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The mid knob is very functional and fattens up the sound giving it what Fender Princeton amps can not do. The bass dial surprises me in this 10 inch model using Jensen's new Falcon speaker. Very functional bass, dimed if need be with no flubbies! I see it introduced at the 2011 namm footage ,disclaiming that this speaker with the propriatary secret green cone has arrived and has a design mission to sound big,much like a 12 would!...
The reverb on this is very special in that it has a lush quality that seems to blend with overdriven tones without sounding nasty making it very useable. Better and more playable verb than my princetons.
I just played it tonight direct, using no pedals with a Gibson custom shop 329'. It supplied the range of tones needed without footstompin the pedals like the other player were doing all night.Read the entire testimonial at Artisan Guitars.
With the Carr Sportsman, you don't have to hunt to find a great tone. Whether jammed with single-coils or humbuckers, its versatile tone stack, high-end components and built quality make it an easy task. - Vintage Guitar, September 2011
Inspired by mid '60s American reverb-type amps, the Carr Sportsman is a versatile performer in a compact and portable package.
Fusing the insistent purity of '60s American 1x10 reverb-style amps with the more aggressive dual 6V6 power section of the late '50s, we bring you the Sportsman! Tones ranging from clear and snappy to Texas pushed twang to intercontinental grind are all under the hood of the Sportsman. The combination of Volume, Headroom, and Mid controls puts this tonal palette in your calloused fingertips.
...the Artemus is very humbucker friendly – deliciously gritty. For the rock-and-roll Tele player, it’s hard to beat. The amp is well-conceived, highlighted by its cab design, and everything about it, including fit and finish, say - Vintage Guitar, July 2011
Artemus Review in Vintage Guitar, July 2011 (821kb pdf)