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Hand-wired, all-tube goodness with extra gain and unique controls.

With its additional preamp gain stage, amazing variable Watts control, unique Depth control and tube-driven effects loop, the new high-gain Special 6 Ultra combo amp rockets the popular Special 6 platform to the next level.

The Special 6 Ultra combo's added gain stage provides plenty of overdrive for searing leads, bone-crushing crunch, and gristly grind, while its amazingly effective variable Watts control can reduce the volume to whisper-quiet bedroom practice levels-while maintaining the same overdriven tone, texture and dynamic feel.

The Special 6 Ultra combo features the same unique Volume and Tone controls as the original Special 6, the same footswitchable Boost, High/Low Power switch, and a similarly mod-friendly eyelet board. In addition, the Special 6 Ultra features a unique multi-position Depth control that fine-tunes the low-frequency depth; this feature allows you to carefully voice the amp's low-end to perfectly suit a wide range of guitars, pickups, speakers, and musical styles.

The Special 6 Ultra combo ships with a 6V6 output tube for sweet clean and rich overdrive tones, and to accommodate tone-seeking experimenters, it can accept a wide range of alternate output tubes as well. The Special 6 Ultra combo also features an all-tube buffered effects loop, and is loaded with a 12" VHT ChromeBack speaker.

FEATURES
  • 6 watts
  • One 6V6 output tube
  • Two 12AX7 preamp tubes
  • Overdrive and Normal gain inputs
  • Overdrive gain control
  • Variable Watts control
  • Depth control
  • 3-position texture switch
  • Tube-driven effects loop
  • Line out jack
  • Volume and tone controls
  • Footswitchable Boost mode
  • High/Low power switch
  • 4, 8, and 16 ohm speaker jacks
  • Hand-wired
  • Mod-friendly, eyelet-type board

Amazing gain with a broad array of tones. Get yours now!

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VHTSpecial 6 Ultra 6W 1x12 Hand-Wired Tube Guitar Combo Amp
 
4.6

(based on 29 reviews)

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Pros

  • Excellent sound (12)
  • Warm / comfy (10)
  • Portable (8)
  • Easy to use (7)
  • Good power output (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (10)
  • Performances (9)
  • Amateur recording (8)
  • Professional recording (7)
  • Outdoor events / games (4)
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    • Experienced (6), Professional musician (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent Value

I LOVE this amp! I am not a noob beginner just drooling over his first amp. I have been playing for 35 years and have owned many good amps. I have always preferred...Read complete review

I LOVE this amp! I am not a noob beginner just drooling over his first amp. I have been playing for 35 years and have owned many good amps. I have always preferred tube amps, but I was looking very seriously at the Fender Super Champ X2 and the Fender Mustang III. After a in-store test drive of both amps, neither one had the tone I wanted, not to mention the 'fizz' issue with the Mustang III. So, I started looking elsewhere, and I came down to this amp or the Jet City JCA2112. In the end, I chose this one over the Jet City because the Jet City uses a EL84 output tube, and this one uses a 6V6, sort of..... you can literally swap out ANY octal tube in this amp, with NO bias adjustment, and it will just go with the flow. I have, thus far, tried the 6V6 (which it ships with), a Sovtek EL34B, and a Ruby 6L6GC. All of them sounded okay, including the stock 6V6, but the 6L6GC was creamy and wonderful sounding. I also swapped out the stock Chinese preamp tubes for a JJ 12AX7 and a Philips (long plate) 12AXWA.... big difference! They make these amps to mod and play with, heck, they even have mods listed on the VHT facebook page!
The only slight drawback I have with the amp may not even be an issue for many people.... the stock speaker, a 12" VHT 'Chromeback' sounded really 'woofy' at first, I mean I hated it, but the more I played it, the better it sounded. Now that I have put quite a few hours in on it, it really isn't bad. I'm sure that there is some 'better' speaker out there that I would probably be happier with, but for now, I have no problem using this one that came with it.

All in all, this is a great bargain, no, an EXCELLENT bargain. I have played all sorts of music through ths amp (Wes Montgomery style jazz runs, Van Halen, AC/DC, Govt Mule, Metallica, Led Zeppelin, Kentucky Headhunters, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Country, old clean 50's style, you name it!) and they can all be easiily dialed in on this amp. I did this using my Strat, my Les Paul, and my SG. My Gibsons have all Alnico II pickups, which sound heavenly through my 5150II half stack and through my Marshall JMP 2203. As you can probably surmise, I didn't buy this VHT because I needed a monster, I bought it because I need a good, small, portable combo amp that can give me the sort of tonal variety that I get with my 'big' amps (the VHT is only 6 watts, but WOW what a 6 watts!). This amp delivers big time. It sounds good with the stock speaker, but I also ran it through my 5150 cabinet and it sounded beautiful and full.

Knowing full well that I will have to mic the amp (or use the included Line Out jack), I would gig with this amp with no hesitation whatsoever. Hey, I'd even love to grab another one to run them in stereo, that'd be a wonderful little rig with a variety of great tones!

Really, I can't say enough good about this amp. I have drooled over the thought of an old blackface Fender for a very long time, because I know how beautiful they can sound, but who can find or afford one? Well, this amp has that same capability, and it is literally made to mod it to your taste. Is it loud? Nope, and it aint supposed to be, but the tone is staggering for such a low-priced (notice I didn't say 'cheap'?) amp. Buy one, you won't regret it!!
Clean and footswitchable (footswitch included) boost volumes (not chanels), depth control, treble range adjustments, 1/2 power switch, fully adjustable output wattage, tube buffered effects loop, this amp is loaded with features.
Build quality is excellent. Sturdy, nicely finished, you could tell the assemblers cared about the finished product.
This is, hands down, the greatest value I have ever seen in an amp. I have been playing guitar and buying 'stuff' for a very long time, and I don't make that statement lightly. In fact, they could charge twice as much and it would still be a good deal, this amp is that good.

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Great sound, poorly constructed

If quality control were raised, I would buy again in a heartbeat.
This thing has great sound at managable volumes. Very Fendery tone. The controls allow for a wide variety of...Read complete review

If quality control were raised, I would buy again in a heartbeat.
This thing has great sound at managable volumes. Very Fendery tone. The controls allow for a wide variety of adjustments and the footswitchable boost is very cool.
I got two of these from Musician's Friend and both had problems and I had to send them back. The first just died - not a tube issue either. The second one, the input jack fell apart the second time I used it. I wasn't interested in trying to fix it after my experience with the first one.
If it worked, it would be a fantastic value. I've tried almost all of the other mass manufactured sub-10 watt amps and this has the best tone by far.

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(17 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Excellent Value

By RJoz

from Nevada

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Comments about VHT Special 6 Ultra 6W 1x12 Hand-Wired Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

I LOVE this amp! I am not a noob beginner just drooling over his first amp. I have been playing for 35 years and have owned many good amps. I have always preferred tube amps, but I was looking very seriously at the Fender Super Champ X2 and the Fender Mustang III. After a in-store test drive of both amps, neither one had the tone I wanted, not to mention the 'fizz' issue with the Mustang III. So, I started looking elsewhere, and I came down to this amp or the Jet City JCA2112. In the end, I chose this one over the Jet City because the Jet City uses a EL84 output tube, and this one uses a 6V6, sort of..... you can literally swap out ANY octal tube in this amp, with NO bias adjustment, and it will just go with the flow. I have, thus far, tried the 6V6 (which it ships with), a Sovtek EL34B, and a Ruby 6L6GC. All of them sounded okay, including the stock 6V6, but the 6L6GC was creamy and wonderful sounding. I also swapped out the stock Chinese preamp tubes for a JJ 12AX7 and a Philips (long plate) 12AXWA.... big difference! They make these amps to mod and play with, heck, they even have mods listed on the VHT facebook page!
The only slight drawback I have with the amp may not even be an issue for many people.... the stock speaker, a 12" VHT 'Chromeback' sounded really 'woofy' at first, I mean I hated it, but the more I played it, the better it sounded. Now that I have put quite a few hours in on it, it really isn't bad. I'm sure that there is some 'better' speaker out there that I would probably be happier with, but for now, I have no problem using this one that came with it.

All in all, this is a great bargain, no, an EXCELLENT bargain. I have played all sorts of music through ths amp (Wes Montgomery style jazz runs, Van Halen, AC/DC, Govt Mule, Metallica, Led Zeppelin, Kentucky Headhunters, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Country, old clean 50's style, you name it!) and they can all be easiily dialed in on this amp. I did this using my Strat, my Les Paul, and my SG. My Gibsons have all Alnico II pickups, which sound heavenly through my 5150II half stack and through my Marshall JMP 2203. As you can probably surmise, I didn't buy this VHT because I needed a monster, I bought it because I need a good, small, portable combo amp that can give me the sort of tonal variety that I get with my 'big' amps (the VHT is only 6 watts, but WOW what a 6 watts!). This amp delivers big time. It sounds good with the stock speaker, but I also ran it through my 5150 cabinet and it sounded beautiful and full.

Knowing full well that I will have to mic the amp (or use the included Line Out jack), I would gig with this amp with no hesitation whatsoever. Hey, I'd even love to grab another one to run them in stereo, that'd be a wonderful little rig with a variety of great tones!

Really, I can't say enough good about this amp. I have drooled over the thought of an old blackface Fender for a very long time, because I know how beautiful they can sound, but who can find or afford one? Well, this amp has that same capability, and it is literally made to mod it to your taste. Is it loud? Nope, and it aint supposed to be, but the tone is staggering for such a low-priced (notice I didn't say 'cheap'?) amp. Buy one, you won't regret it!!
Clean and footswitchable (footswitch included) boost volumes (not chanels), depth control, treble range adjustments, 1/2 power switch, fully adjustable output wattage, tube buffered effects loop, this amp is loaded with features.
Build quality is excellent. Sturdy, nicely finished, you could tell the assemblers cared about the finished product.
This is, hands down, the greatest value I have ever seen in an amp. I have been playing guitar and buying 'stuff' for a very long time, and I don't make that statement lightly. In fact, they could charge twice as much and it would still be a good deal, this amp is that good.

(16 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

BUY THIS AMP!!!

By AL

from Long Beach NY

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Comments about VHT Special 6 Ultra 6W 1x12 Hand-Wired Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

I have never before left a review here or anywhere alse, even though I have bought and sold 100's of thousands of dollars worth of gear including many boutique amps costing thousands....this piece of gear has inspired me...PLAY MUSIC - DON"T SHOP FOR GEAR!! - BUY THIS AMP!
Don't think of buying ANY other amp at ANY other price. This amp is IT! Sell your collection.
Using the swappable power tubes can take you from very old school Fender Champ/Princeton to full on punishing Marshall - and all very musical!!
Sounds are awesome right out of the box, however, options are what the amp is about.
I put an old 7581 (6L6 variant) in for a power tube, and old 12AX7 in preamp 1, and a long plate JJ in position 2. Forget about it! - I can do anything I want tonally now with all of the interactive EQ and gain structures on the amp. Fender and Marshall tones are all there.
IF YOU WANT TO THINK MORE ABOUT PLAYING AND LESS ABOUT YOUR GEAR - BUY THIS AMP!!!
Well built - simple layout...solid. Don't think twice.
Are you kidding?!

(12 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best tube amp for the money ...period!!!

By LOOPMASTER

from ASHEVILLE NC

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Comments about VHT Special 6 Ultra 6W 1x12 Hand-Wired Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

I am a VHT guy for life now, its that good. They do make more expensive models that must be heavenly compared to this amp. For the price concious consumer its a home run. Although it has only 6 watts max it can still deliver enough volume for gigging. Tubes get loud people! mic this cab and put a smile on your face cuz it rocks. Its only other true drawback is that you will need a distortion pedal in order to play metalbut the tonal quality of this amp always shines thru. The amp takes pedals very well whether in front of the amp or in the effects loop. I use both, I have a large pedalboard with 10 stompboxes and half of those run thru the loop. The sound is TOP quality.my tip is to use QUALITY ANALOG effects and you will love the results.I also recommend the TC electronic hall of fame reverb, it is stellar!
all the adjustments you need to tailor you tone to perfection.This amp can be tweaked to achieve many different tones by adjusting the various dials at you fingertips. I am giving it a 9 only because there is no way to switch between channels without unplugging your guitar. This is not a problem for me because i use an EHX Metal Muff and MXR '78 distortion stombox pedals for distortion so i run mainly thru the clean channel with just a bit of grit. If they put a chnnel switch with footswitch in the amp it eould be a 10+.
The build quality of the amp is superior. I had a Blackstar ht5r that literally fell apart on me due to crappy korean construction. this amp is solid as a rock from the wood to the switches and the hand wired board. I did swap out the Chinese tubes which were ok but lifeless. I put an EHX 6v6GT and a Groove Tube 12ax7 in the ultra channel and a JJ 12at7 in the clean channel.the amp really came alive, i love it!!
unless you want a 100 watt amp this is an incredible value, they really should charge more but dont tell VHT I said that, lol!

(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

FenderNut

By Mark

from Mason City, IA

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Comments about VHT Special 6 Ultra 6W 1x12 Hand-Wired Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

This amp sounds very nice, has lots of tone choices, is well made and is a great value at this price. It was a great choice for me because I don't need 100W of volume at my house yet there is enough volume to fill smaller venues if needed. Clean and overdrive tones are very nice. Hand wired means you can upgrade parts later if you want. I highly recommend this amp.
This amp has a lot of tone choices for something so simple. Don't confuse simple with lack of versitility. Play with the amp and the range of tones is huge. The push pull clean channel with foot switch is great. I rarely use my overdrive pedal anymore. The watt contoles are great and really add to the versitility of the amp. And yes, it is hand wired. I checked.
I was amazed at how well this amp is constructed. The thing is built like a tank. Nice attention to detail. The individual components are heavy duty. The speaker sounds full and really breaks in nice after a few months of playing. The tubes are some no name brand but sound nice anyway with smooth break up as the amp starts to overdrive. A retube should bring out some additional high end sparkle. Hard to believe this amp is made in China. Don't worry about where it is made. I've had mine for 6 months with no problems at all. I play almost every day so it's had plenty of use. This amp is good stuff.
A great value in tube amps. I shopped around for a long time and did a lot of reserch prior to buying this amp. I have no regrets. Sounds better than some amps that cost a lot more.

(10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Almost perfect!

By Ken LaPerle

from Undisclosed

Comments about VHT Special 6 Ultra 6W 1x12 Hand-Wired Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

OK - If you want to play a tube amp at home you will quickly find that 1W can make quite a lot of sound - I have a 1.5w head that when going through a 12" still cant be turned up halfway without being painfully loud. If you want a low wattage amp, you usually have a lot of trouble finding one with a decent preamp section. Here you have a ton of flexibilty - Normal channel, Ultra channel, Boost, Tone, 3-way character switch, and of course variable watts.

It has an effects loop to add the missing reverb, so that isnt a negative. And the speaker isnt great - but its not bad either (still a little early to tell as it needs to be broken in a little more).

Bottom line - a great amp that I can live with in the house - and dont be fooled into thinking you can never play live with it. If you need to - just plug in more efficient speakers. Oh, and its got a line out so you can also p.a. it.
Wonderfully flexible, with a lot of tonal possibilities strewn over a wide range of genres.
Very good quality - no particle board. Its not a boutique amp, but i have returned many other amps due to shoddy or cheap construction. No complaints here.
Cant say enough about the value. Ive wasted far more money to get something i regretted buying. Not so here.

(10 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fantastic little amp

By Westy

from Ohio

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Comments about VHT Special 6 Ultra 6W 1x12 Hand-Wired Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

If you read my comments above, you'll know very clearly how I feel about this amp. Yes, it's built in China and no, I don't favor anything Chinese, but this amp is superb and I have no qualms about rating it unequivocally as a '10.'
For the price, VHT focused its features selection for this Special 6 Ultra on tone, not on effects. So, you get no reverb or tremolo. Not surprising. Instead, what VHT does give you is an incredible amount of adjustment in tone via the combinations of wattage output, tone, depth, volume, volume boost, and ultra selector settings, as well as this quirky 'texture' switch. This texture switch doesn't appear to do much when you first plug in the amp, but after a week or two of using this amp, I've come to appreciate the subtle changes in tone it does make. With all of these options in tone adjusted in different combinations, you can, in fact, begin to create your own reverb. I'm still trying to dial in the settings that appeal to me the most for my Strat vs. my Flying V, but the efforts in doing so have been immensely pleasing.
Absolutely no complaints. Built with tremendous quality. I took it on the road this Christmas weekend and loading it into the car this morning, my son said, "Dad, is that thing heavy?" He could see how I was struggling a bit with it. That's not to say it weighs too much. It's just to say that it weighs a lot more than you would expect for a 6-watt tube amp. Of course, weight is down to size of speaker, real wood cabinet, etc. , which this amp has got. Which also gives contributes to its great tone. The quality is in this amp is tip-top.
Without a doubt, this amp is one of the best pieces of musical equipment I have ever purchased for the price. It's taken me a lot of trial and error with equipment purchases to discover what's really great for the given price. I'm not a pro player, but I do spend a fair amount of money on equipment for my playing hobby. And because I'm not out playing halls and clubs, I don't need a lot of wattage. So, I've purchased and returned a number of tube amps in the 4- to 30-watt range. This VHT Special 6 Ultra punches far above its weight. It's an absolute keeper.

(9 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Great sound, poorly constructed

By The Raygun

from Columbus, Ohio

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Comments about VHT Special 6 Ultra 6W 1x12 Hand-Wired Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

If quality control were raised, I would buy again in a heartbeat.
This thing has great sound at managable volumes. Very Fendery tone. The controls allow for a wide variety of adjustments and the footswitchable boost is very cool.
I got two of these from Musician's Friend and both had problems and I had to send them back. The first just died - not a tube issue either. The second one, the input jack fell apart the second time I used it. I wasn't interested in trying to fix it after my experience with the first one.
If it worked, it would be a fantastic value. I've tried almost all of the other mass manufactured sub-10 watt amps and this has the best tone by far.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great For Recording

By Billy

from Atlanta, GA

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Pros

  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth
  • Portable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about VHT Special 6 Ultra 6W 1x12 Hand-Wired Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

    I use this in my home studio all the time. Nice to be able to get the sound of meltdown at low volumes. I bought a Jet City 1X12 cabinet, disconnected the internal speaker, and so I use it like a head, powering a speaker in the iso room. Great for crunch, grit. Not the cleanest clean sound but very usable that way. Using a yellow, Boss overdrive, you can get a ton of distortion with a good sound. I've also had good luck running the POD into the effects return, which puts your models through the amp's tube power amp and through a real speaker. Very handy amp.

    (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great out of the box

    By Richard Hallen

    from Pacific Northwest

    Comments about VHT Special 6 Ultra 6W 1x12 Hand-Wired Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

    Solid construction that I expect to last, no pcb or pcb mounted jacks/pots to fail. If ever needed, repair made easy by the layout and use of individual components and turret board. Mods easy if you so desire, but really not needed with this little Single Ended amp. This amp is a keeper.

    Dual input, ultra and clean provide a very wide range of character. Depth, texture, triode/pentode, footswitchable boost, allow fine tuning for use with single coils to hot HBs. Built in VariableVoltage Regulator for bedroom to practice/stage use (mic'd). Solid constructed cab, good size, nice weight, easy to transport.
    Extremely wide range of tones and works with single coils to hot humbuckers. Very usable without any mods. I have owned many of the 5 watt modern production amps/combos, most need modded to sound decent, or offer much versatility. With factory VVR, it goes from bedroom to practice, to stage.
    Layout is great, full size pots, sockets, and jacks are all mounted off the "turret" board. Excellent design!
    Great value with solid construction. My only comment would be that when you plug in speakers cabs to the external speaker outputs it does not kill the internal speaker. And to unplug the internal speaker you have to unscrew and pull the back off. It has 2 external speaker jacks and one internal. I may set it up with the external jacks switching off the internal speaker, or better yet, route the internal speaker wire/plug out of the cab to the external jacks, for easy use of internal 16 ohm speaker with external 16 ohm cab, or hook up to two external cabs. I don't see why you would ever have 3 speaker jacks all connected at once (only 4, 8, and 16 ohm secondary impedance selections).

    (7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best value tube amp

    By Strat man

    from Boston

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    Comments about VHT Special 6 Ultra 6W 1x12 Hand-Wired Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

    My initial impression of the build quality is pretty favorable. The tolex is tight, the piping around the baffle is a nice clean white and the speaker baffle mesh is a really nice material with a nice tight weave. It feels solid and the knobs and switches feel sturdy. I think my initial feeling about the knobs was that they were cheap and that was only because the amp is so inexpensive. Upon further inspection it was just my own perception which wasn't reality.I played 3 different guitars. I had a MIM strat with CS69's, a Charvel San Dimas with Seymour Duncan Humbuckers, and an SG classic with P90's.Overall I would say the tone of the amp is pretty dark compared to the Fender DRRI and Vox AC15C1 I have. The amp can be brightened pretty significantly with the tone knob. Unlike the tone knob on some amps the Ultra's tone knob is very functional and can drastically alter the tone.The 3 position "texture" switch didn't do all that much as far as I can tell. The middle position, according to VHT is designed to produce the "most harmonically rich texture" so that's where I left it.The depth control knob has 11 settings and can go from a nice boomy fat bottom end (fully clockwise) to a setting (fully counter-clockwise) with more presence and bite. There is definitely a difference to be heard from playing with the depth control. My general feeling right now is that when it's fully engaged it can be a bit muddy with buckers, but fattens up single coils well.There are a ton of tones hidden in this amp and it will take a bit to find all the useful ones. It should be noted that even with low gain and the amp running at it's full 6 watts that there will always be a hair of dirt in the tone especially with humbuckers. The amp does force you to focus on your picking dynamics and learning to moderate your volume knob on the guitar.It will sound pretty muddy if you want to play heavy metal from current day bands, but it can do 80's-90's metal like Dio and Dokken. The wattage knob doesn't decrease the volume that significantly. It's really best for dialing in distorted tones at reasonable volumes. I can hear a noticeable change to the distortion when sweeping back and forth past 12 o'clock. Their is a "Clean" and "Ultra" input. The clean channel is controlled with one volume knob that also doubles as a push/pull boost. The Ultra channel doesn't really feel like a full fledged OD channel, but it does have a bit more grit. In addition, the volume becomes a master volume and you can dial the distortion in with the Ultra knob. The push/pull boost is still functional so it's almost like two gain stages. One from the Ultra knob and then an additional boost from pulling up on the volume knob. The amp does come with a foot-switch that can toggle the boost on and off. I'm really liking the amp so far. I think I'm liking it best with a Strat over the humbuckers and P90's. It's not to say that it sounds bad with those pickups, but I probably tend to favor single coils anyway. It's got a nice strong tone. Maybe not the sweetness or shimmer of a Fender clean channel, but it covers a lot of ground. I'm a fan of a little reverb at all times and I don't have a separate reverb pedal so I used a delay set to a light echo and that did help. It helps add a little richness and complexity to the tone. Long review but I wanted to be thorough. The tubes in the amp were literally no name generics and the speaker was a VHT designed. It looks like the cab is big enough to support something like a Greenback. It also has 2 inputs for cabinet extensions and can accept 4,8, or 16 ohm cabs.

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