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Maven Peal ships Tuskadaro 1->50

Maven Peal Instruments announces that the Tuskadaro 1->50 watt guitar amplifiers sporting the patented Sag Circuit with Sag and Wattage controls is now shipping. Tuskadaros come standard with Maven Peal's patented Sag Circuit and money-saving BiaSmart system.
The Tuskadaro is a lighter version of Maven Peal's Ganesha 1->100 watt head with one set of power tubes and no FX loop. The Tuskadaro has a signal path similar to a jumpered plexi with two volume knobs, bass, mid, treble and presence alongside Maven Peal's Wattage and Sag control.
Wattage control allows you to continuously adjust the actual number of watts the amp is producing, from one to 50 to watts. Wattage control is not a master volume control or any other preamp gimmick-but actual control over the power amp.
Maven Peal Tuskadero head
Sag control allows you to adjust voltage sag, or power amp distortion. Lower amounts of sag give the amp a harder feel and brighter sound, while higher amounts of sag fatten up the sound and make the amp very touch responsive. The combination of the Sag and Wattage controls allows you to overdrive the power amp at whatever volume is appropriate for the venue you are in.
"Not all players need the flexibility of having two sets of power tubes flavors on tap, and large majority don't use FX loops. The Tusk is a natural evolution from the very large, very loud-but also very quiet Ganesha," explains Dave Zimmerman, Maven Peal president. "As the name implies, the Tusk in essence is the most valuable part of the beast not only tone-wise, but with BiaSmart and an array of power tube flavor options.
The Sag Circuit, Maven Peal's patented power supply design, completely eliminates annoying power supply hum, reduces bleed-through during recording and regulates the wall voltage.
BiaSmart allows you to measure and adjust the bias (idling) current in each individual output tube from the back panel, in minutes, without taking the amp apart. Because you're in control of the power amp, you can easily dial-in how much power tube flavor you need via the Sag knob.
The Tuskadaro also offers four new switches: treble boost for both volume knobs, along with preamp boost and power amp boost. Outputs include 16, 8 and 4 ohm speaker and line-out outputs.
The Tuskadaro is made with audiophile quality components, two premium matched JJ/Tesla E34L output tubes and three Sovtek 12AX7LP preamp tubes.
11/2004 pro-music-news
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