65amps Lil Whiskey 20-watt 1x12" Handwired Tube Combo

20-watt 2-channel All-Tube 1x12" Guitar Combo Amplifier with FX Loop
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65amps Lil Whiskey 20-watt 1x12
65amps Lil Whiskey 20-watt 1x12
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Huge Hard Rock Sounds in a 1 x 12" Combo!

Mention LA session guitar tone to any Sweetwater guitarist, and they'll know exactly what you're talking about. You get all that and more in the Lil Whiskey Combo by 65amps. It was created with the help of tone-meister Dave Friedman with the aim of nailing that LA guitar sound. And on top of liquid leads and hot-rodded distortion, the Lil Whiskey Combo also serves up some of the richest, most vibrant clean sounds you've ever heard - and it does it at a studio- and gig-friendly 20 watts. Best of all, the USA-made Whiskey Combo amplifier is built from the ground up to reliably serve the needs of the most demanding pro guitarists.

65amps Lil Whiskey 20-watt 2-channel Tube Combo Amplifier at a Glance:
  • Hot-rodded combo amp with glorious clean tone, too
  • The versatility you need for a wide range of styles
  • 65amps: awesome amplifiers made by guitarists, for guitarists
Hot-rodded combo amp with glorious clean tone, too

65amps worked with Dave Friedman to give the Lil Whiskey that iconic LA guitar tone with liquid leads and rich distortion. While they wanted to nail the distortion sound of a classic hot-rodded British amp, they also didn't want to sacrifice the character of the clean channel. The Lil Whiskey's clean channel is completely independent of the master volume circuit, which leaves all the chiming, plucky goodness of the clean channel to shine through without any coloration. And it does it all at an ear-friendly 20 watts, which is great for studio or onstage use.

The versatility you need for a wide range of styles

The gurus at 65amps are gigging guitarists, too, and they know what you need both onstage and in the studio. The Lil Whiskey is incredibly responsive, tonally versatile, and plays well with pedals. Even if your sets include a variety of styles from classic rock and blues to modern pop tunes, you'll be impressed with the versatility of the Lil Whiskey.

65amps: awesome amplifiers made by guitarists, for guitarists

The founders of 65amps, Dan Boul and Peter Stroud, are a couple of accomplished guitarists who turned to their passion for guitar tone when they created amplifiers such as the Lil Whiskey. Drawing from Stroud's extensive experience onstage with Sheryl Crow, 65amps came about as an attempt to create roadworthy guitar amplifiers capable of keeping stage volume low while providing the rich and complex sound of full-sized amps. Since hitting the scene in 2002, 65amps models have made their way into the rigs of guitarists such as Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello, Peter Frampton, Vince Gill, and Keith Urban.

65amps Lil Whiskey 20-watt 2-channel Tube Amplifier Head Features:
  • Tube combo amplifier voiced to give you definitive LA guitar tone
  • Firm bass and pronounced highs from the Celestion G12H Creamback speaker
  • Hot-rodded distortion tones, plus incredibly rich and vibrant clean tone
  • American-made components including custom transformers and a custom hand-wound choke
  • Designed with help from tone guru Dave Friedman
  • Amazingly touch responsive
West coast tone is yours with the Lil Whiskey Combo from 65amps!

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Tech Specs

Type Tube
Number of Channels 2
Total Power 20W
Speaker Size 1 x 12'', G12H Creamback
EQ 3-band EQ
Preamp Tubes 3 x 12AX7
Power Tubes 2 x EL84
Inputs 1 x 1/4'' Instrument, 1 x 1/4'' Footswitch
Footswitch I/O Yes (included)
Effects Loop Yes
Height 19.5''
Width 21.5''
Depth 12.75''
Manufacturer Part Number LIL WHISKEY 1x12" COMBO

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Awesome 65 Amps Lil Whiskey Combo

I purchased amp 1 year ago from Chris Carter at Sweetwater. First, the amazing clean channel; just a volume & bright switch & that's all you need. Plenty of clean headroom and the tone is just right. I also use this channel with some overdrive for my "just starting to break-up" sound. The gain channel has TONS of gain; can cover about any type music you want. The tone controls have a great range and the gain & master volumes work well together. This amp is the most touch sensitive amp I have ever played & I've owned a lot of very good ones. This amp can be played very loud but the Celestion Creamback sounds great with very good low end for a 1-12" combo. I recently used this amp on a large concert stage and the 20 watts were more than sufficient. At the same time, 20 watts is small enough to get some power tube breakup in a smaller club setting when you want it to. This amp is a keeper and I highly recommend it.
Music background: Rock band & Contemporary Worship
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