Carr Mercury V

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Carr Amplifiers Mercury V

Based on a pair of 6V6GT power tubes for a full-throated 16 watts, the Mercury V harnesses an ingeniously original preamp circuit featuring dual Volume controls (for High and Low voicings), a three-position Boost switch, and a three-knob EQ stage to kick out a dynamic range of distinctly English tones. The results included everything from pushed ’60s cleans, to chunky ’70s rock, right into’80s and ’90s crunch and singing leads, and even scorching high-gain sizzle. The internally paired High and Low channels can be run in parallel like a jumpered four-hole classic, or switched to cascade in series, taking the gain levels off the charts and into the 21st century.

An onboard attenuator—Carr’s forte—can be switched in to take the firepower anywhere from 4 watts down to a mere whisper, and there’s a post-power amp Line Out to send it to the PA or into your recording interface for tracking. Add lush tube-returned spring reverb, and there’s a wealth of multi-dimensional tone packed into this remarkably compact combo.

The Mercury V reinvents a long-standing Carr platform to deliver snarling Marshall-esque British tones with a highly evolved feature set and surprising versatility. From thick cleans, to punchy midrangey crunch, to wailing roar, it’s all here with attitude to spare. Rendered in a supremely portable package and able to nail all reduced-volume requirements, the Mercury V brings stack-like sonic thunder to the rehearsal room, studio, and club stage.

Construction: Hand wired point-to-point in the USA

Components: Custom USA made transformers, Solen Fast Cap Film Power Supply, US-made Jupiter signal capacitors, carbon comp resistors, and more

Power: 16 watts

Channels: One (with two blendable Volume controls)

Tubes: four 12AX7, two 6V6GT

Controls: High and Low Volume, three-way Boost, Reverb, Treble, Mid, Bass, Attenuator, Line Out

Switches: Parallel/Series switch, three-position Boost, Attenuator in/out, on/off/standby

Features: All-tube spring reverb, Boost switch, built-in attenuator, 8-Ohm speaker out, line out

Cabinet: Hand-crafted from solid pine, dovetail-jointed and uniquely styled

Speakers: Celestion Creamback M65 12"

Weight & Dimensions: 1x12" combo 21" (W) x 17" (H) x 9" (D at top, 10" at bottom), 40 lbs