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A lot of people ask: why build a Princeton Reverb type amplifier with cathode bias? My answer is simple - nothing responds like a cathode biased amplifier, and nothing sounds better than the Princeton circuit.
I always design amps based on my own experience and needs, and I wanted to find a balance between the Princeton sound and the Tweed era amplifiers. Also, I wanted my amp to be very versatile - so I designed it with an adjustable cathode bias circuit. The user can easily substitute 6L6 or 6V6 output tubes with no need for rebias. I have added a rear mounted switch to maintain an 8ohm speaker output regardless of which tube type used. Inside of the chassis, you will find an internal bias adjustment in case you want to fine tune the cathode bias.
With 6V6 the amp puts out about 20 watts into 8ohms and has sweet breakup. Because of cathode bias, and the cathodyne phase inverter, the amp has notes of a Tweed Deluxe in the way that it breaks up when pushed hard. Put a pair of 6L6s in, flip the switch on the rear panel and you get a bit of more low end, subtler mids, and a touch more headroom.
The tremolo circuit in the Creamer is unique - it does not have bias modulated tremolo like a Princeton Reverb does because of the cathode bias. The result is a very rich sounding tremolo which does not compromise the life of the output tubes or create crossover distortion. It remains deep at all volumes.
Like all Milkman amplifiers, the Guitar Amplifier is built using the finest possible components onto a turret board, and is hand wired with Mojotone cloth covered wire which is heat shrunk at the ends to prevent fraying of the dielectric. The cabinet is solid pine with dovetail joints, and all amplifiers come with a 1 year warranty and a 6 month warranty on the tubes.
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