VHT has introduced The Special 6, a 6-watt handwired combo or head and cabinet combination that offers players extra features, superior sound quality, and exceptional value. The Special 6 is the first handwired amp to be offered for a list price below $300. 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.
The Special 6 will be available as a combo and also as a head. The combo will feature a special high-sensitivity VHT special design 10″ speaker. The Special 6 head will be offered with a separate Special 1×12 speaker cabinet, featuring the player’s choice of a VHT special design 12″ speaker or a premium Celestion G12H30 speaker.
The VHT Special 6 combo has a MAP of $199.99; the Special 6 head has a MAP of $179.99 and the 1×12″ Special 6 Cabinet starts at $149.99. All three are available now.
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