Artist 20 Series

OVERVIEW

Our fresh approach to amplifier design has led to something rather special. This amplifier will surprise you. Designed to encompass maximum tonal versatility, without compromising on tonal quality. Delivering everything from shimmering cleans to warm, natural, harmonically rich overdriven tones. It's powerful, portable, and it loves pedals and guitars of all types. You will be sure to love it too. Meet the Hamstead Artist 20 & Artist 20+RT.

Artist 20+RT Amplifier

SONIC VERSATILITY

From the warmest of mellow jazz through sparkling country cleans, to mean, gritty blues and classic rock grind, this amplifier has it covered. All with a depth, clarity and feel that allows the personality of the player and guitar to really shine through – perfect too, for all your favourite pedals & effects. The Artist 20 also features a 'Voice' switch that adds presence and bite to the upper midrange, and Bright switch that adds a touch of brilliance to the top end.

Ben Smith Reverb & Tremolo

REVERB + TREMOLO

The Artist 20+RT includes our signature Reverb and Tremolo circuits. The Reverb has depth and tone controls, allowing it to suit different styles of music, guitars and venues. The Tremolo has depth and speed controls, using analogue control of the signal to give a smooth, even sweep at any speed. Both are switchable on the front panel or using the included footswitch.

Artist Series Amplifiers
Jamie McCredie playing guitar

POWER AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

Don't be fooled by the 20 watt power rating, you’ll believe it's 40, maybe more, when turned all the way up (with barely any background noise) – but you can still tame it, and the Triode mode will drop the output down to 12 watts. Wind the Master down more, and all the touch sensitivity and nuance is retained down to almost whisper levels – perfect for stage, studio, or practice.

Artist 20+RT Chassis

BUILT TO LAST

Every aspect of the Artist Series’ construction is of the highest quality. From the eyeleted epoxy glass boards, to the thick aluminium chassis and British made custom wound transformers, the Artist series is nothing short of world class, marrying classic and contemporary design and manufacturing techniques. All amps come with a 5 year warranty as standard.


NEW MKII FEATURES

• Amps now feature a ‘Bright’ switch on the control panel. When engaged, this adds a touch of top end brilliance to the tone - especially useful with some guitars equipped with humbucker pickups.

• On the back you will now find a ‘Voice’ Level switch. There are now 3 presets allowing you to choose the amount of mid-upper boost. Choose from: 2dB, 3.5dB and 5dB.

• Also on the back is a ‘Clean Gain’ switch. The new ‘Lo’ setting lowers the preamp gain, giving you more clean headroom.

Artist 20 Combo and Artist 20 Head amplifiers

Artist 20

1x12" COMBO / HEAD

The one that started it all. With so much versatility in one package, the Artist 20 is a superb foundation for your rig. Available as a 1x12" Combo or Head.

Artist 20+RT Combo and Artist 20+RT Head amplifiers

Artist 20+RT

1x12" COMBO / HEAD

The Artist 20+RT models add in our signature Reverb & Tremolo circuits for the ultimate 20 watt amplifier. Available as a 1x12" Combo or Head.

SPECIFICATION

Controls: Gain, Bass, Treble, Master Volume

Pentode/Triode: 20 Watts / 12 Watts

Inputs: 2 - Lo & Hi

Output: 2 x EL34 Class AB

Preamp: 3 x ECC83 (12AX7)

Speaker (Combo): 12” Celestion Creamback G12M-65 16 Ohm

Speaker Outputs: 2 x 8 ohm, 1 x 16 Ohm

FX: Line Level Series FX Loop

Footswitch: Includes 2 Way Footswitch

Construction: Marine-Grade Birch Ply

Dimensions (Head): 32.5 x 58 x 27 cm (Inc. Feet & Handle)

Dimensions (Combo): 55 x 58 x 27 cm (Inc. Feet & Handle)

Weight (Head): 14.7 kg

Weight (Combo): 21.9 kg

Line Voltage: 230v or 115v (Switchable)

Warranty: 5 Years (Excludes Speaker & Valves)





SPECIFICATION

Controls: Gain, Bass, Treble, Reverb Depth, Reverb Tone, Tremolo Depth, Tremolo Speed, Master Volume

Pentode/Triode: 20 Watts / 12 Watts

Inputs: 2 - Lo & Hi

Output: 2 x EL34 Class AB

Preamp: 3 x ECC83 (12AX7)

Speaker (Combo): 12” Celestion Creamback G12M-65 16 Ohm

Speaker Outputs: 2 x 8 ohm, 1 x 16 Ohm

FX: Line Level Series FX Loop

Reverb: Long Spring Delay

Footswitch: Includes 4 Way Footswitch

Construction: Marine-Grade Birch Ply

Dimensions (Head): 32.5 x 58 x 27 cm (Inc. Feet & Handle)

Dimensions (Combo): 55 x 58 x 27 cm (Inc. Feet & Handle)

Weight (Head): 15.6 kg

Weight (Combo): 22.8 kg

Line Voltage: 230v or 115v (Switchable)

Warranty: 5 Years (Excludes Speaker & Valves)