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Chihuahua

Chihuahua

Blond / Cinnamon Chihuahua 1x10 Combo

New for 2013! Extension speaker jack, a new 6W 6V6 1x8 Chihuahua and a new 14W 6550 1x12 Chihuahua plus many new combinations.

The Allen Chihuahua ("chi-wah-wah") takes the home practice amp up to a whole new level. A Class A single-ended tube amp using a single 6L6 or EL34 power tube for 10 watts to drive a 10" Copperhead speaker with a full tone stack including my RAW mid/gain boost control and all tube driven spring reverb! The reverb recovery has an extra gain stage which is very welcome for great overdriven tones. The RAW control unscoops the mids for a more 5F1 tweed type tone. It has a respectable amount of clean headroom and bottom end authority on bass notes for an amp this size/power. At only 17" by 17" and 24lbs it is the perfect grab n' go practice amp. I've added an additional filtering stage to get rid of the typical "single-ended background hum" normally produced by these little amps so it is great for recording, too! All top notch components throughout including a stainless-steel chassis, US made power transformer, Heyboer output transformer, Accutronics 9" reverb tank, Switchcraft jacks, Carling switch, Mallory M150 tone capacitors, etc. Also available as a head and in kit form.

Here is a link to a Chihuahua review on Harmony Central.

The Chihuahua KIT now features simplified step by step assembly instructions!

Output Power

10 watts with an 8 ohm speaker load.

Tube Compliment

1 6L6 or EL34 power tube, 2 12AX7 and 1 12AT7 preamp tube.

Class

Class A single-ended.

Equalization

Full tone stack with TREBLE, MID/RAW and BASS controls. 0-4 on MID/RAW control is the MIDDLE control with 3 being about the stock setting for amps without a middle control. Above 4 is the RAW control which unscoops and boost the mids as well producing additional gain for overdriven tones.

Chassis

18 ga stainless steel chassis.

Transformers

TP24 power transformer is made in Chicago. TO11C Heyboer paper stick wound interleaved output transformer. See the TRANSFORMERS page for details.

Topology

Loosely based on the blackface Champ™ with AB763ish reverb added. Beefed up transformer set and power supply for use with 6L6/EL34 power tube and addition of MID/RAW control.

Cabinet

Finger-jointed pine cabinet with Birch plywood baffle and MDF back panels that don't warp. Reinforced black strap handle, bottom chrome corners and chassis straps.

Speaker(s)

WGS G8C for the 1x8, Allen modified Copperhead for the 1x10, and a WGS G12C for the 1x12.

Special Features

Dual input jacks (normal and -3db), master volume control, tube driven spring reverb using the 9" Accutronics tank, extra gain stage for better overdriven tones and a MID/RAW control to go from blackface scooped mids to thicker 5F1 tweed type tone. Now with an extension speaker jack!

Size and Weight

1x8 combo 17"W x 14"H x 9"D, 21lbs.
1x10 Combo - 17"W x 17"H x 9"D, 24 lbs.
1x12 combo 20"W x 18"H x 9"D, 30lbs.
Head - 17"W x 8-1/2"H x 8-1/2"D, 19 lbs.

Price

Chassis Only

$849

Head

$1,149

New 6W 6V6 1x8 Combo

$1,179

New 6W 6V6 1x10 Combo

$1,199

New 6W 6V6 1x12 Combo

$1,249

1x10 10W 6L6/EL34 Combo

$1,199

New 10W 1x12 6L6/EL34 Combo

$1,249

New 14W 1x10 6550 Combo

$1,299

New 14W 1x12 6550 Combo

$1,349

Options:

Other Tolex and grill cloth options available at no extra charge

Tuki padded cover 1x10

$65

Tuki padded cover 1x12

$70


Also available in kit form! See the Kits & Cabs page.

 

Sound Clips

Hear the Chihuahua on YouTube. Thanks to Bob Schell at brookwoodleather.com!

Chihuahua 1x10 amp was used for the clips blow. Clips provided by The Sound LLC in Charlottesville, VA.

Clips played by Ian Lawler on a PRS, Jason Butler on a rosewood necked Strat, or K.W. Miller on a 50's reissue Tele.

The following clips have the amp settings listed as a number separated by dashes, guitar used, genre/style. The numbers correspond to these controls:
Volume-Treble-Mid/raw-Bass-Reverb

1-1-6-9-1 both PU, Tele, Clean blues


2-6-2-2-5 PRS, Clean jazz


3-5-2-6-2 Tele, Country


2-6-5-2-5 PRS, New Age


6-5-3-5-1 Tele, Hoochi Coo


4-5-3-4-3 Tele, Chord melody


3.5-5-7-3.5-3 Strat, Blues lead


6-7-10-7-1 Tele, Distorted blues lead


3-4-10-3-5 PRS, 70s live rock


10-7-10-7-1 Tele, Texas blues


10-7-5-7-1 Tele, Twangy


Rock 59' Les Paul, Hard Rock

Chihuahua 1x8 Combo

Chihuahua 1x8 Combo

Chihuahua Head

Blond / Wheat Chihuahua Head

Chihuahua Combo

New 2013 Blue / Tan Chihuahua 1x10 Combo

Chihuahua Head

Brown Chihuahua Head

Chihuahua Combo

New 2013 Black / Gold Chihuahua 1x12 Combo

Chihuahua Combo

New 2013 Brown / Tan Chihuahua 1x12 Combo

Fully Equiped Chihuahua

Fully Equiped Chihuahua