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The flagship 3rd Power model, and for good reason! The new 6VEL Kitchen Sink features 3 flavors of Plexi on the dirt channel, and 4 flavors of clean which can be blended from American- to British-inspired with the “big knob.” At the core of the 6VEL series is the ability to run the amp on EL34, 6L6 or 5881 power tubes for 40W operation, and on 6V6 power tubes for 20W. Bias adjustment and meter patch points on the back of the amp make the tube swap a breeze. Despite its incredible flexibility, the true beauty of the amp lies in its tones and in the straight-forward approach to dialing in the perfect sound for any situation. Suffice it to say… from initial impressions to in-depth use, we are true believers.
The dirty side features two Plexi tone stack flavors (’65 JTM and ’68 JMP) and a footswitchable‘80s “Jose” Mod driven by cascading preamp tube stages and clipping diodes to boost your gain further than the traditional Plexi tones. The amp’s clarity remains remarkable as you roll down the volume on the guitar, and likewise stays tight and defined as you push the amp harder. You won’t have to worry about getting flubby on the low end when you roll up the bass or gain. Use the Push knob to sculpt your bottom end in the power section, and the Presence knob to add or remove some bite in the high end without compromising your preamp section EQ. From subtle push to classic breakup to balls-to-the-wall, this channel has your dirty wishlist covered.
Now features four voicings: American ’65 Blackface & ’62 Brownface, plus AC Normal & Top Boost. The American and AC sides can be blended together to taste with the “big knob.” We find this to be extremely useful for bringing out the best qualities of each guitar in your rig, especially when every nuance counts for finding the perfect tones in the studio. Need some “bite” on a darker humbucker guitar? Start dialing in that AC side with the Top Boost on. Want that Strat part to jump out in the mix with rich upper-midrange chime? AC all the way. Searching for full warm and spanky tones? American Blackface is going to be your ticket. Want a little more midrange, sag and grunt? American Brownface. And that’s a new go-to of ours, by the way. Just added on the 6VEL Kitchen Sink, the ’62 Brownface voicing provides some of the biggest, meatiest clean and clean-ish tones you’ve ever laid your ears on.
The thing that makes all this possible at a variety of volume levels. It is truly the most effective solution to master volume or power scaling that we have encountered on any amp. We have spent extensive time with the Hybrid Master in real-life environments and are pleased to say it produces great tones even at conversational levels. At low volume the amp still feels big when mic’d up and monitored through in-ears, without the loss of tone or sustain a quiet tube amp usually falls prey to. Want to push the amp over the top with the gain cranked and the ‘80s Jose Mod engaged? Just pull back that Hybrid Master and enjoy those saturated drive levels at ear-friendly volumes.
Stage- and Studio-Ready Features
This Deluxe Package of the Kitchen Sink 6VEL includes:
Dream 212 Speaker Cabinet
This listing also includes a matching Dream 212 Mono/Stereo speaker cab loaded with Warehouse Guitar Speakers Retro 30s. This is a perfect complement to the Kitchen Sink 6VEL Head with plenty of power handling, full-bodied frequency response, and a hybrid design that delivers the best closed-back grunt and open-back chime in one enclosure. The cabinet also features 3rd Power’s patented Tri-Cab internal speaker chambers to control reflections and eliminate standing waves, as well as mono/stereo operation for the flexibility to incorporate a second head, use a wet/dry setup or run a stereo rig.
Model Name: Kitchen Sink 6VEL
Output Architecture: 2x Power Tubes (Class AB), Fixed Bias
Power Rectification: Selectable Tube (5U4 or 5AR4/GZ34), or Solid State
Plate Voltage: 120V AC input yields ~430V DC plate voltage (SS Rectified)
Power Output: ~40W (EL34), 20W (6V6)
Output Impedance: Discreet 16/8 and 4 Ohm Outputs
Internal Speaker (Combo): WGS Retro 30 (8 Ohms)
Preamp Architecture: 5x JJ ECC83S, 2x Sovtek 12AX7LPS
Dimensions (Head): 24” x 10.5” x 9.33”
Dimensions (112 Combo): 25” x 20.75“ x 11”
Weight (Head): 31 lbs.
Weight (112 Combo): 55 lbs.
Included Accessories: 4 Button Pro Foot Switch, Premium 15’ 7-Pin DIN cable
4 Button Pro Footswitch
Model Name: 4 Button Pro
Onboard LEDs: 5x LEDs (individual colors)
Connector: 7-Pin DIN (female)
Power Source: LEDs run on phantom power provided by the KS 6VEL
Number of Buttons/Switches: 4x buttons, 2x toggle switches
Colors: Black is standard. Various colors available to match amp faceplate
Parameters Controlled: Channel Selection, Preamp Gain, FX Loop Bypass, Solo Boost (or FS Bus assigned features)
Cable: Premium 15’ 7-Pin DIN cable (included)
Dream 212 Speaker Cab
Model Name: DS212
Speakers: 2x Warehouse Guitar Speakers Retro 30 75W, 16ohm
Mono/Stereo: 8-ohm Mono or 16-ohm Stereo operation
Tri-cab™ (Patented): Triangular speaker chambers eliminate standing waves
Construction: 5/8″ baltic birch enclosure
Hybrid Closed/Open Back: One closed-back chamber, one open-back w/ triangle port
Dimensions: 27.75” x 20.75” x 12.75”
Weight: 55 lbs