Simple layout.....Great clean.......Great overdrive..............Foot switchable channels that are tonally balanced.
Sound impossible. Not any more.
The Rock Head 50 is a channel switching version of our, big tone, hand wired amplifiers. Based on the vintage Park Rock Head from the 1970s, the new Rock Head 50 offers what original 1970s Master Volume amps never offered; channel switching with both great clean and overdrive sounds with independent controls of levels.
The Rock Head 50 is capable of beautiful, sparkling clean tones, overdriven blues from a hint of OD to full-blown OD and classic rock sounds; all at any volume level. Belying its simple control layout, the RH50 has some clever circuitry which allows it to perform it’s magic. Using the PPIMV (Post Phase Inverter Master Volume), the clean channel can get fairly crunchy and is great for overdriven chords. Unlike most amps with a “high gain” OD channel, the Rock Head’s OD channel’s can be used as a second clean channel or produce bluesy overdrive to classic rock with just Gain and Master controls and no extra gain switches.
Curious?..............There's more the the amp than it front panel would indicate!
Also included are three unmarked push-pull pots for the following functions: Clean channel Bright switch, OD channel "Mellow" switch and OD channel "Aggressive" switch. By using the two OD channel push-pull pots this channel is capable of everything from a warm bluesy overdrive to a 1980s Master Volume type crunch to aggressive lead distortion.
The Rock Head 50 features Volume, Bright Switch, Treble, Mid, Bass, Brightness, Gain, Master, EL34 power tubes, a 12AX7 driven preamp with switchable cascaded gain channel, cathode follower tone stack, passive series effects loop and overall post phase inverter master volume (PPIMV).
The Park Rock Head 50 offers full bodied sound, superior tonality and feel with two foot switchable channels. Hand wiring offers ease of servicing, longest life and reliability, plus it’s welded chassis is strong and lightweight.
Shown with optional voltage selector on back panel.
Retail price of the head is $2,950. Email for combo pricing.
The Park Rock Head 50 is also available as a 1x12 or 2x12 combo. Below is a picture of the Rock Combo 50 in British Racing Green that was built with a Celestion Alnico Creamback. Sounds huge for an amp this size.
Quotes from Rock Head owner:
Mathieu in France says; "As many other guitarists I have been looking for the amplifier bringing my the closest to "my own tone". I was looking for an amp able to deliver both Fenderish sparkling clean tones to ravishing M-style crunches. And I am glad to say the Park Rock Head does just that. This is no spaceship like many modern manufacturers build, just components of the highest quality hardwired in a nice and solid box. That said the channel switching, the effects loop and the cleverly hidden switches guarantee you will not miss anything. This is truly the product of 30 years of experience and it's worth every penny."
Tubes: three 12AX7s, two EL34s
Controls: Volume (ch 1), Gain and Master Volume (ch 2), Treble, Mid, Bass, Master (PPIMV), Brightness (Presence)
Power: 40 watts clean, 60 watts fully driven
Chassis: Heavy duty aluminum with welded corners
Impedance: 4, 8, 16 ohms
Size: (H) 10", (W) 24", (D) 8 3/8"
Weight: 31 lbs
Speakers: Celestion 16 ohm Creamback M speaker
Size: (H) 19.125", (W) 21", (D) 10.5"
Weight: 40 lbs
Speakers: two Celestion 16 ohm Creamback M speakers (8 ohm total load)
Size: (H) 20.5", (W) 28", (D) 10.5"
Weight: 49 lbs
1x12 Rock combo 50 in British Racing Green