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Fargen Blackbird VS2 20 Watt Combo Amp - WGS ET65 speaker  From Fargen

Stunning boutique hand-wired blackface-style amp with plenty o' punch! 3 dimensional cab design makes this thing sound much much bigger than it is. get ready!

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What We Think

This amp is one of the loudest 20 watts I've ever heard!  And clean almost all the way up with single coils. With certain humbuckers or higher output pickups, the driven tone is god-like! This can replace amps with much higher wattage for sure!

The Blackbird 20 watt combo sounds 2-3x louder than most amps with this wattage. It's truly amazing how effective the three dimensional cabinet design is with this amp! Super thick low end is achieveable, but I typically have the bass pretty low for the most even balance.

The reverb has quite the range. I prefer just a touch. This amp takes pedals really really well! and we sometimes get different speakers in our Fargen Combos, so be sure to ask what WGS speaker is in this amp compared to the otehr blackbirds. Always nice to have variety!

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Fargen Blackbird VS2 20 Watt Combo Amp Demo

The Blackbird series 1x12 combo amps from Ben Fargen, both 40 watt and 20 watt, are exclusively available at SoundPure! The VS2 from Fargen is the ultimate blackface guitar amplifier design, creating a perfect combination of vintage tone and modern design elements. This electric guitar amplifier is great for a variety of playing styles, from jazz and blues, to rock and country! It also handles pedals very well. Call SoundPure's guitar boutique for this exclusive amp from Fargen. 919.682.5552. or 888.528.9703.

Manufacturer's Description from Fargen

The Fargen Blackbird VS2 is the ultimate blackface amplifier design – the culmination of over ten years of upgrading and refining our clients’ vintage 60’s amplifiers. This amp strikes the perfect balance between vintage blackface tone and superior modern design elements. Pure clean sustain, touch response and harmonic overtones are the measure of a world-class amplifier, the Blackbird VS2 exceeds this definition through a mix of smart design and custom components. We know you love your pedals, and so does the Blackbird VS2. Step on your favorite overdrive pedal and be transported from full balanced glassy tone to a soaring thick sustain you have been waiting for.

Fargen Amps

About Manufacturer

Fargen Amplification was founded in 1998 as a creative outlet for an inspired, young guitarist, Ben Fargen. As his collection of gig-worn, vintage guitar amplifiers began to need servicing, he found no local tech, with the touch or the talent he demanded to service them. Armed with the internet, an ROP course in electronics, and as many books on tube amps as he could find, Ben learned the trade; hands on, from the ground up. After a year of mastering the basics, he built a few prototypes, and began gigging with them all over California. Once word got out, custom work followed, and as demand increased, stock models evolved. Now in its 9th year, Fargen Amplification has progressed from a small one man operation, into a thriving boutique company that ships, custom-built guitar amplifiers to discerning players on three continents. And nowadays, in addition to personally tuning each amp that leaves the shop, Ben also provides world tour, amp support to many of the world's most celebrated guitarists. Fargen Amplifiers emulate classic vintage tones with craftsmanship, quality and options that surpass most vintage and re-issued amplifiers. Sound Pure carries a variety of amps from the Fargen brand and can always obtain the model you want or special order custom creations.


One 12" WGS ET65  65 watt speaker

  • Custom Mercury Magnetics transformer set
  • New traditional vintage blackface style reverb circuit
  • Front panel bright switch
  • External bias adjustment and probe point
  • SoZo vintage style capacitors
  • Fargen Custom Shop resistors
  • 1/8″ aluminum chassis
  • Passive FX Loop

Blackbird VS2 Specifications:


  • Output Power: 20 watts
  • 4 and 8 ohm output taps
  • Tube Complement (2) 12AX7 (2) 12AT7 (2) 6V6 (1) 5AR4
  • Class: AB – fixed bias push pull
  • Front Panel Layout & Equalization: bright switch, volume, reverb, treble, mid, bass