With its additional preamp gain stage, amazing variable Watts control, unique Depth control and tube-driven effects loop, the new high-gain Special 6 Ultra rockets the popular Special 6 platform to the next level.
The Special 6 Ultra's added gain stage provides plenty of overdrive for searing leads, bone-crushing crunch, and gristly grind, while its amazingly effective variable Watts control can reduce the volume to whisper-quiet bedroom practice levels & while maintaining the same overdriven tone, texture and dynamic feel.
The Special 6 Ultra features the same unique Volume and Tone controls as the original Special 6, the same footswitchable Boost, High/Low Power switch, and a similarly mod-friendly eyelet board. In addition, the Special 6 Ultra features a unique multi-position Depth control that fine-tunes the low-frequency depth; this feature allows you to carefully voice the amp's low-end to perfectly suit a wide range of guitars, pickups, speakers, and musical styles.
The Special 6 Ultra ships with a 6V6 output tube for sweet clean and rich overdrive tones, and to accommodate tone-seeking experimenters, it can accept a wide range of alternate output tubes as well. The Special 6 Ultra also features an all-tube buffered effects loop.
The Special 6 Ultra Combo and Head share the same chassis, circuit and layout design and configuration.
The VHT Special 6 Ultra adds an extra preamp tube to the popular Special 6 circuit, this provides an extra gain stage for high-gain overdrive, and it also provides a low-impedance buffer for the effects loop. The Ultra also adds a Watts control circuit that can reduce the power down to 1/2 watt, for very low-volume high-gain tones. The Ultra combo also features a 12" VHT Chromeback speaker for a bigger sound and more volume.
Model Name:Special 6 Ultra ComboModel Number:AV-SP1-6UMax Output:6 WattsPre Amp Tubes:12AX7Power Amp Tube:6V6InputsClean & Ultra InputsSwitches:Power, High/Standby/Low & TextureControls:Volume w/ Pull Boost, Ultra, Tone, Depth & WattsEffects:Tube Driven Effects LoopSpeaker:12" VHT ChromeBack