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65 AMPS The Whiskey Head

The Whiskey by 65amps is a collaboration between two long time peers and friends; 65amps and LA tone guru Dave Friedman. Going for the throttled up sound of “The Strip” in Los Angeles, Dan and Dave were able to find that unique sound in a format that is useable in a modern context. In addition to very authentic and rich distortion, the clean sound on The Whiskey is loud and proud. The clean channel is completely outside of the Master Volume circuit so the normal compromise of a mediocre clean sound in a high-gain amp is gone. One can actually play louder clean than dirty on this amp if desired.

The Whiskey gives all the classic sounds that we associate with hot-rodded British amps without going into Ubergain. Exciting, responsive and always musical; The Whiskey encourages you to have fun and take chances!

The Whiskey runs its pair of 6L6’s with a 3x12AX7 preamp.
With a distinct throttled up voice of crucial British tones and behaviors, The Whiskey can meet an astonishing amount of needs in one box! Enjoy!!!


  • Output: 45 Watts Grid Biased
  • Tubes: Power – 2 6l6’s, Preamp - 12AX7 
  • Front panel controls: 
  • ON/OFF, Standby, Clean Volume, Master Volume, Treble-Mid-Bass-Presence tone stack, 3 way bright switch for the Clean channel, Input, and footswitch jacks. 
  • Extras: FET driven active FX Loop by Dave Friedman, dual speaker outs, switch for 8Ω & 16Ω impedance 
  • Cabinet: Finger-jointed Baltic birch 
  • Dimensions: 24.75” W x 8.5” D x 10.5” H 
  • Weight in box: 43 lbs. 
  • Accessories: Footswitch included

All Blue Line 65amps feature:

American Made High Grade Transformers made in Chicago – (Unique to the Red Line, Blue Line amps use Mercury Magnetics from California, same steel and copper in both sets of transformers) The Whiskey also features a custom, hand-wound choke made by Mercury Magnetics in Los Angeles.

SoZo Capacitors – For the most musical and detailed response from your amplifier. SoZos are the most musical, consistent and complete sounding capacitors on the market. Made to the highest standards in the USA. In our opinion, these are the best sounding and most consistent capacitors made today.

Aluminum Chassis – All of our chassis are made from high-grade aluminum here in Los Angeles. This quality of chassis is the best we’ve found for grounding quietly, shielding against 21st century RF sources that are present everywhere, and the ruggedness required for working professionals.

Authentic Allen-Bradley Carbon Comp resistors where it counts – In the signal path of all 65amps are the best sounding resistors known: Allen-Bradley Carbon Comps. Renown for decades as the “magic” part required for getting “that” sound, the Allen-Bradley resistor is an unparalleled finishing touch for your tone. All other resistors are 1% tolerance mil-spec parts made in the Americas that ensure that your amp will always be performing at peak potential and always be safe!