Goodsell Super 17 Mk3:
The Mark 3 is the latest iteration of the award winning Goodell circuit. Available only as a lightweight 1 x 12 combo with all the goodies: reverb, trem, and power switching. From the dusty, oily laboratory of world-renowned Hammond organ guy Richard Goodsell comes a new family of EL84-based 17 watt guitar amplifiers with astonishing tone and playability. With transformers and topologies inspired by vintage Hammond designs from the 50s and 60s, and with a respectful nod to our British forebears, Chicago meets Liverpool and takes a gig in Nashville.
Like it's glorious godfather, the Hammond B3, the Goodsell Super 17 amplifiers enjoy a tone and a harmonic richness found only in old-school assembly techniques and vintage iron. Each point-to-point hand-wired amp benefits from a total lack of innovation; no pretense, no extra useless knobs to compensate for one-dimensional tone - just a magical simplicity of execution using only 3 knobs to achieve an amazingly diverse palette of musically useful sounds.
Output Power: 5w/17w, swtchable
Output Topology: Push-Pull triode/pentode
Biasing: Cathode (no need to bias the amp when you change tubes!)
Pre-Amp: Single Triode 12ax7
Rectifier: Solid State
Output Impedence: 8 ohms
Dimensions: 20" W, 16.5" H, 9.5" D (tapers to 8.25" D at top)
Weight: 29 lbs
100% handwired in the USA!
All tubes carefully selected and matched by Goodsell using state of the art tube testing equipment
REVIEWS & USER COMMENTS: HARMONY CENTRAL USER REVIEW 12/8/2008:
"I've played for 40 years. Currently play out two to three times weekly. Have owned all of the lower and high end mass produced stuff like Fender's, etc. New stuff is just junk. My Carr Rambler, Goodsell MKII and now MKIII are my favorite amps. The MKIII will now be the first choice due to the low weight. The tone is incredible for a light small combo. If stolen I would cry for weeks, wait for the insurance money if there is any and plead with my wife to allow me to buy another one."
HARMONY CENTRAL USER REVIEW 9/3/2008:
"Here is the deal! The tone of these amps is YUMMY. I have a 74 strat that I was going to Ebay because it sounded like plywood. This little amp makes mediocre guitars sound great, good guitars sound orgasmic. This amp has the smoothest breakup and glassy EL 84 thingy going on that I have heard. Different than Vox, Dr. Z or Victoria. Amp has very little noise and can get as loud as a Hot Rod Deluxe or Vibrolux. It's a sleeper."