Phil says: FANTASTIC amp this 18w. Cranked up in the big room. I wanna say this is the best sounding amp I own
Eliot says: I just want to tell you I love the 18 watt combo and I hate new amps!
Chris says: I still can’t believe how amazing mine is
British 18 Watt combo perfected
There is a great tradition of EL84 powered 12 to 18 watt combos made in the UK starting in the late 1950s. In fact, there is a book written about it! Although there were many from different manufacturers, there are two or three that really stand out. One is the VOX AC15. It is perfect in it's design and an amazing amplifier for it's tone and wonderful Vib/Trem circuit. The other is the Watkins Dominator, another great amplifier. It really shines in its throaty overdriven sound and its smooth tremolo circuit. The third was the Marshall 18 watter which has become legendary. It was based on the Watkins but brought it to higher level of aggressive Rock. It’s got the grind of the bigger Marshalls but in a smaller package.
The Park P1800 is based on the Watkins (and therefore the Marshall 18) but brings it to a new level of beautiful clean plus aggressive rock tones. Carefully built with New Old Stock capacitors and resistors, an output transformer built in the UK to the exact specifications and sound quality as the original Radio Spares EL84 output transformer. It also features EC Collins Park style reissue white pinstripe grill cloth and a custom speaker that uses a celestion Blue alnico frame and magnet as its base but with a different cone that truly is in a class of its own.
The P1800 was introduced at the summer NAMM show in June, 2018 to rave reviews by guitarists, friends, press and even amp builders and competitors.
The basic specifications of the Park 18 include:
Two channels each with Volume and Tone controls. voiced slightly differently
One channel has a rich tremolo circuit with Speed and Intensity controls
Two speaker outputs with a switch for 8 and 16 ohms
Foot switch for tremolo is included and is plugged into a jack on the chassis bottom
Two EL84 tubes for 18 watts at full clipping
Dimensions: 24” (w) x 20” (h) x 8 7/8” (d)
Weight 41 lbs.
Check out the videos from NAMM on the video page
The P1800 combo is available in custom colors at no extra charge. Here it is in “Black Gator”. This color is available exclusively through BCR Music & Sound.