Milkman Sound has just announced a new high-power amp-in-a-pedal. Called The Amp 100, this neat pedalboard-sized tube/Class D hybrid guitar amp is rated at 100 Watts despite its compact casing.
100 Watts plus boost
Milkman’s The Amp line is hand built in California, USA. When we wrote about the first product in this family of tube/Class D hybrid guitar amps, it was among our most popular posts in its product class for NAMM 2018! Clearly, Milkman Sound has hit a nerve with the concepts behind this product series.
The Amp 100 has a maximum wattage of – you guessed it – 100 Watts. It also has an integrated FET boost circuit for when you need a little more grunt. But there’s more. Milkman Sound has also included a rather handy dual control reverb to let you add a touch of space to your tone.
Simple and Sleek
It comes in a sleek, simple black finish with walnut end panels that add to the ‘premium’ look.That’s rounded off with silver control knobs. The Amp 100 delivers 100 Watts into 8 Ohms, 50 Watts into 16 Ohms or 200 Watts into 4 Ohms.
FET Boost and Reverb
The Amp 100 uses an internal FET boost. It starts at unity gain and can be used as an ‘always on’ EQ if required. That will give you a subtle boost for the mid-range when left engaged. You can then push the single 12AX7 tube into saturation to get into tube drive tone territory.
And there’s also a dual-control reverb section with controls for decay time and reverb blend. The decay control ranges from a short room ‘verb sound all the way through to a tank spring reverb sound. The tremolo from the original The Amp pedal is missing here. But all-in-all, this pedal looks like it has a lot to offer. The original 50W Amp pedal was priced around USD 699-799, so expect this one to be in a similar range, perhaps a little more given that it has twice the power.