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[NAMM] 3rd Power introduces Citizen Gain

3rd Power has unveiled the Citizen Gain, their latest all-tube guitar amp head to date.

Operating on a pair of EL34 power tubes, the Citizen Gain is defined as a "higher-gain" (note the extra "r") tube amplifier, reportedly "capable of sounding and feeling like a 100W high-gain beast but at volume levels associated with 1 watt and up to 40 watts" (according to 3rd Power) thanks to the manufacturer's own HybridMASTER volume management circuitry.


  • Handwired, point to point turret board construction
  • Patented HybridMASTER volume management
  • 9 selectable EQ and Preamp response modes
  • All custom Mercury Magnetics transformers
  • Internal operating voltages up to 500V DC for lightning-quick pick response
  • All tube pedal optimized FX loop
  • Accutronics studio-quality dual mode spring reverb (SR Model only)
  • Dual JJ E34L output tubes, 5 or 6 12AX7 preamp tubes (depending on model)
  • Custom tolex options available through our custom shop

The Citizen Gain is available in the following configurations:

  • Citizen Gain: Compact head (no reverb, 18" x 10" x 9.33", weighs 24.5 lbs).
  • Citizen Gain SR: Standard head (dual mode reverb, 24” wide, weighs 31.5 lbs).
  • 112 combo version with reverb (25” wide, weighs approx. 55 lbs).

No MSRP available. More details at 3rd Power's website.

3rd Power Citizen Gain : CG R Amp 2000