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Carlos Santana

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Carlos Santana (born July 20, 1947) is a Mexican and American musician who first became famous in the late 1960s and early 1970s with his band, Santana, which pioneered a fusion of rock and Latin American music.

 

Carlos has traditionally used the Boogie Mark 1 originally purchased in 1973. Since then, it has taken Carlos almost 30 years to find another amp that compliments his unique sound. These days, Carlos combines the Boogie and the Dumble’s to get his unique sound. The Mark 1 runs through the 12′ Boogie cabinet and the Dumble’s run through the 4×12 slant and straight cabinets.

Mesa Boogie — “Honey Dripper Yellow” Premiere Flame figured Maple Cabinet (top left and top center). This is the same size and style cabinet that Carlos has been using on stage since 1973.

4×12 Slant Cabinet — “Honey Dripper Yellow” Premiere Flame figured Maple Cabinet (bottom left and bottom center). Cabinets made by Mesa Boogie.

4×12 Cabinet — “Honey Dripper Yellow” Premiere Flame figured Maple Cabinet (bottom right). Flour 12″ Tone Tubby Speakers with Hemp Cones. Cabinets made by Mesa Boogie.

Dumble Overdrive Reverb — OD-100WR
Alexander Dumble built this amplifier in the mid-1970’s.
100-Watt Dumble with buil-in reverb; four Phillips 7581 tubes; three 12AX7 preamp tubes by Phillips; selectable 50-watt or 100-watt amp.

“Honey Dripper Yellow” Premiere Flame figured Maple body made by Mesa Boogie.

Dumble Overdrive
Built for Carlos Santana in 2007

100-Watt Dumble with buil-in reverb; four Phillips 7581 tubes; three 12AX7 preamp tubes by Phillips; selectable 50-watt or 100-watt amp.

“Honey Dripper Yellow” Premiere Flame figured Maple body made by Mesa Boogie.

Dumble Steel String Singer — 150-Watt
Built for Carlos Santana

“Honey Dripper Yellow” Premiere Flame figured Maple body made by Mesa Boogie.

Boogie Mark 1 Amp Head
Original Mark 1 Purchased in 1973

No serial number, no effects loop.

100-watt reverb; graphic EQ (never used); four Ruby Tube 6L6’s; three 12AX7 premp tubes by Ruby Tube and one 12AT7 by Phillips.

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