In 2003 Vintage Guitar’s Carr Mercury cover story exclaimed ‘Tone of the Gods’
Now, 13 years later, the amp that started the full featured, low powered, attenuated combo revolution --- returns!!
The Mercury V, older British cousin of our award winning Skylark, is back with a highly evolved feature set borrowing the best of the past while rocketing into the future.
The Mercury V is highly touch sensitive with a huge range of English tones from 60s aggressive clean thru 70s rock into 80s and 90s tasty crunch. Our built in attenuator delivers real power tube overdrive at very low levels retaining the feel and juice of full volume fun. Like recording on your computer? Just plug the Mercury V line out into your A/D interface and go! The Luscious Spring Reverb, full ranging Overdrive options, and effective tone controls make the Mercury V an invaluable recording tool. Home player? Experience big amp satisfaction with domestic tranquility. Gigging musician? 16 burly watts in full power means the Mercury V is a commanding stage amp. Mercury V wins the six string triathlon ---- Home - Studio - Stage.
Plus, you get everything Carr is known for, in-house crafted solid pine dovetailed cabinets, bleeding edge power supply components mixed with Mid-Century signal elements, and true point to point wiring. The Mercury V – Scary Good!
● Class A
● Push Pull 6V6 - enriched fixed bias
● Single channel: Treble, Mid, Bass, Reverb
● 3-position boost switch
● Parallel or series input gain stages
● Built in attenuator 4 to 0 watts or 16 watts full power
● Mercury 1x12 combo, Head
Power: 16 watts full, Attenuated 4 to 0 watts
Tubes: 4 12AX7, 2 6V6
Controls: Volume, Treble, Bass, Reverb
Switches: Series/Parallel Input Gain Toggle, 3-position Boost, Attenuator Toggle