Carol-Ann Silk 20 Combo
This light weight Single Channel Combo Amplifier is designed for players who prefer simplicity and use pedals for creating different timbres. Basically its a lower power version of the Satin model in a light combo form. The design goal for this model was simply the most gorgeous clean tone possible with an extreme low noise floor, a tube driven reverb that sounds lush and never harsh even when the amp is pushed to its limits, flexible eq without silly extremes, an input stage with massive headroom to allow any effect to be placed in to the front of the amp. The input gain control allows the preamp to be pushed in to slightly broken but super smooth overdrive that is very useful for many modern popular styles.
The unique gain structure of the Silk uses a completely separate signal path for the reverb, avoiding the need to attenuate and re-amplify the dry signal like most amplifier reverb designs. The dynamic range and noise floor is preserved, something which is very evident as the Silk has absolutely no noise whatsoever.
The power amp stage uses a 'Tweed Style' 12AX7 driver feeding a pair of 6V6 power tubes.
As with all Carol-Ann amplifiers, the Silk is built by hand and put through an extensive testing process before shipment to the Dealer.
20 watt fixed Bias
1x 12" Celestion Creamback 65 speaker
2x 6V6 power tubes
Tubes: 2x 12AX7, 1x 12AT7, 1x 5751