Because Dean Markley is personally the owner of UltraSound Amplifiers, we got together and are Reissuing some of the great amps that Dean designed back in the 80’s. Dean Markley Electronics was about 25 years ahead of themselves with the designs and tone of their amps.
Welcome to the first of the Reissues!!!! The CD60 All Tube Lead amp with channel switching!!!!
There will be more to come.
CD60 Lead/Electric Amp
The CD60 amps are all tube, two-channel combos. The clean channel produces lush, 3-dimensional clean tones with just a bit of grunt when you dig in. The Drive channel starts with a sweet, bluesy overdrive. But turning up the Overdrive opens the floodgates, unleashing enough thick, harmonically rich distortion to satisfy the most demanding player. With a separate Gain (Master Overdrive) control, you can control the balance when switching between Clean and Overdrive. There is also a “Voicing” switch for the Overdrive channel, when activated; it gives you all of the thundering low-end response you’ll ever want.
The 3-band EQ on the CD series amps is where the magic happens. Unlike most amps, the CD’s tone controls actually have some response when you turn the knobs, giving you complete control of your tone. Included in the tone arsenal are “Bright” and “Mid Boost” switches that give you that extra dimension in both the Clean and Overdrive mode. Also in the tone structure is a Presence control that allows you to sculpt the high-end response.
At the heart of the CD60, you'll find three 12AX7 preamp tubes and a power section fueled by two 6L6’s, driving a special Celestion 12” Speaker. Foot-switchable Reverb and Overdrive, variable Effects, Send and Return, along with PA-In and Pre-Out jacks complete this feature rich CD amplifier.