New for 2017, its the 300W Pedal Steel Half and Half!
The Half and Half is where the old technology meets the new technology. The preamp is similar to the other all tube Milkman amplifiers: it is hand wired with high plate voltage. The discrete tube preamp section feeds into a Class D power module which scales up to 300 watts. Its the most transparent and exciting sounding hybrid amplifier on the market.
Unlike other hybrid amplifiers, the tube portion of the Half and Half is designed and built like a vintage tube amplfier. Its not shoehorned into a circuitboard and running at low voltage. Tube amps need to be built a certain way to sound their best, be serviceable, and last into the ages. The Half and Half was designed with all of this in mind.
A DI with XLR output with level control has been added to the rear panel. This allows you to use the amplifier as a standalone tube preamp with EQ. It is safe to run the Half and Half with no speaker attached, or you can use the DI with a speaker attached for a balanced XLR line out.
Like all Milkman amplifiers, the Half and Half is built using the finest possible components. This model is available with 2 finish options: Vanilla, and Classic Black
300W Class D
Tube EQ, Tube Reverb with Dwell and Blend Control
Head 16-1/2" W x 8" H x 7-1/2" D 12lbs
12" Combo 16-1/2" W x 20" H x 8" D 28lbs
15" Combo 19-7/8" W x 20" H x 10" D 31lbs
Pedal Steel and Telecaster, with and without speaker cabinet
The amp sounds absolutely beautiful with my steel. I dialed in my basic tone on the MM with no effects. I noticed that I can get real loud and the tone doesn't seem to change at all. That's very different from the volume knob on most tube amps.
I played my first job with it this last weekend, and was very pleased with the tone and extra volume without distortion. The light weight is welcomed for an old body. This is the best amp I have ever used.
Get this amp in a custom finish