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VHT Special 6 AV-SP-6H Hand-Wired 6W Tube Guitar Amp Head (Discontinued)

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Gearank Recommendation

The VHT Special 6 AV-SP-6H appeared on our recommended list for Guitar Amps Under $300 from May 2021 until August 2022 when it was removed due to price increases that made it ineligible for that list.

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The VHT Special 6 is an all-tube amp with handwired components, designed to be an affordable plug-and-play tube amp that can also be used as base for modifications.

At its core is a 6W amplifier section with 12AX7 preamp tube and 6V6 output tube.

And this simple configuration is matched by its simple control layout which includes a volume and tone knob.

The Special 6 also features a High/Low power switch that makes it easier to achieve cranked tones at lower volumes.

Expanding its tone options further is the inclusion of built-in boost via the push/pull volume knob, this can also be controlled via an optional footswitch.


  • Power: 6W
  • Preamp: 12AX7
  • Poweramp: 6V6
  • Effects: None
  • Input: 2 x 1/4″ (Lo/Hi Instrument)
  • Outputs: 3 x 1/4″ (4, 8, and 16 Ohm Speaker Outs)
  • Weight: 20 lbs.


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