North Hollywood, CA - October, 2010 – 65amps introduced its new Red Line of amplifiers today with a launch party at its headquarters in North Hollywood, CA. Premiering the first model in the series, the London Pro, the event was attended by guitar pros, dealers, and industry press.
Like its brother, the original 65amps London, the low-powered but extremely toneful London Pro tube amp is hand made in the USA, and takes advantage of 65amps’ renowned expertise in small amps with big feel and tone. With the Red Line, 65amps now offers its high quality construction and tone to working guitar players at a more accessible price than the current 65amps Blue Line models.
Powered by 2xEL84s, the 18-Watt tube rectified London Pro offers two distinct channels, the EF86 Colour Channel and the 12AX7 Channel. New on the London Pro, these two channels can be combined for a third, high-gain option. When the channels are combined, the volume and tone knobs on each distinct channel now control the gain and tone for just the tubes on the channel they are assigned, allowing extreme tonal versatility. All channels can be controlled by the included footswitch.
65amps also has included its unique Master Voltage feature, which reduces the voltage and output of the amp in a unique way that enables the amp to be played at extremely low volumes without losing its rich tone and feel. The London Pro is housed in a streamlined head and cabinet design constructed from void free Baltic birch, is equipped with handmade American transformers, and sports a new red badge logo. Available as a head, 2x12 combo or 1x12 combo, the London Pro features Celestion G12H30 speakers.
Lucky guests at the VIP event were also treated to a sneak peak of a new offering in 65amps premier Blue Line. This amp, yet to be named, is a concept that combines three distinct but classic British amp voices in one amplifier. The design is a concept that 65amps co-owners Peter Stroud and Dan Boul have been working on for four years and will be presented in its final form this January at NAMM 2011.
Preliminary list prices for the London Pro are as follows:
London Pro head $1850
London Pro 1x12 combo $2295
London Pro 2x12 combo $2395
Red Line 1x12 cabinet $525
Red Line 2x12 cabinet $595
Prices and specifications subject to change without notice.
65amps was conceived in 2004 when partners Dan Boul and guitarist Peter Stroud created a custom amp for Peter to use on stage with Sheryl Crow. Today 65amps’ range of guitar and bass amplifiers delivers surprising power at low volume, amazingly versatile tone and meticulous, road-worthy craftsmanship. You’ll find 65amps on stage and in the studio with a wide variety of players including Richie Sambora, Bruce Springsteen, Keith Urban, Sheryl Crow, Peter Frampton, and many more.
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