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used Tungsten Cortez 5E3 1x12 combo

hand wired by Adam Palow of Tungsten Amplification

excellent condition

light studio use


from Tungsten:

The Tungsten Cortez Amplifier is based on the classic Fender 5E3 design, delivering 12 watts of power with 6V6 tubes and an optional 18 watts with 6L6 power tubes.

The Cortez has the same controls as the Crema Wheat, a single Tone knob, with Bright and Normal Volume controls, and four inputs. It ships standard with a custom designed 12" Weber T12Q Alnico speaker and Mercury Magnetics transformers. It also includes a pair of 12AX7 preamp tubes and 5Y3 rectifier, and because this amp is cathode biased, swapping power tubes is just a matter of plugging them in. No re-biasing is ever necessary. Likewise, the preamp section accepts 12AX7, 12AU7, 12AY7, 12AT7 and 5751 tubes, giving you a great deal of control over your tone if you're the type that likes to tinker.

Blues and Classic Rock is where the Tungsten Cortez really excels with raw punchy tone that's very expressive. Roll back the guitar volume, and you achieve clean but edgy tones, and at full tilt, it is the epitome of that Neal Young "Zuma" tone!



used Tungsten Cortez 5E3 1x12 combo

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