65amps "The Whiskey" handwired tube head and 1x12" cabinet mini stack. It is in excellent near-mint condition with only very minor wear in the tolex covering. This particular head was custom ordered from 65amps to include a pair of EL34 main power tubes instead of the usual 6l6 tubes, giving it much more volume output without any sacrifice in sound...even in the clean channel since it runs independently from the master volume. Includes the head and the 1x12" cabinet. Does not include any accessories.
The Whiskey by 65amps is a collaboration between two long time peers and friends; 65amps and LA tone guru Dave Friedman. Going for the throttled up sound of “The Strip” in Los Angeles, Dan and Dave were able to find that unique sound in a format that is useable in a modern context. In addition to very authentic and rich distortion, the clean sound on The Whiskey is loud and proud. The clean channel is completely outside of the Master Volume circuit so the normal compromise of a mediocre clean sound in a high-gain amp is gone. One can actually play louder clean than dirty on this amp if desired.
The Whiskey gives all the classic sounds that we associate with hot-rodded British amps without going into Ubergain. Exciting, responsive and always musical; The Whiskey encourages you to have fun and take chances!
The Whiskey runs its pair of power tubes with a 3x12AX7 preamp.
With a distinct throttled up voice of crucial British tones and behaviors, The Whiskey can meet an astonishing amount of needs in one box! Enjoy!!!
• Output: 100 Watts Grid Biased
• Tubes: Power – 2 EL34’s, Preamp - 12AX7
• Front panel controls:
ON/OFF, Standby, Clean Volume, Master Volume, Treble-Mid-Bass-Presence tone stack, 3 way bright switch for the Clean channel, Input, and footswitch jacks.
• Extras: FET driven active FX Loop by Dave Friedman, dual speaker outs, switch for 4Ω, 8Ω, & 16Ω impedance
• Cabinet: Finger-jointed Baltic birch
• Dimensions: Head: 24.75” W x 8.5” D x 10.5” H
• Weight in box: Head: 43 lbs.
All Blue Line 65amps feature:
American Made High Grade Transformers made in Chicago – (Unique to the Red Line, Blue Line amps use Mercury Magnetics from California, same steel and copper in both sets of transformers) The Whiskey also features a custom, hand-wound choke made by Mercury Magnetics in Los Angeles.
SoZo Capacitors – For the most musical and detailed response from your amplifier. SoZos are the most musical, consistent and complete sounding capacitors on the market. Made to the highest standards in the USA. In our opinion, these are the best sounding and most consistent capacitors made today.
Aluminum Chassis – All of our chassis are made from high-grade aluminum here in Los Angeles. This quality of chassis is the best we’ve found for grounding quietly, shielding against 21st century RF sources that are present everywhere, and the ruggedness required for working professionals.
Authentic Allen-Bradley Carbon Comp resistors where it counts – In the signal path of all 65amps are the best sounding resistors known: Allen-Bradley Carbon Comps. Renown for decades as the “magic” part required for getting “that” sound, the Allen-Bradley resistor is an unparalleled finishing touch for your tone. All other resistors are 1% tolerance mil-spec parts made in the Americas that ensure that your amp will always be performing at peak potential and always be safe!
Deep, full Celestion tone out of a travel-friendly 1x12".
The Whiskey 1x12" cab has "The Whiskey Finish" with black and silver aesthetic but still fits the Lil Elvis, Tupelo and Ventura heads like a glove, and can be used as an extension for your amp of choice. This small 1x12" has a deep body and will give you the feel and tone of a much larger cab.
At the heart of this Whiskey cab is a Celestion G12H-75 Creamback, which offers the sonic signature of a G12H combined with Creamback levels of power handling.
The G12H-75 Creamback provides a tight low end with a punchy and dynamic high end. This speaker perfectly mates the Whisky amp with focus, body and girth while maintaining the classic Creamback tone. It thickens single notes, resulting in a highly articulate and vocal character.
|Dimension (L x W x H)||33 x 31 x 18 Inch|