VHT Special 6 6-Watt Tube Amp Head
Boutique amp players will love the Special 6’s combination of handwired tube goodness, unique features and unparalleled value. The mod-friendly Special 6 is easy to customize for home amp builders and tube amp enthusiasts.
The Special 6 gets its powerful tube sound from one 12AX7 preamp tube and one 6V6 output tube. 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, handwired, simple, 2-knob package.
To further expand its range of tones, the Special 6 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.
- 6 Watts
- One 6V6 Output Tube
- One 12AX7 Preamp Tube
- Volume and Tone Controls
- Footswitchable Boost Mode
- High/Low Power Switch
- 4, 8, and 16 Ohm Speaker Jacks
- Mod-Friendly Eyelet-type Board
- An incredibly affordable and great sounding tube amp
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Class-A, all tube, hand-wired goodness that actually sounds great. This little head is nothing short of a miracle, when most amps in this price range are essentially disposable - constructed very poorly of particle board and flimsy PCBs, with some sorry excuse for a speaker!
This amp is intended to be easy to modify and has a large online following that has done everything from basic tone stack and preamp voicing mods, to flat out redesigning the entire circuit! I am a tinkerer myself and can say that this is a piece of cake to work on - full sized components on an eyelet board and the schematics are freely available from VHT.
This amp is an insanely good value and blows away anything else in this price range for sure in both sound quality and overall construction. Very highly recommended (Posted on 7/24/2012)