HOMBRE

Hombre, Suhr’s take on the classic Brownface tones that have inspired John Suhr since his early days as a guitarist. The intention was clear: create a modern take on these classic designs while preserving the vintage heritage.

The purity of the signal path is part of Hombre’s beauty. It results in a playing experience that is incredibly dynamic and touch-sensitive. A simple turn of the volume and tone controls will put a shocking range of sound at your fingertips.

Clean tones are classic, gorgeous and bell-like, but make no mistake, this amp is a dirty little combo. It wants to be pushed into sweet overdrive, conjuring tones from the 1970s era of Texas blues-rock.

The onboard Dynamic Tube Bias tremolo imparts an unmistakably rich, sought after sound, that simply can’t be imitated. Hombre is driven by a ~20-watt 6V6 power section and features a lightweight cabinet loaded with a 12″ Celestion V-Type speaker.

Model: Hombre 1x12

SKU: 02-HOM-0002

Street Price: $1,599USD

Pure Signal Path

Hombre features a Normal and Bright channel with straightforward Volume and Tone controls. A simple, transparent signal path is something many players find alluring due to the purity of tone and superb dynamic range.

Our goal was to maintain the vintage characteristics while simultaneously making some improvements to the design. Painstaking attention was given to the component layout and signal path to reduce noise. Hombre is equipped with custom made transformers that are wound on paper bobbins and made in the USA.

Dynamic Tube Bias Tremolo

Bias Tremolo circuits are truly unique in that the effect is created by modulating the bias of the power tubes. As the power tube bias is lowered and raised, it imparts an unmistakably rich, sought after sound, that only a Tube Bias Tremolo can.

There’s a distinct interaction that exists between the tremolo and the dynamics of the musician. The intensity of the tremolo can be influenced by how hard or soft the guitar is played. When the amp is pushed harder, or the musician plays harder, the tremolo effect is less noticeable, yet as the signal decays the effect becomes more apparent. This results in a stunning effect that lives and breathes with the music.

Vintage Cabinet Design

Hombre is a lightweight 1×12 combo that is the perfect grab-and-go companion for both gigs and studio sessions. The cabinet is a vintage design made from box jointed pine and features a floating baffle. After many hours of listening and testing, we chose a 12″ Celestion® V-Type speaker to accompany Hombre.

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NORMAL INPUT 1

HI input for the Normal channel.

NORMAL INPUT 2

LO input for the Normal channel.

NORMAL VOLUME

Adjusts the volume for the Normal channel. Higher settings will result in overdriving the amp and induce natural power tube compression.

NORMAL TONE

Adjusts the frequency response of the Normal channel. Lower settings produce a dark, warm tone. Higher settings will bring out more chime and sparkle.

BRIGHT INPUT 1

HI input for the Bright channel.

BRIGHT INPUT 2

LO input for the Bright channel.

BRIGHT VOLUME

Adjusts the volume for the Bright channel. Higher settings will result in overdriving the amp and induce natural power tube compression.

BRIGHT TONE

Adjusts the frequency response of the Bright channel. Lower settings produce a dark, warm tone. Higher settings will bring out more chime and sparkle.

TREMOLO SPEED

Adjusts the modulation speed of the bias tremolo.

TREMOLO INTENSITY

Adjusts the depth of the bias tremolo.

FUSE

100/120V: 2.0A Slow-Blow

230/240V: 1.0A Slow-Blow

POWER SWITCH

Engage to power on. No standby switch required!

SPEAKERS

Connects to the internal 8Ω speaker or an external speaker cabinet. Hombre's native impedance is 8Ω. The amp may be safely operated at 4Ω or 16Ω with slightly less efficiency.

TREMOLO FOOTSWITCH

Connect 1/4” latching tip->ground footswitch for remote tremolo activation.

SPECIFICATIONS

Voltage:Available in 100V, 120V, 230V, and 240V configurations
Controls:Volume, Tone (Normal). Volume, Tone (Bright). Speed, Intensity (Tremolo)
Effects:Foot-switchable Tube-Biased Tremolo (Active In Normal & Bright Inputs)
Inputs:2x Normal, 2x Bright
Wattage:18 watts
Speaker Outputs:2
Operating Impedance:8Ω (safe to operate at 4Ω or 16Ω - see user guide)
Cabinet Material:Box Jointed Pine
Tolex:Vintage Palomino Nubtex
Grill Cloth:Tan/Brown Wheat
Speaker:12" Celestion® V-Type
Preamp Tubes:3x 12AX7
Power Tubes:2x 6V6
Rectifier Tube:1x 5AR4
Foot-switch:Includes single button foot-switch for tremolo activation
Dimensions:20.84" W x 18.1" H x 9.52" D
Weight:33lbs

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