Offered for sale;
New 2015 Quilter Aviator Open Cockpit Twelve serial number 11710315269.
This is a new amplifier with a full factory warranty. It is in “nearly new” condition having its only use as an in store floor demo model and at a price never to be seen again.
No "modelling", no voodoo, no smoke & mirrors and most of all NO COMPROMISE. Just superior tone and performance in an analog solid state, ultra-light weight amp.
The Aviators have two inputs: The Aux jack is a mono or stereo-summing input that only works on Channel 1 and is intended for use with mp3 players, keyboards, modeling and effects processors, preamps, and anything else that outputs a line-level signal. Below it is the Guitar input, which is optimized for magnetic pickups. Channels are selected via a small front-panel button or with the optional 2-button footswitch, which also turns the reverb on and off. All of the Aviator models use the same 2-channel, 200-watt solid-state amplifier and feature an effects loop, a balanced XLR direct out, an external speaker jack (4Ω/8Ω), and digital reverb with mix and dwell controls.
Channel 1 (which has just Volume and Tone controls) has an abundance of clean headroom. The tones are sparkling clear, with the kind of pristine detail you’d expect from a good hi-fi amplifier. It is virtually impossible to be anything other than loud and clear with this channel, and only when the Volume is turned up and the speaker begins to break up a little does any distortion come into play. Players who get much of their sound from pedals could find this channel to be an ideal platform for modulation effects, delays, auto-wahs, etc.
Pressing the tiny front-panel Select button (or the channel button on the footswitch) activates the distortion channel, where the controls include Gain, Bass, Mid, Treble, Master, and Hi-Cut (basically a “presence” control that attenuates high frequencies when turned clockwise). This channel responds in a more classic solid-state fashion, however there is a quality to the overdriven voice that sounds good for blues and rock. There’s not a huge amount of gain on tap, which limits the Aviators’ utility for heavier styles, adding a distortion pedal can get you where you want to go.
Founded by Patrick Quilter, the "Q" in QSC Audio, Quilter Labs is the culmination of a lifetime obsession with making the best possible tools for musicians. Lightweight, powerful, reliable, and consistent, Quilter Guitar Amplifiers are already on the stage with many of the world's most legendary guitarists as well as some of the top touring acts of today. Quilter's patent pending analog technology rivals the best of tube amp tone and delivers on warmth, feel, and dynamics without the trade-offs normally associated with traditional technology. All Quilter amps are built by hand in Southern California with pride.
Pat Quilter is not trying to get you to trade in your tube amps. But you'll probably find yourself using them less and less.
Quilters are one of our best received and best selling new amps we’ve had in years.
Gig bag/slip cover included.
CONTROLS (Channel 1) Volume, Tone. (Channel 2) Gain, Bass, Mid, Treble, Master, Hi-Cut. Global Reverb and Dwell
POWER 200 watts
EXTRAS Effects loop. XLR direct out.
SPEAKER One 12" Celestion Classic Lead 80
WEIGHT 33.8 lbs
KUDOS Excellent clean tones. Abundant power and headroom. Thoughtful features.
2-BUTTON FOOTSWITCH optional
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