VHT Amplification Special 12/20 12W/20W 1x12 Hand-Wired Tube Guitar Combo Amp


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Building on the success of the popular VHT Special 6 and Special 6 Ultra, the VHT Special 12/20 features increased power (with two power ranges), a unique preamp specifically designed to excel with pedals and multi-effects units, a convenient built-in 9-volt DC pedal power supply, an all-tube buffered effects loop with send and return level controls, VHT's unique Depth and Texture controls, and variable Watts control.

To optimize the amp for a wide range of output tubes, the VHT Special 12/20 offers two output-power ranges; safely located behind the rear panel, a special voltage range switch provides the proper voltages for 6V6 or EL84 output tubes (in 12-watt low-voltage/low-power mode). The high voltage 20-watt setting provides the ideal voltages for higher-power 6L6 or EL34 output tubes. The Special 12/20 ships from the factory with a pair of 6V6 output tubes (VHT 6V6-to-EL84 socket adapters are required for operation with EL84 tubes). In addition, the Special 12/20's variable Watts control can reduce the maximum output power to less than one watt for whisper-quiet volume levels.

The Special 12/20 preamp was designed to bring the most out of every effects pedal and multi-effects unit with enhanced clarity, detail, and controlled tube compression. Its low-impedance buffered effects loop send — with variable send level — can effortlessly drive the most difficult pedals without tone or signal loss. Thanks to its variable send and return level controls, the 12/20's effects loop can accommodate a wide range of pedal or rack effects. Those seeking the shortest signal path to the output stage can plug their pedals or multi-effects units directly into to effects return jack — the 12/20's unique output stage Depth and Texture controls are post-effects loop, so the output stage characteristics can always be fine-tuned to accommodate a wide range of instruments, speakers, playing styles and environments.

As an added convenience for pedal users, the VHT Special 12/20 also features a built-in, regulated 9-volt DC pedal power supply.

Get your VHT Special 12/20 12W/20W 1x12 Hand-Wired Tube Guitar Combo Amp today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.


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VHT Warranty Policy: a warranty begins when you purchase an item from a dealer, either from a store or online. The user is responsible for all freight charges with any warranty repair or exchange.

Warranty Periods:

  • Special Series Amplifiers: 5 Years (Tubes - 90 Days, Speakers - 1 Year)
  • Classic, Lead and Standard Series: 1 Year (Tubes - 90 Days)

VHT's products do not require that you register for warranty service. However, most of our warranties do require that you keep a copy of your original sales receipt. Please make sure to keep all relevant paperwork in a safe place.

For warranty service, please email VHT with the item number of your instrument, your original sales receipt and a short description of the issue with the product to info@vhtamp.com.

Warranty Information
Each amplifier is warranted to the original Purchaser to be free from defects in material and workmanship. This warranty is only valid with an original sales receipt from an authorized VHT dealer. This warranty is non transferable. For warranty service please return the product to the original place of purchase, or to a local authorized VHT dealership. The manufacturer, at its option, will either repair or replace the defective product. All replacements are subject to item availability. If any product is deemed not defective, the manufacturer shall so advise the Purchaser and shall dispose of said product in accordance with the Purchaser's instructions and at the Purchaser's cost.

This warranty shall not apply to wearable parts. These items include, but are not limited to, knobs, feet and handles. This warranty shall not apply if the product has, at any time, been misused or damaged as a result of neglect, abuse, improper handling or storage, unauthorized repair or modification, accident or causes external to the product, such as, but not limited to, excessive heat or humidity.

The Purchaser is responsible for all shipping costs associated with the warranty service. The manufacturer's sole and exclusive maximum liability for any claim by the Purchaser, shall not exceed the wholesale value for the product. In no event shall the manufacturer be liable for any indirect, incidental, collateral, exemplary, or consequential damages or losses arising out of the Purchaser’s purchase of the product. The above limitation may not apply in some states.

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