Handmade Amplifier from Hungary,
made by Akos Martonffy
The Eye Of Horus is the newest addition to the Makosamp® Amplification lineup, and is a melding of some of the great vintage low watt designs, all coming together sonic punch in the face, in a package slightly larger than a brick.
The preamp section consists four of 12AX7 tubes and is powered by a pair of 6V6's with a pair of EL84’s for a total of 30 watts, or a pair of 6L6GC’s for a cleaner headroom 30 watts, all pushing through a pair of custom wound, handmade Makosamp® transformers.
… The Eye Of Horus-Custom® is a two channel master volume style head, designed specifically to meet the tonal demands of Mr.Roland Csornyi.
The Eye Of Horus-Custom® is equipped for out and out metal with 5 stages of gain permanently engaged and several cunning high gain modifications, this amplifier is the ultimate partner to one of the most influential players of all time. The hand wired 30W output stage is built to deliver: The harder you drive it, the better it sounds.
Without a doubt, Ákos Mártonffy has created, with the 30 Watt Eye Of Horus-Custom, my personal all-time favorite Hi-gain amplifier. The cleans are syrupy sweet, full and lush. The distortion tones are tight and focused with just the right amount of in-your-face.
Small in stature so very portable, but bigger in sound with higher headroom (even with the stock dual 6V6 + dual EL84 power section) and more gain on tap, the Makosamp Eye Of Horus-Custom is easily one of the best amps, American or British, that you will ever play.
- Two independent channels, with separate EQs.
- Non-master volume clean channel, delivering sweet crunch tones when dimed.
- Four band EQ on the lead channel (Bass, Middle, Treble, Presence)
- Tube buffered, true bypass effects loop with Loop Master Volume
- 3 x 12AX7/ECC83 preamp tubes.
- 1 x 12AX7/ECC83 tube for the phase splitter.
- Interactive Power Tube Complement
- Cathode "AUTO" Biased (no need to bias for tube rolling)
- Wattage: 30 Watts
- Cabinet material: 3/4" and 5/8"-thick Carpathian Red Elm Plywood, Oil &Wax finish
- Wide : 17 inches / 43 cm
- Tall : 8 inches / 20.5 cm
- Deep: 7 ¾ inches / 20 cm
- Weight : 24 ¼ lbs / 11 kg
About the UK & US power switches ® (interactive power tube linkage)
On position: The two EL84 tubes work 100%
Off position: The two EL84 tubes work 65%
The US switch: Gives more low-midrange for really powerfull growl sound.
On position: The two 6V6 GT tubes work 100%
Off position: The two 6V6 GT tubes work 65%