With 35 Watts of classic 6L6 tube power, and enough controls to keep you entertained forever, the taf-35XR is one of the most flexible amps we make. A more powerful preamp allows this American badass to effectively push a delightfully responsive three knob tone stack, and introduces a desireable master volume bypass. While the Volume knob controls the level of the twin 6L6 power stage, a separate Drive knob controls gain in the preamp, coupled with Tube Amp Factory's beloved FAT and clean modes (now with a standard footswitch jack), this gives the player the ability to dial in just the right amount of distortion (or lack thereof) at virtually any stage of amplification. The result is a head with unbelieveably flexible tone, from big, powerful, giggable clean tones, to incredibly dirty, distorted overdrive at a volume you can actually use around the house.
Still, hand soldered, still point to point wired, the taf-35XR also features an integrated digital reverb, DC preamp filament power, and a standard footswitch jack for FAT and clean mode switching (footswitch sold separately), and selectable output impedance for 4, 8, or 16 Ohm speakers. In clean mode, the 35 Watts of output power are sufficient for gigs in small to medium size venues without the need for additional amplification.
HAND SOLDERED POINT TO POINT WIRING
Like every Tube Amp Factory product, the 35XR is manufactured and assembled completely by hand, and with a 100% point to point amplifier circuit, the result is a very transparent, low noise, low hum output.
MASTER VOLUME BYPASS VIA DEDICATED DRIVE STAGE
The taf-35XR features an additional drive stage in the preamp, allowing for dialing in just the right amount of preamp distortion without cranking the output volume. Coupled with a three knob tone control and switchable FAT/clean modes, this makes the 35XR capable of some of the most fine-grained and diverse tones of any of our amps.
UNIQUE, BLACK MAGIC DC PREAMP FILAMENT POWER
As a bonus with the integrated digital reverb, the preamp tubes of the 35XR receive their filament power in the form of clean, steady DC current from our very special custom handmade power supply circuit. The result is the elimination of another potential source of noise and hum pickup at one of the most sensitive, high-amplification stages of the circuit. The result is that, without an instrument plugged in, this amp can be hooked up to a speaker, and have the volume knob cranked all the way to 10 without creating massive amounts of hum you could expect with other amps. It's a little thing, but it's pretty cool, trust us.
HIGH QUALITY INTEGRATED REVERB
The 35XR benefits from one of the best solid state reverb modules available. Why solid state? Several reasons. First, we wanted to be able to integrate a great sounding reverb into all of our amps, including the heads, without making them big, heavy, and cumbersome. Second, reverb wasn't initially something we planned on including in any of our amps, because simple was the entire name of the game at first, and adding bells and whistles just wasn't in the plan. After receiving enough requests for reverb, though, we exhaustively tested many different options, spring tanks and digital modules alike. The solution we found and liked the most came in the form of a board developed for electric organs (the original application of reverb effects in general), and it just worked out the way we wanted it to. Thus, all of our reverb-equipped models utilize the same tough, resilient, compact, lightweight, great-sounding digital reverb.
FAT MODE, WITH STANDARD FOOTSWITCH JACK
Within the preamp circuit, the taf-35XR features an inverse feedback stage which uses a filtered, inverted signal from the power stage to clean up much of the distortion created by pushing the power stage. FAT mode cancels this feedback, and allows the 6L6 power stage to generate additional layers of classic, vintage tube distortion when the volume knob is turned up high. Now standard, FAT and clean modes are selectable via a standard 1/4" footswitch (sold separately).
|Output Power||35 watts (clean mode)|
|Output Impedance||4, 8, or 16 Ohms (selectable)|
|Preamp||2 x 12AX7|
|Inverter/Driver||1 x 12AU7|
|Power Stage||2 x 6L6GC|
|1 x input jack|
|green LED power indicator|
|120VAC power input|
|2A GMA fuse|
|external FAT/clean footswitch jack|
|1 x speaker ouput jack|
|speaker impedence switch|
|Width x Depth x Height||14.5" x 7.25" x 8.5"|