Vintage Sound Vintage 35sc Head, Brown Ostrich
The Vintage Sound Vintage 35sc is now available as a head!
The Vintage 22sc has been extremely popular as the ultimate black face Deluxe Reverb in a single channel format (hence the "sc" in the name). But many of you have been asking for a higher headroom version with the same features, in other words, a single channel 35 watt Vibrolux Reverb.
This is a true Black Face AA964 designed single channel amp housed in a Princeton Reverb size cab, buillt with a 12" speaker, and the same Black Face circuitry found in a Black Face Deluxe Reverb / Vibrolux style amp, only without the unused Normal channel. Vintage Sound added a Mid range tone pot for better control over your EQ, a Dwell control to the back of the chassis as a second EQ for the Reverb, and a Bright/Dark Switch, so the amp would not be permanently wired in the Bright mode like the original.
The Vintage 35sc is basically a single channel, handwired 65 Deluxe Reverb circuit, only more powerful, and lighter.
Vintage Sound has also included all these desired improvements:
1) The addition of a "MIDDLE" tone control. The original Fender circuit actually had a fixed "MIDDLE" that was set permanently at 6.8k. We removed this resistor from the circuit and replaced it with a much more versatile 10k pot. You now have the ability to adjust this frequency range without compromising the original tone.
2) Many people used to pull the chassis and clip the bright cap allowing a darker tone from their amp. Others, on the other hand, liked it bright. We've eliminated the trouble by including a "bright cap defeat" switch. Flip it to Bright for the original tone, or flip it to dark to essentially "clip the bright cap."
3) Also included is a reverb dwell control on the rear of the chassis. It comes in handy for adjusting the amount of decay the reverb has.
4) Another smart alteration is the incorporation of a Diaz based tremolo mod and a newly designed oscillator specific to Vintage Sound Amps. This accomplishes a few things... You'll notice the Vibrato has the ability to be slower than stock Fenders. The vibrato being too fast was always a complaint people had with vintage Fenders (and still do to this day). The other advantage this gives is when you turn the dial all the way down, you switch off the vibrato circuit, bypassing it and leaving you with a cleaner, more pure signal. The result is a slightly more present tone, and a bit of a bump in volume. Furthermore, with the older Fender Tremolo circuits, you can hear a "ticking" sound with the vibrato. This is caused by several design flaws in the original circuit allowing the LFO signal to leak into the audio path. These issues have been addressed with better routing of the wires, superior components, and filtering of the oscillator output.
Wattage: 35 watts
Preamp Tubes: 3 x 12AX7, 2 X 12AT7
Power Tubes: 2 x 6L6
Rectifier: 1 x 5AR4
Front Controls: Bright/Dark Switch, Volume, Treble, Middle, Bass, Reverb, Speed, Intensity
Rear Controls: Dwell (Very cool custom feature for controlling the reverb decay time!)
Effects: Tube Driven Spring Reverb, Tube Vibrato
Speaker: 12" : WGS G12C/S
Inputs: 2 Inputs
Auxiliary Input: RCA Footswitch Jack
Extension Speaker Jack: External Speaker Jack
Circuit Construction: All Point-to-Point, Hand-wired
Cabinet Construction: Dove-tail jointed solid pine w/Baltic Birch Plywood baffle and back panels
Pilot Light: Blue Amp Jewel
Optional Accessories: Two Button Footswitch, Padded Cover