150w – $5095
The Amplified Nation Steel String Singer is based on Steel String Singer #005, originally built for Eric Johnson and now owned by Carlos Santana. The #005 version of the SSS is the most coveted SSS circuit since no online schematics or layouts are available. There are only two builders in the world that have the knowledge to craft this version of the SSS.
With 4 x 6550 150w, the power section is articulate, punchy, and stays clean to extreme levels of volume. You can dial in sparkly and plunky JM cleans, or tight and aggressive SRV clean leads. The amp has a very luscious reverb that works well with either style.
Our SSS has a cathode follower driver tube, which is an additional 12AT7 located in the power section. The cathode follower adds output with extremely low distortion. The additional output gives a very percussive action that sustains forever and in our option sets the standard for SSS sound.
The amp has three-tube reverb with send and return reverb controls. The “send” control flavors the spaciousness of the reverb, while the “return” sets the reverb level in the mix.
The amp also boasts 6 position EQ filters, which allow for quick adjustments after the tone stack, giving you even more flexibility with your tone.
The SSS clean-sustain is extraordinary. The SSS can even flip notes into feedback without overdrive. The tones are HI-FI and three-dimensional; the clean tones that the SSS provides are unmatched. Preamp boost and FET (additional gain stage) are built into the amp and are included on the footswitch along with a reverb kill switch.
Our Singer is 100% hand built into a 22.25″ powdercoated chassis, but it’s massive presence will still fit on top of our oversized 1×12 cabinet. The amp can also take KT88 tubes with a rebias.