Power: 2 x EL84
Preamp: 2 x 12AX7
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A portable 1×12 with attitude – this is the Mean 15.
When most people think of 15-18 watt amps they think of distortion machines. I *really* didn’t want to go down that road and just make another clone that’s a one-trick pony. With single coils the Mean 15 stays clean nearly all the way up the dial. Humbuckers add some juicy grit, with a lot of dynamics. The simple controls make it easy to find your sound, and the headroom along with a master volume control make this very pedal-friendly.
I love the 12″ Warehouse Veteran 30 in this amp – lots of power and lots of detail are on tap at all volume settings.
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