The Sheriff 22
Classic British overdrive, Victory-style
Expect 1960s-style blues rock to 70s and 80s
heavy rock and beyond...
This dual-channel, EL84-powered amp is all about classic British overdrive sounds, housed in the same light and portable metal chassis as our award-winning V30 and V40 heads. Blues-rock players will love the mid-60s-style feel and response of Input/Volume I, with enough gain to sing but also clean up well off the guitar. Input/Volume II takes off into hot-rodded 70s and 80s territory and beyond, retaining that classic British 'plexi' sound all the way. A separate speaker out gives you bedroom level cranked tone at just 0.3 watts. The Sheriff 22 is for rock players who want to travel small but go over big!
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Two Footswitchable Channels
Inputs/Volumes I & II are separate footswitchable channels. Volume I has plenty of overdrive if you want it, with a softer, more 'vintage' midrange focus. Volume II steps forward a decade or two with more gain, more punching mids and tighter bottom end. Want it cleaner? Just roll your guitar volume back.
Awesome Low Volume Tones
The Sheriff 22 can handle gigs no problem, but what about playing quietly at home? Instead of a low-power mode, we included a separate internal power soak with its own speaker output. Just 0.3 watts which means real cranked tone at bedroom levels.
Series Effects Loop
A series effects loop is available for effects fans. It's completely out of the circuit when hard bypassed. This is a post-phase-inverter master volume amp, so effects can easily overdrive when used in the loop. Our advice is to run the mix/output levels on your effects much lower than you would into the front.
External Bias Adjustment
The dual EL84s run in fixed bias in the Sheriff 22 so the amp requires rebiasing when you replace output valves. That process is easy thanks to external measurement points and adjustment. All you need is a multimeter – instructions are in the amp's manual.
Sheriff 22 key features & specification
Format: Dual-channel head
Power: High Power: 22 watts
Separate speaker output for 0.3 watts low power
Valves: 4 x 12AX7, 2 x EL84
Size (mm): 342(w) x 185(h) x 185(d) including handle, feet & controls
Weight: 6.5kg / 14.3lbs
Footswitchable modes 'Volume I' & 'Volume II'
0.3 watt separate speaker out
Series effects loop with hard bypass
External bias test points and adjustment
Skeletonised metal case with rubber handle
Padded carry bag included.
Single-button footswitch for channel change included
Our vertical 2x12 cabs come in a variety of speaker options. This one has a mix of Celestion Vintage 30 & G12H Anniversary speakers in a closed-back design. It was developed especially for the Sheriff series amplifier heads.