Used Sommatone Roaring 40 Head

Used Sommatone Roaring 40 Head Condition: Mint, shows little to no wear.

These single channel "Class A" amplifiers are inspired by the tone and features of vintage amps. The combination of a well filtered power supply and original circuitry allow these amps to move some serious air, yet remain articulate no matter how hard they're driven – no mushy response here.

Tonally, the amps cover a wide range of sounds, from chimey clean to thick overdriven tones, and everything in between; controls are sensitive and interactive, yet any setting is exceptionally musical. Make no mistake - this is not a replica. You won't see this circuitry, build quality or tonal flexibility in any other amp on the market. Hear the difference.

The reverb circuit is unique as it's wired in parallel with the preamp versus series used by most amp manufacturers. Because of this, our reverb circuitry doesn't color or change the sound in any way.

Construction, Components & Features

The Roaring amps are constructed using true point-to-point wiring. By mounting all components directly to tube sockets, jacks and pots, we are able to ensure the purest signal path, maximum touch sensitivity and the least amount of tonal degradation. Our amps are handmade and extensively tested for tone as well as reliability.

Heavy gauge welded aluminum chassis

Custom Mercury Magnetics transformers

Stainless steel hardware

Quad of EL-84's (Pair for R-20) cathode biased

Three 12AX7's, five w/reverb

F&T and Sprague electrolytic capacitors

Fast recovery diode rectifier

Silver-plated Teflon wire

Carbon film and metal film resistors

Tubular polypropylene signal capacitors


Blendable bright and normal volume controls

Master volume (fully bypassed when cranked)

Full set of tone controls: treble, middle, bass

Innovative presence control (settings from warm & smooth to chimey & edgy)

Reverb mix and dwell controls

Impedance selector 4, 8, and 16 ohm

Half power switch (R-40 only)

Main and extension speaker jacks

Foot switchable boost & reverb function

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