65amps The Whiskey 50-watt 1x12" Handwired Tube Combo

50-watt 1x12" 2-channel Tube Combo Amplifier, with FX Loop and Included Footswitch
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65amps The Whiskey 50-watt 1x12
65amps The Whiskey 50-watt 1x12
$2,995.00

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65amps The Whiskey 50-watt 1x12" Handwired Tube Combo
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Hot-rodded Combo with Classic LA Tone

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 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 Whiskey Combo also serves up some of the richest, most vibrant clean sounds you've ever heard. 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 The Whiskey 50-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 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 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.

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 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 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 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 including The Whiskey have made their way into the rigs of guitarists such as Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello, Peter Frampton, Vince Gill, and Keith Urban.

65amps The Whiskey 50-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
  • USA-made components including custom transformers, SoZo capacitors, and Allen-Bradley Carbon Comp resistors
  • Designed with help from tone guru Dave Friedman
  • Amazingly touch responsive
West coast tone is yours with The Whiskey Combo from 65amps!

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Tech Specs

Type Tube
Number of Channels 2
Total Power 50W
EQ 3-band
Preamp Tubes 3 x 12AX7
Power Tubes 2 x 6L6
Inputs 1 x TS
Footswitch I/O Yes
Effects Loop Yes
Height 19.75"
Width 25"
Depth 10"
Manufacturer Part Number THE WHISKEY COMBO

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Killer Amp by 65 Amps

I picked up this amp at Sweetwater on a trip there where I had no intention of buying an amp, and was actually just looking to expand the guitar rack a bit. I saw this sitting in a smaller amp room and decided to give it a shot while I was there anyway, as I'd played through a Mesa, Bogner, EVH, Yamaha, Roland, and Friedman already. I was pleased with the cleans, nice and warm, round tones, responsive to technique. I then flipped it over to the dirty channel and let me tell you... firebreather! It has enough balls to play modern stuff, especially when I goose it with my Maxon OD to tighten it up a bit, but is very good without that as well. It can cover a plethora of styles on that channel, and I can't imagine needing more gain for anything other than perhaps the most insane death metal. You can equally cover Santana to Slipknot with this amp, in my opinion. It has a nice full bottom end as well, unlike many of the 1x12 combo amps I've played, very rich and full sounding. I'm splitting this now with an ABY pedal to run it in tandem with my KSR Artemis amp for an even bigger sound and am very pleased. Give it a shot, I played through the head version as well and it was awesome as well!
Music background: long time hobbyist
See also: Combo Amps, 65amps, 65amps Guitar Combo Amps