"I have always loved the Robben Ford guitar tone, whiplash snappy rhythm and beautiful dynamic, articulate leads - always warm and full of soul. This is my benchmark and starting point for The Duke.

The Duke's tone stack (derived from the blackface Super Reverb design) has a subtle mid-range scoop and warm treble lift, giving the amp a sweet tone even when driven with a bridge single coil pickup. Three voicings on the overdrive channel (Normal, Thick and Bright) provide extra versatility.

Like all the S- Gear amps, the Duke really shines when you control the amp with the guitar volume. Back-off and indulge in those complex in-between tones, then bring back the volume and dig in to a singing lead overdrive."

COMMENTS FROM MIKE SCUFFHAM - MAY 2011