Koch Classictone SE12 Combo Amplifier - Used  From Other

A veristile 1x12 tube amp from Koch with a line input and a half power mode.

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Condition Used, Excellent

Speaker Simulated Output for recording !!!

12 watts in Full Power Mode, 4 watts in Low Power Mode

Manufacturer's Description from Other

The Koch Classictone SE 12 was designed to please the more demanding guitarist who loves a no-nonsense “all about tone” approach to guitar amplification. The Classic SE has a single-ended 100% Class-A all-tube amplifier design. It was our goal to use as few components as possible to create an amp which would be very dynamic, super responsive to a guitar player’s playing style and type of guitar, while allowing the vacuum tubes to naturally color the sound.

The beauty of the single-ended design of the Classictone SE 12 is that players can experiment with different tube types in order to get even more different sounds from the amp. For example, when using the 5881 tube, the amp will deliver (tube) tone as it was meant to be. Ranging from warm, almost “piano-like” lows up to crystal clean highs, the sound will surprise you. Turning up the volume will give you a fat but articulate natural tube overdrive. On the other hand, with the EL34 tube you will get a firm but controlled low end with smooth mids and a silky top end. Turning up the gain will give you a singing sustain with a modest compression.

The built-in auto-bias circuit enables you to exchange various tube types without the need to rebias the amp. With the Classictone SE 12 you can keep on creating new sounds on the fly by utilizing the single Tone control in combination with the three voicing switches (Mid-boost, Bass-cut & Gain-boost) and with the Gain and Volume control. The Mid-boost will give you extra definition, and the Bass-cut will keep the low-end tight at higher distortion levels. By turning up the Gain and adding Gain-boost, you can create a more saturated sound which will get richer the more you turn up the Volume control. As most guitarists love to record their own inspiring tonal paintings, we have added a recording output with built-in speaker simulation for the best direct recording results.

The speaker on/off switch enables you to turn off the speaker for silent recording while sending the power to an internal dummy load. For additional flexibility the Classictone SE is equipped with a line input for connecting an external preamp such as the Koch Pedaltone II.

Last but definitely not least you can use the Classictone SE 12 in two power modes. The Standby switch has three positions: Standby, Full-power and Low-power. In the Low-power mode, the amp delivers only one third of its nominal output power (Full-power mode), enabling you to create full natural power amp distortion at a lower volume level.

Playing the Classictone SE 12 will undoubtably spark your creative brain and will seduce you to keep on playing whether you are at home, in the studio or on stage.

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Here at Sound Pure we hand-select used and vintage pieces of gear for our inventory. Our used selection always reflects the high standards of quality and craftsmanship that we expect from all of our manufacturers.   We are a small team of dedicated experts, located in Durham, NC.  We buy, trade, and consign instruments that we truly believe in.  Because of this, we have developed a reputation of quality and trust with our customers, located all over the world.   Our best customers are the ones that truly understand our personal touch and commitment to everything we sell, and range from hobbyists and enthusiasts to some of the biggest names in the business.  Our passion bridges the products we love with the real relationships we develop with our customer - whether they are a lifelong musician, or they are just getting started on their musical journey but care about value, quality, and being treated right.  

We vigorously test everything we take in to ensure authenticity, functionality, and reliability.  We are supported by one of the most well-respected luthiers in the Southeast, guaranteeing products that come in are thoroughly vetted, and that products that go out our in premium, performance- ready shape.   We are so confident in our ability to provide the highest quality music equipment in the industry, we even invented our “Try Before You Buy” program where we can ship out a product before collecting actual payment. 

Sound Pure's inventory is constantly changing, ever-evolving, with some items sold before reaching the website.    Looking for something specific? Have questions about this product's condition or history?  Want more photos, or to simply chat with an expert who's had his hands on this actual piece of gear?  It is truly our pleasure to talk with our customers, please do contact us now.  

Specifications

Tubes: 1x 12AX7, 1x EL34

One Channel

Gain, Tone, and Volume controls

Switches

- Front Panel: Gain Boots, Mid Boost, Bass Cut

- Back Panel: Speaker On/Off with Speaker-Load

Output Switch

- 12W version: 12W / Standby /4W

Recording Out, with Speaker Simulation

Line Input: 0 dBV

Speaker outputs; 4, 8, 16 Ohm

Speaker: Koch VG12-60 

Combo Dimensions 54w x 46h x 25d

Weight 19.8 kg