Brisbane, CA (May 26, 2009) — For guitar players looking for pure tone in a powerful head that can be paired with any cabinet, VHT is proud to announce the release of the handwired 36 Watt Head from the Standard Series line, The Standard 36. The Standard 36 Head is carefully handwired in the VHT workshop just outside of San Francisco, where experienced VHT designers oversee every step of the assembly and extensive testing.
All VHT handwired amplifiers are carefully pre-tested for quality.
Extensive burn-in time helps to insure excellent reliability in every
amplifier we manufacture. Each Standard 36 Head is given an initial
sound test before burn-in and then given a second, more extensive test
after the burn-in process is completed. It is then A/B tested to make
sure that each individual amp offers a consistent level of quality.
The Standard 36 Head uses three 12AX7 tubes on the preamp side and four
EL84 tubes for the power amp. The rectifier tube is a 5U4G. The head
has a separate tone channel and TMB channel, and a master volume that
controls both channels.
The Standard 36 handwired tube head has a complex tone with articulate
highs but adds raw power with its tight, focused lows. The overdriven
tone maintains a ton of great-sounding harmonic overtones on top, but it
does so without giving up any midrange or low end for the overdriven
harmonic content. The relationship between the preamp and power amp is
balanced in such a way that actually makes the overdriven amp seem to
crunch harder despite the fact that there is more headroom. Even with
the excellent clarity when overdriven, there isn’t any harshness
associated with the harmonic saturation, and it maintains a tight bottom
end. Also, it cleans up beautifully, with a simple twist of the volume
knob. The fact that The Standard 36 can maintain that level of harmonic
content without sacrificing anything in the frequency range and that
it’s capable of really chiming when you clean it up is indicative of the
way VHT believes amplifiers should work.
The Standard 36 Head has the classic American tube sound sought after by
true tone connoisseurs, and has plenty of headroom for live high-volume
playing. It is perfectly matched for the VHT Standard 2x12 Cabinet, or
it can be paired with the cabinet of the players’ choice for unlimited
tone combinations. The Standard 36 Head lists for $1899.99.
For more information:
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- Pro Advice