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The CRR MERC amp has to be the most versatile and musical amp we've yet encountered and we've been through 50+ amps. This is the first amp we've heard that can do beautiful clean and any amount of gain without feeling that some compromises have been made anywhere. Unlike many small amps it does not sound hallow in any range of its frequency response. Once in it's sweet spot in regard to the High and Low volumes, which can be mixed, one can just adjust the gain by switching the Boost from 1-3 and then turn on the series (cascading) switch to go into Overdrive and roaring Lead tones. The extremely effective and versatile EQ can be tuned to taste to go from smooth to bitey, fat or scooped tones with ease and very predictably. 


It is has quite a lot of compression and therefore is very "touch sensitive" without going into high volume jumps. But it never sounds flat, it has still lots of dynamics and is one of the most fun amps to play. 


The amp is voiced in a way that the harshness and fizz that is audible in many vintage amps is absent here, but it does not sound "filtered" or like it is lacking any frequencies. It is often compared to being Marshally in tone, but we would argue it rather sounds like a great Marshall on a record, where it has received EQ to tame the highs/fizz and lows and where compression has been added. This amp does great studio sound out of the box.


If we could have one amp in the studio, this might as well be the one. 


The set includes a total of 68 captures, 18 of which are full captures. With the purchase you will also receive 3 IR's of the CRR MERC cab and a spreadsheet with all settings for each capture.  


    - 2x6V6
    - 4x 12AX7
    - 16w Output

  • Return & Refund Policy

    As this is a digital product and there is no way to retreive the product after the sale, we issue no refunds on the captures sets, packs or bundles. We do however do our best to convey a good representation of the  captures.

  • Receiving the Captures

    During checkout form our store please enter your Cortex Cloud user ID in the corresponding field and follow us on the Cortex Cloud. Our User ID is amalgamaudio. When we follow you back, we are in the "Friend" status and the acquired captures can be shared with you.
    As this is a manual process, please understand that depending on your time zone and other factors, it could take up to 24 hours to receive the captures, although we do our best to deliver them as soon as possible. 

    For more info and a detailed step-by-step instruction on receiving and loading your purchased captures, please refer to our info page.

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