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Kendrick Black Gold 35 Guitar Amplifier

October 8, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Kendrick Black Gold 35 Guitar AmplifierThe Black Gold 35 is Kendrick’s attempt at bringing boutique amp quality and tone down to sane budget levels. With it’s all-tube circuitry, which includes a pair of 6L6’s pushing a duet of Kendrick 10″ Black Frame speakers, tube-driven reverb with mixing, tone, and drive controls, and tube rectifier, it features one taboo feature for fancy-amp snobs: a printed circuit board.

Gerald Weber, the president (or according to their website ‘El Presidente’) of Kendrick, admits that he used to be one of these ‘amp snobs’, but points out that the use of a printed board was simply a way to keep costs down. Read more