The ARTISAN 100 takes the boutique 100W design to a whole new level of flexibility. The Voice control is a timeline which chronicles the evolution of the genre from the earliest American designs through to British designs of the '60s and '70s. This is achieved by switching the preamplifier voicing and power amplifier damping simultaneously.
- 100W head
- 4 x EL34 output valves
- 4-way Voice switch charts the timeline of 100W designs
- Hi and Lo inputs perfect for channel blending
- Impedance selector
Power Amplifier - The Artisan 100 power amplifier uses four EL34 power pentode valves in Class AB bias. The EL34s used are graded in terms of quiescent operating point and
transconductance giving excellent hum performance and dynamic feel.
The Voice control is unique in the way it alters the power amplifier damping and gain
in conjunction with the preamplifier tone response, giving an unparalleled degree of
flexibility. In keeping with classic 100W designs the power supply rectification is based on
silicon diodes, giving increased reliability at this higher power rating. This form of
rectification yields a punchy and extremely dynamic response.
With an amplifier that is built to last, reliability of the electronics circuitry is essential
and therefore all the other power amplifier components are also over-specified for the
best possible reliability.
Channel 1 - Hi/Lo inputs provide perfect matching either directly to the guitar (high sensitivity) or for connection to higher output effects pedals (low sensitivity).
This channel reflects classic American 100W designs. A more subtle treble emphasis
keeps the shimmering brightness without the crunchiness of Channel 2.
Channel 2 - Hi/Lo inputs provide perfect matching either directly to the guitar (high sensitivity) or for connection to higher output effects pedals (low sensitivity).
This channel is based on a classic '60s British 100 Watt head. The preamplifier
voicing has been carefully tuned to be bright, but not harsh. This is similar to
amplifiers of this era with their Normal and Bright Channels blended.
Equalisation - The tone controls (Bass, Middle, Treble and Presence) are based on a classic American/British passive tone control network and are shared by both channels.
The beauty of this type of network is its interactive operation which yields a very
Voice Control - The four way Voice control is unique in its operation. Rather than operating only as a preamplifier tone control shift, it also controls the power amplifier damping and
gain. In this way it allows the amplifier to chart the evolution of 100W guitar amplifier
design. The Voice control greatly increases the overall flexibility of the amplifier. Each of the
Voice positions reflects the sonic signature of a different classic 100W design. In
this way the Artisan 100 could be considered to be four highly refined amplifiers in
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