Carr Amplifiers is a high-end amp manufacturer based in North Carolina. I’ve had the pleasure of playing through several Carr amps at a local dealer here in Nashville, and each model has sounded very good, if not exactly what I was looking for at the time.
That may change with the new model they’re introducing this winter called the Lincoln:
The Lincoln concept started with a mint 1964 AC10 we purchased from a collector in England. There is a vibe – an attitude – a nagging simplicity to this semi-obscure amp. So our journey began. The Lincoln embraces the simple Lone Wolf vibe yet goes so much further with ultra expanded tonal range and the convenience of channel switching. Sparkling cleans to heavy overdrive all at the tap of a toe. Lush reverb available on both channels and a two position attenuator for the full 18 giggable watts or a house trained 6.
I love the way the amp looks, and the feature-set appeals to me as well. A British-voiced 2-channel amp with on-board reverb for each channel that can go from 6 to 18 watts? That sure sounds like a winning combination to me.
With a list price of $2830, the Lincoln is not a cheap amp, but hand-made quality like Carr is known for comes at a cost. The amp comes in a 1×12 or 2×12 combo in a number of color combinations.
Check out the official demo:
Premier Guitar has also done a review of the amp: