speakers are a vital part of the sound, and the 1962HW is loaded with a pair of 25 Watt, 12” Celestion G12-C Greenbacks.

 

 


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Spec

General

MODEL NAME1962HW
RANGEHANDWIRED
TECHNOLOGYVALVE
CHANNELS2

Electronics

WATTAGE30W
INPUTS2 x 2
CONTROLSPRESENCE, BASS, MIDDLE, TREBLE, VOL1, VOL2, SPEED, INTENSITY

Speakers

SIZE2 x 12"
OUTPUT POWER25W EACH
NAMECELESTION G12C GREENBACK
IMPEDANCE16 Ohm

Valves

PRE AMP VALVES3 x ECC83
POWER AMP VALVES1 x ECC83, 2 x KT66

Accessories

FOOTSWITCHYES
CABLESPOWER

Dimensions

WEIGHT (KG)32.5
DIMENSIONS in mm
(W x H x D)
815 x 625 x 270

Other

EFFECTSTREMOLO
VALVE RECTIFIER1 x GZ34
Product Support
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