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AXOLOGY: Carr Amplifiers introduces Raleigh amp

Carr’s new Raleigh amp is a three-watt 1x10 compact tube combo designed for home and studio use.

The Raleigh features an Eminence ’Lil Buddy hemp-cone speaker and a complement of two 12AX7 tubes and one EL84 tube. The amp has controls for volume, tone and master volume and a gain/master toggle switch. Sounds range from glassy Sixties-era blackface tones to juicy sustained overdrive.

The Raleigh measures 16 x 12 1/8 x 8 1/4 inches (WxHxD) and weighs 21 pounds. It’s available in a black cabinet with black front panels ($1,250), in custom-color cabinets with custom-color front panels ($1,350), and in color cabinets with maple or cherry front panels ($1,500).

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Christopher Scapelliti is editor-in-chief of Guitar Player magazine, the world’s longest-running guitar magazine, founded in 1967. In his extensive career, he has authored in-depth interviews with such guitarists as Pete Townshend, Slash, Billy Corgan, Jack White, Elvis Costello and Todd Rundgren, and audio professionals including Beatles engineers Geoff Emerick and Ken Scott. He is the co-author of Guitar Aficionado: The Collections: The Most Famous, Rare, and Valuable Guitars in the World, a founding editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine, and a former editor with Guitar WorldGuitar for the Practicing Musician and Maximum Guitar. Apart from guitars, he maintains a collection of more than 30 vintage analog synthesizers.