Now Available from Cause & Effect Amp Works

We are now making available, in limited quantities, a new line of fully featured tube amplifiers... Engineered for high reliability, cost effectiveness and great tone! If you have detailed questions, or want to be one of the first to have an amp, please use the 'contact us' page to inquire.

Image of tan tolex 100W '183' model

'Dumble'-inspired Guitar Amplifiers

Features

Cause & Effect amplifiers feature:

  • Head cabinet configuration
  • 50W or 100W versions
  • 6L6GC, 6CA7, or EL34 output tube choice
  • Buffered effects loop
  • Built in DSP effects including a lush reverb algorithm
  • Designs inspired by 80's and 90's two-channel D-style circuits
  • Three Button foot switch (Overdrive, Preamp Boost & Effects Loop)
  • Matching 1X12 or 2X12 cabs equipped with WGS Veteran 30, BL80 or ET65 speakers standard also available
Image of Black Tolex 50W HRM with Footswitch

Models

After years of building, testing and field trialing various circuit configurations, CE Amps has distilled our product line down to three tonally excellent and distinct Dumble inspired models. (That is not to say we won't provide custom configurations and voicing on demand!)

The '183' captures what we believe is the best in 'classic' D-style tones. It's 'Skyliner' tone stack produces shimmering clean tones and it's 80's inspired no-HRM overdrive section deliver smooth and transparent, yet aggressive lead sound. 6CA7 output tubes deliver a balanced blend of 6L6 pop and EL34 smoothness.

Studio Musician Doron Zor, of Big Bang Studios, solos with a custom built Tele through his CE Amps '183' (built by Brian under his label 'Brax'):

The Bluesmaster steps up it up a notch in terms of aggressiveness. It uses Dumble's 'Bluesmaster' tone stack and a 90's style Hot Rodded Marshall (HRM) overdrive section to bring us into the 'Dumble meets Marshall' sonic realm. The standard package delivers its power through EL34 output tubes.

For a quick 'taste' of the unadulterated overdrive tone, here's a short clip by Doron Zor. This clip was made with a 50W 'Bluesmaster' version of the Cause and Effect Amp Works Overdrive Special. It is playing through our 2x12 cabinet loaded with Eminence Delta Pro 12A speakers. Doron recorded directly into the mic, with no other pedals or post processing. He's using the delay/reverb effect built in to the amplifier:

Bluesmaster Overdrive Demo -- Click for MP3 download, you need Flash for the MP3 widget to work.

The Lucky Peterson signature model is our take on a classic American style blues sound. While it's tone stack is inspired by a more traditional black face circuit - a departure from our more 'Dumblesque' models, the overdrive section is taken from our '183' model. Cap this off with 6L6GC output power and you have a aural marriage made in heaven.

Lucky Peterson plays live through his signature 100W "Blackface 183" in this YouTube video:

Also by Doron, using the same backing track from his clip above, and a custom built Strat, a sample of the 'Blackface' clean channel:

Pricing

Preliminary pricing (introductory):

  • 50W Heads starting at $1999
  • 100W Heads starting at $2149
  • 1x12 Cabinets starting at $369*
  • 2X12 Cabinets starting at $469*

(* cabinets available only with amplifier purchase)

Black and Blond/Tan Tolex Options

Black and Tan Tolex Heads with Matching 2x12 Speaker Cabinets

Rear Panel Controls and Connectors

Rear panel controls and connectors

Customized Knob Choices Available

Sombrero Knob Option

Head with Matching 1x12 Cabinet

Head with matching 1x12 speaker cabinet in black

More CEAmps.com Sound Clips

Additional short clips from Doron on a couple different variations of our amplifier:

Here's a 50 Watt '183'-style amp played through the 2X12 loaded with Emi Delta-Pro 12A (guitar is likely a Godin LGXT):

50W 183 Overdrive Demo -- Click for MP3 download, you need Flash for the MP3 widget to work.

A full 100W '183' and the 2X12 Delta-Pro loaded cab:

CEAmps 100W 183 Demo -- Click for MP3 download, you need Flash for the MP3 widget to work.

Now for something a little different... the 'Blackface Special' is a departure from the Dumble circuitry. This is the clean channel. 'Blackface Clean' uses the 50W Blackface and a 2X12 cabinet loaded with Warehouse Guitar Speaker WGS Veteran 30s. Doron used a Custom made Tele built  by Ray Majury for this clip:

Blackface Special Overdrive Demo -- Click for MP3 download, you need Flash for the MP3 widget to work.

The following YouTube Video is courtesy of Doron Zor and was recorded with a prototype Cause & Effect Amp Works amplifier (made by Brian, Doron refers to Brian's brand "Brax Engineering" in the video):

Please note that details are subject to change.