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Sonny Jenkins


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Post  Posted 6 Jun 2018 10:25 am    
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I think it was scheduled to be out a couple of months ago,,,did it ever happen? If not,,,,when? If so any reviews?
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Tim Marcus


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Post  Posted 7 Jun 2018 7:51 am    
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Check my website for updates:

https://milkmansound.com/collections/amplifiers/products/the-amp

We will start shipping these units very soon!

My advice would be to pre-order through one of my dealers. The first run is nearly sold out already, and its going to be a while before the second production run happens. There will be plenty of reviews, posts and opinions once these hit the streets Smile
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John Sluszny


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Post  Posted 8 Jun 2018 9:42 am    
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Any pedal steel guitar sound clips ? Thanks !
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Tim Marcus


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Post  Posted 8 Jun 2018 2:08 pm    
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yes on my youtube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-GeywpFCQg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDTQ2rsZquc
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David Wren


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Post  Posted 29 Jul 2018 9:17 pm     Milkman "The Amp" update
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Per www.milkmansound.com, the teeny powerhouse of an amp should be starting shipment to dealers by Aug. 14th.

I have one pre-ordered... and can't wait to try it out!
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Sonny Jenkins


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Post  Posted 30 Jul 2018 7:10 am    
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Late Spring?,,,,June?,,,,July?,,,,now August?
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Daniel Morris


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Post  Posted 30 Jul 2018 8:41 am    
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Tim's a very good guy, and his products are superb.
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Sonny Jenkins


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Post  Posted 30 Jul 2018 1:10 pm    
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I certainly don't question Tim's character,,,or the products,,,just wonder WHEN it is actually going to be available?
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Paul Arntson


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Post  Posted 31 Jul 2018 5:35 pm    
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Favorable review! Good going, Tim!!
https://www.premierguitar.com/articles/27697-first-look-milkman-sound-the-amp?utm_source=Premier+Guitar&utm_campaign=a06def9cbb-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_07_31_08_07&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_93db14e670-a06def9cbb-65638741
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Douglas Schuch


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Post  Posted 1 Aug 2018 9:52 am    
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Hey Tim,

Great looking amp! Are you planning on having these ready to ship (once you catch up a little on orders), or will it be like your other amps, made-to-order with a wait time?

Edit: I now see your comment above (oops) about the first run nearly being sold out. I will have to take my chances for now.

It looks like I will be heading back to the Philippines around the end of the year if/when I sell my house.

Getting gear there or shipped there is always a problem, and often triples the price (purchase, plus shipping and then customs fees). But this I could fly with in my backpack, works on the local voltage, puts out plenty of power for my needs, has reverb, and headphone out - pretty much all I need to practice or jam with friends (except the speaker, of course). I'd order one today, but my cash-flow was seriously hampered by hurricane Irma 11 months ago, so have to sell the house before I can buy any gear!
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Mark Eaton


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Post  Posted 1 Aug 2018 12:05 pm    
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Excellent reviews and demos.

Way to go Tim! Cool
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Susan Alcorn


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Post  Posted 4 Aug 2018 7:22 am    
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Wow, this looks incredible! I'm wondering about the headroom - volume-wise, is it more like a 50-100w tube amp or 50-100w solid state.

Thanks.
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Tim Marcus


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Post  Posted 16 Sep 2018 1:52 pm    
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we are shipping The Amp to all dealers this month (Sept).

The Amp has tons of headroom - and 50 watts is 50 watts no matter how you shake it. There is plenty of power for steel guitar for most gigs, and yes you can use it all over the world without any need for a power adapter.

If you are familiar with my Half and Half model, this is essentially the same thing but in pedal form. A little over 2lbs and sounds quite nice with pedal steel
Very Happy
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Bob Hoffnar


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Post  Posted 24 Sep 2018 11:09 pm    
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I’m on a tour of Europe at the moment using “the amp” and so far it has been amazing. The configuration of output options is a lifesaver. I did a show in a bookstore in Brussels a couple days ago where I plugged it into the house stereo system and it sounded great. I toss it in my carry on bag and guarantee myself a fully responsive amp and a beautiful tone.

Susan,
It should be plenty of an amp for you. You can grab a powered monitor or run into the pa if you don’t have a speaker cab handy. Or use both. It is very loud when I run it through my single 12 JBL cab. I can bring it to Maryland when I’m there in a few weeks so you can check it out.
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Gibson Hartwell


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Post  Posted 25 Sep 2018 5:29 am    
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Very cool, Bob. Are you using a transformer over there or will The Amp run on 220v?
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Bob Hoffnar


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Post  Posted 25 Sep 2018 7:02 am    
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No need for a transformer. Also no need to switch any voltage settings. Just plug and play. Very well thought out configuration. Extremely practical with the added bonus of sounding better than just about any othe amp.
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David Wren


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Post  Posted 4 Oct 2018 1:11 am    
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Ahhhhhhhhhhhh……

Well, UPS delivered my "THE" today, at 5:00pm, at 7:30 I was gigging with it.


I have it paired with a BW 1501, in a reconditioned PV 1-12 cabinet....


Wow, it just sounded great. Tonight was the first of 5 gigs in a row, all kinds of venues from a large casino, to an outdoor gigs, and everything in between.


I'll report back on Monday.... but so far I'm loving this little guy!


Thanks Tim, I really didn't mind waiting, it was worth it.
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'96 Carter U12,7X7;1936 7 string National; Quilter "Steelaire"; Milkman "The Amp"; Boss "Katana" 100 Head w/Line 6 Cab; Fender "Twin Custom 15" ('65 reissue); Telonics VP.
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Steven Meyrich


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Colorado, USA
Post  Posted 4 Oct 2018 12:32 pm    
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this is on the site:

NOTE TO PRE-ORDER CUSTOMERS: SEP. 4TH 2018


The Amp will begin shipping to dealers this week. Depending on where you ordered and how far you are from the US the day you receive your amp may vary a little, but its safe to assume that most of you will have The Amp in hand soon. Thank you everyone for your patience during this process. - Tim
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Marc Jenkins


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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Post  Posted 4 Oct 2018 1:52 pm    
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Bob Hoffnar wrote:
No need for a transformer. Also no need to switch any voltage settings. Just plug and play. Very well thought out configuration. Extremely practical with the added bonus of sounding better than just about any othe amp.


Bob, how does it sound compared to a Twin? Thanks!
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John Sluszny


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Post  Posted 4 Oct 2018 2:59 pm    
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Bob Hoffnar wrote:
I did a show in a bookstore in Brussels a couple days ago where I plugged it into the house stereo system and it sounded great.

Why didn’t you tell us about that show,which bookstore was it ? I would have loved to hear it !!! Mad
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David Wren


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Placerville, California, USA
Post  Posted 8 Oct 2018 10:19 am    
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Well, after 5 days of gigs to test drive this new little amp, I'm really pleased with it.

I have had, during the last week, the chance to play small pub venues; a large casino (with no cabinet, using the direct out into the house PA); and an outdoor gig.

I'm pleased to say the amp was wonderful in all applications.

As an added note, before the amp arrived I ordered a padded case for a Markbass "Big Bang" amp head, and the Milkman fits into this secure case like a glove.
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'96 Carter U12,7X7;1936 7 string National; Quilter "Steelaire"; Milkman "The Amp"; Boss "Katana" 100 Head w/Line 6 Cab; Fender "Twin Custom 15" ('65 reissue); Telonics VP.
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Rich Gibson


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Post  Posted 8 Oct 2018 11:07 am    
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I got one Thursday and played a medium size club Friday and smaller venue Saturday.
Outstanding sound and plenty of power.I even had to turn the master down in the smaller venue to hit the sweet spot.
I usually use a deluxe or Showman and I like this better.
Fits on my pedal board,very even response On all strings.very warm
Gotta love it
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Bob Hoffnar


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Post  Posted 8 Oct 2018 11:33 am    
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Marc Jenkins wrote:
Bob Hoffnar wrote:
No need for a transformer. Also no need to switch any voltage settings. Just plug and play. Very well thought out configuration. Extremely practical with the added bonus of sounding better than just about any othe amp.


Bob, how does it sound compared to a Twin? Thanks!


Marc, It's not as loud but has a better mid range to my ear.
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Bob Hoffnar


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Post  Posted 8 Oct 2018 11:36 am    
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John Sluszny wrote:
Bob Hoffnar wrote:
I did a show in a bookstore in Brussels a couple days ago where I plugged it into the house stereo system and it sounded great.

Why didn’t you tell us about that show,which bookstore was it ? I would have loved to hear it !!! Mad


John,
Sorry I didn't push it more. Things were sorta chaotic. I should be back in not to long. I'll do more promotion next time.
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Marc Jenkins


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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Post  Posted 8 Oct 2018 12:03 pm    
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Bob Hoffnar wrote:
Marc Jenkins wrote:
Bob Hoffnar wrote:
No need for a transformer. Also no need to switch any voltage settings. Just plug and play. Very well thought out configuration. Extremely practical with the added bonus of sounding better than just about any othe amp.


Bob, how does it sound compared to a Twin? Thanks!


Marc, It's not as loud but has a better mid range to my ear.


Thanks Bob! I’m assuming you’re using an 8 ohm speaker? Have you tried with 4ohms?
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