Remember the days when ideas were “better said” when stated in a romantic language of the continent? De Luxe, Coupe De Ville, Riviera, hell even Chevrolet referred to a cosmopolitan culture rather than the backwards-assed hayseed’s barnyard humor. Then came the dark ages of “freedom fries” and toothless flag-waving rubes crying for the freedom to live in a police state.
With an unkept (but sincere) nod to what little WAS good in the old days we urban luddites seek to deliver the pure, the simple and the dangerous sound borne exclusively of High Voltage Tubes. The Model 77 HT (“Haute Tension”—that’s Français—*wink*) handily shames the voltage-starved, hard soldered prêt-à-portere sold by Mc-Corporate wherein the chinese glass-work serves little purpose beyond the role of glowing eye candy to distract from the sorry digital corn syrup sound of “100 half-assed-half-stack choices on a chip-pedal”.The Model 77 features:
- Slovakian Twin-Triode High-Gain Tube
- Traditional High-Voltage Operation
- Bypassable Germanium & Gallium Rectifier Sets
- “Honest to desert-diety” Natural All-Tube Distortion
- Excellent Harmonic Modulation Control
- Adjustable Effect Gating
- Plug & Play Modification to ECC81 & ECC82
- Hand Made in USA
Model 77 excels with Guitars, bellows with Bass & sings like an electric chorus with Keys. Its array of controls allows warm tube pre-amplification, lush tube distortion, bypassable rectifiers of both germanium & gallium crunch and will follow your playing with gating so as not to scream when you stop noodling. Available at a modest price unprecedented for a compact & filthy tube preamp run at “haute” voltages as specified in the RCA radio books of yore.Audio Samples:
Specs:Cast Aluminum Chassis 4.75″ x 7.5″ x 1.5″
All Trogotronic instruments come complete with pretty much everything needed to “plug & play”. Still, herein are replacement parts should ever something go missing (plus a few extra options should ever such a fancy strike).