Mr.Hector in Special Edition
While designing the Mr. Hector amplifier we were thinking about guitar players who usually lack gain.
100W power amp is built with 4 6L6 tubes. Preamp uses four 12AX7 tubes and two 5C3S tubes in power
supply. Tone control for both cannels is used. Footswitch changes the channels over and lets switch
to Master Volume potentiometers which can be set separately. Important fact is that switching Masters
can be done in the distortion channel as well as in the clean one. This combination lets such setting
that gives you possibility to pitch step by step volume control during playing solo parts just by the
change - over on the footswitch.
Two more "high" and "low" TRS jacks are additionally situated on the front panel and also some
rectification choice switches and power choice switch - 50W / 100W. Our power amp is fitted
with line effect loop, direct output XLR - with line level with guitar speaker simulation and
some speaker outputs 4, 8, 16 Ohm. Moreover 8 and 16 Ohm outputs are doubled (in line
connection) which gives the possibility of connecting additional speakers directly to the
There is the possibility of selecting supply voltage between tube rectifier (2 5C3S0 tubes and
diode (semiconductor) was applied. Tube rectification enables gaining a more compressed, low
sound, however diode (semiconductor) rectification gives more headroom and dynamics. The results
can be heard especially while playing loud when power supply works with more burden. Both
channels contain a high frequency "bright" boost, used with a little gain, causes distorted
character change - the sound is similar to typical Vintage constructions.
In tone regulation a Mid Switch is used .That causes parameter tone control change. Different
positions of switch lead to a change of frequency of the middle filter and also change of low
tone content. Both Mid Switch positions secure completely different amp sound and different EQ
One position is characterized with larger content of bass and is similar to classic sound which
is typical for high gain tube amps. Another position gives you sound similar to that gained by
The most radical change of sound can be obtained especially with less Middle knob setting.
Distorted channel provides even more sound varieties: from Rock, Thrash, Metal, to Death Metal.
The clean channel gives you more of a full sound. In the most sensitive position of
potentiometer one can gain crunch similar to distorted. In the lowest position it's gain but
the sound of it is different. Switching channels gives more opportunities than just
clean/distortion, but also crunch/lead or crunch A / crunch B.
Musicians who don't use the clean channel may turn it down. To tune out the signal there is
no need to turn down the guitar.
We recommend using a Mr. Hector Laboga cabinet, which is dedicated to heavier
types of sound. This cabinet is equipped with two Celestion Vintage 30 speakers and one
ElectroVoice Black Label speaker. You can also use the Laboga 412 cabinet model
with Celestion Vintage 30 speakers or models of other brands.
- output power: 100/50 W (switched),
- tubes used: 4 x 6L6, 4 x 12AX7, 2 x 5C3S,
- two channels: clean and distortion,
- high and low input,
- regulators: volume - clean channel; gain and volume - distortion channel,
- two separate positions, selected by footswitch, Master Volume regulators,
- common tone regulation for both channels with Mid Switch,
- footswitch socket: channels switching and Master Volume ,
- channel switching on relays,
- separate bright switches for both channels,
- series effect loop,
- Line level Direct Out witch speakers simulation,
- speaker outputs: 2 x 4 ohm, 2 x 8 ohm, 1 x 16 ohm.
- dimensions (width x depth x height): 700 x 275 x 255
- weight: 19 kg
LABOGA Channel/Master2 footswitch has two switches and two LED diodes and a jack socket for the
cable connecting to the amplifier. This footswitch is especially designed for the Mr. Hector