The Absolute Ultimate In Jazz Tube Amps!
J Hale Music is pleased to announce an exclusive arrangement with renown
amplifier manufacturer and guru, Gerald Weber of Kendrick Amplifiers. The
Kendrick Specialty Jazz Amp is a 40 Watt All Tube Amplifier with special
built in effects. It is the absolute ultimate for jazz guitarists
who just love that 'tube sound and performance'.
Our arrangement with Kendrick for this great Jazz Amplifier is not affected
by Gerald Weber's recent announcement to retire from the building of amplifiers!! Gerald
will still build this amp with exclusive availability from J Hale Music!!
Testimonials From Jazz Amp Customers:
The Jazz amp is so rich and thick and full, right up to the treble strings.
I was easing the mids and bass, boosting the treble a bit and still no brittle
tones at the high side. The complex tones of chords were arresting--I just
kept coming to a stop to listen...I am loving my Jazz Amp. Played a gig the
other night and a guest guitarist plugged in--all he could say was 'Whoa.' Rich,
complex, loud, and set just over 3! Not to mention great looking." . "I
am loving my Jazz Amp. Played a gig the other night and a guest guitarist
plugged in--all he could say was "Whoa." Rich, complex, loud, and
over 3! Not to mention great looking." " This is the only amp I've
ever heard that really 'does it' for me and I've
been doing this for 45 years now."From Kendrick President Gerald Weber:
While other Kendrick amps may be designed for playing blues or rock guitar
with deliberate tube distortion and deliberate early tube breakup; the
Kendrick Specialty Jazz Amp design prioritizes headroom, transient response, and
purity of tone. The oversized custom paper bobbin output transformer could
easily handle twice or triple the power the amp produces, so by operating
well under maximum spec, the output transformer provides plenty of headroom
and transient response with "puffed up" tube clarity and natural
tube compression not found in other amps. The oversized power supply
provides a purity of tone that is pure fundamental and lacking the sub
tones ( most of which are out of tune) found in other amps.
Canarywood, a hardwood from the Brazilian rainforest, was the clear winner
in tests of all available types of hardwoods for use with a guitar speaker
cabinet and has been used on the Kendrick Specialty Jazz Amp. Focused and
lacking any out-of-tune resonant frequencies, the wood is both louder and
clearer than other woods. One can play closely voiced chords with notes of
1/2 step intervals and the notes are still clear and discernable -- like
a long-scale grand piano.
The 10" FANE ceramic speakers feature massive oversized magnets
that allow for focused and ultra clear bottom-end that would normallybe
found only in a 12" or 15" speaker design. Besides the obvious
advantage of smaller physical size, the 10" cone has lesser mass (and
therefore less cone inertia). The response is ultra quick and ultra precise. Silky
smooth on the top-end; with thick, yet clear midrange; and a focused, tight
bottom-end make this the perfect match for the Canarywood cabinet.
Unparalleled efficiency with the wood, the speakers, and the amp allow the
musician to get his point across musically simply by having the amp
respond to his playing. When playing through the Kendrick Specialty Jazz
amp, one can feel the amp responding to the players technique. The amp
is a part of the instrument. It wouldn't be an electric guitar if it didn't
have an amplifier and the sound we hear is actually coming from the
amplifier. The Kendrick Specialty Jazz Amp features the Kendrick all tube
and spring, 3-knob reverb. This proprietary circuit was designed and then
tweaked over a period of years to become the most organic and natural sounding
analog reverb. Most 3-knob reverbs have the reverb occur in the front part
of the preamp circuit. The reverb sound then becomes somewhat distorted as
is moves from stage to stage. The Kendrick design has the reverb routed around
the preamp circuit and injected directly into the output stage. The result
is clear and clean 'verb. The three controls are Dwell, Tone and Mix. The
Dwell is how hard the reverb spring pan is being driven. Drive it harder
and there is more spacious reverb. The Tone control is to control the tone
of the reverb independently of the tone of the amp. This allows a range of
reverb tones from organic, natural wooden room sounds to Pacific Ocean Pipeline
reverb. The mix control simply adjusts the ratio of dry to reverberated signal."
Note that Gerald Weber, the designer of the Kendrick Specialty Jazz Amp has
authored a number of books dedicated to the art and performance of tube based
amplifiers. In particular Mr. Weber has authored, "A Desktop Reference
of Hip Vintage Guitar Amps" and "Tube Amp Talk for the Guitarist
and Tech" Both are over 500 pages and both are in their 5th printing.
In addition, he has produced three instructional Tube Guitar Amp Videos and hosts
a "Tube Guitar Amp Seminar" twice a year now for the last 7 years.
Finally, he has written an amp column and an Amp Advice column ("Ask
Gerald") in Vintage Guitar Magazine every month now for 12 years
Tone is everything. Players should pay more attention to their amps. It is
common knowledge that one can get a better sound with a three thousand dollar
amp and an eight hundred dollar guitar than using a three thousand dollar
guitar with an eight hundred dollar amp. Put you music dollars where it makes
the most difference. The sound you hear is coming from the amp. Fast-food
amp = greasy tone. Gourmet amp = mouth watering tone. Think about it." ...
Gerald Weber, Kendrick Amplifiers
Enough Said!! J Hale Price: $3,295.00 Special Order