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VHT G-50-CL Pittbull Fifty/CL Head   

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50 watt glory at its finest! The combines VHT's 2 most popular preamp voicings with an EL34 power package. It offers Gain Stacking, footswitchable bo...Click To Read More About This Product

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50 watt glory at its finest! The combines VHT's 2 most popular preamp voicings with an EL34 power package. It offers Gain Stacking, footswitchable boost and series/parallel effects, a Class A mode switch, Tube Rectifier, and 6L6/EL34 switch.


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4.9

(based on 12 reviews)

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5.0

WOW!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

This is the best amp I've ever played and I've play a lot. It has more then enough gain on tap, no need for overdrive pedals at all. Sounds super clear, extremely responsive, and all that good stuff. customer service is very good, the guys at VHT are great to deal with!

 
5.0

There's nothing like a Pittbull!

By Sheesh

from Portland, OR

This amp has a unique shredding tone that is one of my favorites. The clean tone holds up to anything, but for clean I prefer THD only by a slim margin. The most heavenly tone is using both amps with an A/B switch.

 
5.0

Grit teeth to raised hands

By Anemeros

from Lansing, MI

I've used this amp throughout MidWest tours, large festivals, in the studio and at numerous Religious Revival meetings. From my personal metal bands on tour to studio work to contemp. music, this amp has never let me down. I can dial in any tone I need and always count on my Pitbull to get me to the finish line. It is one of the most versatile amps I've ever owned or played. From metalheads with grit teeth to Christians with raised hands this amp gives me all I need. I've used it for about two years and my biggest complaint is simply the lack of reverb. Other than that, this amp is a dream.

 
4.0

Well.. it rocks..

By Changing Faith

from KC Missouri

This is a great amp if you're into metal/hard rock. I bought this amp because I wanted the gain of a rectifier with the cut of a marshall, and I'd say it has both of those qualities. Downside is that you have NO clean channel.. sure, you can back off the gain and get a usable clean, but nothing sparkling, and you have to watch your string attack to stay clean. I haven't had the chance to fully tweak it yet, but it's got balls to the max. In my band, I'm up against a DSL100, and this hands down sounds better and isn't muddy at all. It may take me a lot of dialing to get my perfect tone, but I'm sure I'll find it. Also, this thing is solid.. unlike a marshall, it doesn't sound like a box of broken glass (making you cringe) when you're driving down the road with it in the back seat.

 
5.0

the brown sound on tap

By Too old to make up something cool

from Houston, TX

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No muss, no fuss. You turn it on, you let it warm up, you plug in, and BAM!! Instant brown sound. Pick attack and articulation is just stunning. Crisp and clean. The tone is so pure on either channel that you will want to replace any digital effects with high quality analog gear (that's what I did... right away). The very best amp I've owned. No fuzz/overdrive pedals required. WAY plenty tube distortion on tap. This replaced my Marshall JVM that just could not get at the low end. Did I mention the Pittbull has INTENSE low end? Slider EQ allows you to scoop mids and shake the house. The most awesome low end imaginable. Super hot, just magnificent. This will stay on my 1960A for the duration. Also sounds great at bedroom/practice levels. The perfect amp for moi.

 
5.0

Do Yourself Favor

By gtrplyer

from Los Angeles, CA

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I've owned them all, Marshalls, Mesas, racks, you name it and this is the end of the quest. The VHT Pitbull is the greatest amp I have ever owned. Super versatile. I play Country and Metal and this amp covers it all. Amazing tone and built like a Tank.

 
5.0

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By Will Davis

from Little Rock, AR

I've been playing through my VHT Pitbull 50 head since 2000 and it has always delivered. I've owned alot of Boogies and they never gave me that "Marshall" rock sound that this baby reliably does. Depending on the gig I play it through two Boogie 1x12's or I break out my 74 Marshall 4x12 with 25's for larger gigs. I have it maintenanced every two years. Look no further for reliable tone. My latest rig combines the Bull with a 78 100 watt Marshall for dirt and with a Boogie studio preamp and 50/50 poweramp for clean. This rig is the envy of many. It is how I roll.

 
5.0

Absolute Ephoria

By Sir,Shredalot

from Holland,Netherlands

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The VHT Pittbull has the most resounding and tight low-end of any amp ive ever played, period. I have had the plesure of extensivley testing many such hi gain botique amps with only two having even the same ballpark low-end of this amp, those two being the Diezel Hebert and Bogner Uberschall. But were this amp leaves the rest behind is the vicious and unique solo/rhythm tones. Similar to a Mesa Triple Rectifier solo head in that it has a tube rectifier itself so the midrange bite and sustain is outlandish, yet the power tube section produce intense yet beautifuly musical treble grind, similar to the Splawn Quickrod. Expensive may be the price, especialy for a fifty watt head, but mark my words this amp can not be topped.[A Truly Golden Botique Amplifier]

 
5.0

Euphoria at last

By Sir,Shredalot

from Holland,Netherlands

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This amp is a cold calculated machine. The amps sonic clarity and articulation are simply mind blowing. The VHT Pittbull Fifty C/L also has the most viscous lead tones and uber heavy rythm along with shimmering cleans. This amp is truly golden.

 
5.0

Awesome 50CL

By zdk1774

from atlanta

this amp is completely amazing. It was worth all the money that I spent on it. This amp blows everything else out of the water. I had Dual Rec, and a 5150 and sold them both after getting this particular VHT. It gets more heavy than the rectifier, with more detail, and can do any 5150 stuff as far as metal goes, and then can do jazz and tons of other genres as well. So many options, so much versatility!!!! Class A, A/B, Tube rect or diode.... boost options, preamp config. UNBELIEVABLE AMP!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!

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