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New low-watt guitar amplifiers available from WhiteBox Engineering. Spartan has 25/18 watt output, 2 channels with independent EQ. Read more

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New low-watt guitar amplifiers available from WhiteBox Engineering. Spartan has 25/18 watt output, 2 channels with independent EQ.

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These compact, low-wattage amps are loud, and capable of a wide range of tones from clean to modern high-gain. The preamp features two channels, each with its own EQ controls, and voicing switch. The first channel includes Clean, and Pushed voices, and the second channel has Vintage and Modern voices.

The Spartan's output is a surprisingly loud 25 watts, and each channel can be set at full or half power separately. Channels can be changed either by front panel or the included footswitch. 

Here's a photo of the rear of the amp.
Here's a photo of the rear of the amp.

An effects loop with a hard bypass switch rounds out the feature set. Heavy-duty components are used throughout, and construction is first-rate. This first run will be hand-numbered. 

This gutshot shows you the big caps used.
This gutshot shows you the big caps used.

We can achieve this feature set and quality level at a price of only $399 since the amps are available directly from the factory to the guitarist with no additional mark-ups. 

This will give you an idea of the size of the head, sitting on a JCA American Custom 1x12.
This will give you an idea of the size of the head, sitting on a JCA American Custom 1x12.

Spartan is a great-sounding, versatile, giggable amp, and a great value!

Risks and challenges

I've built many guitar amplifiers at a number of factories over the past several years, and I have the process well ironed out. The design is complete, tested, and ready for production - all we have to do is reach the necessary quantity to start the build. So the risks are pretty low - if we meet our funding goal, we can build some nice guitar amps at a great price, and if we don't meet the goal, there's no cost to you.

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    $219 reward

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    A limited edition WhiteBox speaker cabinet with your choice of Celestion G12M, G12T75, or V30. Or you can choose a special 4x8" speaker cabinet.

    Choose from Black, White, Orange or Blue covering.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
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    $399 reward

    7 backers Limited (43 left of 50)

    A limited edition Spartan guitar amp head. With switchable 25/18 watt output and two preamp channels.

    Choose from Black, White, Orange or Blue covering.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
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    $549 reward

    1 backer

    A limited edition Spartan combo amp. This is the same electronics as the head, in a single 12 speaker cabinet including your choice of Celestion G12M, G12T75, or V30. Choose from Black, White, Orange or Blue covering.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
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    $589 reward

    4 backers Limited (21 left of 25)

    A limited edition Spartan guitar amp head, paired with a matching single 12 speaker cabinet including your choice of Celestion G12M, G12T75, or V30. This half-stack is offered at a lower price than purchasing these items separately. Choose from Black, White, Orange or Blue covering.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world

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