In 2001, I finally relented, and we began to build amps with reverb and tremolo. The response to the introduction of the Victoriette and Victorilux by our customers and reviewers has been overwhelming, but not merely because we know how to do reverb and trem. Granted, we researched many of the classic circuits, lifting some of Leo's genius from the brown and blackface era amps. But I also indulged in my long-standing appreciation for the EL84 power tube, which I felt had not been given proper attention by companies bent on simply knocking off a Vox. The Victoriette possesses the warmth and clean headroom of a blackface Deluxe, with the character, charm, and dynamic response of a Class A British amp, but it is a knockoff of nothing. You gotta hear it to appreciate its unique voice, which can be shaped by a wide variety of speaker configurations, including a 2x10 or 1x12 (my personal favorite). Players become instantly enamored with this amp. It will make you smile.
The Victorilux features the same basic circuit with a quad of EL84's, or alternatively, dual 6L6's with the option of a 3x10, 2x12, or 1x15 speaker configuration. This amp perfectly falls in between a blackface Deluxe Reverb and a Super Reverb. You get a higher threshold of clean headroom than a Deluxe, and more creamy smooth breakup at far lower decibel levels than a Super. We think this is a very good thing, and players seem to agree. Both of these amps display a remarkable ability to clean up with just a tick of the volume control on the guitar, and the circuit loves every type of pickup we've ever thrown at it.
Two cabinet configurations; 2x10 (HxWxD, Inches) 18.5 x 22 x 10.5; 1x12 (HxWxD, Inches) 18.5 x 22 x 10.5