This Komet Aero 33 head just came into the shop and already it's a favorite around here. The first thing we did was plug in a bunch of Les Paul's and hooked it up to the vintage 1970 Marshall 4x12 and let it rip. It's the sound of rock & roll right there. Then the Strat's and tele's were next and we just couldn't stop dialing in the great tones. This one will make someone really happy.
Supreme touch responsivity and beautiful musicality in its sonic qualities; the Aero 33 feels as if it were wired to your finger tips—but this new design takes it to an entirely new level. It takes off with searing harmonics which are accentuated as you dig in. Back off your attack or roll down your guitar volume and it responds with a gorgeous clean tone that sings with sustain and a chorus-like chime. The cathode biased quartet EL84 output section is responsible for a beautiful natural compression that supports the player. Vocal, expressive mid range, shimmery top end and a stout, resonant bottom end that makes you think big bottle output tubes are at play.
The front control panel is simple and intuitive. Volume followed by a standard 3-band EQ, a presence control as well as a high cut control. The high cut control operates within the power section of the amplifier and thus allows the user to darken and shape the overall tone of the amplifier without affecting the equalization of the preamp section. This solves the common problem of the loss of gain and clarity when turning the treble control down in the preamp.
While the Aero 33 has plenty of gain and natural distortion on tap, the clean tones are no afterthought and equal or best the most iconic EL84 amps that shaped the perception of what “EL84 chime” has become to mean. Complex, three dimensional sounds that envelop the player, lightning fast response to the finest nuances of touch, and an unparalleled clean to mean range are what the Aero 33 are about. As with all Komet amplifiers, this new amplifier is sonically multifaceted and pedal friendly, no matter which guitar, pickup compliment or playing style you choose.
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