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Welcome Hamstead Soundworks!

We are incredibly proud to announce that we are now dealing in the full, remarkable range of Amplifiers and Effects Pedals from Hamstead Soundworks in both our UK and US Showrooms.

Handmade and handwired in South Cambridgeshire, UK, Hamstead Soundworks apply an exceptionally detailed approach to everything they do with an obsession with perfection in true analog sound that is nothing short of inspiring, and a more than fitting counterpart for the extraordinary instruments that hang from our walls.

Born from a friend of Peter Hamstead seeking a reproduction of a heavily modified, much loved vintage amp, the journey began in the moment Peter realised he could not only replicate the amplifier, but better it.

With his career previously spanning the world of Avionics and Radar, Peter leads an unbiased and fresh approach to designing and building Amplifiers and Effects that has resulted in some wonderful innovations and inspiring machines that are very much instruments in of themselves. 

The Artist Series Amplifiers have since found themselves central to the rigs of musicians from Dan Steinhart (That Pedal Show) through to James Bay and Kevin Armstrong (Iggy Pop) to name but a few. 

Find out more about these magnificent creations below;

Hamstead Soundworks Artist 20+RT Combo Electric Guitar Amplifier - £2,299

The one that started it all. Hamstead Soundwork's fresh approach to amplifier design led to the creation of something very special: Artist 20+RT. This amplifier encompasses maximum tonal versatility, without compromising on tonal quality; delivering everything from shimmering cleans to warm, natural, harmonically rich overdriven tones. It's powerful, portable, and works brilliantly with pedals and guitars of all types.

The Artist 20+RT is available as either a Head or Combo. 

  • Output Valves: 2 x EL34 Class AB
  • Preamp Valves: 3 x ECC83 (12AX7)
  • Controls: Gain, Bass, Treble, Reverb Depth, Reverb Tone, Tremolo Depth, Tremolo Speed, Master Volume
  • Output Power Modes: 20w / 7w / 2w
  • Reverb: Long Spring Delay
  • Voice Boost: Mid-Upper Boost with 3 settings (2 /3.5 / 5 dB)
  • FX: Line Level Series FX Loop
  • Footswitch: 4-Way to control Voice, Reverb, Tremolo, FX
  • Gain Switch Lo/Hi Gain Modes
  • Construction: Marine-Grade Birch Ply
  • Inputs: 2 - Lo & Hi
  • Speaker Outputs: 2 x 8 ohm, 2 x 16 Ohm
  • Line Voltage: 230v or 115v (Switchable)
  • Warranty: 5 Years (Excludes Speaker & Valves)
  • Dimensions: 58w x 55h x 26d cm (Inc. Feet & Handle)
  • Weight: 22kg

Hamstead Soundworks Artist 60+RT Head Electric Guitar Amplifier - £2,299

This incredible new design takes the sonic concept of Artist 20 to the next level of power and versatility. The marriage of the unique Hamstead Artist preamp stage with a new, fixed bias, twin EL34 output stage, brings not only extra volume and clean headroom, but enhanced dynamic range and overall flexibility, whilst retaining all the essential characteristics that the Artist Series amplifiers are renowned for.

The Artist 60+RT is available as a Head or Combo.

  • Output Valves: 2 x EL34 Class AB
  • Preamp Valves: 3 x ECC83 (12AX7)
  • Controls: Gain, Bass, Treble, Reverb Depth, Reverb Tone, Tremolo Depth, Tremolo Speed, Master Volume
  • Output Power Modes: 60w / 20w / 7w
  • Reverb: Long Spring Delay
  • Voice Boost: Mid-Upper Boost with 3 settings (2 /3.5 / 5 dB)
  • FX: Line Level Series FX Loop
  • Footswitch: 4-Way to control Voice, Reverb, Tremolo, FX
  • Gain Switch Lo/Hi Gain Modes
  • Construction: Marine-Grade Birch Ply
  • Inputs: 2 - Lo & Hi
  • Speaker Outputs: 2 x 8 ohm, 2 x 16 Ohm
  • Line Voltage: 230v or 115v (Switchable)
  • Warranty: 5 Years (Excludes Speaker & Valves)
  • Dimensions: 54w x 30h x 26d cm (Inc. Feet & Handle)
  • Weight: 16kg

Hamstead Soundworks 1x12 Extension Cabinet - £499

The Hamstead Soundworks 1x12 extension cab is the perfect match for most any Amplifier. With a hefty baffle and superb, quality construction it really does coax the very best out of anything you decide to run through it, with a satisfying and punchy voice. 

  • Power Handling: 65 Watts
  • Impedance: 16 Ohms
  • Speaker: 1 x 12” Celestion Creamback G12M-65 16 Ohm
  • Construction: Marine-Grade Birch Ply
  • Dimensions: 55 x 58 x 27 cm (Inc. Feet & Handle)
  • Weight: 17.5 kg
  • Handles: 1 x Top Handle
  • Warranty: Cab: 5 Years, Speaker: 1 Year

Hamstead Soundworks 2x12 Extension Cabinet - £699

The Hamstead Soundworks 2x12 Extension Cabinet is a great choice for those that wish for more stage volume and power behind their Amplifier. With a pair of Celestion Creamback speakers and stellar construction, it helps coax nothing but the very best from your amp with a huge, punchy voice. 

  • Power Handling: 130 Watts
  • Impedance: 8 Ohms (Standard) or 16 Ohms (To order)
  • Speaker: 2 x 12” Celestion Creamback G12M-65 16 Ohm
  • Construction: Marine-Grade Birch Ply
  • Dimensions: 60 x 69 x 27 cm (Inc. Feet)
  • Weight: 24 kg
  • Handles: 2 x Recessed Side Handles
  • Warranty: Cab: 5 Years, Speakers: 1 Year

Hamstead Soundworks Odyssey Intergalactic Driver - £219

Their obsession with tone and electronic design has driven the team at Hamstead Soundworks to push the boundaries of what a drive pedal can be. This is Odyssey: One analogue circuit by Peter Hamstead, countless classic and contemporary tones. With interactive controls for unbelievable versatility, Odyssey can take you on a journey from clean boost with tone shaping, to classic rock, through to heavy metal, and all the way to oversaturated fuzz. The sweet spot is wherever you want it to be - whether you simply want to find your sonic nirvana, or embark on an epic adventure of discovery.

  • 3 Clipping Circuits
  • Guitar & Amp Tone Shaping
  • 18dB of Clean Treble & Bass Boost & Cut
  • Transparent Overdrive
  • Mid Boost Overdrive
  • Medium Gain Overdrive
  • Rock Overdrive & Distortion
  • Metal & Doom Distortion
  • Fuzz 
  • An optical OptoKick footswitch from our friends at TheGigRig, for silent and reliable switching.
  • Electronic design by Peter Hamstead. Dreamt up & voiced by Tim Steer.

We've also had the chance to use some of these incredible amplifiers and effects in our latest Going Electric features, with both seeing Tim Steer using an Artist 60+RT Head and Cab and our own Brian Love using an Artist 20+RT Combo, with Odyssey drivers pushing the front end for some very inspiring lead tones. 

If you want to know more about Hamstead Soundworks, please don't hesitate to get in touch at hello@thenorthamericanguitar.com or call in on 0207 835 5597

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