Brand New Hamstead Soundworks Amps, Cabs & Pedals at GAK!

Say Hello To The Brand New Hamstead Soundworks Amps, Cabs & Pedals!

Since their launch in 2012 Hamstead has been leading the way in British design & manufacturing of professional audio equipment. All of Hamstead’s products are designed and hand built at their workshop in South Cambridgeshire, England. They make no compromise in durability and tone, using high-quality components, parts and materials.

New in for 2018! Hamstead Soundworks has treated us to a whole new array of colours for the entire range including a custom racing green 1×12 combo! Let’s not also forget about the brand new Odyssey Intergalactic Driver that pushes the boundaries of what a drive pedal can be! Let’s jump straight in!

Hamstead Soundworks Odyssey Intergalactic Driver

Hamstead’s obsession with tone and electronic design has driven them to push the boundaries of what a drive pedal can be. This is Odyssey: One analogue circuit by Peter Hamstead, countless sublime classic and contemporary tones. With interactive controls for unbelievable versatility, Odyssey can take you on a journey from clean boost with tone shaping, to classic rock, through to heavy metal, and all the way to oversaturated fuzz. The sweet spot is wherever you want it to be – whether you simply want to find your sonic nirvana, or embark on an epic adventure of discovery.

Hamstead Soundworks Odyssey Intergalactic Driver
Odyssey Intergalactic Driver

Hamstead Soundworks Artist 20+RT MkIII 1×12″ Combo

The Hamstead Artist 20 has been designed from the ground up to encompass maximum tonal versatility, without compromising on tonal quality. Delivering everything from shimmering cleans to warm, natural, harmonically rich overdriven tones. It’s powerful, portable, and it loves pedals and guitars of all types. Built without compromise in the UK, it is already a modern classic!

Artist 20+RT MkIII 1x12" Combo, Haze Snake
Artist 20+RT MkIII 1×12″ Combo, Haze Snake

From the warmest of mellow jazz through sparkling country cleans, to mean, gritty blues and classic rock grind, this amplifier has it covered. All with a depth, clarity and feel that allows the personality of the player and guitar to really shine through – perfect too, for all your favourite pedals & effects. The Artist 20 also features an adjustable and footswitchable ‘Voice’ switch that adds presence and bite to the upper midrange, and adjustable Bright switch that adds a touch of brilliance to the top end.

Artist 20+RT MkIII 1x12" Combo, Cocoa
Artist 20+RT MkIII 1×12″ Combo, Cocoa
Artist 20+RT MkIII 1x12" Combo, Cream
Artist 20+RT MkIII 1×12″ Combo, Cream

The Artist 20+RT includes Hamstead’s signature Reverb and Tremolo circuits. The Reverb has depth and tone controls, allowing it to suit different styles of music, guitars and venues. The Tremolo has depth and speed controls, using analogue control of the signal to give a smooth, even sweep at any speed. Both are switchable on the front panel or using the included footswitch. The driver is Celestion’s UK made 12” Celestion Creamback G12M-65 which offers classic G12M tonality with increased power handling.

Artist 20+RT MkIII 1x12" Combo, Racing Green
Artist 20+RT MkIII 1×12″ Combo, Racing Green

Every aspect of the Artist Series’ construction is of the highest quality. From the eyeleted epoxy glass boards, to the thick aluminium chassis and British made custom wound transformers, the Artist series is nothing short of world class, marrying classic and contemporary design and manufacturing techniques. All amps come with a 5 year warranty as standard.

Hamstead Soundworks Artist 20+RT MkIII 1×12″ Combo G12H Anniversary, Cream

The driver is a Celestion G12H Anniversary which Hamstead have only started offering as an option with the MkIII after extensive testing. Compared to the stock Creamback the 30W G12H Anniversary has a more aggressive edge to it with more attack in the upper mids enabling you to really cut through the mix.

Artist 20+RT MkIII 1x12" Combo G12H Anniversary, Cream
Artist 20+RT MkIII 1×12″ Combo G12H Anniversary, Cream
Artist 20+RT MkIII 1x12" Combo G12H Anniversary, Cream - Celestion Speaker
Artist 20+RT MkIII 1×12″ Combo G12H Anniversary, Cream – Celestion Speaker

Hamstead Soundworks Artist 20+RT MkIII Head, Cream

The Hamstead Artist 20 has been designed from the ground up to encompass maximum tonal versatility, without compromising on tonal quality. Delivering everything from shimmering cleans to warm, natural, harmonically rich overdriven tones. It’s powerful, portable, and it loves pedals and guitars of all types. Built without compromise in the UK.

Artist 20+RT MkIII Head, Cream
Artist 20+RT MkIII Head, Cream
Artist 20+RT MkIII Head, Cream - Back
Artist 20+RT MkIII Head, Cream – Back

The Artist 20+RT includes Hamstead’s signature Reverb and Tremolo circuits. The Reverb has depth and tone controls, allowing it to suit different styles of music, guitars and venues. The Tremolo has depth and speed controls, using analogue control of the signal to give a smooth, even sweep at any speed. Both are switchable on the front panel or using the included footswitch.

Hamstead Soundworks Artist 60+RT Head, Cream

The Hamstead Artist 60 build on the success of the acclaimed Artist 20 and beefs it up with a 60W powers stage. Like its 20W sibling it has been designed from the ground up to encompass maximum tonal versatility, without compromising on tonal quality. Delivering everything from shimmering cleans to warm, natural, harmonically rich overdriven tones. It’s powerful, portable, and it loves pedals and guitars of all types.

Artist 60+RT Head, Cream
Artist 60+RT Head, Cream
Artist 60+RT Head, Cream - Back
Artist 60+RT Head, Cream – Back

The Artist 60+RT includes Hamstead’s signature Reverb and Tremolo circuits. The Reverb has depth and tone controls, allowing it to suit different styles of music, guitars and venues. The Tremolo has depth and speed controls, using analogue control of the signal to give a smooth, even sweep at any speed. Both are switchable on the front panel or using the included footswitch and the order in which the signal passes through these two effects can be changed to taste.

As you would expect, the Artist 60 has more headroom than the Artist 20 amp, however the 60 has a 20W mode which gives it a very similar sound to the Artist 20. There is also a 7W mode with a more ‘vibey’ tone which is perfect for home use. There are also external bias adjust points on the back of the amp making it tour friendly!

Hamstead Soundworks 1×12″ Speaker Cabinet, Cream

Built at Hamstead’s UK workshops with the same exacting attention to quality and detail as their amps, Hamstead’s extension cabinets are perfectly matched for your Hamstead guitar amplifier. All cabs are crafted from marine-grade birch plywood and this open-back 1 x 12” is front-loaded with a Celestion Creamback G12M-65 16 Ohm speaker. Designed to be slightly over-sized for a fuller sound, yet light enough to transport. This cab is great for both recording and gigs.

1x12" Speaker Cabinet, Cream
1×12″ Speaker Cabinet, Cream
1x12" Speaker Cabinet, Cream - Black
1×12″ Speaker Cabinet, Cream – Black

Hamstead Soundworks 2×12″ ‘D’ Offset Speaker Cabinet, Cream

Built at Hamstead’s UK workshops with the same exacting attention to quality and detail as their amps, Hamstead’s extension cabinets are perfectly matched for your Hamstead guitar amplifier. All cabs are crafted from marine-grade birch plywood and this open-back Offset ‘D’ model 2 x 12” is front-loaded with a pair of Celestion Creamback G12M-65 16 Ohm speakers. The speakers have been staggered diagonally for even better sound projection.

2x12" 'D' Offset Speaker Cabinet, Cream
2×12″ ‘D’ Offset Speaker Cabinet, Cream
2x12" 'D' Offset Speaker Cabinet, Cream - Black
2×12″ ‘D’ Offset Speaker Cabinet, Cream – Back

Check out all that Hamstead Soundworks has to offer here at > www.gak.co.uk/en/hamsteadsoundworks