A true beast of an amp! This the HP version, aka the "High Power" version.....
If you're looking for a versatile, amazing sounding high-end amp head, then i implore you to try a Carol Ann amp. Even under the heaviest, dirtiest of gain tones, all of your tone is completely musical and defined.
Every single model is made by Alan Phillips.
Here's what the main man has to say about the Triptik 2 HP:
"This 3- Channel Amplifier is our latest version of a true rock amp that is capable of reproducing both timeless classic rock tones to modern high gain tones with a super tight and crushing low end. The design of this amplifier is a true ground up design and has not been inspired by any other amplifier out there. It is an original back to the drawing board design.
?Available in two models, the LP (Low Power) Version will run EL34/6L6//KT77/KT66 for 50W and 6V6 for 18W or the HP (High Power) version that will run with EL34/6L6/KT77/KT66 for 100W and KT88/6550 for 130W. Tube selection is achieved by an internal switch setting on the AutoBiasMon board and is possible by the customer, as is retubing. Thanks to the AutoBiasMon system, biasing the amp is simply achieved by pressing a button and letting the amp calibrate itself for the perfect bias for the tubes and wall voltage.
The unique gain structure uses 6 preamp tubes (as opposed to 4 in the previous version) and no solid state clipping. The clean and OD channels have separate Gain controls that allow you to scale the amount of drive from the channels to suit your guitar and playing style. The noise floor even at the highest gain settings sets new standards for high gain amplifiers and uses no noise reduction or noise gating circuitry, just a brilliant innovative design coupled the best components available in a perfect layout.
The overdrive from this amp is generated by running each gain stage to their absolute extreme, just keeping them this side of instability. Like a fine tuned racing engine. This helps preserve the dynamic range, keeps noise to a minimum and emphasizes the harmonic overtones of each note without ever sounding bright or harsh.
The Clean Channel on this amp uses a paralleled triode input stage (similar to the Satin model) to give excellent signal to noise and a very large dynamic range. By pushing the gain control a little , it is possible to get some slightly broken clean tones too from this channel. It also takes Overdrive pedals extremely well.
The amp features two identical overdrive channels with a common eq. This allows you to easily dial rhythm tones and lead tones without massive differences in tonal character. This amp is capable of much more gain range than its previous version and can get from super smooth to all out aggressive very easily.
The tones controls on all channels are very effective and the center points of each one perfect for the exact frequency bands that will push the amp through any mix."View Full Specs
"The Triptik 2 features our AutoBiasMon, automatic biasing feature and tube monitoring system. This makes tube change a breeze and the amplifier visually lets you know if its running optimally or not , depending on the wall voltage and state of the power tubes. By pressing a button on the back, the amp will recalibrate itself in order to run optimally.
This Triptik 2 features a Tri-Color visual front panel channel indicator and a push button front panel channel changer that allows you to scroll through the channels. when the foot controller is attached the front panel channel indicator still operates, but the switch is disabled
All models come with a 4 button foot controller that is attached via a 3 pin xlr mic cable. An optional 5 button controller is also available with effects loop switching. This model is fully compatible with our MI-01 MIDI interface.
?Visually this amp has a clean and classy black / gold look featuring vintage style black tolex and gold grille cloth with gold metal mesh and handle. Faceplates and logo are contrasting black and gold.
As with all our amplifiers, the Triptik is built entirely by hand and features a non-PCB main audio board, and hard wired chassis mounted controls and tube sockets."