Red Plate StarDust
Destroy All Guitars and RedPlate Amps have joined forces to introduce The "StarDust," an amp whose magnificent tones and the quality thereof, set the bar at a new height. It's an amp that truly lets the player express himself like never before by allowing access to tone shaping features that push all boundaries and by tracking every nuance of the players picking and touch with a sensitivity and accuracy unlike that of any other.
The pinnacle of the RedPlate 'Dust series is the StarDust model which overcomes the hardware imposed frequency limitations of 6L6 or EL34 architectures by employing KT88 output tubes for incredible dynamic range. Like all of the 'Dust models, the StarDust preamp coupled with 2 overdrive sections allows complete flexibility for imitating the competition and innovating beyond. The extended range of the newly designed KT88 output section further expands the horizon of endless tonal possibilities, and the unrestricted fullness has to be heard to be believed. The Stardust model is constructed with oversize components assembled completely by hand using strict non-PCB construction. Even the head enclosure is handmade using finger jointed pine instead of "industry standard" plywood.
Preamp - The StarDust has a "2 knob" preamp (Volume and Tone) with a 6 position rotary switch that selects the mode (character) of its output. It has 2 variations of Fender "Blackface", 2 variations of "Brownface" and 2 variations of "Tweed". In addition there is a bright switch that offers 2 brightness levels. The combinations possible between the mode and brightness switches allows for almost any clean tone imaginable with almost any type of guitar and because of the simplicity and intuitiveness of the controls, setting it for a player's tone preference is easy and immediate. Unlike a traditional 3 knob preamp there is minimal loading on the signal path so harmonics and sustain are emphasized with the overall effect of sounding 3 dimensional. This preamp is a proprietary design that is only available from RedPlate.
Overdrive - There are two separate discreet overdrive sections
1. Overdrive section 1 is called "Drive 1" and is the RedPlate version of the traditional style overdrive. It is capable of a very smooth and rich sustain that makes every note sound good. The Gain, Distortion and Volume levels are fully adjustable so you can go anywhere between a slight bit of "hair" to full on super distortion.
2. Overdrive section 2 is called "Drive 2" and is a RedPlate design inspired by the more modern Marshall-esque style overdrive section. It has similar gain, distortion and level controls to the Drive 1 section but also has the addition of Treble, Middle and Bass controls along with "mid boost" and "raw" (stack lift) features. It is capable of the "scooped" heavy bottom sounds yet retains the singing liquid quality in the notes, the tone and character are especially sensitive to changes of a players "touch".
Having the two separate Overdrive sections allows a player to set up for two distinct solo tones, and some extra magic occurs when you engage both sections at the same time. This enables the production of tones that until now could not be done without using multiple amplifiers.
Effects Loop - The StarDust has a built in serial buffered effects loop.
Output - The StarDust has 2 output power modes, a 160 watt selection using 4 KT88 tubes and a 27 watt vintage selection.
Foot Pedal - Included is a 3 button footswitch which controls Overdrive1, Boost & Overdrive2.
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- We are offering the StarDust at an introductory price of $4400.
- The actual MRSP is $4700 with initial orders being offered at the lower price until we notify otherwise.