VC35 The Copper, a 35-watt all-valve head in the popular Compact Series. Single-channel, four EL84 power valves and a plethora of timeless British-inspired pop, rock and roots tones. The Victory VC35 is finished in stunning metallic copper.
It’s all about the chime. And the rock. And the rock’n’roll. And the roots and the blues and the pop… and anything else youwant to coax from a quartet of EL84 output valves in the British tradition. The sonic blueprint was set in late-1950s England, then modified, evolved and refined through to the hand-made, boutique valve amps of the 21st century.
Yet this is far more than a re-imagined AC-alike. In classic Victory Compact Series style, we’ve packed all those tones and more into a pint-sized powerhouse that can deliver anything from traditional chiming trebles, through jangling pop, punching mid-rich rock, higher gained classic rock and plenty of American boutique-style cleans and low-gain textures to boot. It’s the EL84 amp that will keep the purists happy and attract a load of new friends along the way.
“We’ve been talking about an EL84 amp for some time,” says Victory chief designer, Martin Kidd. “It’s such a unique tone and feel, so we batted it back and forth between a more traditional Vox approach and something more boutique, but also with some Marshall-type 1974/2061 tones in there. As it turned out, we veered away from those circuits significantly – for example it’s fixed bias and we kept it simple and hassle-free with no valve rectifier – and yet the VC35 can deliver a lot of those clean and crunchy sounds convincingly, alongside plenty more that will keep the higher gain fans happy. What’s really surprised me is that so many of our close friends of varying styles and approaches have been equally enthusiastic about its sounds and feel in our rounds of pre-production testing. I’m always excited about a new launch, but I’m sensing a real buzz around this one!”
PLENTY OF GAIN OPTIONS
You can dial in sparkly, chiming cleans right through to heavy gain rock sounds all from one knob. It’s very interactive with the tone controls, then balance to taste with the master volume.
SCULPTABLE LOW END
A rotary pot and bass cut switch give you the control to dial in anything from skinny British ’60s pop jangle, to full and fat, modern boutique tones.
MIDS FOR VOICING
We’ve included a mid boost switch along with the mid rotary control to add overdrive and deliver those rich, vocal lead tones. Try it with the bass cut and plenty of gain for classic rock soloing bliss.
VC35 has a no-hassle, superreliable digital reverb (like our V40) to keep you ambient. Somewhere between room and plate… and there’s plenty available!
MASTER TONE CUT
This global tone control works as it does in the classic Vox amps…except the trebly stuff is found
clockwise. It’s great for that final high-end response tone tweak to your playing environment.
HIGH & LOW POWER
35 watts/full power is great for punch and headroom; 7 watts low power gives less volume, more compression and a different harmonic and dynamic response.
SERIES EFFECTS LOOP
If you’re running the VC35 gainy, your time-based effects – reverb and delay – will stay cleaner sounding here. Some people also like to run a stompbox boost pedal in their loops, for solo boosts.
Note: Guitar cabinet sold separately.
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