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Hovercraft Caribou 50w/25w EL34 Stage 0 custom color preorder

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Hovercraft Amps - art & sound since 2010
Portland, OR, United States
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special custom order build run 

i'm opening the gates, and letting you pick the color and faceplate

19 different colors
1 chrome alligator
2 white NOS hiwatt/matamp/orange
3 streaked fawn suepro
4 orange NOS
5 red bronco
6 purple bronco
7 seafoam green bronco
8 olive faux soft leather
9 emerald green metallic (RARE MARSHALL ELEPHANT ‘ERROR’ COLOR)
10 brown cowboy saddle pattern
11 brown crocodile
12 black marshall style grillecloth pattern
13 dark navy bronco
14 deep old gold bronco
15 PINK!
16 medium purple metalflake sparkle
17 green NOS matamp/orange/hiwatt
18 forest green metallic metal flake
19 emerald green smooth elephant

4 styles of faceplate
1 - white MK2 black lettering
2 - black MK2 grey lettering
3 - black HIWATT grillecloth - white badge
4 - white grillecloth - white badge

black matamp/orange style UK made fluted knobs. 

this is a limited window of opportunity to get a custom amp at a very special price! 

when you purchase - send me a message on checkout with:

  • tolex #
  • faceplate #

Hovercrafts earliest circuit designs from 2010 rise from the grave to walk the earth once again

I was poring through my binders of custom hovercraft schematics (thats now about 3' thick) and I found the dusty old section and re-perused.. I made another one, and it was good.. darn good. so good I even made a second one (one black one green) they are a little different from each other.. but you can tell the family resemblance.

best for dirty blues, heavy rock and organic expression from your guitar.

these amps have a preamp voiced so both channels have overtone richness and then on the high gain ch2 even more roar and thickness. a helping of gain you'll feel in string response..

a bit of a kiss and a smack, really..

simple and effective, but exploration rewards.

-please watch the video to hear this unique creation speak- each amp is different, so make sure this one suits you!

The Caribou 2 channel head is my ultimate design. my goal was to create a unique amp that had all the capabilities in my head, with the cosmetic design as good as the sonic stature.

ALL Caribous are built in USA in Portland Oregon.

This is a 2 channel 2 octal power tube unit with 3 preamp tube sockets, a switchable tone stack architecture (changing from 2 knob baxandall to the omnipresent Treble Middle Bass 3 knob type) 1/2 power switch and speaker outputs from 16 to 4 ohms.

The Caribou has been my dream creation of a platform that allowed me to create virtually any amplifier architecture within its enclosure, and give maximum flexibility of interactive controls and voicing options without burying you with so many switches and dials that you always feel like you are trying to figure out your own amp.

This amp is designed to allow you to find dozens and dozens of inspiring and unique tones that express your art to its fullest capabilities and then get out of the way so you can concentrate on playing, not fiddling with controls chasing sounds. a good burger is a good burger. Get off on your ideas, not the ideological rat holing of “is it good enough?


This Amps Details:

stage 0 spec – custom may 2019 circuit
pedal friendly gain structure on ch1
black hardware, your choice of faceplate
your choice of tolex.
channel 2 contour option switch
1/2 power 50w/25w

2 – EL34 power tubes, 3x12AX7 preamp – all hand screened and tested (ratings included in this amps ‘fettling sheet’ which details the qualities and technical info on this amp. no two amps are alike.

oh, and one more thing with this listing: - add a laguna sunride pedal with this amp for another $99 -

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