65amps London Pro 18-watt 1x12" Handwired Tube Combo

18-watt 2-channel All-tube 1x12" Guitar Combo Amplifer with Master Voltage Control
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65amps London Pro 18-watt 1x12
65amps London Pro 18-watt 1x12
$1,995.00
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65amps London Pro 18-watt 1x12" Handwired Tube Combo
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Dime the Chime

The 65amps London Pro 18-watt combo is inspired by the best low-powered guitar amplifiers of the mid-1960s. This dual-EL84, handwired, tube-rectified design sports two distinct, footswitchable preamp channels that deliver a huge range of tasty tone that's dripping with warmth, depth, and harmonic richness - and you can combine the two channels for shredtastic high-gain sounds. You also get 65amps' innovative Master Voltage control that varies tube power supply voltages to let the amp run normally down to a couple of watts without losing character. Like vintage amps? You'll love 65amps' London Pro.

65amps London Pro Guitar Amp Combo at a Glance:
  • Two distinct channels and a secret weapon
  • Master Voltage circuit preserves your tone at any volume
  • The alluring sound of EL84s
  • Vintage vibe is baked into this amp
  • 65amps: by guitarists, for guitarists
Two distinct channels and a secret weapon

65amps' 18-Watt, tube-rectified London Pro sports two distinct channels powered by two very different-sounding preamp tubes: the EF86 color channel and the 12AX7 channel. Between the two you get an amazing range of tone. But there's more - the London Pro is packing a secret weapon: the ability to combine the two channels, effectively giving you a third high-gain channel. When the channels are combined, the volume and tone knobs on each channel now control the gain and tone for just the tubes on their respective channels, giving you extreme tonal versatility. All channel switching can be controlled by the included footswitch.

Master Voltage circuit preserves your tone at any volume

The London Pro 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 The London Pro a scalable solution for recording and live gigs. (Hint: it's invaluable when you're using in-ear monitors.)

The alluring sound of EL84s

Along with the EL34, the EL84 tube powered the British Invasion. This narrow, tall, 9-pin output tube (valve, in the parlance of our cousins across the pond) is often used in Class A circuits, which favor sweet, harmonic saturation over output efficiency. Hence its inclusion in many classic amps in the 15-30 watt range. With its characteristic warm bottom and chimey, sparkling highs, the EL84 exhibits a midrange that gets crunchy and aggressive when you push it. The EL84, of course, drove the Beatles' backline. 'Nuff said.

Vintage vibe is baked into this amp

With its outstanding touch response and rich harmonic content, 65amps' London Pro instantly reminds you of the tastiest vintage tube amps you've ever played. It's even got 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. And 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.

65amps: by guitarists, for guitarists

65amps' Dan Boul and Peter Stroud are guitarists first and amp design engineers second. Peter also happens to be Sheryl Crow's guitarist. Now, like many savvy performers these days, Sheryl prefers to keep her stage volumes low. Low stage volumes equate to cleaner house and monitor mixes - and ultimately result in better performances. It was the need for a robust and roadworthy low-powered guitar amp that sounds as rich and complex as larger tube amps that led to the formation of 65amps. With the luxury of looking back on more than 50 years of guitar amp designs, Peter and Dan were able to identify strengths and weaknesses, and come up with innovative, modern designs that deliver tasty vintage tone, modern reliability, and enhanced usability.

65amps London Pro Guitar Amp Combo Features:
  • 2 distinct channels that can be combined for agressive high-gain sounds
  • EF86 color channel and 12AX7 channel
  • Output is 18 watts from 2 x EL84 tubes
  • Footswitch input jack, dual speaker outs, and a switch for 8-/16-ohm impedance
  • Void-free baltic birch cabinet
  • 1 x 12" Celestion G12H30 speaker
  • 2-button footswitch included
  • Handcrafted in Southern California
Vintage vibe, boutique features: it's 65amps' London Pro!

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 18W
Speaker Size 1 x 12"
EQ 1-band
Preamp Tubes 1 x 12AX7, 1 x EF86
Power Tubes 2 x EL84; 1 x Rectifier
Inputs 1 x TS
Outputs 2 x TS
Footswitch I/O Yes
Height 19.75"
Width 25"
Depth 10"
Manufacturer Part Number London Pro 1x12

Customer Reviews

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5/5

Awesome little amp!

This is just a great amp for me. Full of rich tones and having the choice of running an EF86 or 12AX7 and combining them as well is great. The construction is solid. Great sounds from chimey to extra crunchy. Playing mostly old school classic rock stuff with this and loving it more everyday. One note, the stock speaker started out sounding a bit harsh on the high end but as it as broken in it is sounding very sweet now. This is simply one of the nicest amps I have ever played and am very happy to own.Big thanks to my sales rep Ben Porter for all his help.
5/5

Stunning Sound Quality - Stunning Build Quality

I can't say enough great things about these amps. For a couple of years i followed their youtube video's and watched anything I could on them. But that is NOTHING compared to hearing them in person. I got the chance to finally do so at Gearfest this year when Dan was their to discuss them and demo them. I was just blown away at how great these amps sound, and the build quality is just beautiful to, you have to see them and hear them in person.I bought the london pro 1x12 to get started but def see myself adding others if budget permits haha. you can't get enough of them if you treasure that old school crunch and clean, harmonic, chimey break up.A friend came with me to gearfest not intending to buy an amp at all and ended up with a tupelo!Dan was a great guy to talk to as well. I couldn't be happier and can't wait to record this amp. I may add a 1x12 Blue Alnico cab to this as well.Thanks so much for making these!
See also: Combo Amps, 65amps, 65amps Guitar Combo Amps