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VHT Special 6 6W 1x10 Hand-Wired Tube Guitar Combo Amp  

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Overview
  • 6 watts
  • One 6V6 output tube
  • One 12AX7 preamp tube
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Hand-wired tube goodness, unique features, and unparalleled value.

The six-watt Special 6 guitar combo amp gets its powerful tube sound from one 12AX7 preamp tube and one 6V6 output tube, with a 10" VHT High-Sensitivity speaker. It boasts a footswitchable Gain Boost feature that significantly expands its range of tones—it's the only amp in its class that excels at both clean and overdriven tones, and it's the only amp in its class to offer a footswitchable boost. With the Gain Boost, players can instantly toggle between clean rhythm tones and overdriven leads, essentially duplicating the footswitchable functions of a 2-channel amp in an all-tube, hand-wired, simple, 2-knob combo.

To further expand its range of tones, the Special 6 combo also features a High/Low power switch that enhances low-volume tones with extra-smooth richness (when in half-power mode). It's a great feature for recording, or for low-volume "bedroom" players. In high-power mode, it's one of the few amps in its class that is loud enough to compete with a strong drummer.

The mod-friendly VHT Special 6 guitar combo amp is easy to customize for home amp builders and tube-amp enthusiasts.

Features
  • 6 watts
  • One 6V6 output tube
  • One 12AX7 preamp tube
  • 10" VHT High-Sensitivity speaker
  • Volume and tone controls
  • Footswitchable boost mode
  • High/Low power switch
  • 4, 8, and 16 Ohm speaker jacks
  • Mod-friendly, eyelet-type board

Six wicked watts that will take you to rock 'n' roll heaven. Order now!

 
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VHTSpecial 6 6W 1x10 Hand-Wired Tube Guitar Combo Amp
 
4.6

(based on 25 reviews)

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  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Warm / comfy (18)
  • Portable (17)
  • Easy to use (16)
  • Excellent sound (15)
  • Good power output (10)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home studio (16)
    • Amateur recording (13)
    • Performances (10)
    • Professional recording (9)
    • Outdoor events / games (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (12), Professional musician (6), Novice (3)

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Harp Players, Get This Amp

    By drjoel

    from Vergennes, VT

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • Portable
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Performances

      Comments about VHT Special 6 6W 1x10 Hand-Wired Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

      Wow! This little amp is a monster! I am a harmonica player in a full-on blues-rock-jam band and this little beauty sounds great live. I initially purchased it because I was looking for a smaller more portable amp to use in some of the smaller venues I play instead of lugging around my Fender Hot Rod Deluxe. The VHT has been brilliant. I turn the Tone knob up to half, the volume to 3/4 and then I mic the amp. I add several harmonica pedals for effects and the sound is AWESOME! It has that gritty nasty Chicago blues tone so many harp players want and when I want a more in your face Rock tone, I can get that with a simple click of one of my pedals.

      I also recently played the VHT at a duet gig with my guitar buddy and it sounded equally as great. I just turned the tone knob up a little more and the volume knob down a little, mic'd it and what a sound.

      The one modification I made was to swap out the factory installed Chinese tube for a nice Groove Tube, which was very easy to do.

      The unit is small and very portable, it looks sharp, it is solidly built and the 6 watts of power is perfect for harp playing. It can easily hook up to a bigger cabinet if you wish via the 3 1/4inch jacks in the back of varying ohm ratings, but I found that I preferred hearing my harp directly through the factory speaker. More is not always better. I also love the simple design. The VHT has one Tone knob and one Volume knob which are very easy to manipulate. If I want more variety in my sound, I use my pedals. I like the Stand By switch during set breaks and I also appreciate the Hi and Lo jacks which allow me to play at louder volumes for band gigs and lower volumes for practice in the home.

      Even my band mates were impressed. Honestly, they were blown away by my tone and the power of this little baby. I have not found this kind of tone in amplifiers 2 and 3 times the price. For the price, it is a steal. Get one.

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      5.0

      Great little amp

      By Crust

      from Brockton, MA

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Good Warmth
      • Portable
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Mobile DJ
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about VHT Special 6 6W 1x10 Hand-Wired Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

        Great little amp, Tube goodness. Powers my 2x12 cabinet just fine. Dig it.

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        5.0

        BEST SML TUBE CMBO THISSIDEOFTHENUTHOUSE

        By Clark Griswold

        from ATX

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Good Warmth
        • Portable
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about VHT Special 6 6W 1x10 Hand-Wired Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

          I love this amp. It is incredibly versatile, even with only two knobs. I am amazed by the amount of different tones I find with this amplifier. It has a high power and low power switch that not only quiets the amp down but changes its characteristics (darker on low) which gives this amp even more tonal variation. The boost push/pull volume is significant and can produce some pretty great distortion and volume. It takes pedals really well and my original RAT never sounded better(note: looping pedals get muddy because of the single 10" speaker). It is loud and even louder with an extension cab and records very well. There is some slight noise, but hey, it's a tube amp and I've never owned one that didn't make some sort of noise. It will be loud enough for gigs, but may need micing with a drummer. Cheap tube replacement (2 tubes) if you want/need them. And to top it all off, you can play around with different 12ax7's and get an adapter to install an EL84 in the power section. Easily modded. What the hecklebeans! This amp is my new favorite tool. Musicians Friend honored a freshly expired sale for me and got it here quicker than expected. Great service all around.

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          5.0

          Buy one of these

          By Reverend Harry Cox

          from Norman, OK

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Good Warmth
          • Portable
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about VHT Special 6 6W 1x10 Hand-Wired Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

              Straight forward no frills amp. Good distortion when cranked and nice cleans when not. Slight hum with single coil pickups but nothing horrible. Tone control is quite effective. Amp responds well to dynamics both in picking and using volume and tone of the guitar(Telecaster is what I'm playing). The inclination by many of the reviews I see on here is to modify this amp. Indeed it is ripe for it but I'm gonna let it break in and see what it does as a stock amp. I'm fairly certain I'll do a tube switch to a 6L6 power tube and a 5751 or 12AT7 preamp because I want more clean headroom but for now I'm happy with playing around with the amp as is. How would I know if I like it without giving it a chance to settle in? My advice would be to give this amp a break in period before you go making any radical changes. It will sound different and take on its own characteristics after a bit and THEN make decisions about what would work for you.

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Modifying made it perfect for me

              By MWilloughby

              from Sacramento

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              Pros

              • Easy To Modify
              • Easy To Use
              • Good Warmth
              • Great sound

              Cons

              • Stock Speaker Is Woofy
              • Stock Tubes Aren't Great

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio
              • Professional Recording
              • Small Club

              Comments about VHT Special 6 6W 1x10 Hand-Wired Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

              Had to replace the flat-sounding Chinese tubes with vintage ones: Zenith 6V6 and RCA 12AT7. This gave me more 50's clean tone, which is what I was going for. Next, I replaced the VHT speaker (too much bass, fairly harsh) with a 1955 Rola Alnico speaker. Sparkle! Yeah I spent a bit more on upgrades. But what I got in return is an amp that sounds three times what I paid overall. I also own a Traynor YCV40 and a Vox AC4TV. I've done modifications on them as well. However, with them I still need a few pedals to get near the sound I want. With the VHT Special 6 all I need is my Telecaster and a Carbon Copy pedal. Indeed, I've found "my sound." I love that VHT is encouraging modifications. They were easy and totally worth it! If this amp explodes I'll 1) enjoy the fireworks, 2) cry for 10 minutes, and 3) get back online to order another one through MF.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Great option for a low watt amp

              By ThreeEcho7

              from Northern Virginia

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              Pros

              • Affordable
              • Easy To Use
              • Portable

              Cons

              • Some Cheap Parts

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Performances

              Comments about VHT Special 6 6W 1x10 Hand-Wired Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

              It took me a little while to bond with this amp, but now that I have I really like it. The sound is very defined and nuanced. My playing technique really comes through. It's not very forgiving since I hear lots of subtle sounds, but it forces me to play better. It overdrives fine, especially in combination with an overdrive or distortion pedal. My guitars with humbuckers and P90s sound best; to me it sounds rather dull and weak with single coils.

              This amp is a great contender in the low watt category. It is also pretty easy to modify. I have since changed the speaker, tubes, and even the grill cloth to suit my tastes, and it's even better now. I am fond of being able to tweak something so it's the way I like, and this amp is great for that. The point-to-point wiring allows further modification and easy repair.

              Definitely consider this if you're looking for a low watt amp.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Good lil amp

              By Madcaprym

              from Pittsburgh,PA

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              Pros

              • Good Practice Amp
              • Good Warmth

              Cons

              • Limited Functions

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about VHT Special 6 6W 1x10 Hand-Wired Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

              Nice amp for small Amt of cash, I replaced the 6v6 Chinese with a tung sol reissue and the 12ax7 with a groove tube. Sounds way better than the original tubes. Looking forward to try the el84 tube. The amp is sweet for apartment playing and sounds like a fender champ verses a Marshall . The amp is still quite loud and it doesn't break up as much as I thought with my new 6v6.

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              This Li'l Guy is a Steal

              By MattPK

              from Cleveland, OH & Detroit, MI

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Excellent Sound
              • Good Warmth
              • Hand-wired
              • Portable
              • Powerful
              • Well-made

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about VHT Special 6 6W 1x10 Hand-Wired Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

                I wanted the purest, truest, simplest yet full-fledged tube tone I could find for recording, guitar evaluation, and playing in general - without breaking the bank. This li'l guy, IMHO, delivers on all counts.

                You can do just about anything with it. High/Low power, boost On/Off, and HI/LOW inputs give you 8 combinations over which to vary the Volume and Tone controls. Speaker outs let you make it sound big. Mic-ing to a PA even bigger. Takes pedals well for pretty much any style of music.

                So far, so good, and I wanted 'hand-wired' not so much for mods, but for easy repair if ever needed. The easiest 'mod', of course, would be to change out the 6V6 tube with an EL84 using the available adapter for a variation in the amp's character.

                The 10" speaker gives it a solid, focused sound that I would be hard-pressed to improve upon. The movement of air I think is important, as direct-in and modeling just don't cut it for me. And you'd be surprised the tonal variations that mic placement can make.

                This li'l guy is a winner. And a steal. And probably offered as such by the company as an introduction to its products, which I would give serious consideration to if I ever needed to look at something bigger.

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                (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                An overachiever

                By Jack J.

                from Orland Park, Illinois USA

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Excellent Sound
                • Good Warmth
                • Great Value
                • Portable

                Cons

                • Stock Tubes Just Okay

                Best Uses

                • Home Studio
                • Practice Amp

                Comments about VHT Special 6 6W 1x10 Hand-Wired Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

                Using as a grab 'n go amp. Is surprisingly loud for its small size. Only a little hum with the boost engaged, and is quiet for a Class A amp. Stock tubes sound good, but not great. Upgraded to Tung Sol 6V6GT and 5751 for clean sound with stock tubes as backup. Speaker is very good. Loves pedals. A keeper. Chosen over Fender Pro Jr. Would recommend for use in a small space, and for anyone on a budget.

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                (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                It just needs different tubes

                By warydragon

                from Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

                About Me Novice

                Pros

                • Blues Sound
                • Easy To Use
                • Good Warmth
                • Portable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Home Studio

                  Comments about VHT Special 6 6W 1x10 Hand-Wired Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

                  After I changed the tubes to a Tun_Sol 12AX7 pre-amp and Ruby JJ 6V6GTCZ power tube, this amp has the great blues sound I was seeking.

                  There's nothing wrong with the speaker.

                  This is a very good value.

                  The point to point wiring just adds to the flexibility of this little amp.

                  I have since bought a second VHT Special 6 specifically for modifying. I didn't want to mess with the one I am using all the time.

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