Our incomparable amp tech Brian Carstens is not only adept at repairing amps of all kinds, but at designing & handcrafting them from start to finish. Brian and Jeff show off his 1x12 combo, The Blue Sky (http://goo.gl/mN50fb), with the help of a Whitfill T-52 (http://goo.gl/mcbv3S) and a Collings City Limits (http://goo.gl/2MSByq).
Inspired by a late ‘50s combo that had a fascinating way of becoming overdriven, the Blue Sky combo melds clear, chimey cleans with the fuzzy break-up associated with classic vintage amps. Extremely simple without sacrificing versatility, the Carstens Amplification Blue Sky is a must-play.
Handmade custom cabinet
Mercury Magnetics transformers
Mercury Magnetics hard-wired power cord
Tubes: 1 x 6V6, 1 x 12AX7, 1 x GZ34
Controls: Volume, Tone, Boost.
Speaker: 1 x 12 Eminence Tonker