Merlin – ’57 Princeton/Champ – 8 Inch

372,00

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Providing warm tube sound, this little amp nails that authentic tweed tone, and is perfect for home practice, studio or intimate gigs.

We used the original 5F2a Princeton schematic – which is basically a Champ with an added tone control – and packed it into a beautiful tweed pine cabinet.

True to the original, the Merlin is hand constructed and soldered on eyelet board. We only used components of excellent quality, such as Sprague Orange Drop® capacitors, Ruby® Tubes and Celestion® speakers.

This single ended class A design delivers wonderful cleans at low to moderate volumes. When turned up, you are indulged with a unique touch sensitive overdrive.

The Merlin is covered in expertly applied tweed covering, while the period correct oxblood grille cloth, genuine leather handle and chickenhead knobs complete the aesthetic package.

Just like the original, the Merlin uses a tube rectifier, which extra compression for that true vintage tone.

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  • 5F2a Princeton circuit
  • 5 watts of tube power
  • Handwired on eyelet board
  • Sprague Orange Drops® coupling capacitors
  • Ruby® 6V6 output tube and Ruby® 12ax7 preamp tube
  • Tube rectifier
  • Celestion® Eight 15 speaker
  • Pine cabinet
  • Tweed covering
  • Genuine leather handle
  • Chickenhead knobs
  • One Volume and one Tone control
  • 5F2a Princeton circuit
  • Celestion® Eight 15 speaker
  • Ruby® 6V6 output tube and Ruby® 12ax7 preamp tube
  • Sprague Orange Drops® coupling capacitors
  • Tube rectifier
  • Controls: volume and tone
  • Pine cabinet
  • Tweed covering
  • Leather handle
  • Chickenhead knobs
  • 5 watts
Weight 9 kg
Dimensions 37 × 23 × 39 cm

1 review for Merlin – ’57 Princeton/Champ – 8 Inch

  1. Michael Riordan (verified owner)

    Great amp, just one comment. When it arrived one of the lamps was detached, other than that, it’s a terrific sounding amplifier.

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