Users Manual

A message to all aspiring amp cloners:


Please do not waste your time or mine, asking for a schematic for this amp, or any of my original designs, because that's not going to happen.

Question: What exactly is the 10^n, and why is it different than other amps I may have played through?


Answer: The 10^n is a very high power 4 power tube single-ended amplifier.  from this format alone, you have probably never played through anything similar. Building single-ended amps of this power is hard to do,.  That is why you will not see, or have never seen from the past, this type of design readily available. 


This particular amp is a no-holds-barred example of this design concept. So this amp runs at a very high current.  I could go on and on about specifics, but I won't, because all you have to do is play through it, to be blown away by this concept in guitar tone.


The video above answers this question in more detail. ^^^

Question: Why does the 10^n only have 2 control knobs?


Answer: Because you only need 2. Let me give you an idea of my design concept in relation to tone controls... You can give me any amp to play through, ranging from a good one, to one that sounds like total crap, and for a given  volume that I would  be asked to play through one of these amps, there will be an exact way for all the poorly-designed controls to be set, for me to get the optimum GUITAR TONE out of this amp, at the volume I'm expected to play it. 


So now, if I am at a gig, and I am at one volume level at sound check, and for some reason, when it's time to play, I am being told to turn up or down, I am going to feel the need to re-adjust the whole EQ rack to match this volume change. 


So what I give you on my amps, is the ability to match a great GUITAR TONE in relation to EQ, to the volume level you are expected to play at, with only one control. So if you memorize where you like that control set, in relation to where your volume control is set, life gets real easy.  So of course, me being a purist type of designer, why in the world would I want to send my signal through a whole bunch of extra parts, such as potentiometers and other tone-robbing components? The only reason I can think of is if I was not actually an amp designer, but instead, just a guy who copies the same old designs that never satisfied, anyway.


An example I can give you of this type of copycat nonsense, with the same thing over and over again, from amp builders, would be a standby switch. There is no practical use for a standby switch on a tube amplifier. It actually causes harm to your tubes. The original guy put one on his amps without knowing this, and everyone keeps copying it over and over again.

Frequently Asked Questions:

I wonder what happens if I click this?

Question: Can you make me an amp just like the one in the video, but at ____ watts instead?


Answer: No... why, you may ask?


I am not a copycat, or clone builder of other people's designs. All my amps are of my own design. It takes a lot of time and money invested to design a great amp. Changing the number of tubes in the amp, or any other thing, for that matter, means, to me, a total redesign. 


Which leads us to our next question: How many Watts is the 10^n?


The answer to that question is that it is as loud as you will ever need, or as quiet as you will ever need to be, with all the raging driven amp sound you can imagine, thanks to it's design, alongside that of the Gainmaster.

Ask a ?

Question: Can I purchase

just the Gainmaster?


Answer: No.


This video explains why   >>>>>>