VC35 The Copper Compact Head
Chiming cleans to royal overdrive: a hot-rodded four EL84 head for pop, rock, roots and more
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 you want 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.
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 to add bite and overdrive for rich, vocal lead tones.Try it with the bass cut and plenty of gain for classic rock soloing bliss.
VC35 has a no-hassle, super-reliable 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; 12 watts low power gives less volume, more compression and a different harmonic and dynamic response.
Series Effect Loop
If you’re running the VC35 gainy, your time-based effects – reverb and delay – will stay cleaner sounding here. For classic clean tones, run effects into the front.
External Bias Test & Adjustment
When it’s time to change your EL84 output valves, you can test and adjust the bias for the replacements quickly and safely.
Deluxe features, small size.
All the features and sounds are here from the lunch box version of the VC35 Copper but this version has a wooden sleeve with leather corners, a leather handle and a deluxe Victory logo, adding an extra layer of British hand made quality to the family.
Single-channel all-valve head
High Power 35 Watts; Low Power 12 Watts
2 x 12AX7, 1 x EF184, 4 x EL84
208(H) x 390(W) x 215(D) mm including handle, feet & controls
- Bass Cut switch
- Mid Boost switch
- Footswitchable digital reverb
- Footswitchable series effects loop
- Low Power mode
- Wooden head sleeve with leather corners, leather handle and premium Victory logo.
- Dual-button footswitch for reverb on/off and FX loop on/off included
- External bias test and adjustment points for power valves
- Slip cover included
VC35 The Copper compact head
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