The Texas Tone® 12 Combo

Built By Hand in Austin, Texas

The Ulimate Low Power Combo Amp with Tremolo

Now available in 12, 22, or 34 Watt versions!


The Texas Tone® 12 is our signature amp, the one that started it all, and our most popular model. Incredibly touch sensitive and dynamic, it has those crisp cleans and crunchy 'punch & pop' that only a good tube amp can provide - and that you expect. Couple that with our unique output modulating tremolo that pulses with that "Hypnotic Slam Effect" and you have a highly portable 12 Watt combo amp perfect for Indie, blues, country, pop, and rock, whether on stage, in the studio, or at home. You want a small combo amp, with killer tremolo that can get that sweet and creamy tube crunch without splitting your eardrums, yet still have enough clean headroom to play those clean fills? This is it - and it loves to be played wide open, controlled by the guitarist hands!

The Texas Tone® 12 exemplifies the touch-sensitive dynamics that vintage tube amps are famous for. Control your picking attack and tone and volume from your guitar, and you'll be amazed at the touch dynamics! The Texas Tone® 12 responds to your input with in a way that defines touch sensitivity. You won't have trouble finding your sweet spot! For clean, country picking, plug into the #2 input, crank the Volume and Tone to 10, and let 'er rip. For blues or rock, plug into the #1 input, and crunch to your heart's delight.

Rather than the simple treble cut like most Tone controls, the Texas Tone® 12 uses Low-pass/High-pass EQ control that adjsts the amount of treble or bass with minimal effecton your volume. Sensitive yet subtle, this tone control gives you wide tonal variety without taking over your sound.

The output bias modulating tremolo circuit is lush and wide-ranging, not harsh like optical cut-off type tremolo circuits, but an Hypnotic Slam Effect that can be activated using the included foot switch.

The Texas Tone® 12 features deep bass response and shimmering highs without being muddy or ice-pick harsh. Break-up is easily controlled via the guitarist's attack on the strings and judicious use of your guitar's volume and tone controls. From clean to dirty, this amp allows you to remain in control of your sound. Jazz, country, blues, or rock, you'll be surprised at the variety of tones you can achieve with this amp.

Speaking of sound, when you play, you want to hear the sound of your your guitar- not unwanted noise. Towards that end, the Texas Tone® 12 uses shielded input cables and a proven elelctrical engineering grounding scheme to eliminate unwanted noise and hum from both internal and external sources. High voltage filtering is increased over traditional tweed-type circuits to provide a lower noise floor and a tighter bass response. You'll want to see the power on light to verify that the amp is turned on!

The Texas Tone Amps Texas Tone® 12 all tube guitar combo amplifier. $1,895.00. Includes footswitch, and Custom Amp Cover.

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Texas Tone® 12 Owners Manual


Texas Tone 12 EB22 - 22 Watt version with 5881 power tubes and fixed bias. More clean headroom and outpuit power.

Texas Tone 12/34 - 34 Watt version with 5881 power tubes, fixed bias, and long-tail phase splitter. Even more clean headroom and output power.

* Exclusive Double Mica spacers in the top of the tube to reduce rattle in combo amps!

** Why the C12Q over some of those famous, expensive speakers? Read the reviews:

I have a 1966 Fender Deluxe Reverb who's speaker gave up the ghost... I purchased a C12Q for my amp. When I fired that baby up with the new speaker it was like a trip back in time. The tone was tight, focused and warm, all the things a great Fender Deluxe should be...

[I] installed a Jensen Vintage Ceramic C12Q last year in a 5E3 tweed Deluxe kit amp. I tried other speakers to include small plug magnet alnicos. But the sound of the C12Q works the best for all volume levels of this amp. I tried the more powerful ceramics and they sounded muddy at lower to moderate volumes. The light weight alnicos sounded too thin and had no punchy bass. IMO The C12Q is just right for all volumes and it realy handles the higher volume crunch very well: No flubby bass, and no crackling... the C12Q does better than more expensive speakers in a 5E3.

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