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Tim Marcus


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Post Posted 28 Jan 2017 12:10 pm     Reply with quote

I announced some updates to my Half and Half models at NAMM. These will all be available Spring 2017

All three models are in a new compact "mini" form factor, and have balanced XLR output as well as 2 speaker outputs. The XLR output can be used with or without a speaker attached - so the heads will function as a tube preamp/EQ/effect box or as a powerful amplifier.

Here are the 3 models:

700W - this was designed as a bass amplifier, but can also be used for extreme steel guitar volume. 12AX7 preamp with 3 band EQ. You can run a pair of 8ohm or a pair of 4ohm cabinets from this amplifier. Retail price is going to be $1299. 13lbs

300W (guitar) this model has 2 band EQ, reverb and tremolo. Will run a 4 or 8 ohm load $1399 10lbs

300W (steel) This will have the same 3 band EQ and 2 knob reverb system that the current Half and Half has. It will run a 4 or 8ohm load at $1399 10lbs

Combos will come later in the year. Everything is the same: all tube front end, tube reverb and EQ. High voltage, hand wired, etc. I have been working on this for over a year to get the price and size down - we are almost there!




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Paul Awalt


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Post Posted 1 Feb 2017 8:57 am     Reply with quote

Seems like the updates make the previous model obsolete. Smaller, lighter, better electronics and 23% less $$$$.
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Tim Marcus


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Post Posted 1 Feb 2017 4:23 pm     Reply with quote

Paul Awalt wrote:
Seems like the updates make the previous model obsolete. Smaller, lighter, better electronics and 23% less $$$$.


the current model will still be around at least for a while, because its the only version I can make in a combo with a 15" speaker.

but yes, the idea is to make it better, smaller, and less expensive so more people have access to it. Its a great little steel amp!
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Jonathan Lam


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Post Posted 1 Feb 2017 6:22 pm     Reply with quote

I was visiting the bay area and got to try one of these amps, it sounds incredible! Its like a twin reverb that weighs 10lbs!
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Brooks Montgomery


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Post Posted 3 Feb 2017 7:41 pm     Reply with quote

What are the major differences between the 300w guitar model and the 300W steel model?
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Tim Marcus


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Post Posted 4 Feb 2017 9:50 am     Reply with quote

the pedal steel version will have a midrange control, and 2 controls for the reverb section

the guitar version has fixed midrange and tremolo

other than that they are pretty similar, and obviously there are no rules. You can play guitar or pedal steel out of either one Very Happy
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Jim Palenscar


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Post Posted 17 Feb 2017 8:11 am     Reply with quote

I just received a new 300 W Milkman combo at the shop and it is a wonderful amp- bravo Tim!
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