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The Sportsman’s ability to nail vintage, clean, and overdrive sounds—and move beyond them in breadth of tone—arguably makes this Carr a contemporary classic.The entire review is available at premierguitar.com: Carr Amplifiers Sportsman.
nude1x12 combo with clear Lexan panels and speaker baffle, and an unfinished, bare pine cabinet. If you've ever wondered what's inside a Rambler, see Carr Rambler 1x12 Display Unit at Artisan Guitars.
The Mercury is by far and away the most versatile amp in this roundup. If you could only take one amp to a recording session, you could be confident that you'd have all bases (short of death metal) covered. Quality costs, especially when you buy American, but valve amps don't come much better than this.- Guitar & Bass, November 2011 On newsstands now.
The mid knob is very functional and fattens up the sound giving it what Fender Princeton amps can not do. The bass dial surprises me in this 10 inch model using Jensen's new Falcon speaker. Very functional bass, dimed if need be with no flubbies! I see it introduced at the 2011 namm footage ,disclaiming that this speaker with the propriatary secret green cone has arrived and has a design mission to sound big,much like a 12 would!...
The reverb on this is very special in that it has a lush quality that seems to blend with overdriven tones without sounding nasty making it very useable. Better and more playable verb than my princetons.
I just played it tonight direct, using no pedals with a Gibson custom shop 329'. It supplied the range of tones needed without footstompin the pedals like the other player were doing all night.Read the entire testimonial at Artisan Guitars.
With the Carr Sportsman, you don't have to hunt to find a great tone. Whether jammed with single-coils or humbuckers, its versatile tone stack, high-end components and built quality make it an easy task. - Vintage Guitar, September 2011