January 2011

Tramp

15 January 2011

This is a little single ended Class A amp design from Trinity Amps called the Tramp (a play on the Fender Champ, get it?). The amp is single channel with one 12AX7 and one output tube. The amp can run 6V6, 6L6, EL34, 5881, KT66, KT66, etc for the output tube. With the variety of output tube capabilities the amp can run from 5W-12W.

With only two tubes and one channel you’d think the amp would not be very versatile but that is not the case. The Tramp has two modes Tweed and Tude. Tweed mode is a nice full clean sound. Pull the push-pull volume pot for Tude mode which produces a grittier dirtier tone, great for overdrive. Tude mod is very large sounding with a sweet singing tone. A huge range of tones are covered with just two tubes. Many great sounds to be had!

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