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    Kingsley Bastion dumble Style Amplifer

    Has anybody checked one of these amps out? It sounds really good in the clips -- actually pretty amazing.


    Kingsley Bastion Dumble Style Amp

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    The Kingsley Bastion is a fixed bias class AB two channel amplifier inspired by the Dumble ODS style circuit. Channel 1's warm and articulate cleans are complimented by channel 2's rich and touch sensitive singing lead tones. Housed in a cage style chassis the Bastion offers portability, great tone and is a more affordable, lower power option to our larger D-style amps (the Earl and Regent).
    The Bastion is solid state rectified and there are two models available: the Bastion 20, offering 20W and using two 6V6s in the power section; and the Bastion 40, offering 40W and using two 6L6s in the power section.
    Other tubes include a 12ax7 phase inverter as well as three 12ax7s in the preamp.


    Features
    Channel one controls are always active and inlcude Volume, Treble, Middle, Bass and Master Volume, as well as 3-way switches for Bright and EQ. The Bright switch offers normal, bright and brighter modes and the EQ switch offers normal, mid boost and EQ lift mode.
    Channel two adds controls for Drive (which sets the overdrive amount) and Level (which sets the output volume of the overdrive channel), as well as a 3-wayTone switch, for bright, smooth and smoother options. These controls are active for channel two only and make it easy to dial in independent and complimentary clean and overdrive tones.
    The EQ lift results in a large boost for the clean channel and also functions as a gain boost when using channel two.


    The Bastion also features an all tube buffered series effects loop, with a control for the send level. The return level is controlled by the Master Volume control. Channel 1/2 operation is selectable via the front panel mini switch or with the provided footswitch.


    Additional back panel features include speaker outputs for 4, 8 and 16 ohms, Footswitch jack, Power switch and Fuse.


    Dimensions: 16" wide x 7.5" tall x 8" deep. Weight: Bastion 20 - 22lbs, Bastion 40 - 25lbs

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    Re: Kingsley Bastion dumble Style Amplifer

    What that is is the Ceriatone mini done RIGHT. A great idea for those who need another piece of equipment around...er um...need to sound really good at 22 watts...

    Ya know if Brown Notes had been more reliable on delivery this would have been moot...
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    Re: Kingsley Bastion dumble Style Amplifer

    I am into lower wattage amps these day. Just more practical for the clubs play in.

    My Carol Ann OD3r at 30 watts is almost too loud for some of my gigs.
    My Carr Rambler I do not think I have used the 28 watt setting at a gig (pretty much stay in the 15 watt setting)

    so a 22 watt dumble style amp is very attractive.

    Quote Originally Posted by Carl_Tone View Post
    What that is is the Ceriatone mini done RIGHT. A great idea for those who need another piece of equipment around...er um...need to sound really good at 22 watts...

    Ya know if Brown Notes had been more reliable on delivery this would have been moot...
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    Re: Kingsley Bastion dumble Style Amplifer

    Quote Originally Posted by LVC View Post
    I am into lower wattage amps these day. Just more practical for the clubs play in.

    My Carol Ann OD3r at 30 watts is almost too loud for some of my gigs.
    My Carr Rambler I do not think I have used the 28 watt setting at a gig (pretty much stay in the 15 watt setting)

    so a 22 watt dumble style amp is very attractive.

    Laz,
    My 100 watt Dumble and Quinns sound as good right down to a whisper. I actually prefer more watts even at very low volumes. I just bought a SF fender Twin that ate up a SF Vibrolux even at the lowest volumes. Unless you like the sound of a low watt amp cranked and use no boxes, I cant see why you would want lower power, and Dumble amps drive tones are pre amp overdrive for the most part, so low power seems unimportant, at least to me. Again, even at low volumes, that 100 watt push behind it seems part of that Dumble tone. IMO, YMMV etc etc.
    VERY GOOD, VERY GOOD!!

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    Re: Kingsley Bastion dumble Style Amplifer

    Love these tones...



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