After the huge success of the JTM45 amplifier, a 2x12"" combo version was released to satisfy popular demand and the now legendary 1962 Bluesbreaker Combo was born. Again the use of the GZ34 valve rectifiers pioneered by was responsible for helping to achieve the famed output stage compression and sustain exhibited uniquely by both the JTM45 and 1962.
Though tonally similar to a JTM45, the 1962 combo is loaded with two re-issue Celestion 'Greenback' 25 Watt speakers to re-create that classic sixties tone. The 1962 'Bluesbreaker' Combo also comes with the addition of a footswitchable Tremolo effect.
The 1962 received its more familiar nick name, the 'Bluesbreaker', after Eric Clapton used one with John Mayall's Bluesbreakers to record their highly influential 'Beano' album.
Here was one of the earliest and finest examples of a guitarist using the natural tone and overdrive of an amplifier to help form a fundamental ingredient in his own overall sound.
So if you're looking for that sensuous, creamy early Clapton sound, we guarantee that you'll find it in this beautifully re-issued combo. sounding. It has long been a tradition to place a jumper lead between both channels and mix the sounds to suit your taste.
Achieving a beautifully organic and vibrant overdrive with this amp, which is its trademark, can only be done in one way: crank it up! The result is pure, majestic tone uncluttered by unnecessary circuitry.
For solos, it produces a round, warm sustain that is full of classic character. With chord work, you get a bark and a percussive attack with natural sounding break up, which allows each note to ring out in a glorious musical crunch.
Output (RMS): 30 Watt
Speakers: 2 x 12"" 25w Celestion Greenback
3 Band EQ:
Pre Amp Valves: 3x ECC83
Power Amp Valves: 2x 5881
GZ34 Valve Rectifier:
Footswitch supplied: 73/PEDL-10008 (Formely P801)
Dimensions (mm): 740 x 610 x 265
Weight (kg): 30.2