Original pre-owned, mint condition Kendrick K Spot Amp in original Tweed covering. Amp has been very well cared for in a smoke free, collectors environment. One of the best sounding boutique amps we've heard, tone is remarkable and it's nice and loud and there is lots of headroom.
The K Spot’s floating grille features a large “K” cutout designed to cover the center of the 100-watt Fane speaker to mitigate beaminess. The amp’s four inputs are also voiced slightly differently, with #1 being the brightest, #2 slightly less bright, and so on. This is a good way to utilize the four bores on the tweed Deluxe-style chassis, though I got the best results just using input 1 most of the time. In case you’re wondering, you can’t jumper the inputs on this single-channel amp.
Plugging into the U.S.-made K Spot is a rewarding experience, as it gushes tones that are big, beefy, and dynamic. At a Volume setting of 3 or even less, it’s loud and clean enough to cut it on a jazz gig. Turned up around 5, it’s perfect for hard-driving blues or rockabilly. And that’s just the beginning, as the K Spot pours on the throaty distortion as you go from there, quickly shedding its tweed demeanor and assuming a more aggressive, Marshall-like stance. If you’re into riding your guitar volume to morph between rhythm and lead, this is the amp for you. In fact, most of us who used the K Spot live didn’t even want to bother using a distortion pedal. When the grind’s this good, who needs it? Although the K Spot is a fairly loud amp, some situations—such as when playing with another guitarist—required elevating the amp in order to hear it more clearly. No matter how hard you’re running it, though, the K Spot always cleans up well when you turn your guitar down, and it stays crisp and articulate. You never feel like you’re fighting murkiness with this amp.
It helps to be a reverb fanatic to fully appreciate the K Spot, as its excellent all-tube unit can deliver everything from subtle airiness to soaking-wet surf textures. It’s nice to be able to turn the reverb on and off via footswitch, too. Compact, great sounding, and beautifully made, the “K” stands for “Killer.”
Kudos Awesome tweed Fender to vintage Marshall-style tones. Great sounding reverb. Light and compact. Handy 20-foot power cord.
The Kendrick K Spot, Kendrick's most popular point to point handwired amp, weighs only 35 lbs. The tone is phenominal. Turn it up and pick light, and you can get that vintage, bell-like, clean tone that can only be gotten with a tube amp. Pick a little harder and you'll hear some hair around the edges. Pick yet harder and she will snarl at you; but lay in to that pick attack and she will break into a controlled feedback sustain. These tones can be easily manipulated with only a difference of how you happen to feel. There will be times when you feel like the amp is reading your mind because after a while it becomes you. I know that seems strange to say, but ask anyone that owns one and be prepared for a sermon. You can have a huge sound, but without having to schlep a big rig to achieve it. All Kendrick K Spot Combo amplifiers are built with ultra lightweight antique pine and a Kendrick Brownframe speaker! The tone of the K Spot will cut through a mix and hold its own with amplifiers rated for three times the power. So lightweight your girlfriend will want to carry it, yet so big sounding it will compete with a full stack.
Cabinet made from 100 year old Northern Pine beams that have been cut and planed into 1"x12" boards. This super-resonant design has the side effect of weighing only slightly more than Balsa wood.
Here's what some owners have to say:
“ I've wished all my musical life for an amp like this. When I first got her, I put her through the test. Spent more time with her than my wife. I played blues gigs, jazz gigs and everything in between gig with this amp. She does it all. It didn't matter what kind of guitar I used. In fact, this past weekend I used a preamped nylon string through my amp. Wow! Talk about a warm sound. I'll bet you folks at Kendrick never had a player use a "nylon string guitar" with it. Thanks for making a great amp.”
Mike Roche San Lorenzo, CA
"Tone beyond tweed. Notes explode, then unfold with a richness and complexity that's like a fine wine. Its sensitivity to touch is psychic--you'll swear this amp reads your mind. Put it on a chair, anywhere on the stage, and it blows away the entire room!"
David Schmidt Fairfield , CT
“I can't use technical terms, but in short, it's the best sounding amplifier I have ever heard, period. It has an organic, three dimensional tonal quality to it that almost requires a special vocabulary to describe, much like a fine aged French wine. It's control panel is simplicity in its elegance. The 100 year-old-box and my choice of aged tweed has people who see and hear it think it's a vintage amp.
Joe Millstone Tucson, AZ
I own a few 50's tweed Fenders and have access to almost every model made in the 50's and 60's. My new Kendrick sounds as good as the best Bassman ever but is the size of a Deluxe. I have played it every weekend (sometimes four nights a week) for the past year and have not had one problem. I would recommend this amp to anyone who likes that tweed sound but wants it in a small package. If anyone in the Chicagoland area needs to hear one to believe it they are welcome to contact me or to come see my band.
I just had the pleasure of using my new Kendrick while jamming with Van Wilks and Scott McGill (the original test pilot) at the Rhythm Room in Houston, doing a simulcast on KPFT. The amp holds it own even with a 50 watt Marshall on the other side of the stage. Afterwards, Scott said he was going to call you to order a new one. I am also using it as my recording amp of choice. It responds well to single coil and humbuckers – just turn it up and play off the volume knob, from crystalline bell tones to a rich crunch with harmonic overtones and controllable feedback, without loss of high end at low volume. Awesome amp in a small package, built like a tank, superb appearance. Thanks for the tone!
Big Al Bettis
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