The setup on this one uses an electric guitar(Tele) plugged directly into the "Warm Glow"™,
then with a balanced TRS cable plugged into a USB interface. From here it goes into a computer running
a Digital Audio Workstation program(DAW). The session has a drum track, two takes of the
guitar and one take of an electric bass fed into the same "Warm Glow"™. The only effect
added by the DAW is reverb and there is no post production compression for the mix. In fact,
there wasn't any mixing involved. The "Warm Glow"™ has such wonderful natural tube style compression
even when clean, that mixing is very soft and effortless.
Great for fingerstyle acoustic guitar as it fattens, mellows, and articulates beautifully
As a vocal insert, it brings back that vintage tube mic preamp sound
You can buy the Roadtripper "Warm Glow"™
pedal directly from QES by completing the form below and clicking "Buy Now".
$249.95!(+$12.95 S/H USA)
Supplies are limited!
Retro style Combo Guitar Amp with Tremolo and Spring Reverb!
The Roadtripper MCM™.
The first truly "tube simulating" ANALOG solid state amp!
Yes there are so many amps and pedals out there making all sorts of claims, but we can guarantee you that this one is one of a kind.
The Roadtripper MCM™ must be heard to be believed.
The sound is as retro as the look and has many tube lovers and "tone freaks" scratching their heads :)
The MCM™'s circuits rival the quality of high end mixing consoles and include proprietary QES techniques that produce tube characteristics
that can even outperform tubes!
The 3 band constant-Q EQ is precise and covers a wide range of tone, the tremolo has a very wide range oscillator and
100% modulation giving some dramatic effects from volume swells to sci fi. The spring reverb is driven
by a QES tube simulation and recovered with exceptionally low noise producing a range from sweet background fill to dripping surf.
The clip below demonstrates the Roadtripper MCM™'s incredible sound quality as heard from it's own balanced line output.
What you hear in this clip is the amp directly fed into a digital audio recorder while under test in the QES lab.
The tone controls, tremolo, and spring reverb are all being used. The feel of compression
is actually the tube effect of our very unique preamp circuits. Post production compression was not used.
Watch "Sundae and Mr Goessl" on KNKX Radio featuring our all new Roadtripper MCM™ guitar amplifier with tremolo as well as our
Roadtripper Black Tie Acoustic with vocal!
"Makes My Heart Sway"
"Strat Tone" Retrofier™ style
Tom Harter, a finalist in the Guitar Center "King of the Blues" competition in Appleton WI, test drives a Roadtripper MCM™ during Jason Goessl and Kate Voss's fall tour 2016.
Tom's guitar is going directly into the amp using it's beautiful spring reverb and tremolo. No pedals to be found. The Roadtripper MCM™ can't help sounding incredibly huge despite the casual cell phone recording.
Roadtripper MCM™ Features
Available in a wide variety of colors
Super low noise
All analog - No digital circuits - Zero latency
Industry changing analog Solid-State-Tube™ circuit developed by QES gives it classic tube style tone and dynamics
Very high quality tremolo circuit with wide range rate and depth
Built-in metal speaker stand adaptor
8" Jensen speaker
Wide band spring reverb
Professional quality 3 band constant-Q tone control(EQ)
18 watt (tube equivalent power) QES "Solid-State-Tube" power amplifier
VERY lightweight and portable - approximately 15 Pounds/6.8 kg
Small and light enough to travel as a carry-on airline bag
Can be powered anywhere in the world using simple adaptors or by changing the line cord
Tone characteristics and input level configurable by custom order
No dangerous voltages as found in tube amps
Designed, engineered, and hand assembled in the USA
Just plain cool!
You can order a Roadtripper MCM™
guitar amplifier direct from QES by completing the form below and clicking "Buy Now". At this time, all of
our amplifiers are built to order and so require about 8-12 weeks for delivery.
30 Day Satisfaction Gaurantee
At Quimper Electronic Systems (QES) customer satisfaction is one of our top priorities and we understand you need to experience your equipment for a period of time before you can be certain it is right for you.
We therefore, offer a 30 Day Satisfaction Guarantee. If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, contact QES for a Return Authorization Number(RMA), and return it to QES in its original
condition within 30 days of purchase(with original receipt/proof of purchase) and we'll give you a full refund. See our complete 30 Day Satisfaction Guarantee for details. Also, all QES products come with a Lifetime Limited Warranty.
If you have any questions, payment plan or custom amplifier needs, please contact us.
Quimper Electronic Systems LLC
1240 W Sims Way
Port Townsend WA 98368-3058 USA