A pedal-friendly amp with selectable power ranges.
The VHT Special 12/20 features increased power, a preamp designed to excel with effects and a built-in 9-volt DC pedal power supply. This handy head also features an all-tube buffered effects loop with send and return level controls, VHT's unique Depth and Texture controls and variable Watts control.
A handy voltage range switch provides the proper voltages for 6V6 or EL84 output tubes (in 12W low-voltage/low-power mode). The high-voltage 20W setting provides the ideal voltages for 6L6 or EL34 tubes. The Special 12/20 ships from the factory with a pair of 6V6 output tubes. The Special 12/20's variable Watts control can even reduce the maximum output power to less than 1W for whisper-quiet volume levels.
Enhanced clarity, detail and controlled tube compression helps you get the most out of your effects. Its low-impedance buffered effects loop send—with variable send level—can drive the most difficult pedals without tone or signal loss. Those seeking the shortest signal path to the output stage can plug their pedals or multi-effects units directly into to effects return jack—the 12/20's unique output stage Depth and Texture controls are post-effects loop, so the output stage characteristics can always be fine-tuned to accommodate a wide range of instruments, speakers, playing styles and environments.