65amps releases new London Pro guitar amp
(Dave Molter | Posted 2010-10-04)
65amps has introduced its new Red
Line amplifiers with the premiere of the
London Pro, the event was attended by guitar pros, dealers, and
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
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
Find out more at www.65amps.com.