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 Amp is a 50W Guitar amplifier in a pedalboard friendly size. The preamp is based around a single 12AX7 running at high voltage in a discrete Class A circuit. The tube preamp reacts with a guitar the same way any tube amplifier does: it generates harmonics and the sweet sounding high fidelity tone that tubes are known for. Along with tube EQ, there is on-board reverb and tremolo effects making the amp an all in one portable guitar amplifier, with all the signature tone and versatility the Milkman Sound amps are so revered for. A Class D power section delivers 50 watts into 8ohms, or 100 watts into 4ohms. The Speakon combination jack for speaker output takes either a standard 1/4” connection or a locking Speakon connector for extra security.
The Amp has an integrated headphone amplifier which sounds identical to the output from a speaker. This is perfect for practice, auditioning pedals, or for silent bedroom practice. The Amp can operate with no speaker attached so it can live on a pedalboard and go wherever the pedals go. The Amp features a universal IEC power input that can run from 100 to 260 VAC, meaning it can be used the world over with no need for additional adapters or transformers. The internal XLR output delivers a balanced line level output, making it the perfect option for a true tube sounding direct out recording set up, or using direct in an onstage setting.
The Amp also has “pedal level” output where it can be used as the front end of a pedal board or as an amp like effect on the back end of a pedal board. Using The Amp in front of a pedal chain will add harmonics and tube musicality to the entire signal chain starting right where it matters most: between a guitar pickup and the grid of a tube.
Using The Amp further down the signal chain creates unique tonal possibilities. It plays well with pedals, and it can add extra EQ or reverb to an existing amplifier. The Amp can drive the input of an amplifier as an extra tube gain stage.
Like all Milkman Sound amplifiers and pedals, The Amp is handmade in San Francisco using only the best components.