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Street Price: $1,550.00 USD + Shipping
EAST Amplification is the manufacturer of boutique, hand crafted, all-tube guitar amplifiers based out of Maryland.
Since Jeff Bober's departure from Budda Amps in late 2009, he has launched his new company, EAST Amplification and is designing amplifiers that he considers to be the natural progression in product design from his previous brand. Different yet similar, these amps also have a voice of their own while retaining the same feel and touch sensitive response that made his previous designs so revered by all levels of players. His first offering, the Studio2, is a full featured, huge sounding, versatile 2 watt recording and small venue masterpiece, which is once again firmly cementing his position as “Godfather of the low wattage amp revolution”.
This EAST Amplification Studio2 1x10 New York Minute Combo "pronounced My-Newt", is powered by 1- 5U4 rectifier three 12AX7 preamp tubes and two 2- 12AT7 output tubes (in a push-pull configuration) with an 8-ohm 1- 10” EAST Amplification Reference 10" speaker. It has 2 tube-watts of output and is equipped with input gain (pre-volume), volume, treble, middle, bass, presence, master, play/rest switch & power switch
A solid pine finger jointed construction, overrated components on a light weight aluminum chassis.
21" W x11" D x19" H
Zexcoil Fender Strat
Reliability & Durability:
Jeff from EAST Amplification lent us this prototype amp to use at our booth at The Great American Guitar show in Philly. It was on for six straight hours hrs and was used by over 50 different people all using different settings, and it held up without any problems.
A huge 2 watts with full powerful highs and tight attack. The 10" speaker sounded more like a 12 being pushed by 15 watts. I was able to dial in that dirty American classic rock sound that we all want when playing a guitar with a set of PAF's in it. The amp felt more vintage than new, almost broken in, and gave me a wider frequency response range than most. Also, I didn't have to crank it to dial in my sound. This EAST Amplification Studio2 1x10 New York Minute Combo "pronounced My-Newt", offers the gigging/studio musician a durable light weight portable amp that has the sound of a 2 x 10 or 1 x 12 set up that will not make your audience or recording engineer deaf to get that sweet, sweet sound.
If you're a vintage tube amp player and you are ready for an American built boutique all tube studio or small venue amp this is the amp for you. So my advice is buy it.