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The Todd Sharp JOAT20 Watt Combo Amplifier
JOAT 1 x 12" Combo = Jack of all Tone, 20 Watts with Tremolo.
Tubes: 2xEL84, 2x12AX7, 12AU7, 6AU6, 5AR4/GZ34.
Available in Blueberry and Raspberry Tolex with gold piping.
We have both in – Please specify speaker and finish when ordering or call us to discuss
The JOAT combo mirrors the flagship Jack of all Tone direct coupled open loop design - eliminating the traditional tone stack and global negative feedback loop. Mil spec rotary switches & pots, custom spec transformers, hand wired & assembled with meticulous selection of each component for optimum performance, delivering exceptional touch and response from Fingerboard to Baffleboard.
INPUT 1 & 2; Custom tailored for Single Coil/Humbucking
BITE: 3 Position Switch 1ST stage upper mid range "bite"
HR: Headroom 20W or 10W
ATTITUDE: 5 position rotary sets overall gain & EQ
LOW CUT: Dual stage Low Frequency XC signal coupling - custom tailored to accommodate different guitars or room characteristics
HIGH CUT: Filtering network at the output tube plates for a unique approach to high frequency compression
IEC Mains connector, Mains & High Voltage (B+) fuse, TREMOLO footswitch jack, Main & EXT. Speaker Jacks, 4,8,16 Ohm impedance selector, Amplifier Phase: 0/180
INTERNATIONAL MAINS: Internal jumpers provide 120 or 240VAC AC line operation.
The JOAT is built on a custom machined powder coated heavy duty aluminum chassis. Components: mil spec rotary selectors and pots, aircraft grade isolation mounts for the first stage 6AU6 pentode, custom spec transformers. The chassis is fully hand wired with 19 str Teflon wire and stainless steel hardware is used throughout. With a painstaking process of selecting each component for optimum performance – the JOAT series amplifiers deliver from Fingerboard to Baffleboard.
Includes: Tremolo footswitch and hospital grade IEC AC Cable.
From aesthetics to chassis layout; The JOAT series offers a truly original approach to vacuum tube guitar amplification. For starters, there is no tone stack which also means there is no loss that comes with a conventional tone stack. The JOAT approach is to tailor the first stage gain and response characteristic via the “ATTITUDE” rotary selector along with the simple but effective “BITE” switch.
From there we tailor the low frequency content via the “LOW CUT” rotary selector. Instead of a conventional treble pot, the “HIGH CUT” rotary selector employs a unique and effective local AC feedback network directly across the output tube plates, offering six levels of high frequency compression/filtering.
The REVERB is unlike any other. Two tanks are employed, driven by a power pentode for massive headroom, carefully buffered at both ends so as not to load the dry signal at all. The sound of this verb is more akin to a plate than a spring with DRIVE, TONE, LEVEL and PULL BRIGHT controls. TREMOLO goes from swamp to full stutter with ultra stable wide ranging SPEED and DEPTH controls.
REAR PANEL: IEC AC Mains Connector, Mains & High Voltage Fuses, Foot Switch Jack, Reverb Tank Connections, 4-8-16 ohm Output Load Selector, Main & Extra Speaker Jacks.
The JOAT is built on a roomy custom machined powder coated heavy duty aluminum chassis. Components: mil spec rotary selectors and pots, aircraft grade isolation mounts for the first stage 6AU6 pentode and for the dual Reverb tank design, custom spec transformers by Magnetic Components, Inc. and Mercury Magnetics. The chassis is fully hand wired with 19 str Teflon wire and stainless steel hardware is used throughout. With a painstaking process of selecting each component for optimum performance – the JOAT series amplifier delivers from Fingerboard to Baffleboard.