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Kustom Double Cross 100W Tube Guitar Amp Head  

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    A world-class, all-tube head with a fanatically wide range of tones.

    Designed by noted amp builder James Brown, the 100W Double Cross boldly redefines high-gain guitar amplification with a broad spectrum of stunning tones and user-modified features.

    The Double Cross amp head has three distinctively voiced channels: Rhythm, Lead I and Lead II. Each Lead channel can be modified by users via four separate function switches which are located at the four end points of a cross design on the control panel. These switches are not simply EQ parameters; each uniquely blends additional 12AX7 tube stages, letting players actually alter the Gain/EQ/Attack structure of their preamps — modifications usually not offered to consumers unless they take their amplifier to a knowledgeable technician to be permanently "modded."

    The two Lead channels are voiced differently, with Lead I catering to a modern, heavy tone and Lead II crafted for a more traditional, high-gain "cranked amp" lead tone.

    The four switches on each Cross are:
    (1) Bright: alters the tone to enhance high-end response and tighten the low-end
    (2) Gain: boosts the preamp gain
    (3) Tight Stage: adds chunky, vintage-style gain like a classic amp when fully cranked
    (4) Thick Stage: offers rich, aggressive tonal qualities with complex harmonic content.
    These four functions may be activated, omitted and blended in any combination to create a fantastically wide choice of tones.

    Adding more gain usually causes so much compression that you lose dynamics and note definition. Although the Double Cross offers tremendous amounts of gain and distortion, it adds the extra tubes in a way that doesn't change your dynamics or sacrifice the touch sensitivity, regardless of the amp's settings.

    All three channels of the Double Cross provide separate Gain & Volume controls — a standard Kustom feature — as well as independent Bass, Middle, Treble and Presence controls. There is also a global Master Volume and a Boost Volume control that can be activated with the Double Cross's 5-function metal footswitch (included).

    A speaker cabinet-emulated Direct Out, drawn from Kustom's Coupe 1/2 Series amplifiers, has evolved to offer two signal options: (1) the tonal coloration provided by a Slant-style 4x12 cabinet or (2) The distinct sound of a straight-style 4x12. The rich, punchy tone of Kustom's D.I. signal is revered by professional musicians and is now even better.

    Special features include an all-tube, footswitchable effects loop, a 6L5 / #EL34 bias switch for changing output tube types, a Tight input jack that tightens the attack response of the entire amplifier, and a 5-function footswitch that activates each channel, the Boost function, and the effects loop.

    Features
    • 100 watts RMS
    • 6L6 or EL34 Power Tubes
    • 3 Footswitchable channels
    • 12AX7 Preamp Tubes
    • Bass, Middle, Treble, Presence per Channel
    • Rhythm Channel switch able Drive, Bright
    • Lead Channels switchable Bright, Gain, Tight, Thick
    • Global Master, Global footswitchable boost
    • All-tube footswitchable effects loop
    • XLR Direct Out with Slant/Straight Cabinet emulation
    • Switchable Tube Bias for EL34 or 6L6

    Ditch your current, limited-tone amp and get what rocks. Call or click today to order.

     
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    KustomDouble Cross 100W Tube Guitar Amp Head
     
    5.0

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    5.0

    WHAT A MONSTER

    Comments about Kustom Double Cross 100W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

    i got this brand new and i never played on one.iv had it for about 4 weeks.im happy.its very versatile.and the double cross switches work great.no noise gate needed in my case.its sweet.a death metal dream.or clean.what ever you need its in ther waiting.ill be using my double cross for recording.live gigs.and to kill all.thank you kustom for building a sexy looking and a great playing beast..GO BUY ONE RIGHT NOW IF YOUR A TRUE TUBE AMP GUY..BUILT IN THE USA..AND IT HAS ALOT OF I/O PLUGS..WHAT MORE CAN I SAY.

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    5.0

    Blown away...

    By Tripolar

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Kustom Double Cross 100W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

    I haven't actually played on one of these heads, but i've seen Joe Satriani's rhythm guitar player in action with two of them, and I was completely taken back by the sound. Looking up on stage, I saw Joe's rig (two Marshall AVT150H Heads and two beautiful Marshall cabinets to go along with them) and next to his on the other side of the drums were two of these heads (which looked SICK from my point of view) complete with a Kustom cabinet the rhythm guitarist was plugged into... just wow. Comparing the two sounds, I was surprised to find myself liking the tones coming out of these babies more than the Marshalls. The Marshall tones were still excellent, but the tones out of the Kustom's seemed to be more ballsy, and they really let loose the sounds of the guitars themselves instead of mostly just that of the amp. Buy this, but do know I think it can pump out even more tones with a better cabinet, like an Avatar, etc.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    New favorite

    By IAmLegion315

    from New York

    Comments about Kustom Double Cross 100W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

    I've played a million amps, including Engl fireball and powerball models, 5150, 6505, every rectifier there is. I wouldn't choose one of those over this. It's as high gain as you'll ever need and has one of the nicest clean channels I've ever heard, coming second to Fender. The only thing I miss is reverb, although getting a reverb pedal is a better choice anyways. All in all there's no regrets in this amp.

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    5.0

    Excellent Amp

    By Hernando Carrera

    from Hollywood, California

    Comments about Kustom Double Cross 100W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

    This is one seriously good guitar amp. If I had to compare, I'd say it's much more "Marshall" than it is "Mesa Rectifier", and in this case, this is a good thing. I don't think I've heard an amp this good since I heard the Framus Cobra and the Engl Powerball; both fine german metal amps to be sure, but the Double Cross can easily hold its own with either, is American made, and less money to boot. Check this bad boy out. If modded Marshalls are your thing, believe me you won't be disappointed. It gets some nice Fender-style cleans on the rhythm channel too.

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    5.0

    WOW!

    By Havocfan101

    from Tampa, FL

    Comments about Kustom Double Cross 100W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

    I've never played an amp that sounds as good as the Kustom Double Cross, the only thing that even comes close is like a mesa road king but that isn't even in the same class. This amp is awesome I'll never need to buy another amp in my life. Played with an Ibanez Jem and a Telecaster; this amp is great for any style of music.

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    5.0

    Wow

    By RisnShine7

    from Alabama

    Comments about Kustom Double Cross 100W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

    I just got this amp. I gotta say is it kicks major booty. I just spent half the day playing on it and had to make myself stop. I really like the lead 2 channel the best but I am kinda old skool.

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