Milbert Amp Versatile for Home Studio Use

Milbert Amplifier's GAGA amplifiers can take the place of multiple guitar amplifiers to save money and space within a home recording studio.

Milbert Amplifiers' GAGA series of amps utilize a unique circuit design that allows users to mix and match tubes such as EL34, 6550, 6V6 and other popular tubes without having to worry about blowing fuses and re-biasing to achieve a number of popular sounds all without having to switch amps in a home studio environment.

At one time the idea of owning a home recording studio was reserved for well known, established musicians, with a great example being Eddie Van Halen’s famous 5150 recording studio. Van Halen used this studio to record classic records like “1984” and the first album made with singer Sammy Hagar which the band named after the studio (“5150”).

These days a homeowner doesn’t need to be a rock star to own a home studio, but there is still an investment in equipment nevertheless. The American electronics company Milbert Amplifiers designs and manufactures products for the consumer electronics and musical instrument (MI) industries and the company’s Guitar Artists’ Guitar Amplifiers (GAGA) line of products provides home studio owners with a single amplifier solution that can cover the sounds of everything from a Fender Twin Reverb to a Marshall JMP (“Plexi”) without switching amplifiers. 

The company says the amps utilize a circuit design that allows users to mix and match popular tubes such as EL34s, 6V6s, 6550s, 6L6s and many others. The Germantown, Md.-based company says the amps also feature auto bias, auto impedance and auto standby circuits to support its ability to run these tubes without damage. Milbert adds the amps incorporate its Universal Power. Blow-Proof parallel output option that is designed to drive any speaker cabinet with any cable without the fear of damaging the amp or speaker.

Some of the other unique components to the amps which come in 30-, 60 and 90-watt versions is that because of their transformerless designs, the amps are lightweight and easy to move. The amps also include the company’s P3 phantom power technology. Milbert explains that when consumers use a standard TRS stereo instrument cable and activate the P3 feature they can power their active pickups or effects pedals, and when the P3 option is used with a breakout box the power can be run in a daisy chain configuration. The benefit of this technology the company points out is that it eliminates ground loops and the concerns associated with using batteries.

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Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). In addition, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass. Have a suggestion or a topic you want to read more about? Email Robert at [email protected]

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