We have also preserved an amazing cathode tremolo control scheme, which, in our opinion, surpasses the tremolo of the later "optical" type used in the older "Black Face" amplifiers of that period. The traditional cenotron in the power supply adds a pleasant feeling of warmth and light compression.
As with other Chapman Amps amplifiers, we have carefully selected the best components that match the design - transformers, CC resistors, OD capacitors for superior reliability, frequency response and feel. Structurally, PiTon, like all other amplifiers of the American School series, is mounted on Eyelet Boards, without the use of printed circuit boards. All connections are made manually with high-quality Vintage Cloth wires.
Chepman PiTon Reverb is the perfect all—tube amplifier for playing at home, in the studio and on stage!
The classic timbre of the BlackFace amplifier.
Sparkle, purity and brilliance — American amplifiers of the 60s are often described in such terms, and the fully tube Chepman PiTon Reverb provides this feeling in the format of a small head or compact combo. With two 6V6 lamps in the power section controlling a 12-inch speaker of your choice, you get the perfect dense sound that responds to every nuance of your game. If you were looking for a compact tube combo for recording, at home or small concerts, we highly recommend the Chepman PiTon Reverb.
By design, PiTon Reverb is close to the Champ, but with a push-pull power section and a spring reverb. The same traditional "blackface" tone stack, known for its purity, musicality and muted midrange frequencies. As with Champ, we've also added a neat BOOST switch that disables the tone block. With BOOST enabled, the frequency response and Break UP are clearly more "tweedy" in nature.