Today’s guitarists find themselves in an ever more complicated landscape of performance venues, each with differing requirements, room sizes, and facilities. But rather than build a collection of amplifiers trying to cobble together a solution, Quilter Labs is proud to announce the one amplifier to rule them all: the Quilter Aviator Mach 3.
Developed as the flagship of their product line, the Quilter Aviator Mach 3 takes your tone and power to an all-new level while simultaneously keeping the size and weight to the bare minimum. Find yourself outdoors with minimal to no PA? No problem! With 200 watts of power under the hood and a 250-watt Celestion Copperback speaker, you have more than enough powerto handle even the largest venues. Need a quiet amplifier for a small stage? Unlike many other amplifiers, the master volume circuit delivers punchy, glorious tone at any volume. Find yourself on a silent stage? The onboard signal out includes a cabinet simulator and is separately controlled signal out lets you plug straight into the mixer without sacrificing tone.
A true 2 channel amplifier, you can structure each channel with a separate amplifier voicing, gain structure, and EQ settings, or use them both simultaneously for a wet/dry sound. With separate speaker volume and signal output controls this may be the world’s first guitar amplifier to enable guitarists and front of house engineers to coexist peacefully. Using sophisticated neodymium magnet technology, Quilter was able to reduce the weight of the amplifier while simultaneously increasing power and efficiency. Based on Quilter’s patented technology, the Mach 3 delivers a full 200 watts of tube-like tone from the internal 400-watt power engine. This is not a clever “modeling amplifier,” this is full tube-like glory in an all-analog form designed by a mad amp scientist while sequestered in his home during the Covid lockdowns.
“The Aviator Mach 3 is the culmination of a lifetime of research by our treasured founder Patrick Quilter,” says company CEO Chris Parks. “It is the Swiss army knife of professional guitar amplification and there is simply nothing it is not capable of doing as a guitar amplifier.”
The Aviator Mach 3 will be available in two formats, a 12-inch combo, and a head version. Priced at $1,829 CAD retail for the combo, and $1,229 CAD retail for the head, it’s like buying 6 classic amplifiers for the price of one!