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Alessandro Amplifiers The term high-end has been used in the home audio market for many years now. High-end home audio is what we refer to when we speak of a higher level of fidelity in a home stereo system. Classic circuit design, vacuum tube technology and scientifically engineered, proprietary components are carefully selected and combined to provide an extraordinary listening experience for those who are fortunate enough to hear it.

George Alessandro has taken this concept and applied it to the world of guitar amplification, with extraordinary results. Beginning with his Redbone and Bloodhound series of heads, George has developed a circuit which is elegant in its simplicity, and which, when combined with carefully selected, ultra-premium components, provides a harmonically rich sonic experience found in no other amplifier currently available. More recent additions to the lineup, such as the Beagle, the Basset Hound, the English Coonhound, the Plott Hound, the Italian, the Black 'n Tan, and the Blue Tick carry the concept even further. Alessandro amps are not for everyone. But for those whose taste is discerning and refined, we believe there to be no finer amplifier available anywhere, at any price.

Which Amp is right for you?

Are you looking for a Straight Ahead Jazz Amp?
The new Italian Greyhound was designed to deliver an amplified, acoustic Archtop sound. The Italian is available with or without Reverb. There is also a matching 1x12 cabinet available, again designed to deliver that acoustic Archtop sound.

Are you looking for a versatile Blues/Rock amp?
The Redbone, English, Plott, or Beagle will deliver a dynamic tonal range that will allow you to tune in "your" sound. See "How Much Power Do You Need?" to select between these models.

Are you looking for a high gain/high power Rock 'n Roll amp?
The Bloodhound is for you. This amp delivers that classic late 60's to late 70's sound with gain and power to spare.

Are you looking for a Bass or Steel guitar amp?
The Basset was designed to deliver a big, warm, natural sound for Upright and Electric Bass.

How Much Power Do You Need?

Are you playing primarily at home and playing with a band only one in a while?
I would recommend a lower power, Class A amp like The Beagle or Plott. With the lower powered amps you can "turn them up" without having to deal with abusive volume levels. The Pure Class A curcuit will deliver a rich, dynamic feel at all volume levels, eliminating the need to have it always turned up all the way.

Are you playing at home, in the studio, and gigging regularly?
The lower powered, Class A amps are the key here also. The English, Beagle, and Plott will perform admirably at your small to medium sized gigs, with The English being able to handle even larger gigs. In the studio the superiority of the Pure Class A circuit will come through to tape wonderfully and at home you can achieve great tone at any volume.

Are you playing professionally at large venues
If you need a louder stage volume to be heard in the mix, The Redbone or Bloodhound will boldly deliver. The English is also a good choice if your rig is mic'd or if you need a moderate stage volume level.

Do you want a lot of clean headroom or are you a Jazz or Country player?
The Redbone will deliver a wide range of sounds, with a lot of clean headroom. When turned up it will give you that classic tube distortion. The Italian is a totally clean and warm powerhouse. It can handle any Jazz performance that may come your way.

Variations Between Models

Beagle
A 10 Watt, 2xEL84 based amp for studio, home, and small / moderate sized gigs. This amp has an extremely dynamic tonal range that covers Rock and Blues all the way to Country music. This amp was optimally designed to work with a 1x12 or 2x12 speaker cabinet with the Alnico Blue/"Bulldog" speaker. Utilizing the EL84s voicing this amp delivers that classic jangle and shimmer when clean and a highend harmonic overdrive when distorted.

Plott Hound
A 10 Watt, 2x6V6 based amp for studio, home, and small / moderate sized gigs. This amp has an extremely dynamic tonal range that covers Rock and Blues all the way to Country music. This amp was optimally designed to work with a 1x12 or 2x12 speaker cabinet with the Alnico Blue/"Bulldog" or Celestion G12H30 speaker for a British sound or with a Jensen type speaker for an American sound. Utilizing the 6V6's voicing, this amp delivers a rich midrange with a smooth top end and a creamy harmonic overdrive when turned up.

English Coonhound
A 20 Watt, 4xEL84 based amp for studio, home, and gigging. This amp has an extremely dynamic tonal range that covers Rock and Blues all the way to Country music. This amp was optimally designed to work with a 2x12 speaker cabinet with the Alnico Blue/"Bulldog" speaker or with a Celestion loaded 4x12 for a British sound. Utilizing the EL84's voicing, this amp delivers that classic jangle and shimmer when clean and a highend harmonic overdrive when distorted.

Redbone Coonhound
A 55 Watt, 2x6550 based amp for studio and larger / outdoor gigging. This amp has an extremely dynamic tonal range that covers Rock and Blues all the way to Country music. This amp was optimally designed to work with a Celestion loaded 4x12 for that classic late 60's / early 70's Rock sound. Utilizing the 6550's voicing, this amp delivers smooth, articulate and bell-like clean tones and a harmonically rich, buttery-thick distortion.

Redbone Special
A 55 Watt, 2x6550 based amp based on an all octal preamp, for studio and larger / outdoor gigging. This amp has an extremely dynamic tonal range that covers Rock and Blues all the way to Country music. This amp was optimally designed to work with a Celestion loaded 4x12 for that classic late 60's / early 70's Rock sound. Utilizing the 6550's voicing and the Octal preamp section, this amp delivers a big, bold, articulate and bell-like clean tone and an ultra-rich, buttery-thick distortion.

Bloodhound
A 55 Watt, 2x6550 based amp for studio and larger / outdoor gigging. This amp is a flat out Rock 'n Roll amp. This amp was optimally designed to work with a Celestion loaded 4x12 for that late 70's Hard Rock sound. Utilizing the 6550's voicing, this amp delivers a tight focused clean tone and a harmonically rich overdriven distortion.

Italian Greyhound
A 60 Watt, 2x6550 based amp for home, studio, and gigging. This amp has an extremely dynamic tonal range that covers straight ahead Jazz to a Funk or Bluesy style. This amp was optimally designed to work with a 1x12 Alessandro / Cerwin Vega Speaker, to deliver an acoustic Archtop sound. Utilizing the 6550's voicing, this amp delivers a smooth, warm and "woody" tone.

Basset Hound
A 60 Watt, 2x6550 based amp for home, studio, and gigging. This amp has an extremely dynamic tonal range that covers your Upright and electric Bass amplification needs. This amp was optimally designed to work with a 1x12 Alessandro / Cerwin Vega Speaker, to deliver an acoustic Upright sound. Utilizing the 6550's voicing, this amp delivers a big, smooth, warm and "woody" tone.]

Blue Tick
A 20 Watt, 4x6V6 based amp for studio, home, and gigging. Think of a Plotthound meets an English. This amp has an extremely dynamic tonal range that covers Rock and Blues all the way to Country music. This amp was optimally designed to work with a 2x12 speaker cabinet with the Alnico Blue/"Bulldog" speaker or with a Jensen for classic Americana. Utilizing the 6V6's voicing, this amp delivers a rich midrange with a smooth top end and creamy harmonic overdrive.

Black 'n Tan
The Black 'n Tan can accept 2 x EL34, 6L6, or KT66. The preamp uses 2 x 6SL7. The Black 'n Tan is able to deliver both the classic American and British tube amp tones. Big warm clean tones with a round, bell-like quality.

 
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