Designed to be a super-functional head for working players and enthusiasts who desire widely varied tones in one amp.
The SoHo is the latest addition to 65amps’ “Red Line” of hand-wired amps geared towards working guitar players. The SoHo combines some of the best circuitry for '60s 2xEL84 British combo amps. Utilizing a hybrid preamp that uses an EF86 pentode feeding a 12AX7 (ECC83) twin-triode, the player gets a wide vocabulary of pure, elegant British tones. Originally developed as a brighter, more aggressive companion to the 65-London, the SoHo gives a completely different EL84 experience. The SoHo was the first amp to have 65’s unique Bump control. The SoHo is bright, spunky and noticeably more aggressive than its warmer brother the London. With its unique tube compliment and adjustable Bump control, the SoHo is your amp if you are looking for a more modern EL84 experience with finesse and range.
65amps Extension Cabs
65amps extension cabinets are perfectly matched to their heads and are available in a variety of finishes and speaker configurations. They use void-free Baltic Birch open-back cabs that are finger jointed. This a more expensive way to build cabs, but well worth it for the benefits of this type of construction. The cabinet, after all, is a part of your sound and any compromise in build quality is a compromise in tone...
Mercury Magnetics Hand-wound Transformers made in Los Angeles – Custom made using the highest grade M6 steel and pure copper windings. Mercury’s hand-wound transformers offer a quality level unparalleled in the market today. Hand-wound transformers, while much more expensive, will deliver elegant, balanced, clear vintage tone that is unmistakable.
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 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!