Last year, Nashville-based amp brand 3rd Power debuted the Kitchen Sink, a head amplifier boasting two vintage-leaning channels. With Summer NAMM 2019 just over the hill, the company has released both of those channels as two grab-n-go 1×12 combos named the Clean Sink and Dirty Sink. Both amps are designed to capture their predecessors’ tonal flavour, but in a lower-powered, 20-watt format.
The Kitchen Sink’s clean channel features two blendable voices – AC and American – which are also featured on the Clean Sink. The British-leaning AC voice, in particular, can be switched between Normal or Top Boost modes. Complementing the two voices is an all-tube spring reverb channel.
Alongside its clean channel, the Kitchen Sink also features a Plexi-style drive channel, which has now been ported over to the Dirty Sink. Depending on how you set it up, this combo unit is capable of pristine Plexi-like cleans and searing lead tones. It also has a treat in store for those who love pedal-stacking: A Class-A pedal-friendly FX loop is strategically located on the amp’s front panel.
Another neat feature you’ll notice on both amps is 3rd Power’s patented Hybrid-Master volume knob. As its name suggests, this control lets you tune your amp’s output level to suit different venues.
Specs-wise, both combo units are powered by a set of JJ 6V6 power tubes, and each is loaded with a single WGS Green Beret 12-inch speaker.