Manufactured by hand in San Francisco, Milkman Sound have gained a reputation as one of the premier handmade guitar amplifier manufacturers, combining a style and tone that is rooted in the classic vintage tube amps of the 1960's, while adding features that make the endlessly versatile for the modern guitarist.
The Creamer was born out of Milkman Sound attempting to find a balance between a perfectly voiced guitar tone with a fair amount of power and portability. Based around the much loved characteristics of a low powered vintage amplifier, but with the option of more headroom, along with greater reliability and power on tap.
The Creamer gives the player a huge range of tonal versatility, with a cathode bias circuit so that the user can easily substitute 6L6 or 6V6 output tubes with no need to rebias the output tubes. There is a rear mounted switch to maintain an 8ohm speaker output regardless of which tube type used.
With 6V6 the Creamer puts out about 20 watts into 8ohms and has sweet, natural breakup. Engage the pair of 6L6s in the circuit by flipping the switch on the rear panel and you get a bit of more low end, subtler mids, and a touch more clean headroom.
The tremolo circuit in the Creamer is unique and sounds outstanding. It is harmonically rich, deep, and has a very useful range of speed. The addition of a traditional Spring Reverb allows you to dial in all the classic, surfy tube amp tones you could ever need.
Like all Milkman amplifiers, the Creamer is hand wired onto a turret board with Mercury Magnetics transformers and Jupiter Capacitors standard. It is built into a custom aluminum chassis and housed in a Pine cabinet.