THE ULTIMATE BRITISH CRUNCH GUITAR AMP SYSTEM
The DIRTY SINK 6VEL is our new British-Crunch voiced amplifier based on the dirty channel of our flagship, Kitchen Sink 6VEL amplifier and features point-to-point turret board construction. Loaded with M6-Grade Steel transformers and an overbuilt power supply delivering 35+ watts of power available in a 32 lb. 112 grab-n-go combo or 22 lb. compact amp head.
Features include a selectable Plexi/Cascade voiced British preamp, Dual Mode 3-band cathode-follower EQ (JTM/JMP), 4-way Preamp Bias Selector, Foot-switchable preamp gain boost, Foot-switchable tube buffered effects loop, Foot-switchable lead boost, our patented Hybrid-Master, external bias test terminals with back panel adjustment control, Switchable internal cooling fan, AND the ability to run 6L6, EL34, 5881 and 6V6 and more – hand-wired in the USA and covered by a LIFETIME WARRANTY.
HOW IT WORKS
The DIRTY SINK 6VEL features a tone stack voicing switch that delivers the sweeter JTM tone control voicing and balanced gain response in one position, and the more in your face JMP voicing in the other. The Plexi/Cascade switch lets you select the amount of signal gain on tap to and assigns it to the Gain control knob. Plexi Mode is where you’ll find Crisp British clean to crunch. Cascade Mode is where you’ll find scorching high gain tones. The Gain Boost switch engages even more gain sending the tone stack driver stage into clipping without compromising the overall headroom of the tone. See below for a description of each of the three individual amp voices.
Set to Plexi Mode, you’ll find classic British clean to crunch tones. Set to Cascade Mode, you’ll find tones ranging from soaring solos to modern saturation.
Back in the day, players yearned for even more gain from their British lead style amplifiers and dreamed that this feature could be placed under foot switch control. We’ve added that here and we think it’s going to make a lot of people happy!
The JTM45 debuted in ’65 bringing the punch and sustain of a certain American style bass amp but with a decidedly British angst. One circuit common to both was the tone stack featuring a 56k ohm slope resistor and a 250pf treble capacitor. This made for a sweeter tone with emphasis on the melody strings.
The JMP amplifiers debuted around late ’67 bringing with it a distinctive mid-range frequency slice, increased sustain and of course, more power. One design tweak made a huge impact: a 33k ohm slope resistor and a 470pf treble capacitor. This increased overall gain, slice and punch… mission accomplished.
• British Voiced Plexi & Cascaded Preamp Section (switchable)
• Dual-mode 3-Band EQ (JTM/JMP – switchable)
• Tube Buffered FX Loop (foot-switchable)
• Preamp Gain Boost (foot-switchable)
• Preamp Bias Selector (4 position switch from cold to warm)
• HybridMaster plus foot-switchable lead boost
• 6V6 (~20W) or 5881/EL34/6L6 (~35W and up) Operation
• Back-panel Bias Test Points and Adjustment Pot
• Over-sized /Overbuilt Power Transformer and Power Supply
• 4 Button Pro Foot Switch & 7 Pin Cable (included)
• Hand-wired and Hand Built in Nashville, TN
• Limited Lifetime Warranty
Model Name: Dirty Sink 6VEL
Output Architecture: 2x Power Tubes (Class AB), Fixed Bias
Power Output: 35W (EL34,6L6), 20W (6V6)
Plate Voltage: 120V AC input yields ~440 V DC plate voltage
Controls: Plexi/Cascade Sw, Gain, +Gain Sw, Volume, Treble, Middle, JTM/JMP Sw, Bass, Presence, HybridMaster, HM Bypass
Output Impedance: Impedance Selector (16, 8, 4 Ohms) feeds two Output Jacks
Internal Speaker (Combo): WGS Retro 30 12″ Speaker (8 Ohms)
Preamp Architecture: 3x JJ ECC83S, 1x Sovtek 12AX7LPS
Materials and Dimensions: 3/4 in. Solid Pine Cabinetry, Birch Front Baffle.
112 Combo: 19-7/8 in. x 16 in. x 9.5 in
Head: 19-7/8 in. x 8.5 in. x 9 in
Weight: Head: 22 lbs. 112 Combo: 33 lbs.
Certification: CE Certified
Dirty Sink 6VEL ships as follows:
• Dirty Sink 6VEL 112 Combo
• Loaded with 2x JJE34L Power Tubes
• WGS Retro 30 8-ohm 12″ Speaker
• Tolex color is Black Levant with vertical Bluesbreaker as standard.
• Control Faceplates are Black as standard
Introductory Pricing: Now through May 21, 2023
$3199 USD (Head Version) – (regular price: $3499)
$3499 USD (112 Combo Version) – (regular price: $3799)