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Genz Benz Black Pearl 1X12 Combo Amp   

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The Genz-Benz Black Pearl 1X12 Combo Amp is a classic, all-tube, EL 84, Class A design combined with the upgrades, enhancements and tone you would ex...Click To Read More About This Product

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All tube, all Genz-Benz, all good.

The Genz-Benz Black Pearl 1X12 Combo Amp is a classic, all-tube, EL 84, Class A design combined with the upgrades, enhancements and tone you would expect from Genz-Benz. This amplifier is built for those that know tone and feel are inseparable.

Single 12" cabinet design loaded with the Red Fang Alnico loudspeaker from Eminence, for those who crave the more compact Class A vibe.

FEATURES
  • Class A, EL 84 power tubes
  • All-tube signal path
  • Flexible power selections-pentode/triode selector - 30 watts/15 watts/8 watts
  • Tube boost preamp stage (footswitchable)
  • Passive 3-band EQ
  • Five-position voicing circuitry
  • Tube-driven reverb
  • Tube rectifier
  • Accutronics long pan reverb
  • 12" Alnico Red Fang speakers by Eminence
  • Solid 13-ply Baltic birch plywood cabinet

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SPECIFICATIONS

Black Pearl 1X12 Combo Amp

  • Power Output: 30W/15W/8W
  • Channels: 1
  • Preamp Tubes: 5x12AX7/12AU7
  • Power Amp Tubes: 4xEL 84
  • Speaker configuration: 1 x 12
  • Weight Lbs.: 53
  • Dimensions HxWxD: 20-1/2" x 22" x 12"
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Genz BenzBlack Pearl 1X12 Combo Amp
 
5.0

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best of 'em ALL!

By Old Mr Gibson

from hartford,ct

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Comments about Genz Benz Black Pearl 1X12 Combo Amp:

This my 1st Benz. I didn't know what I was missing. The build quality is like a tank. The sound is sweeter than you can even imagine!If you can hear it, this amp will deliver it! The amp is perfect and in combination with the Red Fang speaker the sounds you WISH you could make are right here! Expensive, a little, you get what you pay for so it's a bargain! Been playing electric guitar since 1958 and this is the best yet!!!!!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome Tone Monster

By Snouter-.tVkx

from New York City

Comments about Genz Benz Black Pearl 1X12 Combo Amp:

The Black Pearl 30 is pretty amazing. I have only use it at the 8 watt setting and that can get pretty loud. It is cool to know it can get even louder if necessary. I love the Alnico Eminence Red Fang, the EL84 tubes, the all tube signal path, the all tube boost, the reverb, everything. I was considering various Fenders, but gave this amp a try and am very happy I did. I emailed the designer and no biasing is necessary when the tubes are replaced. Put a Fulltone Ultimate Octave in front of it and get some amazing sounds from vintage to metal.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

genz benz BP

By Wade Dawson

from Granbury Texas

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Comments about Genz Benz Black Pearl 1X12 Combo Amp:

I'm still playing it clean, just cant get past it. No doubt its one of the sweetest things I ever played through, maybe the sweetest. Haven't gigged through it yet. It's a heavey booger I will say that...54 lbs I guess. I'm an old man so every thing is heavy. I play country and 'ol' rock....it's pricey but I guess ya only go aroud once....Tele's Strat's and Les Pauls....no problem.....

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Answered my search for tone!

By Artguy47

from Encinitas, CA

Comments about Genz Benz Black Pearl 1X12 Combo Amp:

While I'm a relative newby compared to many who have written reviews, this amp has probably saved me years (decades?) in searching for great sound. Like another reveiwer, I'm still on the clean channel, which is why I bought it. It has really opened up my the sound of my Quicksilver so much, I decided against an order for a new custom(though still buying a Suhr!), as my guitar is now giving my exactly the tones I was seeking. Nearly pulled my bad back out pulling this amp out of it's box. Built like a tank, and weighs about the same, to me.This isn't a metal amp, but that suits me to a tee. If you are looking for amazingly clean open tone, then this is an amp to consider. Basically a 'boutique sound' without the 'boutique price.'Buy one if you can, you won't regret it.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

It's about tone...

By J.P.-Cem7o

from NJ

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Comments about Genz Benz Black Pearl 1X12 Combo Amp:

Look at the tube/trans/PI of a random "botique" amp and you'll see a very similar amp in the BP. At this point I am still playing this amp with no effects at all, why? Because it has amazing tone. Not a super cascading gain amp, but you want to start with a clean sound anyway. You have the option of Pentode or Triode, 8-15-30 Watts without turning the amp off. Then there's the 5 voicings on the voicing switch. Plug in, use the first voicing, use your pick up selector and the T and V knobs on your guitar. You'll be there a while...and there's 4 more voicings on the amp. I plugged in a 1980's Dean V, a Variax and a 2007 modified Gibson Firebird. You get a clean sound with a soft pick attack and a snarl with a more aggressive attack. If you're the type that turns the guitar knobs up and flails away, this might not be the amp for you. If part of your sound is playing the amp as well as the guitar, a test drive is a must.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Simply the Best of the Best

By Sammy J

from Miamisburg, OH

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Comments about Genz Benz Black Pearl 1X12 Combo Amp:

In my humble opinion this is the best of the best. I have had just about every Fender amp made from the Junior to the Twins. Marshals, Vox, Line 6 and the list goes on and on. I have been playing and experimenting with amplification for over 35 years. I have learned that you start with the cleanest amp you can find and then add your needs because ya just can't do the opposite. With this Genz-Benz you have the cleanest sound with all your needs. It's a very simple concept. At least try it out so you won't miss out.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Tone Arsenal

By Dano3319

from Endicott, NY

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Comments about Genz Benz Black Pearl 1X12 Combo Amp:

The combine timbre and ownage that comes out of this amp are astounding. The class A tube tone is beautiful - getting ecclectic sounds for diverse genres is easy. It's ready for professional use: buy it!

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This is a nice amp.

By Derek-6CTAi

from Tacoma, WA

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Comments about Genz Benz Black Pearl 1X12 Combo Amp:

This could very well be the best overall combo amp on the market, at any price. I just got mine and the LP Classic Custom came alive. After a while I think the two of them were playing themselves. I was just an innocent bystander. Pick on up and see what I mean.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

new genz benz fan

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Genz Benz Black Pearl 1X12 Combo Amp:

Been looking to upgrade in sound while going to a smaller/lighter weight amp to lug around. Had a fender cyber twin and crate vfx50 2112. (the crate has better sound than the cybertwin) Tried several other fenders that were fine, but nothing that kept me awake at night dreamiing of it. Tried this one at urging of another pro that has one, and was blown away. The string dynamics, sensitiviy and responsiveness to your playing is incredible. Didn't know an amp could sound soooo good. Looks like this will be next amp. Kinda wish it had more footswitch capabilities, but in reality doesn't need it. Dial your sound to normal playing with guitar volume to 7 or 8, then change your bite by more aggressive playing and/or upping the volume and you've acccomplished far more than just the usual switch to another channel. Works great with acoustic and electric, single coil and humbuckers.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This class-A amp has CLASS

By JackStrat

from Frederick. MD

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Comments about Genz Benz Black Pearl 1X12 Combo Amp:

One of THE BEST Class-A amp's you'll find. Excellent design, components and workmanship; great (and USEFUL) features; playable right out of the gate - you won't be battling with the amp to sound good. Built for the Professional, from start to finish. Takes pedals well. Makes your humbuckers GROWL! Makes your single coils SING!

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