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STEVE CARR

In a new direction for his Stateside column, Dave Hunter heads out to meet some of America’s finest luthiers and amp-builders. For this first instalment, he sits down with the aff able Steve Carr, the mind behind Carr Amplifiers…
Steve Carr working on an amp chasis at Carr’s facility in Pittsboro, about 15 miles from Chapel Hill
Photos Tom Coffey Photography

In a field crowded with boutique makers, many of whom are mainly reformulating classic amp designs in fancy packages, Carr Amplifiers of Pittsboro, North Carolina, has stood out as a true original for 20 years. Not only have none of Carr’s amps directly replicated any existing design, but each has resolutely followed founder Steve Carr’s diktat, insisting upon premium design, construction and components. None of the above comes as a surprise, given Carr’s training in aerospace engineering. Yet we can rest assured that he has dosed his designs with the guitarists’ propensity toward harmonic distortion rather than mere precision and sterility, with the aim of creating some of the most enduring models in the world of hand-built tube amps.

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The August 2018 issue of The Guitar Magazine is on sale now and this month it’s all about Player power as we run the rule over four new models from the Player series: Fender’s replacement for the Mexican Standard line. As well as more traditional configurations, the Player series contains several guitars and basses that are far from standard, such as the nifty HH Jazzmaster that readers of the print mag can find behind the barn doors of our special edition cover. Elsewhere in this month’s issue we fly to Iceland to find a man dipping guitars in volcanic hot springs, investigate the issue of gender politics in the guitar industry, meet band-of-the-moment Boy Azooga, get to grips with an incredible staple-pickup ‘56 Les Paul Custom and put hot new gear from Collings, ThorpyFX, Fractal, Keeley, EarthQuaker Devices and more to test. On top of all that we have not one but two fantastic competitions with pro Audio-Technica monitor headphones and a one-off custom-painted Strat up for grabs. It’s a hot one, alright – download your copy of the August 2018 issue of The Guitar Magazine now.