65amps introduced its new Red Line of amplifiers today with a launch party at its headquarters in North Hollywood, CA. Premiering the first model in the series, the London Pro, the event was attended by guitar pros, dealers, and industry press.
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 footswitch.
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, 2×12 combo or 1×12 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.
Find out more at 65amps.com.