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65 Amps Lil' Elvis Combo (Rare Color!)

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Awesome 65 Amps Lil' Elvis Combo (1x12) in rare cream tolex!

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Packed with Vintage Vibe and Cool Features

The 65amps Lil' Elvis owes a tonal debt to the British Invasion and classic American designs. With its 12AX7 front end and EL84 power section, this vintage-flavored and handwired guitar amp combo delivers 12 of the loudest watts you'll ever hear through its 12" Celestion. Innovative features include a footswitchable bump control to take you from clean to dirty, a master voltage that varies tube power supply voltages to let the amp run normally down to a couple of watts without losing character, and a tremolo that preserves your pick attack. Like vintage amps? You'll love the 65amps Lil' Elvis.

Vintage vibe is baked into Lil' Elvis

With its outstanding tonal vocabulary, excellent touch response, and rich harmonic content, 65amps' Lil' Elvis instantly reminds you of the tastiest vintage tube amps you have ever played. It even has a tube rectifier. When it comes to electric guitar tone, vintage, of course, is where it's at. But that doesn't mean that the best amps of yesteryear were perfect. Far from it. Drawing on over 50 years of collective amp-design wisdom, 65amps has studied and made note of what works and what doesn't. As the two principals of the company are both pro guitarists, they have a few additional items on their wish lists that take a great vintage-inspired amp design and put it over the top in terms of tone, reliability, and usable features.

Master Voltage circuit preserves your tone at any volume

Lil' Elvis is also packing some cool modern tricks in its stylish, roadworthy chassis. 65amps' Master Voltage circuit, for instance, is a giant step forward in power technology. No mere scaling schema, attenuator, or master volume, Master Voltage preserves your tone, authority, and touch response all the way down to two or three watts, making Lil' Elvis a scalable solution for recording and live gigs. (It's also invaluable when you're using in-ear monitors.)

The advantages of a 2-channel amp without the complexities

In addition to 65amps' cool Master Voltage, Lil' Elvis is packing several other cutting-edge features that make it easy to take total control of your tone both onstage and in the studio. Lil' Elvis is a 1-channel amp, but that doesn't mean inconvenience or tonal compromise. 65amps' bump control takes you from clean to dirty by switching the tube gain structure with just a toetap on the included 2-button footswitch. So you can be cruising along with a glassy rhythm part, then kick Lil' Elvis into overdrive for a solo.

Why you can't live without bias tremolo

65amps fitted Lil' Elvis with a very cool bias tremolo that preserves your pick attack by actuating after you hit your notes and tremming the decay. (65amps jokingly refers to it as aftertrem.) This lets you play naturally and deploy the tremolo on a wide range of guitar parts where you would never think of using a conventional tremolo.

65amps Lil' Elvis Tube Guitar Combo Amp Features:
  • Outstanding tonal vocabulary with a vintage flavor
  • Excellent touch response and rich harmonic content
  • Master Voltage circuit decreases your volume without losing tonal character
  • Bias tremolo preserves your note attacks
  • Smooth switch gets rid of crossover distortion
  • Footswitchable bump control takes you from clean to dirty by switching the tube gain structure
  • 12 watts; 3 x 12AX7 preamp tubes, 2 x EL84 output tubes, 1 x EZ81 rectifier tube
  • 1 x 12" Celestion G12H30 speaker
  • Mercury handwound transformers
  • Chicken head pointer knobs
  • Volume, smooth switch, tone, bump switch, intensity, speed, and master controls
  • Series effects loop, footswitch jack, dual speaker outs, and switchable 8-/16-ohm impedance
  • Finger-jointed baltic birch cabinet; .09" aluminum chassis
  • 2-button footswitch included
  • MIL-Spec wiring techniques for consistent, reliable build quality
  • Handcrafted in Southern California

Product Specs

Listed6 months ago
ConditionExcellent (Used)
Excellent items are almost entirely free from blemishes and other visual defects and have been played or used with the utmost care.learn more