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No Longer Available Louis Electric HD12 Amp Two Tone Tan, 2020


Hand built in New Jersey, the Louis Electric HD12 combines two late 1950s Fender circuits (Tweed Deluxe and Harvard) into one great sounding and practical amp. This compact combo amplifier uses a pair of 6V6 output tubes to deliver 18 watts through a single 12 in speaker, in this version by Jupiter Condenser Co.

This Louis Electric HD12 sports a two-tone tolex covering and is in great, clean and original condition. Visible in the bottom of the amp back is a 9×12 envelope containing the Certificate of Authenticity. This is dated 3/16/20 – March 16, 2020 – with a serial number of 2074, and carries Louis Rosano’s signature.

More From The Builder On The Louis Electric HD12:

“The Louis Electric HD12 circuitry is based on two of the most popular Fender tweed amps from the late 1950’s, the Tweed deluxe amp and the Harvard amp. Guitar players have always sought out these amps in particular for their amazing clarity and tone. By taking the best features of each and combining them into one, the HD12 is really the perfect tweed style amp for gigs or recording. We added more usable headroom and power to make this a very vintage sounding and practical amp. The HD12 has a top-mounted design featuring three specific knobs: Bright Volume, Normal Volume, & Tone. There are 4 inputs, two high and two low.

The 5F10 Harvard had a single 6AT6 input tube. The Louis Electric HD12 incorporates the 12AX7 along with the 6AT6 as an additional input. This provides the player with two distinct sounds from the amplifier. Slightly increased gain in addition to the traditional sound.”

VIDEO: Louis Electric HD12 being demonstrated by Jon Herington from Steely Dan:


Louis Electric HD12 Specifications:

  • Classification: AB1, fixed bias
  • Power output: 18W
  • Speaker: 12″ Alnico
  • Speaker load: 8 ohms
  • Controls: 2 volume, 1 tone
  • Four input
  • Pre Amp: 1-6AT6, 2-12AX7
  • Output Tubes: 2-6V6
  • Rectifier: 5AR4
  • Height: 16″, Width: 20″
  • Weight: 30 lbs.
  • 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
  • Phenolic board material

Price: $1950.00 CAD
  • Model: HD12
  • Year: 2020 |
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: #2074, COA dated 3/16/20 at Bergenfield, NJ
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Date Posted: 21/09/2023

  • This item has sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Weight: 36.08lbs 16.4kgs
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