The Komet 60. Our first
amplifier and our flagship model. Sleek and streamlined. In many ways - the
ultimate tonal chameleon. Designed by Ken Fischer in 1999. This multifaceted
amplifier has the ability to operate on several different tube types. Each tube
selection allows the player to travel into a different tonal universe.
The EL34 stock factory
setup immediately dials you into the benchmark English era of rock and roll.
Switch to 6L6s and you're in the 1960's American rock zone. EL34s, KT77s, 6L6s,
5881s, KT66s, KT88s, 6550s, - your tube choice ultimately decides where you
wish the sound to take you. You can expect complex harmonics, bold & clean
focused clarity and aggressive when pushed. Pedal friendly ? - you bet! The
Komet 60 will always have an immediate, balanced full tonal range, no matter
which power and pre amp tube selection you choose.
The front control panel
is simple and intuitive. Volume followed by a standard 3-band EQ, a presence
control as well as a high cut control. The high cut control operates within the
power section of the amplifier and thus allows the user to darken and shape the
overall tone of the amplifier without affecting the equalization of the preamp
section. This solves the common problem of the loss of gain and clarity when
turning the treble control down in the preamp.
On the back control panel
you will find The Touch Response switch. This Trainwreck Engineered™ circuit
enables the musician to alter the amplifier's touch response characteristics to
suit their playing style. A simple flip of the switch allows the player to
choose between a fast, or a gradual response to one's picking dynamics and
guitar's volume control settings. The Touch Response circuit is not an extra
gain stage or gain boost circuit. Instead it works by magnifying subtle changes
in pick or finger attack along with subtle changes in guitar volume. This
circuit allows those players who prefer clean tones to run the full range of
dynamics without breaking into unwanted distortion. A blues player can play on
the edge of distortion easily going from clean to blues overdrive using pick
attack as the controlling factor. An over the top player can go from clean to
scorch using the fast setting. The slightest change in pick attack or guitar
volume setting will translate into huge changes in dynamics and power. To sum
up, the Touch Response circuit lets you choose the response and feel you want
and makes your amplifier capable of playing every style of music.
You will also find the
bias inserts on the back panel. They work in conjunction with the bias control
located on the chassis. The bias control is a precision, 10-turn dial with a
scale from 1 to 100. A brake lever locks your setting in place. The bias
control allows the user to easily switch between different sets of power tubes,
and precisely dial in the power tube's bias with a digital volt meter.
- 50 / 60
Watts RMS (depending on power tubes)
- 1 -
- 2 - EL34
power tubes (operates also on 5881, 6L6, 6CA7, KT66, KT77, KT88, 6550 power
- 3 - 12AX7
pre amp tubes
- Fast /
grade 2 Watt potentiometers: Volume, Treble, Middle, Bass, Presence, Hi Cut
- 4/8/16 -
Ohm selection, two parallel outputs
Adjustable bias pot with bias ports on back
designed transformers made in the U.S.A.
Internally hand wired and meticulously assembled with the finest of components
tinned Teflon wire - hand wired onto glass epoxy tag board
(audiophile grade) ceramic, gold plated tube socket pins on silver plated
sockets made by Azuma
switches made by NKK
1/8th" laser cut & welded aircraft grade aluminum welded chassis made
here in Louisiana
Components assembled and mounted with stainless steel screws, bolts, washers
- Head Format:
22.5" x 9" x 9" - made
from Baltic birch ply - made in the U.S.A.
- Black or
Silver aluminum control panels available
style tolex (custom order color options available)
Completely built in Louisiana, U.S.A.
- 120V / 240V
AC (internally hard wired)