The JOAT 20RT: Jack Of All Tone/20 Watts/Reverb & Tremolo.
Twenty watts of glorious dynamically responsive amplifier featuring an EL84 Output stage (also available as 6V6), with ultra expressive Reverb & Tremolo.
“My flagship 20 watt head was a long time in the making. Playing guitar is an artful expression and so is building a great amp. I spent many years playing and looking into what makes great amps great. I didn’t see any need for another “knockoff” amp. There are plenty really good offerings out there already. The JOAT series amps are unique in design. We’re not copying or starting from any existing design as a basis.
I chose a 6AU6 pentode first stage tube which provides a wide dynamic responsive feel to drive everything. There is no conventional tone stack but instead a 5 position rotary stepped Attitude switch to choose various gain and EQ options for the first gain stage along with the Bite switch. From there we have a Low Cut coupling network in 6 positions and a 6 position High Cut filter – which offers a unique approach to treble cut/compression across the output tube plates.
I am a freak for reverb and the JOAT Reverb has a signature all its own. It’s lush, smooth and sounds more like a rich plate than spring verb. I drive two shock mounted pans with a power tube and custom wound transformer. It has a ton of headroom, and you can dial in all kinds of touch and tonal variety between its level and tone controls and pull bright option. JOAT Tremolo is straight amplitude modulated trem – super smooth, wide ranging in speed and depth from swamp to full stutter.
It’s a different approach all the way around”.