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About this project

after remaking, recycling and restoring a TON of amps for people that love them... we have decided to really go after making amps for people that love thick, heavy, organic guitar tone, as we cannot find, restore, and remake enough amps to keep up with current demand. 

each one of our current production recycled amps ends up being sold within 24 hours of its release.

hovercraft is dedicated to making each amp unique to its owner. we make each one different so that no two amps end up the same. a bespoke stoner rock amp, if you will. 

this is what one version of the amp run will look like:

this project is funding a run of KT88 powered stoner / retro heavy rock amps for people that love the sound of, but cannot afford, such amazing vintage amps as: 

sunn model-T

matamp GTO and GTL

orange OR120 and 'pix only'

simms-watts

sound city

laney supergroup

laney klipp

'ormat' 2000 

marshall 'plexi' panel

once the project is funded, the production of the amps will commence, and depending on backer level, thats what kind of amp and/or cabinet you will receive. the amps will be shipped directly to backers from our shop in portland, oregon, or may be picked up in person. 

the remainder of the amps not pre-owned by backers will be offered for a projected price of less than $950 USD to the general public. its entirely possible this run of amps may be pre-sold and not hit the general market at all. which would make this the largest privately funded run of guitar amps in the history of music, if not the world. 

the attached video is of our most popular current amp. the 20 watt 'Andromeda 20' which is an 2xEL84 tube guitar amp. 

you can check out youtube videos of several of our other amps here on our youtube video channel here:

http://www.youtube.com/user/monotremataLA?feature=mhee

for a background on me, the project guy:

I have been making high end guitar cables with my other company, solid cables for over a decade now. I exhibit at NAMM and amp show and a bunch of other trade and industry shows. the cables are in use all over the world, have been even used at president obama's inaugural ball at the white house. solidcables.com is that site if you wish more information. 

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    1 - hovercraft 'andromeda 20' 2xEL84 20 watt tube amp in your choice of vintage tolex/levant

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    1 - hovercraft KT88 powered tube amplifier head in your choice of vintage tolex/levant

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    1 Andromeda 2 channel (big) amp with 2x kt88, 6550 or kt90 power tubes in backers choice of matamp green, or orange tolex/vinyide or Marshall purple bronco. If you have wanted one of these amps in the past, this is where you can get one!

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    1 - hovercraft KT88 powered tube amplifier head in your choice of vintage tolex/levant
    1 - 4x12 cabinet for the above with matching tolex/levant

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    1 - hovercraft KT88 powered tube amplifier head in your choice of vintage tolex/levant
    2 - 4x12 cabinet for the above with matching tolex/levant

    amplifier and cabinets will be either custom matched to a buyers existing amp, or designed to copy or clone a desired amplifier. leave that irreplaceable vintage amp home when you hit the road!

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    full custom backline of amplifiers for 2 x guitarists and 1 bass player.

    backline to be 2 full stack (2 x heads, 4x cabinets)
    and 1 bass rig (1 x head, 1 8x10 or 2x 2x15 cabinets)

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