Carr Sportsman Amp - Black Gator
The Carr Sportsman Amp is a great take on the instantly recognizable tone of 60's Fender small combos, combined with the dual 6V6 power section of similar late 50's style amps.
Note: The Carr Sportsman has changed as of December 2015. All new models moving forward has a new piping detail around the baffle and the logo plate is now the larger Skylark size plate.
Description: Tones ranging from clear and snappy to Texas pushed twang to intercontinental grind are all under the hood of the Sportsman.
This portable little monster gives you a simple platform for your pedalboard as well as a myriad of classic and cranked american tones, and does so without taking up a too much room OR wearing out your back! The Addition of MID and HEADROOM controls give you even more control when tweaking the sound of this familiar, yet innovative combo.
So, what about this "Headroom" control?
The Headroom knob is the interface between the pre amp and the power amp on the Sportsman. For the cleanest sound, set the Headroom to Max and set the Volume control low. For thicker clean tones, set the Headroom to 11 oclock and the Volume to 12 oclock. For overdriven tones, set the Volume to 3 oclock or higher and set the Headroom to the desired listening level. Higher Headroom settings will bring in more output section overdrive when the Volume is set high
|Power Output||16 Watts Clean, 19 Watts Maxed
|Output Tubes||2 x 6V6 - Class A Operation
|Preamp Tubes||2 x 12AX7, 2 x 12AT7|
|Controls||Volume, Treble, Middle, Bass, Reverb, Headroom
|1x12 Dims & Weight||19 1/2" Wide x 17" High x 10" Depth - 42 lbs
|1x12 Speaker Config
Eminence Red White & Blues - 16 Ohm
Lush, All-Tube driven Reverb!
100% True Hand Wired Construction
Custom Carr power/output transformers
Local made saddle leather handle
All Pine Cabinet for maximum resonance
Floating baffle design for the 12" Speaker
Carr Sportsman Owners Manual - 656 kb PDF Format