The Vaporizer guitar amplifier is the latest offering from Fender's popular Pawn Shop Special series. It is designed to evoke the 1950s-'60s age of the Space Race, when the atom-age world became enthralled with spaceflight and spacecraft. When the wild flights of fancy it launched permeated culture everywhere from film and television to cars, guitars, appliances and more everything was bright, colorful and flashy. Garage bands blasted off with guitar music, and legions of musicians who couldn't swing pro gear bashed away on department-store guitars and amps.
The Vaporizer features 12 watts of all-tube output power (two 12AX7 preamp tubes, two 6BQ5/EL84 power tubes) through two 10” 16-Ohm Special Design Vaporizer speakers. Additional features include a spring reverb circuit independent of amp volume control, which creates a full, wet reverb for a moody vibe and approximates the sound of playing in a tunnel. The included single-button wedge footswitch selects the vaporizer mode which bypasses volume and tone controls for full-strength overload, indicated by a red jewel light.
The Vaporizer should also be showcased at Winter NAMM 2014, Anaheim.