Made in Britain, as Churchill said:. "I'm not picky I am glad that there are better." I'm sure he thought of his Velocette saying that.
90 years (1996 to mine)
Class A, 15 watt lamps
Speaker Celestion G10 S 10 inch 8 ohm
Two buttons on the back (Volume, Tone)
Tolex Green "Racing Green"
Interrupeur three positions OFF / STANDBY / OFF
Looks like a small amp fifties
My model is equipped with a Mercury Magnetics transformer, the original was undersized and renowned for its fragility. If we change it, the price is forgotten, the quality remains.
Also available in 12 inches, slightly larger, with reverb (not 10 inches) and 212.
This amp was rebadged "Gibson Goldtone GA15" after the takeover by Gibson in the early 2000s and continued to produce the Velocette United States. These are the same few details (brown Tolex)
The name and color green are oeuil a wink to the world of British motorcycle.
Offered in France between 480 and 850 € now (2014) with an average price located around 600 €. it's worth it, no amp resembles the Velocette (apart Goldtone if you have followed)
The configuration could not be simpler.
The relationship between the compactness of the combo and the power / sound quality is another strong point.
Only downside, the controls on the back needed to do everything to avoid going behind search for the game
Before I went to the rehearsal studio with just my guitar, there amps on site.
Now I go to the studio with just my Velocette, no matter the guitar.
The manual? What manual?
There are only two buttons, but the variety of sounds held lamps used, the guitar used, used the cab.
Volume: Up to 12h, clear sound. In addition, the volume increases almost over but the same button becomes a crunch setting by increasing the gain. That's good, that!
The sound is already pretty low volume, even if it is necessary of course to push a little to hear beautiful harmonic issued by the lamps. All guitars sound, and in particular single-coil pickups
Tone: is the medium. Subtle enough to adjust. Nothing to do with a studio 22 Mesa (which I also like) where the slightest rotation means immediately.
Bright switch: reading, the sound becomes slamming and aggressive. Not ideal when playing all alone. there is no need to add a treble guitar lacking and especially when we play as a group to decide in the mix depending on the sound environment without necessarily play louder.
16 ohm output: Connecting a speaker to the output section of the HP 8 ohms combo. the result is astonishing for a 15w, even with a 4x12. With a cab 112 EVM 12L (Electrovoice) is breathtaking.
HP Integrated: Some replace the original Celestion. I think it is not necessary, but might be tempted to try, just to see.
I use this amp for four years for regular use in semi-pro musician and home to the average volume for the SWING of ROCK, FUNK.
I tried and owned many amps all kinds, any time of the Pignose hummingbird format Fender 300 PS pachyderm. Velocette this is the only the only the only one I NEVER sell, we'll grow old together. I found a second use for backup, useless as it is reliable now that my technician has changed the value of a resistor (lamp blushing, too much tension). I sold Pierrot now share my passion for this device with its magnificent Guild.
Scenario: you are seen happen with this amp, you smile. Once connected, it puts everyone agrees. Yet you were warned ...
The other guitar amps Trace Elliot was so hard to sell jewelry are also (Speed Twin, trident, Bonneville) amps or transistors hybrids are also very well designed (Supertramp TVT9, Brat) not to mention the excellent sound range (TA30, TA50, TA60, TA100, TA 200). The brand positioned in the market of the bass has undoubtedly contributed to the commercial failure then stop the production of excellent guitar amps yet. This one has something extra: simplicity, a certain purity of deprivation and a magical sound.
-The view from the cheap printed appearance with connectors embedded in the adhesive system does not inspire confidence (technicians only, I do not care)
-No integrated reverb
-Absolutely unknown except by purists
-Hard to find in France
Impossible to hide behind the amp, you feel naked, and errors in the game jump to Figure
The output 16 ohm-sectional HP Combo
-Settings at the rear, not practical at all. Imposes, in concert, to manage the volume control buttons on the guitar.
These defects do not weigh heavily against the benefits:
- His sharp, accurate, rich, sharp attack, powerful, clear as crunch
- Attacks particularly strong with single coils (single coil pickups)
- Sounds very different depending on the used guitar, clearly reveals the qualities (and flaws) of each instrument. it should be well suited for harmonica (not tested)
- Different sounds depending on the connected speaker
- Sounds very different depending on the lamps used
- Reacts superbly pedals of any type that it magnifies the sound
- Lamps accessible from the rear without dismantling, and no adjustment BIAS allows you to try other combinations of lamps
- Life lamps if the heating time is respected lamps
- Extremely simple: two buttons and basta HP 10 inch ample
- Unique Aesthetics, exclusive product
No ladies gentlemen, it is not for sale!
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ibani's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
15W all-tube amp, celestion 10 inch celestion HP Special Series G10S Trace Elliot.
An output 16 ohm, a bright, an adjustable volume, 1 Tone control.
A standby position.
Simple but effective.
Superb aesthetics, trs well finished. It exudes vintage, it's beautiful.
Is the basis for blues or jazz.
1-channel low gain, the trs clear lens.
The bright cons is a bit noisy, but hey, I do not use it.
Distortion level, it starts to slightly cruncher on a volume half but in the apartment you have to forget.
I personally use it with a prempli Pedaltone Koch, and is the top. I use it
for hard rock mainly. Super's the Randy Rhoads.
I also test with an MXR distortion + in and it's all good. It is very clean and
an equalizer or a cash boost ca metal very well.
I use a Vigier Excalibur and it helps for a good sound. In any case it comes out of his own grave deeper and trs. Compar a laney LC15 of cash I find it much better distortion in between and your exact trs is good.
That happiness, but need a premp or distortion in between in order to be versatile.
Otherwise Reserved strictly jazz and blues.
Bought 800 euros I do not really regret it. And that's my friends did not try yesterday corner store music And that is a pleasure ...