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VHT AV-SP1-6 Special 6 Valve

VHT AV-SP1-6 Special 6 Valve
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  • Blues
  • Funk
  • Rock

Guitar combo

  • All tube
  • 1 Channel
  • 6 W
  • 1x 12AX7 and 1x 6V6
  • 10" VHT speaker (16 ohm)
  • 1x Volume
  • 1x Sound
  • 4 / 8 / 16 Ohm outputs
  • Clean mode and Overdrive mode can be switched by foot switch
  • Plywood case
  • Colour: Black
  • Dimensions: 375 x 365 x 215 mm
  • Weight: 12.1 kg
  • Incl. foot switch
  • Optional protective cover available under Article Nr 268673 (not included)

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real tube sound - best cleans for the price

18.05.2016

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I play jazz, blues, surf, classic rock with Strats (single coils, vintage, and hum-cancelling versions).

Specs

Tube amp with a 10? speaker, a combination of a Fender Champ and Princeton, with only two knobs, a standby/high/low power switch, and a footswitch for the boost mode. Built quality is decent,it has a classic point to point construction so is robust and mod friendly, the transformers are big for its power rating and the 50W speaker has a massive magnet. The only small problem is that the push-pull volume switch is a bit fragile, so you have to operate it carefully.

Blackface: jazz, SRV, Surf

In standard mode has very nice cleans with huge bass for its size. In low power mode you can dial some nice jazz sounds. In high mode is more dynamic and trebly, suitable for blues. A tube screamer type pedal can take you easy to SRV territory and reacts perfectly with the amp. For surf you only need a reverb tank, the sound is just convincing.

A bit of Tweed: tight crunch

Boost is for use like a drive pedal for solo, but the effect is too intense when you play at lower levels. What boost really does is to change the eq voicing and dynamic response from a blackface sound to a more tweed overdriven type sound (without the extra sag). If you have a distortion+/dod250/DS-1 type pedal they?ll love that mode. You can TOTALLY nail the classic ?Live At Leeds? Who sound. You can go from full crunch to a nice clean sound just by roll of the volume pot of the guitar just like the old days.

In any case, the combination of the big speaker with the low power is great. Playing at home with amp at 4-5, tubes compress a LOT, making chords and notes sustain gracefully. It changes your perception for the instrument. In a live situation it works (especially because of the strong bass), but you need help from the P.A., there are also plenty of mods to make the amp a bit louder.

Conclusion

This amp is highly recommended for beginners to understand and nail the classic clean and crunchy sounds of the 50?s, 60?s, players who want one but GOOD sound, pros who want a nice practice or recording amp at home.

Excellent practice amp, great for people who like to tinker or upgrade amps

Chris4229, 31.03.2015

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I bought this for late night practice when the kids are asleep and for a fun little amp for small practices, it doesn't disappoint.

Features are excellent in my book. I can't mark it down for only having a Tone and Volume knob as that's exactly what this kind of simple amp is about, the fact it has taps for 4, 8 and 16 Ohm external speakers is excellent and something you won't find on other amps in this price range, coupled with the fact it has a pull boost for pushing it a bit harder, comes with a footswitch to activate said boost, and is Point to Point wired makes for a fully featured little 6 watt amp in my opinion.

The sound is excellent, maybe a tad on the boxey side, but it is a small unit with a 10" speaker, if you want to avoid this then I'd advise you to go with the head and 12" external cab...but I bought this for its small footprint and portability so again I can't deduct marks for that. I have plugged it in to a nice 1x12 cab and the tone through that is excellent, a really well balanced sweet valve tone.

It is very well built for the money and has a nice solid feel to it. It's a lot heavier than I thought it would be too, which in my mind means there must be decent (or at least heavy) transformers inside. The valves are generic Chinese type and I've swapped them out for NOS Brimar preamp valve and a Sylvania 6V6GT which has dramatically improved the tone. I am considering an Alnico speaker upgrade too but it does sound good as is. Again this is the kind of thing I would do with any amp so I don't necessarily see it as a flaw in the product, at this price you can't be surprised to get cheaper Chinese valves and speakers. Plus this amp is built for tinkering with and again I love that VHT have tried to cater for tinkerers and modders in this way.

So, I can't really find anything bad to say about it, apart from the slight boxiness which you will get in any small cab / small speaker combo. That said this is a vast improvement over a Fender Champion 600 with it's 6" speaker and tiny cab.

As usual Thomann deliver quickly and without issue. I love this shop! :)

Highly recommended!

EDIT: I did swap the speaker for a Jensen P10R and it has totally changed the amp, it's just great now, the boxiness has all but gone and it has the sweetest tone, at home I don't switch anything else on anymore, but go straight to this. It is now my favourite amp for home use, if only it were louder I would use it for gigs too.
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