Part of the growing range offered by Melbourne, Australia, based Achillies Amps, this Blackface Deluxe Reverb sounds as good as it looks. Labros Bogthanis has been working for years to perfect his passion - period correct and tributory replicas of the classic amps of yore. I have never owned a 'blackface' amp so playing this and the Achillies Vibrolux (forthcoming demo) has been a real treat for me. And how great do they sound? Wow! But I'll let the video do the talking. Specs are below and you should visit the relevant links for more info. Expect to hear a lot more Achillies Amplification on this channel.
- Achillies Custom Wound Transformers
- Russian Tubes
- 22 watts
- Standard 1 x Jensen C12Q Speaker
- Optional 2 x Jensen C10Q Speakers (the versions in this video)
- Authentic Hand Wired Layout
- Nickel Corners and Handle
- Chrome Feet Glides
- Black/White/Silver grill cloth
- Select Radiata Pine casing with plywood backs and baffle
- Traditional Dovetail Joinery
- Black Bronco Covering
- Proudly Made in Australia
Guitar: Fender 50th Anniversary (2004) Deluxe Stratocaster (stock) | Gibson Custom Shop '61 Les Paul (SG) RI with Tyson Tone TTL-2 PAF's.
Amp: Achillies Blackface Deluxe Reverb S/N 001 with 2 x Jensen C10Q Speakers
Extra effects: Walrus Audio Julia Chorus/Vibrato and Amptweaker Tight Rock Jr Distortion
Power Supply: Voodoo Lab MONDO
Mic: Shure SM57 and Violet Design The Amethyst (amp) Samson Airline77 (me)
Camera: Canon 60D (me) and Sony HDR CX190 (pedals)
Soundcard: AVID Mbox Pro 3
Computer: Apple iMac 27" i7 3.4 GHz 16 GB RAM
Software: Pro Tools 12.4, Waves CLA Guitars (slight comp over input track), Waves L3-16 Limiter (to keep levels in check at output), Apple Final Cut Pro X (video editing and Youtube compression).