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Sweet Spot

Sweet Spot

Sweet Spot Brown/Wheat 1x12 Combo

Output Power

18 watts (6V6 power tubes) or 25 watts (6L6 power tubes).

Tube Compliment

(4) 12AX7s, (2) 6V6 or 6L6 and (1) GZ34.

Class

AB push-pull with adjustable fixed bias.

Equalization

Bass, Treble and Middle controls plus BRIGHT switch.

Reverb

All-tube driven 3-spring medium-delay Accutronics tank in a heavy vinyl bag with shielded cables.

Chassis

18 gauge non-magnetic stainless steel with spot welded corners.

Circuitry

Hand-wired point-to-point with tinned solid-core PVC wiring, G-10 glass epoxy circuit board with brass eyelets. Carbon film resistors, Mallory M150 and CDM silver mica tone capacitors, Switchcraft jacks, Carling switches, and U.S. made molded type sockets.

Transformers

Cool and quiet running Allen TP25 160ma power transformer, TO30D upgrade paper bobbin interleaved winding output transformer, TR reverb transformer and TC choke are all U.S. made. See the TRANSFORMERS page for details

Topology

Design is loosely based on the Fender Princeton Reverb™ but with many enhancements such as a standby switch, middle control, bright switch, choke filtered power supply, filter capacitor bank, fixed bias phase inverter, deeper vibrato, adjustable power tube bias and bias measurement jacks.

Cabinet

Finger-jointed pine with black Tolex covering and black/white/silver sparkle grill cloth. Tolex covered rear screw-on panels, rubber cushioned chrome glides (feet), black rubber (steel reinforced) carrying handle with chrome caps and screws and bottom chrome corners.

Speaker

Eminence Copperhead 10" in the 1x10 combo. Eminence Red, White and Blues 12" in the 1x12. Eminence Big Ben 15" speaker in the 1x15.

Special Features

Bright switch and vibrato. Rear bias measurement jacks with adjustment pot, combination middle/raw control, extension speaker jack, choke-filtered power supply, 5 capacitor filtering bank with stainless-steel cover, fixed bias phase inverter (Paul C mod) and insulated input jacks for lower hum.

Size and Weight

1x10 Combo - 20"W x 16"H x 9-1/4"D, 34 lbs.
1x12 Combo - 20"W x 18"H x 9-1/4"D, 38 lbs.
Head - 20"W x 9"H x 9-1/4"D, 25 lbs.

Price

Sweet Spot Chassis Only

$1,349

Sweet Spot Head

$1,499

Sweet Spot 1x10 Combo

$1,649

Sweet Spot 1x12 Combo

$1,699

Options:

Other Tolex and grill cloth options available at no extra charge

2-button chrome footswitch

$40

Tuki padded cover (1x12 only)

$70


Now available in kit form! See the Amp Kits page.


Matching speaker cabinets available too! See the Cabinets page.

 

Sound Clips

Sarasota Slim happened to be playing his Allen Sweet Spot 1x12 for this very cool video. He also used it extensively on his soon to be released CD. It was set up with 6V6s and and old Fender orange JBL. Thanks for sharing this with us, Gene!

Sweet Spot clips below provided by The Sound LLC in Charlottesville, VA.

Clips played by Jason Butler on a 50's reissue Tele, or K.W. Miller on a 50's reissue Tele or Les Paul with P90s.

Numeric clip settings for Sweet Spot are:
Volume-Treble-Mid-Bass-Reverb-Speed-Depth

3-7-6-5-6-5-10 Tele neck pickup


4-7-6-4-7-0-0 Tele both pickups


4-7-6-4-7-0-0 Tele bridge pickup


7.5-7-4-3-0-0-0 Tele neck pickup


10-10-10-10-0-0-0 Tele both pickups


10-10-10-10-4-0-0 Tele bridge pickup


4-4-6-6-2-0-0 Tele


4-7-6-4-2-3-6 Tele


6-7-6-4-1-0-0 Tele


8-7-6-4-1-0-0 Les Paul P90s


3-7-6-4-2-0-0 Les Paul P90s


3-7-6-4-1-0-0 Les Paul P90s




This is a recording of guitarist Bradford Meyers playing a Guild archtop with humbucking pickups through an Allen Sweet Spot 1-12. The microphone was a Shure beta 56 through a Sytek preamp into Protools HD. No compression, no eq, the reverb is from the amp itself. Recording engineers Phil Combs and Marcos Sastre.

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Sweet Spot

Sweet Spot with new blue diamond vinyl