Thursday, September 22, 2016

Todd Sharp Amplifiers Announce New Model JOAT 45RT to be Unveiled at LA Amp Show


 Increased Output Power and Driver Stage Offer Signature Exceptional Tone

NASHVILLE, TN Todd Sharp Amplifiers announce the highly anticipated addition of the JOAT 45RT to their already stellar product line, expanding upon the award-winning JOAT 20RT and most recent model, the JOAT 30RT. The JOAT 45RT will be unveiled at the LA Amp Show located in Van Nuys, CA Oct. 1-2, with Sharp exhibiting in rooms #1018 and #1020. In less than a year from their official launch in Feb. 2016 Todd Sharp Amplifiers has received the Guitar Player Editors’ Pick Award, the highest honor from the publication, generated A-list clientele such as John Oates, Vince Gill, Keith Urban, Steve Wariner, and Mick Fleetwood and continues to experience growing sales. 
The JOAT 45RT offers a major kick in drive and output power compared to its lower powered 20 and 30 watt brethren. The 45RT mirrors the front end preamp and tonal shaping of the 20 and 30RT models with a few minor tweaks to accommodate an additional driver stage and substantial increase in output power. The JOAT 45RT may be configured with a pair of EL34s (stock) or 6L6/KT66 type power tubes with a simple bias adjustment. That along with the EL34/KT66/6L6 type output stage offers not just more power but a bolder character - for those who just need more beef on the bone than a 20 or 30 watt amp can provide.  
It is a cleaner, higher headroom sound until you get the volume past halfway. Then, as any great amp should - the 45 gets into that magical rich harmonic compression as the volume control advances. Sharp notes, “My signature benchmark for all of my designs is a quick response feel under your fingertips coupled with that glorious squash we all love. A design goal with the 45 in particular was to tip my hat strongly toward a great vintage Marshall 50, but with the JOAT signature front end gain and tone shaping, reverb and tremolo. It is still a very straight ahead amp without overdrive or lead channel options.”
The high-end, hand-wired vacuum tube amps are the first of their kind from Sharp, who has 40+ years performing in studios and stages around the world. He has played with numerous artists, including Hall & Oates, Rod Stewart, Fleetwood Mac’s Christine McVie, Mick Fleetwood and Bob Welch, Delbert McClinton, Carlene Carter and many more. In addition to being such an established performer Sharp has run his own amplifier repair business, Nashville Amplifier Service, for over 20 years. Through all his years of experience Sharp had yet to find the perfect amp, so he decided to build one.
Sharp will be present both days at the LA Amp Show showcasing the JOAT 45RT to the public for the first time along with his signature 20 and 30RT models offering exclusive specials to attendees. In addition, he will demonstrate the JOAT Amplifier live with his critically acclaimed trio at The Baked Potato in Studio City, Saturday evening, October 1.

To learn more about Todd Sharp Amps please visit www.toddsharpamps.com

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