The guitar amplifiers with a tube circuit that first unveiled in the 1930s truly bloomed in the 1960s thus opening a new chapter for electric guitar music. The new tone created by the combination of electric guitars and tube amplifiers pioneered a new genre of popular music and helped create countless masterpieces after masterpieces. To this day, many performers and amplifier experts are constantly striving to inherit the tube amplifier tone of the time, and aspire to launch new amplifiers that incorporate old vintage vibes with new features and the latest technologies.
Renowned boutique pedal and amplifier maker Moollon® has made steady efforts to capture the true tone of the historic tube amplifiers. And through our long collaboration and thorough research with Moollon®, we were able to launch a new series of tube guitar amplifiers that are built with modern robust construction while remaining true to its vintage concept. We are proud to introduce our Tube Craft series of pure tube amplifiers, envisioned and developed by Moollon’s ideas with Cort’s production efficiency and technology.
- Tube Craft
When the usage of tube amplifiers was blooming in the 1960s, the smaller 5 to 30 watts tube amplifiers were used at home and in small clubs, while bigger tube amplifiers that ranged from 45 to 100 watts were used in the larger concert stages. Among them, 15-20 watt tube amplifiers became popular due to their compact size mobility while maintaining their tube-driven characteristics, and they have become increasingly demanded for various environments such as live performances and recording situations especially in modern times. Tube Craft hits the sweet spot with 15-watt output as its first project to reflect these needs in various environments.
- Full Tube 15-Watts
For the power section, dual EL84/6BQ5 tubes were used. Famous for its splendor and delicacy, they are used to express the essence of the famous vintage British amplifiers. The preamp section uses three 12AX7 tubes to implement input gain, equalizer, effect loop, and phase inverts. The 12AX7 tubes, with its high voltage gain, are well-known for its natural yet rich overdriven tones that pretty much define the rock guitar sound from the 1950s to today.
- Speaker Design by Moollon®
With conventional speakers, we were not able to find the right tone we wanted to implement, and it was inevitable that we needed to develop a special speaker dedicated to Tube Craft. Designed by Moollon®, Tube Craft’s speakers are designed to best represent the rich dynamics and natural compression of the tube amplifiers. Modeled after the legendary speakers made by British companies in the 60s, the materials for the frame, magnet, damper, cone, and dust cap were carefully chosen and rigorously tested to construct an eccentric ceramic-magnet based 30-watt speaker that expresses the delicacy of the vintage speakers.
- Hand-Wired Circuitry Hand-wiring is a time-consuming process that requires expertise, which oftentimes is avoided in mass production models due to poor productivity. However, it is an essential way to build an amplifier for higher stability in tone quality, often implemented by boutique amplifier companies. Hand-wiring ensures the stability of tube circuits that require high voltage, thereby providing the best performance in any environment.
- Vintage Housing
The metal chassis is made of light, highly durable aluminum, making it less heavy to carry around while being resistant to external impact deformation. The cabinet is made of robust birch plywood, wrapped with ebony and ivory color tolex that’s dust and water-resistant. The three stripes represent the intensity of racing vehicles.
Send/Return on the Back Panel
The Send/Return effects loop jack on the back of the amplifier allows various effects to be connected and utilized.
- Three Band EQ
A high-quality three-band equalizer offers a variety of flexible tones. Extreme adjustment of the knob does not distort the original tone, allowing you to adjust the tone more delicately. More useful in live venues where rapid and accurate tone making is required.
- INPUT VOLTAGE: Varies Depending on the Region
- POWER REQUIREMENTS: 60W
- POWER OUTAGE: 15W R.M.S
- RATED LOAD IMPEDANCE: 1㏁
- SPEAKER: 12” 8Ω Moollon® Custom 30W
- DIMENSIONS: 470*500*230㎜
- WEIGHT: 17㎏
- SPECIAL FEATURES: TUBES: Pre Amp: 12AX7 x 3 | Power Amp: EL84 x 2
- CONTROLS: Gain, Bass, Middle, Treble, Master Volume
- INPUT / OUTPUT : Front: HI / LO Instrument In | Back: Speaker Outs (2Ω, 8Ω, 16Ω), Ext Loop (Send / Return)