VHT ANNOUNCES THE NEW CLASSIC 6 TUBE AMPLIFIER

Monday, June 29, 2009| by Will Chen

BRISBANE, CA—VHT is proud to announce the release of the Classic 6, a simple, low-wattage amp with a big sound. The Classic 6 has been carefully designed and tested in VHT’s Brisbane, CA workshop.

The design of the Classic 6 was inspired by stories of famous records that were recorded with a low-wattage single-ended amp that sounded gigantic. The Classic 6 is designed for players who want a sound that they can make their own. With this in mind, VHT designed the Classic 6 with a 12” VHT Special Design speaker. The amp sounds great with the stock speaker, but VHT engineers based the design on the assumption that 12” speakers are easiest to find, which allows for a broad range of customization options to reflect the player’s personal taste. The signal path is uncluttered and simple, and the output transformer was designed so that the amp could be turned up loudly without getting fried.

The Classic 6 has two controls, Volume and Tone, and has both high and low inputs. The preamp is a single 12AX7 tube, and the power amp is a 6V6. It’s really a sweet sounding, versatile amp. If you don’t drive it much, it sounds like a classic American-style tube amp, but if you crank it, it starts to break up like an old-school British amp.

The tone control is also simple. It’s basically a high-frequency cut, so when players open up the tone all of the way, the amp produces a lot of harmonics, and players can use the tone control to carefully adjust for the harmonics they want. This amp is as simple and straightforward as possible, so players can get as much out of their guitar as possible, and it can be used comfortably and effectively for recording, practice or small gigs.

The VHT Classic 6 was specifically designed with simplicity in mind, for players who just want to plug in and sound great. It’s an amp that allows players to get the most out of their amp to enhance their individual sound. The Classic 6 lists for $549.99.

For a complete list of products available from VHT, visit vhtamp.com.

FrugalGuitarist.com will feature an in depth review of the VHT Classic 6 in July!
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