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Kustom '66 DART Guitar Amplifier
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The new Kustom 66 DART Guitar Amplifier takes Kustom's popular 10-watt guitar amp platform and gives it a full-on "Tuck n' Roll" visual treatment. Ea...Click To Read More About This Product
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A limited edition Dart with vintage appointments.
The new Kustom 66 DART Guitar Amplifier takes Kustom's popular 10-watt guitar amp platform and gives it a full-on "Tuck n' Roll" visual treatment. Each unit boasts a vintage Kustom logo, carrying handle, control knobs and grille cloth. The '66 DART is a two-channel amplifier with analog reverb and delay effects and a plywood baffle, which enhances the resonance and overall tonality of the cab. .
Although it's a small amp, the '66 DART offers full 3-Band EQ, a speaker output to drive an external cabinet, Line Out and Headphone jacks as well as a CD/Tape input. The '66 DART amplifiers will be offered for a limited time only.
10 watts RMS output
6.5-inch special design speaker with plywood baffleboard
Lead and rhythm channels
Bass, middle and treble EQ
Analog reverb and delay effects
External speaker jack
13"W x 11-1/2"H x 7-4/5"D
290mmH x330mmW x198mmD
13-1/5 lbs/ 6 kg
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This beauty finally arrived yesterday and of course i couldnt wait to plug it in and anger my neighbors. to be honest i wasnt expecting much from it but ohh lordy can this thing pump out sound. dont think my guitar has sounded this powerful in while. it was worth every penny. If your looking for power on a budget this is the way to go!
The '66 Dart is small output but don't be fooled. It's heavier than it looks & as loud as you need for indoor practice. The delay/reverb are very plain but improve at higher volumes. I plan on using a pedal. It really shines on the cleans. It definitely makes hiss, but if you turn down the gain and use the guitar's volume, you can practically eliminate it which is great for headphones. It does take some fiddling with the knobs to find what you're after, but in the process you can find some neat sounds. For what it is, I'm totally satisfied. I wouldn't pay twice the price, but for the price I paid it's a steal. I got a blue one & with my blue strat I still can't get over how cool it looks & sounds, for 10 watts that is.
Wow. This thing is a lot more than i could've expected. Obviously, it's no Fender Twin, but it is such a great little amp! I plug it in, and it gives great bass, and a nice treble. The 2nd channel is very good, too. This amp also can make some nice acoustic sounds, too. It took me like a week, but I finally got a good tone from it for my acoustic.However, there is a bit of fuzz when you dial up the distortion and treble.This amp looks awesome and performs very well for a practice amp, and that is all I ask from it.
Got mine today and it is great for a practice amp or mic it for the gig. Harp sounds great through it. I gave away my battery powered amp after playing with the 66. Telecasters sound good on it also.
I got to be honest. I only bought the Dart 66 because I thought it would look good around the house, and it does. I really didn't expect it to be of much use, but I was wrong. This is a fine little practice amp. It seems like the plywood baffled speaker gives it more bass and depth. Has tons of gain and you can get a decent sound out of the 66 at very low volumes. It can grind out some good heavy blues and get downright nasty. I would have given it a higher features rating, but the delay stinks and I don't care much for the reverb. But you can coax a little ambience out of it. It's fun and looks great. I got a red one and I think I'll get a blue one next month. Since it is a limited edition, it might increase in value over the years.
This is a fun little amp. I'm a tube amp guy, this is the only solid state amp I own. The effects are OK, but for the cash this thing makes a good noise whether clean or crunchy. Nice fit and finish, looks very cool, can't beat it for the price.
Ok, this little 66 Dart amp looks fantastic (very 60's vintage), so for the modest price I wasn't really expecting the solid build quality and tonal variety that it offers. It's sound is well suited to it's overall "Tuck & Roll" vibe, since to me it sounds best on the Clean channel and (with low gain) on the Lead channel...like original Rock & Roll did. I may be the only one that actually likes the Delay (again used sparingly) which at least to me sounds better than the Reverb. Of course, it is NOT all things to all people, though. Simple and easy to understand layout is great for a Practice amp...but this is NOT a Performance amp. It's small and lightweight enough that it can be carried along with a guitar, but it's volume should be able to keep up with small practice sessions including some light percussion. I found a few usable sounds right out of the box, so tweaking should help define that even more. So far, I'm very pleased with this purchase and it seems to do the job it was designed to do (with a little style to boot)!
When i first got this thing, i plugged it in immediately, and i was like, "WOW!"This thing is extremely loud, and the naughahide (i got mine in red) just screams cool and retro. The bass on this thing is extrememly deep, and it almost sounds like a real bass plugged in if you plug in an acoustic-electric, with the bass cranked up.The second channel is not the greatest, but for the price of this little amp, it's definitely the best money can buy.
I bought this amp as a nice looking little practice amp and boy was I wrong. I can't even crank it up half way without blowing my eardrums and the sound quality is great. And you also can't for get the looks I got black and its is the sleekest looking amp I have ever seen. If you want unmatchable style for a unbelievable price BUY THIS AMP NOW!!!! Knowing what it is I would have gladly paid the retail price for this amp
It's just like I went back in time to the late 60's when I had a Kustom 200 and played in garage bands, local dances for school & local bars and in the high school orchestra. Same look, feel of the naugahide, even the knobs are the same. It's great to have the most unique looking amp ever ... again. Why did they ever change it???? This little amp sounds great for it's size. Just right for around the house. The effects are great and controllable. It lets me go back in time and play the old tunes and remember. Add a Fuze Face and Wa Wa pedal and hold on to your hat ! I love it !!
My Grandfather(bless his heart) Bought me a great Kustom 100 bass amp in 1969, which I still own. Later I bought a 100w 2x12 Kustom which was okay. I can only say that this is my third and most used amp. I love it and would pay double for it. It kicks the crap out of my Dean(sold), Ross(sold), and lil' epi(sold)
Just got my black dart 66 today and started wailing with my harps right away!!! Iam a blues harmonica player and this is a great travel amp for the money!!!!! I will buy again and again!!! I love my 66 dart and will continue to use nothing else and my harps also love the dart! It is as if they take on a life of there own when i use the dart!!!! Great value and great amp for the price!! 5 stars!
I just couldn't resist! I never had a Kustom back in the 60's because they were solid state (way too clean for guitar), but plenty of bass players and organists were using them. Once out of the box, I plugged a strat straight into the little amp. The delay is pretty good, the reverb not so good, but since the only parameter you can fool with is the amount of the effect, it works only as a constant anyway (there is no footswitchable effect input). Also, the clean channel is really nice sounding, but the overdrive channel is not - harsh and synthetic. Final evaluation: a good sounding practice amp, keep it on the clean channel with the delay on to your own taste, and enjoy the vibe of the tuck-and-roll tolex!
I found about the "tuck and roll" Kustom amps through a vintage guitar/amps book. I read the page displaying them and thought they looked awesome. When I received the amp I plugged in and...it sounded great. I liked the clean right away, and sounded pretty nice. You can get pretty good dirty blues rock tones out of it. Probably not the best metal/hard rock sounds but it passes. Overall its pretty nice and makes a great practice amp. Lastly, I think the look of it is the best part and to me its more eye candy or novelty amp then anything, but again, still works great for at home practice or small jams with your friends (makes a great portable amp). I got mine in red and it looks awsome. Nice work, Kustom.
Pretty damn good amp. It's good as a practice AMP, I like the reverb/delay effect that's built in. It serves very nicely.The two channels are useful, and the clean channel sounds very very nice. It makes a beautiful sound when I turn down my tone knob and pump out the neck pickup.The distortion is pretty good, though after a certain point adding gain does nothing and just sounds bland.All in all, a good practice amp, good features, and beautiful cleans. I wouldn't say it's the bast amp in the world but for a $ practice amp I would say it earned it's ratings.
I don't think I could ask for much more out of a practice amp. Its small, very portable, can keep pace with other 20 and 30 watt practice amps, and more importantly, sounds great. The clean channel is as one would expect for a small solid state. The lead channle has fantastic distortion that ranges from a good blues sound to a nice AC/DC crunch to a good modern distrotion. You're definatly not going to be able to play any metal through it with much satisfaction though. The delay/reverd certainly aren't fantastic, however they do lengthen and thicken tone enough to make them a useable and appreciated feature. My two gripes are that when playing through headphones its impossible to keep the volume low enough while maintaining a decent tone and that you can't entirely switch off the effects (you can turn them all the way down which effectly shuts them off) Best aspects about this are how much distortion you can get at such low volumes, how loude it gets for such a small amp, and plus its covered in naugahide, which is just plain cool.
What a great tone!!!!The delay/reverb is nothing to write home about,but,hey,for the price, whad 'da 'ya expect. The sucker is loud, gotta a tone that's down 'N' dirty and the covering is Kustom all the way. The color of mine is not so much red as it's a more wine/burgandy........ COOL!!!! I love it better than the red I ordered!!Get one today and own a Kustom for next to nothing.