Limited Lifetime Warranty. New
Amplifiers are lifetime warranted to the original
purchaser against failure of materials and workmanship.
No other warranty applies. Tubes, Speakers and
Footswitches are warranted for a period of ninety
days from date of sales receipt. This warranty
applies only if the amplifier has not been damaged
by accident, misuse or as a result of repair or
modification. This warranty is not transferable.
Splawn reserves the right to make any design changes
without notice or obligation to incorporate these
changes in products previously purchased. Splawn
is not liable for any freight or duty charges.
We will not be responsible for
missed ship dates if the requested ship date(s)
on your order is less than our standard 8-12 week
lead time or for any other unforeseen reason (such
as our vendors having problems supplying parts)
1. What is the difference between
the Pro Mod and the Quickrod?
The PM and the QR are the same amp the only
difference is the KT88's in the PM and EL34's
in the QR.
2. What is the tonal difference between the Pro
Mod and the Quickrod?
The PM has more of a modern tone, bigger and
tighter lowend, less midrange and more aggressive
on the top end. The QR has the classic 80's vibe
with dynamic midrange with a smooth top end.
3. Is the Quickrod only good for 80's and VH tones?
The QR only sounds like VH if you can play
like VH. It has the classic EL34 mids that gives
it that title, however it can do heavier stuff
4. What is the Gear Mode Switch?
The Gear Mode switch is a 3 position rotary
switch that only effects the overdrive channel.
The 1st position which is called 1st gear has
the modded Plexi tone, less lowend and gain with
a little more top end. 2nd gear is a bolder tone
more lowend and gain and a little less top end.
3rd gear is the same as 2nd with more gain added
5. Is the Effects loop series or parallel?
The loop is series and it is a ss design. The
loop will seem to add gain and high end to the
tone, however as you bring the master volume up
the power section catches up with the pre-amp
6. Does the Effects loop alter my tone?
Anytime you put something in the signal path
it will effect the tone. Most processors have
gain settings to help compensate this. If you
are concerned with a piece of gear dramatically
affecting your tone, you can check the loop by
engaging it without anything connected. If the
loop adds a little boost and does not alter the
tone dramatically then you need to check the settings
of your outboard gear.
7. What does the half power switch do?
The half power switch on the 100 watt amps
disconnects the the two outside power tubes. You
will need to set your ohm selector on the amp
to half of what you speaker cab ohm load is.
On the 50 or 40 watt amps its a Pentode/Triode
switch, you do not have to change the ohm load
when using this function.
8. Can I get a PM headbox if I order a QR?
Yes you can get any headbox with any amp. Some
options like the racing stripes and graphics are
9. Do you offer a trial period?
No we do not offer a trial period because we
consider each amp a special order. Some of our
dealers offer this, so you can check with them
before placing the order.
10. Do your amps have a voltage selector?
Yes we install a selector that will run at
11. Can I use an external switching system?
Yes any switching system that uses latching
relays will work. You will need a total of four
relays to control all of the functions. The layout
of the two 1/4" jacks on the amp are Footswitch
jack A tip is for the solo boost function, the
ring is for the OD1/OD2 function, Footswitch B
tip is for the clean/overdrive function. Footswitch
B ring is for the mode switch after serial # 460.
12. Can I get replacement front panels and control
panels for my amp.
Unfortunately we had to stop offering this
due to our back log, we still offer replacement
13. Can I custom order an amp with different
features than what is standard.
The only options that we offer are cosmetic
only no electronic modifications at all!
14. Are Splawn amps non master volume amps like
older four input Marshall's.
"No" all Splawn amps have a master
volume for each channel labeled volume.
We just do not use a global style master that
you see on other brands. Non master volume amps
only have one volume control per channel which
is normally in the same location as the gain control.
That is why these older amps had to be very loud
before the pre-amp started to break up.
15. Do you have a demo room at
We have so little request for this that its
just not worth setting up the space for a demo
area at this time. If you contact us ahead of
time we can try to arange it so that you could
try something out.
16. Why is there a three month backorder
We are a small operation with only 3 people.
We build all our own head boxes and cabinets in
It takes time to handle everything that goes into
building amps, phone calls. ordering parts, equiptment
mantinence etc. Please be pre-pared to wait when
placing an order.