Single channel head with two huge vintage American tones!
TWO VINTAGE AMERICAN TONES - DREAM 40 AMERICAN
Tube Rectified / HybridMASTER™
3rd Power's DREAM 40 AMERICAN amplifier takes the American channel of our Dream Weaver MKII and packs it all into a smart, streamlined package. You'll be amazed by DREAM 40 AMERICAN's crisp performance with superior precision, consistency and beauty.
Iconic Tweed and Blackface voicings
Inspired by our very own Dream Weaver MKII, the Dream 40 American takes both Tweed and Blackface voices and packs them into this single channel amplifier.
Channel Strip Close Up
Two different vintage American preamp voices are available via toggle switch, including Tweed (based on a '59 tweed bass amp) and Blackface (based on a '63 blackface bass amp). When you select your sound, you are switching entire preamp and tone stack circuits that faithfully recreate a superb vintage vibe. Blackface mode delivers that classic "scooped mid" American sound with excellent headroom. Tweed mode has that meaty "mid growl" and sweet top end that just oozes with vintage "voodoo."
Perfect Feel, Perfect Volume
For the ultimate experience in the "feel" department, we built in a rectifier tube socket loaded with a GZ34 tube rectifier for a vintage "tube sag" that adds just the right amount of compression and bounce to your sound.
HybridMASTER™ Volume Control
HybridMASTER™ and the Venue Switch are located on the front panel giving you the confidence to play what you feel when you feel it at exactly the volume you need for the occasion. Think of the Venue Switch as a "macro" volume adjustment - choose between full volume (Stage Mode) or an 80% volume reduction (Studio Mode) - and the HybridMASTER knob as a "micro" volume adjustment allowing you to fine tune your output levels. Patent-pending, HybridMASTER is volume management executed to perfection.
Model Name: Dream 40 American
Power: Class AB, 40 Watts (tube rectified), ~50 Watts (solid state rectified)
Power Tubes: Tungsol 6L6 x 2 as standard
V1 - 2: JJ Electronics ECC83S, V3: Sovtek 12AX7 LPS
Channel Controls: Volume, Bass, Treble and Blackface/Tweed switch
Other Controls: Presence, Stage/Studio Output Mode Switch (Stage Mode = 100% output, Studio Mode = 20% output), HybridMASTER™ Level Control for Fine Tuning Output Level, Insert-style FX Loop
Weight: 23 lbs.
Case Composition: 5/8" Birch
Speaker Outputs: 1 x 16, 1 x 8 and 1 x 4 Ohm Speaker Outputs
Dimensions: 18" x 10" x 9.33"
Operating Voltage: 120V is standard. Export 240V and other mains voltages are available
Rectifier Tube Socket:
One Rectifier Tube Socket: Socket ships loaded with GZ34 Rectifier Tube
Certification: CE Certified