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Hot Amps - Ayreon 2011 - Arjen Lucassen signature guitar amp

Arjen Lucassen signature all tube guitar amplifier offering fast response,warm transparent tone from lean to high gain, fully hand-made of first quality materials and components, featuring three channels, serio-parallel tube driven effects loop and more..
Hot Amps - Ayreon 2011 - Arjen Lucassen signature guitar amp
 
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Hot Amps - Ayreon 2011 - Arjen Lucassen signature guitar amp
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ARJEN LUCASSEN' ULTIMATE TONE MACHINE - HOT AYREON 2011!


“I've got many guitar amps, but all of them are missing something -- either bottom, top, attack or midrange. I end up having to combine several amps to get the sound I want. But Hot amps have made this Ayreon 2011 amp especially to my personal specifications and it has it all...finally I don't have to switch amps all the time anymore!”
- Arjen Anthony Lucassen

HOT Amps got one of the biggest challenges ever... to develop and build an ultimate all tube guitar amplifier which would satisfy one of the most demanding professional musicians ever Arjen Anthony Lucassen... and we succeed! The result = boutique three channel rock/metal all tube extreme machine called HOT Ayreon 2011!

Arjen Anthony Lucassen - worldwide known progressive rock guitarist, multi instrumentalist and composer best known for his projects Ayreon and Star One and for cooperation with other well known artists as James LaBrie, Jorn Lande, Mikael Akerfeldt, Bruce Dickinson, Dan Swano, Devin Townsend, Fabio Lione, Jens Johansson, Russell Allen, Timo Kotipelto and many others. Arjen has become an icon within the world’s top elite of prog rock and prog metal artists. Arjen is known as to be one of the most demanding musicians in terms of the final tone and sound of his records who always choose his music gear based solely on the criterion of best possible sound and tone; he never get and never want to be paid for using music equipment. Thus he is getting the freedom of choice. As we at HOT amps have been always successful in serving professional musicians with all tube hand-made guitar and bass amplifiers of the highest manufacturing and tone qualities we decided to get new challenge and offer Arjen Anthony Lucassen to develop a special and ultimate all tube guitar amplifier made to his “measure”.

Arjen had always been combining a lot of guitar gear (different amplifiers, pre-amplifiers and guitar effects) in order to get that right tone. Our aim was to develop a guitar amplifier which would be sole and ultimate solution allowing Arjen to get perfect tone, attack and wide sound variability with one amplifier and get rid of all electronic stuff around him. We have been planning building and optimizing new guitar amp signature model for one and half year… and finally we succeed and the Universal tone machine HOT Ayreon 2011 finally arrived to Arjen’s sound galaxy!

Arjen Lucassen says: “I've got many guitar amps, but all of them are missing something -- either bottom, top, attack or midrange. I end up having to combine several amps to get the sound I want. But Hot amps have made this Ayreon 2011 amp especially to my personal specifications and it has it all...finally I don't have to switch amps all the time anymore!”

We are happy that Arjen already used his new signature guitar amp on his new upcoming solo album called Lost in the New Real (to be released on 23 April in Europe and 8 May in USA).

 
 
 



!HOT AYREON 2011 SOUND SAMPLES!


GOOD TO KNOW: Sound samples recorded and played by Arjen Anthony Lucassen.
Distortion is produced solely by HOT Ayreon 2011, no overdrive used.
 
  • HOT Ayreon 2011 - Clean - recorded by Arjen Anthony Lucassen (delay and chorus effects had been applied):
  • HOT Ayreon 2011 - Distortion - recorded by Arjen Anthony Lucassen:
  • HOT Ayreon 2011 - The Slime - recorded by Arjen Anthony Lucassen (all guitars in the song played through the HOT Ayreon 2011):


FEATURES


HOT Ayreon 2011 is the signature all tube guitar amplifier model of Arjen Anthony Lucassen. Fully hand-made and hand-wired guitar amplifier made by point-to-point technology made of first quality materials and components, featuring three channels, serio-parallel effects loop driven by ECC83 valve, pentode/triode power switch (100W class AB/50W Class A), custom ‘Presence’ ‘Sweep’ and ‘Master’ controls, footswitch, outputs for 4 8 and 16ohm speaker cabinets and more.

HOT Ayreon 2011 offers three channels – Clean channel and two Drive channels. Clean channel offers tone from really bright and warm clean to vintage crunch. Drive channel 1 is more of vintage and hard rock character and Drive channel 2 is of huge Modern fast attack and nicely singing tone character with more middles. Drive channels of HOT Ayreon 2011 are producing very concrete clear and transparent tone even in high gain positions with HOT’s characteristic warm “chugga” attack tone and fastest response ever. HOT Ayreon 2011 features also serio-parallel tube driven ( 1xECC83) effects loop. This ultimate Arjen Lucassen signature all tube guitar amplifier is coming with footswitch and nice HOT waterproof transport cover and is made (as all our amplifiers) under the highest and same quality standards as the original HOT Ayreon 2011 signature model owned by Arjen Anthony Lucassen.

“I've got many guitar amps, but all of them are missing something -- either bottom, top, attack or midrange. I end up having to combine several amps to get the sound I want. But Hot amps have made this Ayreon 2011 amp especially to my personal specifications and it has it all...finally I don't have to switch amps all the time anymore!”

“The HOT has a lot more presence possibilities than the Bogner which is good.Definitely enough distortion, excellent 'chugga' crunge attack (or whatever you want to call it!). The middle is excellent and quite extreme, you can clearly hear it all the way from 1 to 10. Excellent presence! It's great that you added it to the master volume. I tried the effects send and it works perfectly.” Sweep control - “I had to learn to work with this one! I found out that this sweep actually influences all the other controls. Changing the sweep influences the bass, mid and treble controls as well. It's like a parametric equaliser.”

- Arjen Anthony Lucassen about HOT Ayreon 2011
 


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CUSTOMIZATION includes:
  • Power - 100W class AB / 50W class A or 50W class AB / 25W class A
  • Electric Power Input
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SPECIFICATIONS
for Arjen Lucassen signature guitar amplifier HOT Ayreon 2011

 

Channels:
  • Three - Clean, Drive 1, Drive 2 with separate gain and volume controls
  • Clean channel -  from brilliant warm clean sound to light crunch
  • Drive channel 1 - Vintage and hard rock overdrive
  • Drive channel 2 - Modern huge tone with nice attack fast response and clarity

Effects loop:
  • Tube driven (ECC83) serio-parallel effect loop - with 'level' and 'mix' controls. If the mix control of the loop is set to the MAX value it is becoming serial and vice-versa.

Construction and Manufacturing methods:
  • Class A / Class AB
  • All tube/valve amplifier
  • Fully handcrafted in Europe
  • Uniquely "hand-written" control panel
  • POINT-TO-POINT, hand-wired
  • All components of Each amplifier are always carefully inspected in order to reach the highest quality, reliability and the best clear and transparent sound.
  • Customized

Tubes/Valves
  • Preamp and loop tubes– 5 x ECC83(12AX7)
  • Poweramp tubes – 1 x ECC83(12AX7) + 4 x EL34 (or 2 x EL34 in 50W model)
  • Rectifier tubes – GZ34 (5AR4)

Controls
  • Clean channel - Gain, Bass, Middle, Treble, Volume + 'Bright' switch
  • Overdrive/Lead channel – Each channel has its own Gain and Volume (Gain1, Gain 2, Volume 1, Volume2, Bass, Middle, Treble, Sweep*)
  • *Sweep - our patented passive control; it's a parameter of middle range frequencies. Sweep control continuously shifts tone from broadly described as going from"British" to "American" character.
Master Section Controls - controls common for all channels:
  • Master Volume
  • Presence - boosts the treble frequency range. By increasing the presence the sounds of instruments seem more "present"

Inputs
  • Guitar input 1 - Hi
  • Guitar input 2 - Low
  • Return (from effect loop)
  • Footswitch

Outputs
  • Send (from effect loop)
  • Cabinet output options: 4, 8 and 16 ohms, or their combination

Power
  • Power: 100W/50W (available also as 50W/25W); class AB in 100W, class A in 50W
  • Pentode/triode switch giving you providing for ability to lower the output power to half

Available Cabinets
  • Possible cabinets: 4, 8 and 16 ohms, or their combination - Do  not forget to check out our ARJEN LUCASSEN SIGNATURE SPEAKER CABINET! (Coming soon...)

Finish/Design

Other:
  • Delivered in nice HOT waterproof transport cover and with footswitch as well as with power cord

Dimensions
  • Width - 56cm, Height - 26cm, Depth - 24cm
  • Weight - 24kg