The 6L6 inspired amp that brings you right to that sweet spot we all crave. That point where your clean sound is fully saturated and the amp is on the verge of breaking up. But you are holding it back. That point where your fingers or pick make all the dynamic difference. And you decide whether the amp sings or howls.
Kauffmann Super 6 Amp
The new Kauffmann Super 6 guitar amp is born out of the desire to have a big and warm sounding amp that would be very responsive to your playing style. And one that can played at an acceptable volume level. With this amp it is more about sustain than about gain. So you have more control. And that brought us to the idea of a post gain boost.Read more
THE BIG SOUNDING AMP THAT LISTENS
drives the Super 6
Dutch guitarist, luthier and sound designer Albert Deinum explains and demo’s the all new Super Six. ‘It listens to you very well’ he finds…
Meet The Super 6
Beneath the elegant design lay five main features that define this amp.
Post Gain boost
Easily the most defining feature of this amp is the post gain boost. This controllable boost drives the power amp section. And that gives a very different kind of saturation than a normal boost would give as that drives the pre-amp section. It gives you a more grittier thicker drive. It like playing a full sized amp with the volume at 8 or 9. But without ripping your face off.
Pre Gain boost
For those players that are looking for a more tradtional driven sound the Super 6 has a pre gain boost as well. this drives the pre amp section. And it gives that familiar brighter bite to your sound. Although the Super 6 is in no way a hi gain amp, you will find that it has plenty of drive to make you leadtone sing or howl.
Sweet spot control
On the control panel you will also find a master volume. And together with the pre gain and post gain boosts you are able to find that sweet spot on the amp. Of course your choice of guitar and pickups matter. but you will find that the Super 6 has a sweet spot for both single coil as for humbucker users. And because of it’s responsiveness you are able to overdrive the amp with just your volume knob or your playing style.
The Super 6 is a formidable pedal platform. Add the possibilities of your favourite drive pedal to the post and pre gain boosts options and an endless array of overdriven sound are in front of you. We sacrificed the effects loop for a better overall tone quality. But if you go easy on the pre gain boost and rely somewhat more on your overdrive pedal you will find that running a delay in front of your amp works very well.
A medium sized spring reverb is build in the Super 6. And it gives you anything from a light splash to a Dick Dale suicide by reverb option. And right in the middele of all that is that famous lush reverb sound. That kind of melts your chords together and makes your notes meander trough your song. And it is so easy to use. Just one knob will give you full control of your reverb sound.
|Kauffmann Mark One||Two channel amplifier|
|Power control||On/off switch and stand by switch on front panel with control light|
|Channel one||From cleanish to 70’s classic rock|
|Channel two||From a little less cleanish to hi gain driven|
|Output||50W output section|
|Tubes||Two EL34’s in push-pull with fixed bias supply|
|Pre-amp tubes||3 x 12ax7 tubes|
|Controls||volume 1, volume 2, master 1, master 2, treble, middle, bass, presence, boost and line out level controls|
|Bright switch||Switch for bright on channel 1 (3 settings)|
|Speaker impedance and output||Impedance switch for either 4, 8 or 16 ohms on rear panel, Two ¼” speaker outputs|
|Inputs||Inputs are for guitar, footswitch, send, return, two speaker outputs and one 230V input|
|Effects loop||¼” Send and return on the rear of the amp|
|Line out||¼’ line out put with output control|
|General construction and engineering||Amplifier is built using handwired construction techniques using the following components: carbon film 1W resistors, Mallory 150 series 630V film capacitors, Hammond Canada power transformer and choke, custom wound German output transformer, JJ tubes for the preamp and Tung Sol EL34 tubes for the power amp, military silver plated Teflon insulated wire, Alpha potentiometers, Apem power- and standby switches, aluminum chassis.|
Why we build guitars and amps
In a world full of guitars and amps why would you create more?
As a guitar player I have always had dreams about instruments and sounds that far outperformed my financial ability to buy them. So I started building them. I aim to make quality guitars, amplifiers and pedals for real musicians at affordable price levels. To me it is always about feel and function first. How can a guitarist use it while performing. And how does it feel. How could this instrument or amp inspire another person in making great music.