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3rd Power WOOLY COATS EXTRA SPANKY User Manual

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Category: Musical Instrument Amplifier
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U S E R S   G U I D E

G U I T A R   A M P L I F I E R

EXTRA SPANKY MODEL

 


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Thank you for choosing the WOOLY COATS 
EXTRA SPANKY by 3RD POWER as an inte-
gral component of your musical journey. 

Music is a thrilling blend of tone, attitude 
and technique. When the right combination 
occurs, magic happens and it’s experienced 
by everyone. 

I’ve had the extraordinary privilege of per-
forming music for 30 years on stage and in 

the studio. As the principal visionary of the company, every product we design reflects my energy, 
attitude and life experiences. 

Each amplifier we create is designed to help you tell your musical story - IN 3D!!!

Rock on!
- James Scott

MOVING FORWARD... IN 3D

 


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Special Features of the Wooly Coats, EXTRA SPANKY Amplifier:

• 6L6 duet for greater headroom (35 watts)
• Patented HybridMASTER for the right volume in any room

• Dual-Mode Reverb featuring Accutronics Large Spring Reverb Tank

• Hand-built in East Nashville, TN
• Volume, Treble, Middle and Bass controls

• Expanded mid-range frequency control for Blackface to Tweed styled tones
• 8 ohm or 4 ohm speaker impedance selector switch feeds two speaker output jacks

• 1W carbon film resistors for low noise, 1/2W carbon composition resistors for tone

• Long-tailed-pair phase inverter for greater headroom
• Power and Standby switches on the front panel

• Mallory and Orange Drop capacitors
• F&T power supply filter caps

• Choke filtered power supply

• 112 combo or head version available
• 5AR4 rectifier tube

Dual-mode Reverb On Board

The Extra Spanky features a full-size Accutronics Reverb tank on board. The design features sepa-

rate Class-A vacuum tube drive and recovery circuits that delivers a vintage sounding reverberation 

effect with a mix level control located on the front panel. A mode selector switch allows you to 
chose between Ambient and Tight modes. Ambient features an immediate and brilliant reverb effect. 

Tight mode is more subdued and gives way to a more intimate touch-sensitivity of your playing.

Dimensions & Weights:

Subject to change anytime. Please measure your amp carefully if a custom case is being made. 

These measurements do not include handle and rubber feet.

Dimensions (WxHxD):  19.875 x 16 x 9.5 in.
Weight:  35 lbs

 


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Preparing to Operate your Wooly Coats™ Extra Spanky Amplifier

Make certain that all connections are made prior to operating your Amplifier including power cable, 
speaker connection, instrument cable and instrument connection. Make certain that all tubes are 
installed.

Power Switch (1)

The POWER switch, when placed in the UP position, provides AC wall power to the amplifier.

Standby Switch (2) 

The STANDBY switch, when placed in the DOWN position, puts the amplifier in ‘standby mode’ al-
lowing the tubes to warm up. When this switch is place in the UP position, the tube circuitry is fully 
functional and ready to amplify your guitar signal.

Front Panel:

1

2

 


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Input Jacks (3 and 4)

The INPUT jack is where you connect instrument level signals. HI and LOW sensitivity inputs are 
provided for versatility.

Volume Control (5)

The VOLUME control allows you to adjust the signal level as well as the temperament and overall 
character of your instrument’s sound.

Treble Control (6)

The TREBLE control allows you to adjust the character of the higher frequency range. 

Middle Control (7)

The MIDDLE control allows you to adjust the emphasis of the mid-range frequencies.

Bass Control (8)

The BASS control allows you to adjust the depth of your lower frequencies.

Front Panel:  Input Section

3

4

5

6

7

8

 


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Reverb Control (9)

So many of the classic guitar tones we’re all familiar with had ‘ambience’ as a key component of the

sound. Use the REVERB cotrol to add/blend in the perfect amount of ambience to your tone.

Reverb Mode Switch (10)

The REVERB MODE switch selects between Ambient and Tight modes. Ambient is big and 

immediate. Tight mode is darker and more subtle.

HybridMASTER Control (11)

The HYBRID MASTER control allows you to set the overall volume level of the amplifier independent 

of the volume and tone settings established on the front panel. Think of this as a “micro” volume 

adjustment. When turned all the way up (full clock-wise rotation), HybridMASTER is completely 

removed from the circuit.

Stage/Studio Switch (12)

The STAGE/STUDIO MODE switch allows you to operate the amp at full volume (Stage mode) or at 

an 80% reduction in volume (Studio mode). Think of this as a “macro” volume adjustment.

Front Panel: Optional Effects Section

9

10

11

12

 


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AC Input (13)

The AC INPUT socket (TYPE IEC Grounded) is a required connection for operating the unit at 120V 
(standard USA household electrical power). 

Mains Fuse (14)

The MAINS FUSE requires a 2.5 AMP slow-blow fuse. This fuse protects your amplifier from voltage 
peaks from your power outlet.  

H.T. Fuse (15)

The H.T. FUSE requires a .3 AMP (300 milliamp) slow-blow fuse. The H.T. FUSE usually blows if your 
power tubes are bad to protect the circuit from being damaged. 

SAFETY NOTES:

• Always plug your amp into a properly grounded 3 prong AC outlet. 
• Never plug your amp into an ungrounded outlet. 
• Never remove or break off the 3rd prong safety ground pin from the power cord. 
• Never use a damaged or ungrounded power cord.
• Always use the proper value and type fuse according to the rear-panel markings.
• Never attempt to replace the fuse while the amplifier is still plugged into the power source. The 

fuse should only be replaced when the power cord has been disconnected from its power source.

Back Panel:

13

14

15

PRIMARY FUSE

SLO-BLO 2.5A

SECONDARY FUSE

SLO-BLOW 0.3A

120V ~ 60HZ AC

SPEAKER OUTPUTS

01001

 


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Impedance Selector Switch (16)

The Wooly Coats Extra Spanky model has been designed to give you the greatest amount of flexibil-
ity when operating your amplifier. Now you can choose the correct speaker output impedance for 

your situation. Typically, you would set this to 8-OHM when operating only the internal speaker. You 

would select 4-OHM if you wished to operate the amplifier with two speakers (the 8-OHM internal 
speaker simultaneously with an  8-OHM external speaker cabinet).

Speaker Outputs (17)

Two SPEAKER OUTPUTS are provided so that you can connect up to two speakers operating at the 

same time.

SAFETY NOTES:

• Never operate your amplifier without a connected speaker cabinet. This will damage your tubes 

or transformers - or both. 

• Always operate your amplifier with the proper impedance output that matches your speaker 

cabinets(s). 

• In all cases, always use a good quality heavy gauge speaker cable (not a shielded instrument 

cable) to connect your amplifier to the speaker cabinet(s).

Back Panel:

16

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SPEAKER OUTPUTS

17

 


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Foot Switch Jack (18)

The FOOT SWITCH jack is provided so that you can turn the onboard effect(s) on and off as desired. 
In the reverb-only version, this jack is a standard “tip/sleeve” configuration. In the reverb + tremolo 

version, this jack is configured as a “tip/ring/sleeve” allowing control of both effects. 

To Tank Reverb Connection (20)

This RCA jack connection is provide to send the amplifier signal to the reverb tank. 

From Tank Reverb Connection (19)

This RCA jack connection is provide to receive the return signal from the reverb tank. 

OPERATION NOTES:

• To avoid unnecessary noise, please make sure that you use a standard “shielded” guitar cable for 

the reverb-only foot-switch connection.

• To avoid unnecessary noise, please make sure that you use a “shielded” TRS cable for the reverb 

+ tremolo foot-switch connection.

• Please make sure that the reverb send and return are connected with proper orientation and 

that you are using shielded RCA wire connections.

Back Panel:

18

01001

19

20

 


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Tube Layout and Requirements:

V1: JJ 12AX7 (Preamp)
V2 & V3: Sovtek 12AX7LPS (Reverb, Phase Inverter)
V4 and V5: 6L6 Output tubes
V6: 5AR4 Rectifier tube

Bias Adjustment

Your Wooly Coats Extra Spanky Amp comes from the factory biased for Tungsol 6L6 tubes. Bias ad-
justments are not intended to be user-serviceable. Attempting to adjust the bias yourself will expose 
you to very dangerous high-voltage electricity that can kill you. Special test equipment and knowl-
edge of amp circuits and tubes are required to perform this function. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DO THIS 
YOURSELF. 

Tube Replacement

WE RECOMMEND TAKING YOUR AMPLIFIER TO A QUALIFIED TECHNICIAN FOR SERVICING YOUR 
TUBES. Make certain the amplifier is turned off and has been allowed ample time to cool down. Be 
very careful when you remove the tubes as they might still be very hot! Do not touch tube sockets 
with fingers! Even after turning your amp off and unplugging it from the power outlet there could be 
enough voltage stored in the capacitors to give you a lethal electrical shock. 

WARNING:

• Do not remove the back panel.
• Do not attempt to check or replace tubes yourself. Refer to an authorized service center. 
• Never touch the tubes while the amplifier is turned on or has recently been turned ON. You can 

severely burn your fingers and hands.

Operational Notes:

TUBE CHART

.5”

#8

#8

V1

preamp

reverb

output

output

phase

inverter

V2

V3

V4

V5

tube

rectifier

V6

.5”

#8

#8

 


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LIMITED WARRANTY

Thank you for choosing 3RD POWER Amplification. 3RD POWER takes great pride in producing high-quality tube 

amplifiers and speaker cabinets. Each product is thoroughly tested prior to shipment.

Your amplifier is warranted to the original purchaser to be free from defects in material and workmanship for a 

period of 33-1/3 years from the original date of purchase. An original sales receipt will establish coverage under 

this warranty. This warranty does not cover service or parts to repair damage caused by accident, neglect, abuse, 

normal wear, disaster, misuse, over-powering, negligence, inadequate packing or shipping procedures and serv-

ice, repair or modifications to the product which have not been authorized by 3RD POWER. If this product is de-

fective in materials or workmanship as warranted above, your sole remedy shall be repair or replacement as pro-

vided below.

Tubes: 3RD POWER warrants the original purchaser that the tubes used in the unit will be free from defects in 

material and workmanship for a period of 90 days from the original purchase date. A dated sales receipt will es-

tablish coverage under this warranty. This warranty is in lieu of all other expressed warranties. If tubes fail within 

the initial 90 day period your sole remedy shall be the replacement of tubes as provided below.

Return Procedures: In the unlikely event that a defect should occur, follow the procedure outlined below. Defec-

tive products must be shipped, together with proof of purchase, freight pre-paid and insured directly to 3RD 

POWER. A Return Authorization Number must be obtained prior to shipping the product. Contact 3RD POWER to 

obtain this RA number. Products must be shipped in their original packaging or equivalent. IN any case, the risk 

of loss or damage in transit is borne by the purchaser. The RA number must appear in large print directly below 

the shipping address. Always include a brief description of the defect, along with your correct return address and 

telephone number.

When calling to inquire about a returned product, always refer to the RA number. If 3RD POWER determines that 

the unit was defective in materials or workmanship at any time during the warranty period, 3RD POWER has the 

option of repairing or replacing the product at no additional charge, except as set forth below. All replaced parts 

become property of 3RD POWER. Products replaced or repaired under this warranty will be returned via ground 

shipping within the United States, freight prepaid. 3RD POWER is not responsible for costs associated with expe-

dited shipping, either to 3RD POWER or returned of the product to the customer.

Incidental or Consequential Damage: In no event will 3RD POWER be liable for any incidental or consequential 

damages arising out of the use or inability to use any 3RD POWER product, even if a 3RD POWER dealer has 

been advised of the possibility of such damages or any other claim by any other party. Some states do not allow 

the exclusion or limitation of consequential damages, so the above limitation and exclusion may not apply to 

you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which may vary from state 

to state.

For your protection: Please complete and mail the Purchase Information Card within (10) ten days of the date of 

purchase so that we may contact you directly in the event a safety notification issued in the accordance with the 

1972 Consumer Product Safety Act.

Customer Support: Our dedicated staff is ready to assist you should you have any questions with regard to your 

product. Please call: (615) 945-3393 (9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday, Central Standard Time).

 


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3RD POWER Amplification LLC

1307 Jewel Street

Nashville, TN  37207

Phone: (615) 945-3393

Web Site

www.3rdPower.com

Tuesday, March 8, 2016