Bruce Clement designs and builds his BC Audio amplifiers to solve problems guitars have long had when seeking vintage or hot-rodded British tones. Bruce is a gigging guitarist, which has served to influence and test a lot of his amp's performance features like distinct, variable, foot-switchable volume and gain boosts, tube-buffered effects loop, depth control, and post-phase inverter master volume.
Using the term "British tone", begins to describe what these amps sound like. However, these are not Marshall, Hiwatt, Laney, or other clones. If you need proof, you need not look any further than Bruce's use of 6SL7 preamp tubes in place of the common 12AX7. The result is a three-dimensional clean, creamy crunch, and bold overdrive tones.
BC Audio amplifiers are constructed with pure point-to-point wiring (some of the cleanest we've seen) and top-shelf components, including American-made paper bobbin/paper layer wound transformers. Attention to detail and exacting quality standards are the hallmark of BC Audio amplifiers.
Tweed tones, solid construction, and portability make BC Audio's Amplifier No. 7 an awesome rig. Distortion Brothers is proud to share these incredible amps being made by Bruce Clement right here in San Francisco.
At its core, Amplifier No. 7 couples Tweed tone with octal 6SL7 preamp tubes for bold distortion. Amplifier No. 7 is made further tunable with a presence control.
To build the Amplifier No. 7, Bruce uses true point-to-point wiring and the best components available, including a American-made paper bobbin/paper layer wound transformer.
Available for sale here is the Amplifier No. 7 head. Matching speaker cabinets are also available.
|Covering||Repurposed .50 Caliber Ammo Can|
|Output Power||15 watts|
|Controls||Normal Volume, Bright Volume, & Presence|
|Rectifier Tube||1 x 5Y3GT|
|Preamp Tubes||2 x 6SL7GT|
|Power Tubes||2 x 6V6GT|
|Speaker Load||8k/16k ohms|
|Measurements||6" H x 12" W x 7.5" D & 16 lbs.|