Carlsbro’s strictly limited edition VAC 15 Greenback Classic amp will be available to order exclusively at NAMM 2014.
Limited to a production run of just 300 pieces, the amp’s 12-inch Celestion G12M Greenback replaces the usual 8-inch speaker in the standard VAC 15. Orders for the amp are being taken on a strictly first come first served basis.
The Greenback and the 3 x 12AX7 preamp, along with two EL84 power stage tubes are combined to produce vintage tonality, while an enlarged cabinet accommodates the bigger speaker. The amp also features an enhanced heavy duty input and output power supply transformers. Controls feature spring reverb, a bright switch, three-band EQ and an effects loop.
Commenting on the NAMM debut of the flagship combo, Carlsbro’s international business development, sales and marketing director, Paul Brewis, said: “This is a strictly limited classic amp that truly celebrates the best of Carlsbro’s heritage as a classic British guitar amp manufacturer. And, with a suggested retail price tag of just $499, it is almost certainly going to be the most affordable collectors amp for a generation or two. Anything remotely comparable, in terms of sound and build quality, will set you back almost twice the price.”