KR12 Head & Cabinet Guitar Amp

Louis Electric KR12 Head & Cabinet
Louis Electric KR12 Head & Cabinet Louis Electric KR12 Head & Cabinet Louis Electric KR12 Head & Cabinet

KR12 Head & Cabinet


Based on 1959 Tweed Twin

$3,695.00 USD
"There's no mystery why Louis Electric Amps are among the favorites of so many tone purists...It stakes out a tonal territory that's not based on any single style of vintage amp, it does a lot, and it's very good at everything it does." - Premier Guitar Magazine

KR12 Head & Cabinet

The KR12 Head and Cabinet is EL34-based. The Cabinet features an open back design which provides a unique presence and sound consistent with the KR12 Combo. It is the result of Louis Rosano's longstanding work with Hubert Sumlin and Keith Richards.  The KR12's four inputs offer different levels of gain from crisp, crunchy throatiness to a hefty vintage rock bark.

Based on the Louis Electrinc M12 used by Sumlin, the KR12 Head & Cabinet has several gain options and unmatched headroom, but preserves the warmth of a 1950's and 1960's vintage style amp. The KR12 Head & Cabinet has Volume and Master Volume controls, middle, treble, bass plus Presence. And, lurking on the underside of the chasis, a little Damping knob which adjusts the level of negative feedback which is an excellent feature to have because most amplifiers only offer fixed resistor which limits tone shaping.

Classification: AB1, fixed bias 

Power output: 40 watts

Speaker Cabinet: 2-Celestion G12 H75 

Speaker load: 8 ohms 

Controls: Volume, Master Volume, Treble, Bass, Middle, Presence

Four Gain Inputs

Damping Control to alter feedback circuit

Pre Amp Tubes: 3-12AX7

Output Tubes: 2-EL34

Rectifier: 5AR4 or Optional Solid State Rectifier

Head Dimensions: Height:12", Width: 24", Depth: 9"

Head Weight:  33lbs.

Cabinet Weight:  40lbs.

Cabinet Dimensions: Height:21", Width: 28", Depth: 11"

Eyelet Terminal board construction

Hand Selected caps and resistors

Custom designed hand built transformers

Belton tube sockets

Switchcraft and Carling input jacks and switches

High quality machine grade fasteners

Moisture free circuit board


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"-It does a lot and it's very good at everything it does"
.Guitar Player Magazine

KR12 Head & Cabinet Photos

Louis Electric KR12 Head & Cabinet

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