Tungsten Cortez 5D3 Widepanel 1x12 Combo Amp
The Tungsten Cortez 5D3 Widepanel Amplifier has started off as quite a hit. It's based on the classic Fender 5D3 design, delivering 12 watts of power with 6V6 tubes and an optional 18 watts with 6L6 power tubes, a floating paraphase inverter, and a 'straight to grid' input on the Normal channel
The Cortez has the same controls as the Crema Wheat, a single Tone knob, with Bright and Normal Volume controls, but with three inputs. It ships standard with a custom designed 12" Weber T12Q Alnico speaker and Mercury Magnetics transformers. It also includes a pair of 12AX7 preamp tubes and 5Y3 rectifier, and because this amp is cathode biased, swapping power tubes is just a matter of plugging them in. No re-biasing is ever necessary. Likewise, the preamp section accepts 12AX7, 12AU7, 12AY7, 12AT7 and 5751 tubes, giving you a great deal of control over your tone if you're the type that likes to tinker.
Blues and Classic Rock is where the Tungsten Cortez really excels with raw punchy tone that's very expressive. Roll back the guitar volume, and you achieve clean but edgy tones, and at full tilt, it is the epitome of that Neal Young "Zuma" tone!