Victoria Amplifier Co. Introduces Ivy League

The new amp is modeled after the 5F10 Fender Harvard style amplifier.

Naperville, IL (May 24, 2010) -- Victoria Amplifier Company announced the Ivy League as its new addition to their vintage-style amps. The new Ivy League is a recreation of the classic 5F10 Fender Harvard-style amplifier. Every aspect of the original model is reproduced in the Ivy League, such as triple inputs, 6AT6 7-pin preamp tube, twin 6V6 power tubes, and a single custom 10” speaker. The new amp features all USA-made components, including resistors, capacitors, transformers, wire and hardware. USA-made vacuum tubes are included when available.

The original 5F10ʼs most notable contribution to modern culture is the classic “Memphis” guitar sound. The Ivy League's two 6V6s deliver 14 watts of push/pull vacuum tube power for warm, resonant tone that can explode when pushed to clipping. The unique 6AT6 input tube circuit with triple padded inputs are singular to the amp. MSRP: $1995

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