Hunter Amplifiers - 7-Up Crate Amp
This little combo amp is a little bit Princeton, a little bit Silvertone, and a lot of imagination, coming together to make something you don't see every day! It's a 5-watt Class-A amplifier driving a 6-inch Jensen speaker and it's all fitted into an early 60's vintage 7-Up soda crate.
The amplifier is completely hand-built and point-to-point hand-wired. The "cabinet" is an oak Seven-Up crate that was built in Tennessee in 1964 with a 3/4" New Zealand pine baffle board, a bit of chicken wire to protect the tubes, and four little rubber feet. It is fitted with a new Jensen Special Products 6" speaker.
Just like a Tweed Princeton, this amp has only two knobs; a volume knob and another chicken head that acts as both power switch and tone control. It's "only" 5 watts, but it's plenty loud enough for most small venues and perfect for practice or recording. It has an external 8-ohm speaker jack on the back which kills the built-in speaker when you plug into it. It uses 3 tubes: a 12AT7 preamp tube, (you could try a 12AX7 for more gain and less headroom or a 12AU7 to go the other way), a 7C5 power tube, and a 7Y4 rectifier tube. Finally, it is wired with a three-wire grounded power cord so you don't have to fear electrocution every time you touch your strings.
No transistors or semiconductors were used ensuring a completely authentic vintage sound.
Hunter Amplifiers are 100% handmade in the US!