Allen Amplification does not export any of its products (except to Canada) at this time.
We can't provide the 50hz transformers required and are not able to provide the local support so often requested.
Our amps cannot be operated with step-down transformers due to the 50hz which will overheat them.
Thank you and best wishes.
18 watts (6V6 power tubes) or 25 watts (6L6 power tubes).
(4) 12AX7s, (2) 6V6 or 6L6 and (1) GZ34.
AB push-pull with adjustable fixed bias.
Bass, Treble and Middle controls plus BRIGHT switch.
All-tube driven 3-spring medium-delay Accutronics tank in a heavy vinyl bag with shielded cables.
18 gauge non-magnetic stainless steel with spot welded corners.
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.
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
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.
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.
Eminence Copperhead 10" in the 1x10 combo. Eminence Red, White and Blues 12" in the 1x12. Eminence Big Ben 15" speaker in the 1x15.
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.
Sweet Spot Chassis Only
Sweet Spot Head
Sweet Spot 1x10 Combo
Sweet Spot 1x12 Combo
Other Tolex and grill cloth options available at no extra charge
Matching speaker cabinets available too! See the Cabinets page.
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:
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
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.
Champ, Vibro Champ, Super Reverb, Pro Reverb, Vibrolux Reverb, Princeton, Bassman, Vibrolux, Tremolux, Concert, and Bandmaster are all tradenames of Fender Musical Instruments. Allen Amplification is not associated with Fender Musical Instruments.