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Genz Benz El Diablo 60C 60W/30W 1x12" Tube Guitar Combo

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Designed with all the same circuitry as the El Diablo 100, the tone and feel of the El Diablo 60 is further enhanced by the Pentode/Triode configurat...Click To Read More About This Product

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All the versatility, features, and tone of the El Diablo 100 head in a compact combo!

Designed with all the same circuitry as the El Diablo 100, the tone and feel of the El Diablo 60 is further enhanced by the Pentode/Triode configuration of the tube amplifier, giving you 2 different amps. In the 60W Pentode mode, the El Diablo 60 is a bold, aggressive amp with power and headroom to deliver pristine, full-bodied clean tones and searing high-gain brutality. The 30W Triode mode produces a fuller, fatter tone with a more dynamic response and increased power tube breakup with a darker complexity. For even more versatility, use the included 4-button footswitch to access 10 unique tonal variations.

  • Front panel:
  • Tube-buffered input stage
  • Channel selector switch
  • WARM tube channel--Clean or Vintage gain switch, Gain & Volume preamp controls
  • ±15db bass, mid, treble tone shaping, Reverb Level control
  • HOT tube channel--Classic or High gain switch, Dynamic or Compressed tube texture, Gain and Volume preamp controls, Tube Contour control, ±15db bass, mid, treble tone shaping, Reverb Level control
  • GLOBAL section--Attack switch with level control, Master Reverb control, Master Volume control
  • Additional features:
  • 2 independent tube channels
  • 6 triode preamp stages (3 - 12AX7 Tubes)
  • 2 power tubes (ships with Ruby Tube EL 34s
  • EL34 or 6L6 power tube capability
  • Rear-panel bias pot
  • Birch plywood construction
  • Rear-vented enclosure design
  • 4 -button footswitch included
  • GBE 1240-V75 loudspeaker
  • Accutronics long-pan reverb
  • Dimensions: 24"W x 21-1/2"H x 12"D
  • 62 lbs.

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Greatest combo amp I've ever played through

By Dogaral

from Vancouver, BC


  • engineer-friendly
  • gig-worthy
  • musical
  • powerful
  • robust
  • versatile


  • company out of business
  • heavy
  • misunderstood

Best Uses

  • gigging
  • rehearsing
  • studio recording

Owned this amp for a few years now. I have played guitar at a serious level in various styles of bands for roughly 30 years. Lead, rhythm (typically switching between as the only guitarist), instrumental jazz fusion, hard rock, progressive metal, neo-classical, soft ballads, 12 string electric, acoustic piezo, electric violin even, this amp is so adjustable that you can get an amazing tone and response in any situation.

You MUST understand that most guitar amps have subtractive eqs. ON most amps, all tone controls as 10 is the same as all tone controls in the middle of this amp. Most guitar amps don't have boost tone controls, this has cut/boost. Most guitar amp tone controls cut about half as much tone in their eq range as this amp's tone controls. So be reasonable! And the boost in this amp makes is perfectly able to emulate almost any amp out there that has various built-in response characteristics, like AC30, vintage marshall, 80s marshall, dumble, etc etc. You can get close enough to sound and feel like a cousin of those amps, while having at least as much power, more headroom, a better built speaker cab with more low end capability, and complete control over amp performance (triod/pentode operation, can swap in 6L6s if they're your thing).

foot control is amazingly useful.

touch sensitivity is ridiculous - it's an elite amp that you can pick up used now for like half a grand because nobody knows how amazing these are.

Average players with regular amp experience can't control these amps.

Recording engineers love them - but you also can learn to make the most of the amp if you just be cautious with the controls.

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Genz Benz has great amps

By C.J.

from Vacaville,CA

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I have owned this amp for a while now and have found it to be great sounding amplifier. I definately think if you are going to buy a tube amp, this is the one you want. It offers great tone and versatility. Of course, it definately sounds better going through a multi-effects pedal. I run my line6 podxt live through it and it sounds amazing definately a better quality tone than a solid state. You will not be dissapointed.


Great tone

By Jared

from tulsa

Don't know why you'd hook up a multi-effects to it, but I use a chorus, delay, and wah, and get awesome tone out of it. I use the global attack for my lead boost. You don't need anything else really.

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