The Custom 10 HG answers the question of who makes a low powered single ended class A amplifier mixed with an angry preamp? This amplifier is strictly designed for the player looking for a something with attitude but without all the knobs, buttons, loops and multiple channels to muck up their tone. The Custom 10 HG is a single channel 10 watt simplistic approach with a master volume, bass, mid, treble and gain controls. One EL-34 power tube and two 12AX7 preamp tubes will sound amazingly huge but without all the size and volume. Basically, a low powered "hot rod Marshall."
As with all Reeves Custom amplifiers, the Custom 10 HG is meticulously hand-wired with its components carefully mounted on a turret board. Additionally, the Custom 10 HG relies on its U.S. made Heyboer transformers, sitting on top of an aluminum chassis, to ensure the utmost in tone, reliability and serviceability.
Power Scaling is a proprietary technology London Power developed to allow the maximum power of an amplifier to be dialed down to whatever level you need. Most Tube amplifiers have a "sweet spot." This occurs when the amplifier's power tubes are pushed into what is known as "clipping," "break-up," or "saturation." The tone and harmonics being produced by the amplifier in this state is why the majority of guitar players prefer vacuum tubes. Unfortunately, in order to get an amplifier into the "sweet spot" the associated louder volume can be very undesirable. Power scaling allows the user to keep the "sweet spot" at any volume!
Unlike power attenuators that are placed between the amplifier and the speakers - causing the amplifier to "cook itself" and seriously shorten tube life. Power Scaling allows the power output stage to be variable from full volume all the way down to bedroom levels while still achieving power tube "break up." Other advantages of Power Scaling are longer tube life at any setting less than maximum. When the Power Scale control is in the minimum position the amplifier is now in standby thus eliminating the need for a standy switch.
- Single Ended Class A design
- Single EL-34 power tube
- Two 12AX7 preamp tubes
- Turret board construction
- Heavy duty Cliff input and speaker jacks
- Master, Bass, Mid, Treble, Gain controls
- 4, 8, 16 ohm speaker jacks
- Laser etched face and back plates
- 120v or 240v operation with detachable power cord
- Power scaling can be added for $175
- Custom 10HG Head
- Custom 10HG 1x12 Combo
- $1,149.00 (Celestion Type-A)
- Power scaling: $499
- Series effects loop: $499
Reeves Amps offers NOS tube options to further enhance your tonal experience. Please ask about price and availability.