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VHT Special 6 Ultra 6W 1x12 Hand-Wired Tube Guitar Combo Amp  

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With its additional preamp gain stage, amazing variable Watts control, unique Depth control and tube-driven effects loop, the new high-gain Special 6 Ultra combo amp rockets the popular Special 6 plat... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

With its additional preamp gain stage, amazing variable Watts control, unique Depth control and tube-driven effects loop, the new high-gain Special 6 Ultra combo amp rockets the popular Special 6 platform to the next level.

The Special 6 Ultra combo's added gain stage provides plenty of overdrive for searing leads, bone-crushing crunch, and gristly grind, while its amazingly effective variable Watts control can reduce the volume to whisper-quiet bedroom practice levels-while maintaining the same overdriven tone, texture and dynamic feel.

The Special 6 Ultra combo features the same unique Volume and Tone controls as the original Special 6, the same footswitchable Boost, High/Low Power switch, and a similarly mod-friendly eyelet board. In addition, the Special 6 Ultra features a unique multi-position Depth control that fine-tunes the low-frequency depth; this feature allows you to carefully voice the amp's low-end to perfectly suit a wide range of guitars, pickups, speakers, and musical styles.

The Special 6 Ultra combo ships with a 6V6 output tube for sweet clean and rich overdrive tones, and to accommodate tone-seeking experimenters, it can accept a wide range of alternate output tubes as well. The Special 6 Ultra combo also features an all-tube buffered effects loop, and is loaded with a 12" VHT ChromeBack speaker.

Features
  • 6 watts
  • One 6V6 output tube
  • Two 12AX7 preamp tubes
  • Overdrive and Normal gain inputs
  • Overdrive gain control
  • Variable Watts control
  • Depth control
  • 3-position texture switch
  • Tube-driven effects loop
  • Line out jack
  • Volume and tone controls
  • Footswitchable Boost mode
  • High/Low power switch
  • 4, 8, and 16 ohm speaker jacks
  • Hand-wired
  • Mod-friendly, eyelet-type board
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One year parts and labor warranty.


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VHTSpecial 6 Ultra 6W 1x12 Hand-Wired Tube Guitar Combo Amp
 
4.7

(based on 7 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound (3)
  • Warm / comfy (3)

Cons

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(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A M A Z I N G TONE!

By ash holland

from Co Springs Co

Comments about VHT Special 6 Ultra 6W 1x12 Hand-Wired Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

My guitar instructor bought one of these and after playing through it for an hour I went out and picked one up at Guitar Center. I've played plenty of Fender Amps ($1000+) and more recently Mesa 5/50 Express ($999) then a Mesa Mini-Rectifier head through 2 Mesa widebody Thiele cabs ($1400). Those sounded good but it always felt like I wasn't getting the best tone out of them. This little amp blows me away. No idea how VHT has crammed so much tone into an amp at a pricepoint below $500. I was skeptical of the "Hand-Made in China" and truly would rather buy American, but all you need to do is plug in, turn the amp all the way up, roll back on the guitar volume a little and you're there- AMAZING tone that lets your guitar truly shine. I play a Strat w/Seymour Duncan Screamin' Demon in the bridge, Vintage Rail in the middle and Cool Rail in the neck w/a Graph-tech Gost Piezo pick-up in the saddles and this amp makes it all sing- no matter what pick-up configuration I'm using. Want to smile and be happy with your tone and know you don't ever need another amp or have to fiddle with your pick-ups anymore- Believe the hype, it's for real and the other Amp manufacturers out there should be shaking in their boots. Buy this amp you won't be sorry.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Small Valve Combo I've Ever plugged into

By Ryan Hays

from Greenville SC

Comments about VHT Special 6 Ultra 6W 1x12 Hand-Wired Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

I played this little box of joy at a local shop for 3hrs. it has the most flexible internal Pure Tube Distortion I'v ever heard. The wattage dial lets you get that throaty tone every guitarist craves while playing at volumes that don't disturb the peace in any situation. Needless to say it can get loud. Also the Tone and overtone is perfect. the only reason i don't own one of these yet is i fell in love with a beautiful blonde nashville telecaster that i had to have. It will not disappoint.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

but wait,,,,there's more!

By jon rarrick

from bakersfield. ca.

Comments about VHT Special 6 Ultra 6W 1x12 Hand-Wired Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

i had 'youtubed' and played several amps for a few weeks. been playing through a blues jr,(love this amp)with a greenback in it.(still play it, just not as often anymore). usually put an wampler ecstasy and/or a TS-9 in front of it. but with the VHT and it's adjustable wattage dial and ultra dial, there's no need for pedals, imo. it's got balls. i appreciate the low power/high power switch. i would guess my neighbors do also. i've bounced back and forth with the 6v6 and a 6l6. i'm liking the stock 6v6 more. a little warmer. ordered a greenback for this one too. just partial to those speakers. and while i continue to look at amps for sale online, i ask myself WHY? there really is no need to.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

VHT Ultra 6

By JAMES GANN

from Louisville, KY

Comments about VHT Special 6 Ultra 6W 1x12 Hand-Wired Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

Just got mine today and I must say i am pleased. The clean channel sounds great and has a boost if needed. The ultra channel also sounds great. Great little amp for the cost.

 
5.0

Fantastic Amp

By James

from River Falls, WI

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Headroom
  • Good Warmth

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about VHT Special 6 Ultra 6W 1x12 Hand-Wired Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

      Really just a fantastic amp all around. You have so many options to play around with to really get the sound you want. The boost mode is a nice feature too, great for that added punch. I have noticed that I am able to get a lot of clean out of this amp. On full wattage I am able to turn it up to 3/4 and still get great cleans. I am playing with a guitar with single coils, so that might make a difference. Seems to take pedals well. Its a little heavy, but its a tube amp. Really great breakup. I live in an apartment and I can use this at low volumes, and still get the breakup I want by using the variable watt control.

       
      4.0

      TONE TONE TONE!! Lush and glorious TONE!

      By 44McDermott44

      from Kalamazoo, MI

      About Me Novice

      Pros

      • Excellent Sound
      • Good Warmth
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Some may need more volume

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about VHT Special 6 Ultra 6W 1x12 Hand-Wired Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

      I'm not what you'd would call a virtuoso by any means but I do have a good ear. This (stock) combo produces the most amazing array of tones I've come across in a long time. An absolute steal at this price. Would need to be mic'd or run through the PA for most rock gigs I'd think but with the luscious tones this thing makes it would be worth the effort. It's an amazing practice/bedroom amp as well, you can get all the tones you want at volumes that won't wake up your family. From Jazz to Country, 60's rock to Metal, this amp will give you the sound you're looking for. Also, if you're into modding you couldn't ask for a more perfect platform.

       
      4.0

      Great Sounding Amp

      By sr4815

      from Mason, OH

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Good Warmth
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about VHT Special 6 Ultra 6W 1x12 Hand-Wired Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

          This is only my second tube amp in thirty years of playing. It sounds awesome. The cleans are fantastic and the breakup sounds are great too. Lack of a footswitch to the Ultra channel keeps this at 4 stars.

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