Listen to the full interview of Josh Smith and Matt Schofield discussing the Two-Rock Burnside.
We’ve always had a passion and respect for tweed history. So, we tasked Bill Krinard with blending both modern and 50’s tweed voicing in one amp.
The Burnside is an 18 watt Two-Rock version of the wide panel tweed circuit and combines the dynamics and touch sensitivity of a vintage tweed amp with the modern clarity of a Two-Rock. The Burnside will instantly give you that classic vibe and feel with the comforts of new reliability. This amp features a pair of 6V6’s, GZ34 tube rectifier and a 12AY7 in V1, or you can swap this tube with a 12AX7 to increase the gain. The front panel control layout features a bright switch and a user friendly control layout: GAIN, TREBLE, BASS and PRESENCE. One of the great features of this amp, much like vintage tweed amps, is how the tone controls react. At any volume the gain is dependent on how hard you are attacking the strings, and when you turn the bass control all the way up the bass gets that horn like trombone low end.
This amp features a passive effects loop as well as a vintage constructed, paper layer-wound transformer that is a larger upgrade version featuring 4, 8, and 16 ohm speaker outputs. The amp chassis is finished in an elegant bronze color with cream lettering and we’ve made a departure from birch to pine cabs for more of that vintage vibe. Covering is available in limited edition lacquered black tweed in either a head with matching 1×12 Cabinet, or a 1×12 combo configuration.