65amps Lil Whiskey 20-watt Handwired Tube Head

20W, 2-channel Tube Guitar Amplifier Head, with FX Loop and Included Footswitch
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$2,495.00

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65amps Lil Whiskey 20-watt Handwired Tube Head
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The Sound of 1980s LA

You get that definitive LA guitar tone at a lower wattage with the 65amps Lil Whiskey tube amplifier head. It boasts modern flexibility that you'll appreciate both onstage and in the studio, but at only 20 watts, you can keep the volume at a more manageable level. 65amps worked closely with tone-wizard Dave Friedman to bring you throttled-up tone that also pumps out sweet clean tones with the best of them. Guitarists at Sweetwater know that the design of most high-gain amplifiers often sacrifices the quality of the clean channel. But the Lil Whiskey's clean channel is completely independent of the master volume circuit, giving you the best of both worlds.

65amps Lil Whiskey 20-watt 2-channel Tube Amplifier Head at a Glance:
  • Hot-rodded 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 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 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. Best of all, at only 20 watts, you can tap into these tones without having to push the volume level.

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 amplifier head voiced to give you definitive LA guitar tone
  • 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
  • Easy to integrate into your rig with dual speaker outs and switchable 8 /16 ohms operation
West Coast tone is yours with the Lil Whiskey from 65amps!

What Does "Special Order" Mean?

A special-order product is one that we don't normally keep in stock. We order it from the manufacturer as soon as you order from us. We have great relationships with all the manufacturers we carry, so we can get your special order to you as fast as or faster than anyone else. Remember that special orders are non-returnable and non-cancelable, so make sure the item is right for you. A Sweetwater Sales Engineer can help you decide — call (800) 222-4700 for assistance!

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Tech Specs

Type Tube
Number of Channels 2
Total Power 20W
EQ 3-band
Preamp Tubes 3 x 12AX7
Power Tubes 2 x EL84
Inputs 1 x 1/4'' Instrument, 1 x 1/4'' Footswitch
Outputs 2 x 1/4'' Speaker Outputs
Effects Loop Yes
Footswitch I/O Yes (included)
Height 10.5''
Width 24.75''
Depth 8.5''
Manufacturer Part Number LIL WHISKEY HEAD

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I became interested in 65 amps after playing a friend's London. I loved how responsive it was to my guitar volume knob and attack but I wanted an amp that had two channels as I don't use many pedals (I have only been playing 3-4 years and am trying to keep it simple). In walked the Lil whiskey! The clean channel has gorgeous cleans at all volumes, and it can get loud! The dirty channel goes from nice breakup to great saturation as you dial up the gain. The clean/bright switch really adds punch with the bright switch on especially with humbuckers. Bright knob a little harsh with my tele on bridge pickup but makes the neck pickup sing. Amazing touch response and the master volume and clean volume allow you to keep tone at very low volumes. This amp is plenty loud however for gigging, playing in a 4 piece in small venues as a rhythm guitar I haven't gotten clean or master over 6. Amp is everything I wanted, I have had for almost a year and am extremely happy. Everyone who has played through it loves it.
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