Divided by 13 Amps created the EDT 13/29 after someone asked for a version of the SJT 10/20 that had more clean headroom while still being able to get aggressive. The amp handles jazz and blues really well, and it’s great for gigs of all sizes. Now this is not your best choice for a practice amp at home, but it’s an ace once it’s up on stage.
The EDT 13/29 can operate at either 29 watts or 13, depending on your preference. It has three controls on the front: two switches are for dampening and reverb, while the third control changes the EDT from Class AB to Class A, which also adjusts the wattage. Under the hood, the EDT 13/29 starts off looking similar to the SJT 10/20. That’s because Divided by 13 used that amp as their starting point for this one. The KT66 tubes give this amp a nice amount of clean sound along with making the high end a little glassier. It also uses three 12AX7s, an 12AT7, and a GZ34 rectifier tube.
The amp only has one preamp channel, but it has seven valves to give it a lot of power and sound. Overall, this amp is something of a merger between an early Fender design and a vintage Marshall amp. It’s got an edge to it, but it’s also a very solid, clean amp when it needs to be. It looks great, is reliable, and can handle just about anything you throw at it. The amp retails for around $3,900. It’s not cheap, but it is good.
The Divided by 13 SJT 10/210 head is similar to the FTR 37, another popular Divided by 13 amp. However, it’s slightly modified, has less wattage and a few exclusive features that make it of definite interest. It runs in either a 10 watt Hard Class A mode or a 20 watt Class AB1/A mode, depending on your preference. You can get a great 50’s style Tweed sound from 10 watt mode, which some players really love. The SJT 10/20 can access both channels via its two input jacks. In addition to these channels, you also have a dampening/flattening switch and a mid/gain boost. The SJT 10/20 head is quite versatile and is a great way of filling that 10/20 watt slot in your amp arsenal.
The first channel on this head features volume, treble, bass, and reverb. Channel 2 has its own volume control. The SJT 10/20 uses 12AX7 tubes for its preamp section and four 6V6GT tubes in the power section. For its rectifier tube, the SJT 10/20 uses either a 5AR4 or a GZ34. The head weighs 32 pounds, while the combo is 50 pounds. Both are suitable for taking to gigs or for using in the studio. The SJT 10/20 head retails for $2,300.
Divided by 13 is an amp company that does one thing some other amp companies don’t: listen to the needs of players. In fact, the company was founded based on the needs of four different players: Nick Lashley, Rusty Anderson, Lyle Workman, and Joel Shearer. The four Los Angeles players were all friends with Fred Taccone, owner and founder of Divided by 13, and they all had the same types of complaints about their amps. Fred got the four together and they proceeded to spend hours listening to every different type of amp they could find, making note of what was great about each and what wasn’t. (more...)
This is great youtube video that I came across where you can check out a comparison of the Matchless DC-30 and the Divided By 13 RSA 23. Both these amps have such amazingly rich qualities which really come through in this demo. (more...)