Bitar Amplifiers Complete tube tone
Altair Head, with reverb

The Altair gives you a wide array of tones, to say the least. The power stage is based on 2 x EL84 power tubes running all out with an open feedback loop for that driven vintage sound. The preamp emphasizes sparkle, and high touch-sensitivity. At the flick of a switch, you can close the feedback loop to tame the power stage and get a clean solid finish. When you kick in the high-gain drive circuit, via footswitch, it raises the preamp gain into the stratoshpere for a modern driven sound.
Prove it to yourself.
The reverb is deep and long. It's based on a 3-spring reverb tank, driven by solid state analog circuitry, and it greatly improves on the standard tube reverb circuits.

The control panel is a unique stained wood. If the amp will live on the road, and you don't want to scratch it up, feel free to request a metal control panel.


$1400 + Shipping ( + Tax if applicable)

Head with Matching Speaker Cab:
$1850 + Shipping ( + Tax if applicable)
loaded w/ Celestion Greenback® (Greenback is a registered trademark of Celestion.)

  • Output: 20 Watts continuous / 25 Watts peak @ 8 ohms
  • Tube compliment:   2 x EL84,   3 x 12AX7,   1 x EZ81
  • Controls, Front Panel:
    • Treble
    • Middle
    • Bass
    • Reverb
    • Volume
    • Drive
    • Loop (to open the power amp feedback loop)
    • Master

    Prove it to yourself.
  • Controls, Rear Panel:
    • Drive footswitch in
    • Reverb in
    • Reverb out
    • Speaker output
    • Impedance Select

  • Construction:
    • Hand wired
    • Turret board construction

  • Components:
    • Clarostat RV4 potentiometers. Military-spec, sealed so they stay quiet.
    • Sprague "Orange-Drop" Polypropelene coupling caps
    • Sprague cathode caps
    • Carling switches
    • Switchcraft jacks

  • Dimensions: 19.5" wide, by 11" high, by 10" deep

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Also available is a matching speaker cabinet that houses a 12-inch Celestion Greenback®. (Greenback is a registered trademark of Celestion.)

Ask for a quote.

Bitar Amplifiers, Inc.
Greensboro, NC
(336) 317-2710