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The SeQuel SKōTER is our newest model adventure, inspired by the wonderful classic sound of an 1950s-era archtop guitar plugged into a like period vintage jazz tube amplifier.
Envisioned from the outset as an essentials only gig-worthy practical amplifier for all manner of [mostly] Jazz guitarists, the SKōTER is a diminutive 1x10 combo tube amp, weighing only about 25-pounds [11,5 kilos], pushing around 20+ watts into a very guitar-like set of controls: Power Switch, Volume, Tone. That's it.
Less wire in the electronics translates directly as more of the rich, actual sound of the guitar through the amp. And interestingly, louder too because less signal is lost in translation.
Another objective was to allow working musicians the opportunity to enjoy some the SeQuel experience at a price-point they could more comfortably afford. By selecting high quality but off-the-shelf components rather than the highly custom parts in our TRIBUTE, TRIBUTARY2, RAVINE, and VERMONT models, we are able to offer the SKōTER to you in a package that says: YES, LETS DO THIS!
It's also very practical: All the tubes can be replaced at home or gig by the owner/guitarist without the need to visit a tech to re-bias the power tubes like those pesky Fender® amps and all their ubiquitous clones.
Admittedly we conceived the SKōTER as a warm-mostly clean Jazz amplifier that could get a little "hair" on the note or chord when pushed a bit hard...just like those classic late 1950s recordings. Yet if you're a modern player or work in genres where you need to access modulation and distortion, the SKōTER is your friend. Takes to pedals like a charm and saturates ever so smoothly.
Stay tuned for more information. We will update this posting as we work through the remaining details fine tuning the SKōTER by the only way we know how: using our ears.