Soho HP Blue Line Head
Description Designed to be a super-functional amp for working players and enthusiasts who desire widely varied tones in one amp. The SoHo can transition seamlessly from the best of American tones to the sweetest British tones via the Bump™ function and NOT switching channels. The Bump™ will radically shift the tone-stack functionality achieving astonishing renditions of dozens of excellent, natural sounds. In addition to the Bump™ function, we also put our “Master Voltage”™ knob on it that will reduce the B+ voltage and output in the amp in a unique way that keeps the internal tube relationships perfect while keeping the filament voltage up. After seeing all other power schemes’ shortcomings, we’ve come at this from a different angle and we’re very pleased with the results. You can dial this amp down to 3 watts output WITHOUT losing tone, feel, vocabulary, authority, etc. This amp is a must for studio players, small club gigs and enthusiasts who need to play at reduced volumes. Widely adopted by studio players, sidemen, and producers as a “go-to” amp for recording and gigging. Upon release, the SoHo went on a dozen major tours and is widely used on major-label recordings on a regular basis. The SoHo is available with either 20 Watts and 2xEL84 power tubes or as the SoHo HP with 35 Watts and 4xEL84 power tubes. Choose your weapon!
Summary: Super-versatile amp with LOTS of balls. Goes from AC30-like tones to cranked vintage Plexi. While definitely British-style in tone, it has a tone all its own.Pros: One of the very few amps I’ve ever played that REALLY responds to guitar volume knob changes. The Soho, while very versatile is also VERY efficient. The 20-Watt model I heard and tested had the feel of a 50 Watt amp! Very nice.Cons: None.
Features:Output: 20 Watts (SoHo) or 35 Watts (SoHo HP)
Tubes: Power amp 2xEL84 (SoHo) or 4xEL84 (SoHo HP), Preamp EF86-12AX7
Rectifier Tube: EZ81
Speakers (combo): Celestion Alnico Blue + G12H30
Panel controls: Volume, Treble, Bass, Booster, Bump™, Bump Tone™, Bump Level™, Master Voltage™
Extras: Footswitch input jack, dual speaker outs, switch for 8Ω & 16Ω impedance