Rocket 88


80 Watt, 2 x KT88, 1 x EF86, 2 x 12AX7 Cathode Follower with Bump™ circuit and Defeatable Master Volume. Solid state rectifier.

Designed by 65 Amps for the player who needs some sweet "loud-n-clean" that will transition to modern, rich, complex gain at the flip of a switch. The Rocket 88 can provide amazingly loud, clean headroom that is dripping with even-order harmonics, bell-like overtones and sophisticated richness, but effortlessly switch to smooth, aggressive distortion that is dialed with our 65-Bump™ control.

This amp is a monster and will certainly change your mind about what sounds can live inside one amp alone. The Rocket-88 was custom designed for 2 top-level touring artists and was available via special order only. You won't be disappointed! Introduced in 2008.


Output: 80 watts
Pre-amp tubes: 1 x EF86, 2 x 12AX7
Power tubes: 2 x KT88
Rectifier: Solid state
Panel controls: ON/OFF, Standby, Master switcht, Master Volume, Bump™ Level, Bump™ Tone, Bump™ switch, Bass, Treble, Volume, Full range +/- switch (or "cut switch"; expands the frequency spectrum)
Backpanel controls: Footswitch jack, dual speaker outs, switch for 8Ω & 16Ω impedance
Accessories: Footswitch included
Cabinet: Finger-jointed Baltic birch

Additional information:

The Rocket is grid biased and a Master Voltage can not be installed on it, but the Master Volume works very well!


Head: 24.75" W x 8.75" D x 10.50" H, Weight: 30 lbs

List price back in the days (2008):

Head - $3,595