Countless players acknowledge the mid-’60s blackface Bassman™ as one of the greatest all-around guitar amps ever made, but too often you have to scaffold the original in modifications to get the most out of it. The Impala frames that classic circuit’s beating heart within a more usable format to deliver everything from guttural cleans to pushed American overdrive in a package that enables this iconic performer’s full potential to shine through.
From a foundation of 44 watts generated by two 6L6GC power tubes the Impala adds an ultra-wide-ranging Volume control that lets the preamp run free. Add a versatile three-knob tone stage bolstered by a highly interactive Mid control, a super-usable Master to rein in the gain at all volumes, and addictively atmospheric tube-driven spring reverb and the Impala is ready for anything.
In its lower reaches, the Volume enables a luscious palette of clean tones, from sparkling and scooped to chunky and midrange-thick. Then wind it up past 3 o’clock—where most amps just give up the ghost—and the Impala roars forward with toothy, aggressive American overdrive and increased girth and sustain. With its impressive solidity and openness, the Impala also makes an amazing pedal platform, chewing up boosters, overdrives, fuzzes and distortions, skin, bones, hair and all.
The Impala is constructed in the fully hand-wired, point-to-point Carr tradition, using high-end and military grade components to ensure unprecedented signal purity and sonic clarity. The hand-crafted, solid-pine combo cabinets carry ’50s-style floating speaker baffles for optimal resonance and character, resulting in an expressive amp with utterly playable dynamics.
Palen Music Center has a wide range of unique guitars to enhance the sound of your music! We have been trusted by musicians across the country since 1963 and are constantly working to provide the best value for our customers. With the addition of our new PLEK machine and our longtime veteran luthiers, we are pleased to provide top-quality guitar repair.
Power 44 watts
Construction: Hand wired point-to-point in the USA
Components: Custom USA-made transformers, Solen Fast Cap Film Power Supply, US-made Jupiter signal capacitors, Analysis Plus speaker cables and more
Power: 44 watts
Tubes: two 12AX7, two 12AT7, two 6L6GC
Controls: Volume, Treble, Mid, Bass, Reverb, Master
Features: All-tube spring reverb, 8-Ohm speaker out
Cabinets: Hand-crafted from solid pine with floating speaker baffle
Speakers: One or two Carr Elsinore 12"
Weight & Dimensions: 1x12" combo 24 1/4" (W) x 17 1/4" (H) x 9 1/2" (D), 50 lbs; 2x12" combo 27 1/4" (W) x 19 1/2" (H) x 10" (D), 60 lbs; head 24 1/4" (W) x 13" (H) x 9" (D), 40 lbs
Condition: Brand New
The instrument pictured is the exact instrument you’ll receive. All fretted instruments receive a free complimentary professional setup.
Please feel free to reach out to our knowledgeable sales staff with any additional questions!