Reviving a Flooded Impala

One of our favorite customers recently called us with the sad news that his beloved Impala had been in a flood, and spent several days completely submerged.
Over the next few weeks, we're going to be documenting the restoration of his amp. First up: Taking it apart, and assessing the damage. Stay tuned !


First Impression of a New Impala Owner.

Carr Impala

"Steve Carr was kind enough to sell me one of the four Impalas he brought to NAMM with him. The Impala is his take on the venerable Fender blackface Bassman with the addition of reverb and a master volume all wrapped up in a convenient 1x12 combo. The amp sounds like the best Bassman you've ever played...warm, tight and extremely punchy but where this amp shines is the master volume. I don't know what Carr did but this is hands down the most useable master volume I've ever played. Even at bedroom volumes you can get that Fender blackface grind that cleans up amazingly well by backing off the guitar's volume knob and it only gets better from there.
I'm not sure when they'll hit stores but I imagine they'll start shipping soon. If you've ever wanted killer blackface tones with more flexibility, this is the amp for you."

Scott K