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Stomp-Head 4 High Gain — List: $1,160.00 Street: $969.00

New definition of guitar amps !!!
Until today, guitarists could only choose between two types of amplifiers: heads and combos. Now, we are introducing a completely new breed: The Stomp-Head.
It is a pure analog design with unprecedented light weight and small size. The amplifier can be placed either on a stage floor just beside the effects, in a traditional way on the top of the speaker cabinet or set up on an effect board. It features a built-in foot switches which allows fast channel and sound shape changes during the performance. When the Stomp Head is used as a head amp, an external standard foot switch or controller can be directly connected in order to access all of the amp’s features.
Now you will know how it's like to take your sound where ever you go!

Stomp-Head 4.SL (4 foot-switches)

- Power output: 70W RMS with a power brake to 40W
- 2 channels: CLEAN and LEAD
- 3 different sounds: CLEAN, CRUNCH and LEAD
- 4 foot-switches: CHANNEL [Clean/ Lead], CRUNCH, BOOST, MUTE
- Effect loop
- LINE OUT with guitar speaker simulation
- Power output selector
- Speaker impedance selector: 4-8-16ohm
- 2 loudness mode: STUDIO / STAGE 

The Stomp-Head 4.High Gain is an ultra light, very compact floor amplifier with integrated foot-switch, designed to be set on the pedal board, along with effects or, placed directly on the stage floor. It greatly benefits the player with immediate access to all amps potentiometers and options. When the amp is set on the pedal board only one wire (speaker wire) is needed to setup the guitar sound on stage. This amplifier can also be placed on a top of a cabinet like a regular head. You can control the amp modes with an external controler or simple footswitch thanks to external controler socket.

The Taurus Stomp-Head 4.High Gain is an analog guitar amplifier based on tube technology which shapes sound in both preamp and power amp sections. The power amp is a hybrid build of transistors and tubes. The tubes are responsible for the dynamic and overall sound of the amplifier's output. All unwanted characteristics of the transistors are eliminated in order to preserve the true sound off the tube amp. Its details were carefully engineered and crafted to ensure the purest tube sound of the amplifier with the transformer output. Dynamic, compression and distortion characteristics are the same as in classical, high end tube amps. The sound is clean, punchy and saturated.

The amplifier features two (2) channels: Clean/Lead & Master section. Each channel can be independently selected by built-in foot switch. The sound of both channels is controlled through a three-point equalizer and volume potentiometers. While using the CLEAN channel, the over-driven CRUNCH sound can be selected via the food-switch and fluidly adjusted by potentiometer. The LEAD channel uses specially designed DRIVE circuitry to enrich harmonics and make the instrument’s sound characteristics even more vivid. This setup provides three different sounds under the player foot. The MASTER VOLUME and BOOST knobs shared by both channels can be found in the MASTER output section. The BOOST function allows a guitarist to mix his own stage sound. By pressing one of three switches on the top of the amp, obtain the two volume levels previously adjusted for chords or solos.

The Stomp-Head amplifier is also equipped with a serial effect loop. The LINE OUT with a speaker cabinet simulator allows the connection of the amplifier to a mixer or an external power amp.

Another special feature of the Stomp-Head is its power reduction switch which enables musicians to choose between a 70 or 40 Watts of power as well as a specially designed circuit which reduce the loudness of the amplifier while the full force of power stage is used. This function allows to use the amplifier at home or in studio on low level of loudness with the sound of fully cranked amp. Stomp head allows to use 4, 8 and 16 Ohm cabinet. The speaker impedance selector is placed on the back of the amplifier.

- Power output:
- 70 Watt / 4ohm & 8ohm with possibility of reduction to 40Watt
- 50 Watt / 16ohm
- Tubes: 2x12AX7
- 2 channels: CLEAN and LEAD
- 4 foot-switches: CHANNEL [Clean/ Lead], CRUNCH, BOOST, MUTE
- MASTER section controls: BOOST, MASTER
- BOOST: fast access to two different volume levels
- Serial effect loop
- LINE OUT with guitar speaker simulation
- Inputs for external controller or a foot-switch to mode controls: Channel, Crunch, Boost and Effect Loop
- Power output selector
- Speaker impedance selector: 4-8-16ohm
- 2 level loudness mode: STUDIO / STAGE - in STUDIO position the power is ten times lower
- Voltage selector switch 230V/50Hz or 115V/60Hz (optionally)
- Dimensions: [H x W x Dl] 90 x 385 x 190 mm
- Weight: 3.1kg

Starting with the Ultimate Speaker Demo, an ever-increasing number of the GearTunes audio  clips are being tracked using the Radial JCR Reamp. The Reamp was invented by my good friend and colleague John Cuniberti who engineered/co-produced many of Joe Satriani's most infamous recordings.

For GearTunes, reamping allows me to record a track where the guitar "hears" the amp in the room, but initially only the guitar or guitar and effects signal is recorded. This allows me to spend additional time perfecting amp tones and mic placement once I have the performance I'm looking for. One of the byproducts of this process is the creation of GearTunes DI Clips which enable you to play select guitars and effects through your amp by using your mobile device or computer as a reamp device.

For GearTunes DI Clips - and Gear Tune DI Clips ONLY (always found under the DI clips tab for gear that has one), you can play our guitar and effects through your amp. Simply use an unbalanced cable that terminates with an 1/8th inch jack on one end and a 1/4 inch jack on the other. Connect the 1/8th jack to the output of your mobile device or computer and the 1/4 inch jack into the front of your amp. Start off with your amp volume at zero and your mobile device (or computer) volume all the way up to ensure you hit the front end of the amp with enough signal, and then gradually increase the volume of the clean channel on your amp until you reach a level that is not capable of causing damage to your ears or equipment. GearTunes accepts no liability for the use, abuse or misuse of these clips, and playing them into your amp is done exclusively at your own risk.

I am tremendously excited about being able to share GearTunes DI Clips with you as you journey on your quest to find right gear for the music you play! Cheers ~ Doug:)

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