RedPlate returns the BlackVerb to the 2017 lineup. The BlackVerb is known as the "Swiss Army Knife Amp" as it combines a traditional tone stack with a smooth and musical overdrive.
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This amp was designed for the working musician that wants to play multiple styles with minimal setup time. It is a true 50 watts (2 6L6) with amazing headroom, stackable overdrive and a musical and luscious tube-driven reverb. Like all RedPlate amps the BlackVerb is handbuilt, point to point (eyelet board) construction. Reliable, quiet and ready to rock.
- 6-way Mid Q (mode) Switch - Dial in your mids for everything from a scooped “country” tone to a full on fat “fusion” tone.
- Pull Middle knob – Shifts the mids to get a warmer sound akin to a "deep" switch.
- Rear Panel Voicing Switches – Humbucker and Smooth Compression switches makes switching your guitar types and playing styles quick and easy.
- 3-Way Bright Switch – Two different bright modes give you the flexibility you have always wanted or turn bright off.
- Tone Stack Bypass – Turn the Bass knob all the way counter-clockwise and remove the whole tone stack from the circuit to get a “guitar-straight-to-master volume” path that is clean and powerful.
- Drive Shift - Shifts the overdrive tonality to a more aggressive British character.
- Level High-Cut - Removes high-end bite, if needed, from the drive channel.
- Presence Bypass – Dial in just the right amount of brightness or remove the presence control from circuit for more bright tone
with more output.
- Tube tank-type reverb – Can be turned off to create more headroom by removing it from the circuit.
- Tube Serial Effects Loop – Most useful effects loop out there – even adds to the tone when no external effects are used.
- Fixed / Cathode Switch (external test point and adjustment)
- Hi / Lo Power switch (50 watts / 18 watts)
- 3-Button Foot switch – The footswitch lets you choose Mid mode (takes you right to the tweed mode on the 6-way Mid Q), Drive and Boost using a standard midi cable for easy replacement.
RedPlate family member, Aram Stoop playing his BlackVerb at a recent gig. Aram says, "I guess this shows how much I still love my BlackVerb. No drive pedals whatsoever. It still sings!" Thanks for sharing, Aram - you sound fantastic!
Long time RedPlate player, Ty Curtis, features BlackVerb RedPlate Amps in his video for the single "Blame Me"