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The philosophy is simple; small and portable, very loud if you need it, and warm clear sound suitable for electric guitar, bass guitar, double bass,
Standard features on all Mambo Amps
200 + 200 W rms continuous power rating
whisper-quiet electronics
pure clean tone or with added harmonics (switcheable, your choice)
balanced XLR direct output (DI)
effects loop
24 bit digital reverb, with depth and delay-time controls
hand-made Scandinavian birch ply cabinet
two guitar input jacks
line level input (mini jack) for MP3 / CD
headphone output (mini jack)
European or US mains voltage (specify when ordering)


How it's made:-
Mambo Amps are hand-built in our superbly equipped 2000 square-foot workshops in the Pennines near Manchester (England). The pcbs for the electronics are gold plated, made in Scotland and hand-assembled in our workshops. The volume and tone pots are highest quality with metal shafts and center-detent and are hand-wired for robustness and reliability. The Mambo Amp is carefully designed to be as noisless as possible for recording studio use, no switch-on pops, no hums or buzzes etc., with particular attention to making it immune to radio interference and mobile-phone interference. The main power supply and power amplifier incorporate overcurrent and overtemperature protections which make them short-circuit proof and extremely robust and reliable. We build our own cabinets in-house from top-quality Scandinavian birch ply, with each cabinet carefully inspected and hand-finished.

A frequently asked question; Do you use analog power amps or class D? This question does not make sense, but requires an answer. We use class D power amplifiers, which are by their very nature analogue amplifiers.

Who makes it
Mambo Amps are the brain-child of Jon Shaw, (aka Jon Mambo following several years playing guitar in the afro-latin jazz band The Mambos). Jon has an honours degree in electronic engineering and many years experience working as a freelance design and development engineer in various specialities. The need for a high-quality small and powerful guitar amp became apparent and the Mambo Amp was (eventually) born. It's the result of a lifetime of experience with amplfier design and experimentation, recording and gigging.

Info on the Mambo

This information is for guidance and applies to the standard 400 watt guitar combo.
• 400 Watt rms at 0.1% THD continuous power rating (200 Watt rms with the internal
speaker, plus an additional 200 watt rms when used with an external 8 Ohm loudspeaker )
(250 W rms / 500 W rms peak at 2% THD)
• 24 bit digital reverb, with depth and delay-time controls
• hand-made birch ply cabinet
• two guitar input jacks ,
• line level input (3.5mm stereo jack) for MP3 / CD etc.
• headphone output (3.5mm stereo jack)
• European (230 V) or US (115V) mains voltage (specify when ordering)
Size and weight (approx.)
• 12" - 12.1 kg, 36 by 36 by 30 cm
• 10" - 8.1 kg, 31 by 31 by 25 cm
• 8" - 7.3 kg, 27 by 27 by 23 cm 

Please check out this comprehensive blog report on the Mambo by the great Jazz Blogger the Dutchbopper


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