"We strive to design and build amps with a distinct character, sonic personality, flexibility, and practical features that will inspire you to create your very own signature sound at volume levels appropriate for home, studio, and stage." - Steve Carr

We simply love these Carr Sportsman amps - especially the 10" versions. The smaller speaker aligns a little closer to a Princeton Reverb in feel and tone. Can you compete with a drummer? Maybe not as well as the 12" version, but we really like the more focused punch the 10" delivers. Both 10" and 12" versions are fantastic to be sure, it's more a matter of your application. 

With the Headroom control up and the volume low, the Sportsman produces clean tones with plenty of sparkle and depth. When you push it, there's plenty of Texas bite and growl. Insanely fun with all kinds of color to play with. Think improved Princeton Reverb and that will get you in the ballpark of what this little guy is all about.

Per the Carr website, the goal was to fuse "the insistent purity of '60s American reverb-style amps with the more aggressive dual 6V6 power section of the late '50s." Mission accomplished. 


  • 19 Watts
  • Tubes: 2 12AX7, 2 12AT7, 2 6v6
  • 1 Channel
  • Volume, Treble, Middle, Bass, Reverb, and Headroom controls

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