The Custom 20W amp was re-designed in response to the high demand for a smaller format amplifier with added features for the modern player: EFFECTS LOOP and LINE OUT. The Custom 20 amp produces even harmonics but with more attack and clarity. It is hand-wired in our Custom Shop, point-to-point with meticulous original wiring. This 20W Head is made in England with the best available components for those guitar players who are looking for a classic British sounding amp based on the early 70’s.
Hylight Electronics made high quality amps during the 60's, along with other well known manufactures of the period, that were largely responsible for shaping the sound of British rock during the 60's, 70's and beyond. Bands such as Pink Floyd, the Moody Blues, the Rolling Stones, and The Who have all used Hylight made amps to help create their legendary sounds. With their military-spec chassis, point-to-point wiring, and marine-grade cabinets, Hylight amps are also known for being very solidly built.
The Custom 20W Head along with the Custom SD are the smallest amplifiers that we produce in our Custom Shop. Ranging from bright clean sounds through to cranked up overdrive: this amplifier is very versatile! The bass, middle and treble controls offer a wide frequency range that any guitar player would dearly want. The smooth EQ curves are part of a special design-tone network, which is very musical and easy to control. It is powered by 2 x EL84 in the power stage, with 3 x ECC83. The 20W head employs the original Partridge designed transformers. Switchable to 4, 8 & 16 ohm output impedance, the VR20 allows you to select from 100, 115, 230 and 240 volt sources. The pre-amp has high & low sensitivity inputs. Gain & master volume controls. 4, 8 & 16 ohm selector for matching to any cabinet. Add your favourite pedals to create your own personalised sound.
The Hylight VR20H can be paired with a VE112F/C/VE212F/C cabinets; also available as a 1x12 Combo (VR20C-112F/C) and a 2x12 Combo (VR20C-212F/C) - please sea other listings. It is perfect for home, studio and live use and is still incredibly good looking. There is simply no better sounding, looking or engineered small head amplifier in the world! This amplifier will last a lifetime!
Front Panel Controls: MAINS SWITCH, STANDBY SWITCH, MASTER VOLUME, MIDDLE TREBLE, BASS, GAIN, HIGH INPUT/LOW INPUT
Back Panel Features: SPEAKER OUTPUTS: 16/8/4 OHM, EFFECTS LOOP, LINE OUT, VOLTAGE SELECTOR
Output Power: 20W. Please note this is an All Purpose (AP) amplifier, which can be used for bass guitar and even keyboards.
Valves: 2 x EL84’s, 3 x ECC83/12AX7’s
Dimensions (Unboxed) L x H x D – Head: 50 x 25 x 25 cm
Weight (Unboxed) Head: 11 kg
Colour Options: custom colours are available on request: White, Wine Red, Racing Green, Dark Brown and others.
Options (Sold Separately): External Cabinets VE112F/C; VE212F/C. F=Fane Loaded Cabinet. C=Celestion Loaded Cabinet. (Fanes & Celestions are manufactured in England).
UK RRP: £1999 (incl. VAT)
EU RRP: €1920 (ex. VAT)
US RRP: $2249 (ex. Tax)