The NewCastle has been one of our most successful amps to date and rightly so, it's simple controls and outstanding tone have established its reputation as one of the best sounding and most affordable amps of all time!
"The NewCastle's chimey, three-dimensional voice fills a room with the sort of acoustic airiness that makes the amp seem nearly transparent at times." - Premier Guitar Magazine
Designed as the most simple amp we could make, the NewCastle is a testament to the saying, "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." Once you plug into the NewCastle you'll understand why less is more when you hear the true voice of your guitar the way it was meant to sound. No channel switching, effects loops, boost modes or EQ's; just 100% pure tube amp tone!
The NewCastle is a simple tone machine that will cover everything from pristine British clean to straight up Rock and everywhere in between.The clean tones are rich and full of authority with sparkling highs that never become brittle or piercing. The low end was specifically designed to remain tight and punchy even when cranked so you'll never lose definition when playing at loud volumes.
Tonally the NewCastle has an English heritage but is cleaner and more robust than many EL84 based amps. The NewCastle is perfect for the player that uses a lot of pedals and wants an affordable clean platform to work from. In fact the NewCastle remains clean up till around 2:00 on the Volume control and from there breaks up into the most musical overdrive you have ever heard!
One of the best features of the NewCastle is how well it cleans up when you roll the volume on your guitar down. With the NewCastle you may find that you don't need your overdrive pedals anymore as the volume control on your guitar acts like a gain control on the amp depending on how hard you play. In fact, you may find that your favorite setting is to leave the Volume up all the way on the amp and use your guitars volume to vary between your clean and dirty tones! Couple this with its very effective Tone control, and the NewCastle can morph between pristine clean, hard rock and warm smooth jazz tones with ease!