no KT120 powered units for the time being..

we’ve had enough issues in the field with the tung-sol KT120 power tubes failing after multiple hours useage that we cannot currently recommend them, and thus use them in our amplifier lineups. our current failure rate is approximately 40% failure around the 20 hour run time. most of the bad ones are failing almost immediately under load.

we are also experiencing issues with some manufacturers KT88 power tubes failing at around the 40 hour mark. the failure rate is approximately 10% we are working on screening methods in house to hopefully eliminate these problems from happening.

even though we are using pre-screened, tested tubes in our amps, they are still failing. this level of quality and performance is unacceptable, and we are currently researching alternatives to this fine sounding tube.

we are having good luck so far with the tung sol KT150 power tubes as well as the shuguang KT88 power tubes that are currently being produced. so, for now we will be focussing on those.

i dont want to send out amps that eventually fail due to something as simple as power tube quality not being up to snuff. life is hard enough as it is…

thanks guys.

HOVERFEST LINEUP ANNOUNCED!

hoverfest aug 23 2014
We are proud to announce the final lineup of the first annual HOVERFEST, happening on August 23rd at noon in the alleyway behind Cravedog, Inc. in North Portland:Yob
DANAVA
Acid King
Witch Mountain
Eight Bells
Wounded Giant
Holy Grove
Mountain God

Tickets are $15 in advance and can be found HERE: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/784344

Only 500 tickets will be sold, so get yours ASAP.

More info can be found here: http://southerncrosspr.com/post/92542289643/danava-acid-king-wounded-giant-added-to-hoverfest

See you there.

*Poster artwork by Liesl Meissner*

 

New Amps available now! 8!!

NEW AMP FRIDAY – all are currently available
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1 – espresso stained gloss coat dwarvenaut 20 ‘crammatus’ with silver/black MK2 faceplate. classic spec $695IMG_8901
2 – trans aged white (think relic’ed mary kay strat color) dwarvenaut 20 ‘jackplate lunch’ with silver faceplate and white chickenheads (‘blem gloss’) $650IMG_8902
3 – burnt orange with white MK2 faceplate ‘out like flint’ falcon 50 classic spec SOLDIMG_8903
4 – white with reverse black MK2 faceplate falcon 50 watt ‘arguendo duohedron’ ‘classic spec’ (brooks from atriarch’s original amp headshell -used for live work-) SOLDIMG_8905
IMG_89065 – black burst gloss coat dwarvenaut 20 ‘dust mote barbell’ classic spec with silver/black mk2 faceplate – $695IMG_8907
6 – art series falcon 50 classic spec ‘frozen shapeshifter, shattered’ in caramel snakeskin with stevie floyd (taurus/dark castle) custom oneoff silkscreened artwork faceplate and tint/relic’ed hovercraft logo SOLD

1$_57

7 – Dwarvenaut 20 in our classic matamp style green tolex with reverse black MK2  faceplate – classic spec – SOLD$_57

8- Falcon 50 5881 powered in classic matamp green with reverse black MK2 style faceplate – classic spec unit – SOLD