KITCHEN SINK 6VEL

The Ultimate All-in-one Tube Amp Solution.

The Tone In Your Head

If you can hear it in your head, you’ll find it right here in the Kitchen Sink. The elegantly designed control panel puts essential American and British guitar amp tones instantly at your fingertips. And the new 6VEL model cranks up the sonic immersion in every way, with a wide variety of tube options, layered (blend-able) American and British clean voices, JTM, JMP and “Jose” era Plexi voices, switchable rectifier modes, Hybrid-Master™, as well as a powerful channel/scene-change foot control switching system all built in.

Rich tone, punchy response.

It All Starts with Real Tubes.

Feel.

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Power Supply

The KS 6VEL gives you the choice of a solid-state rectifier for more maximum headroom and punch, or a tube rectifier for a sweeter, warmer response. Use a 5U4 for supreme tube compression or go with a 5AR4/GZ34 for a response that’s more in the middle.

Muscle.

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Output Tubes

The KS 6VEL runs on a pair of E34L power tubes (for 40+ watts of power) or run 6V6 tubes (for 20 watts of power). Want some variety? Go ahead and run 5881s or 6L6s. Bias adjustment and meter patch points are located on the back panel.

Character.

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Preamp Tubes

The KS 6VEL features JJ ECC83S short-plate tubes operating in Class-A for both the American and British preamp circuits, tone stacks and the FX loop. The Reverb and Phase Inverter each operate on a Sovtek 12AX7 LPS long-plate tube for maximum signal gain and lower noise.

This Giant Knob...

Controls Four Different Amp Tones!

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How it Works

The Clean channel features a GIANT KNOB that lets you blend (layer together) American and British clean tones. Pan hard right and you’re all American, hard left and you’re all British. Pan in the middle and you’re playing through both amp voices simultaneously. Each voice stays clean or breaks up as it should based on where the volume knob is set. A great example of this would be to blend the ’65 Blackface with the AC Top Boost for American tones that stay clean and punchy while the British chime breaks up and sustains the same as playing through two separate amplifiers. See below for a description of each of the four individual amp voices available in the clean channel.

'65 Blackface

The KS 6VEL features a spanky clean ’65 Blackface amp voice with all of the fat blackface tone and bounce you’d expect from museum grade example.

'62 Brownface

At the flip of a switch, the KS 6VEL becomes a ’62 Brownface amp with a midrange growl that’s somewhere between the Tweed and Blackface.

AC Normal

From the other side of the Atlantic, the KS 6VEL delivers a chimey clean AC tone and response that’s decidedly British with superb clarity.

AC Top Boost

At the flip of a switch, the KS 6VEL jumps to British chime with punched up gain and sustain – right in line with what you’d expect from a vintage Top Boost amp.

Ultimate British Dirt...

JTM, JMP and Jose-style Plexi Voices.

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How it Works

The Dirty channel features a tone stack voicing switch that delivers the sweeter JTM tone control voicing and balanced gain response in one position, and the more in your face JMP voicing in the other. The Gain control knob cascades through multiple tube gain stages in a unique way that starts out with Classic Plexi tones early on the dial giving way to scorching High Gain tones later on. The Gain Boost switch engages even more gain as well as kicking in our unique clipping diode circuit that gives you the sustain and precision of a ‘Jose’ but retains the organic Plexi clarity when backing off of the guitar’s volume control. See below for a description of each of the three individual amp voices available in the dirty channel.

'65 JTM

The JTM45 debuted in ’65 bringing the punch and sustain of a certain American style bass amp but with a decidedly British angst. One circuit common to both was the tone stack featuring a 56k ohm slope resistor and a 250pf treble capacitor. This made for a sweeter tone with emphasis on the melody strings.

'68 JMP

The JMP amplifiers debuted around late ’67 bringing with it a distinctive mid-range frequency slice, increased sustain and of course, more power. One design tweak made a huge impact: a 33k ohm slope resistor and a 470pf treble capacitor. This increased overall gain, slice and punch… mission accomplished.

'80s 'Jose'

The ‘Jose’ mod isn’t actually one particular mod but a number of circuit tweaks that players were having done to their Plexis back in the day. One thing is for sure, players wanted MORE GAIN and DISTORTION and some of Jose’s mods, cascading preamp tube stages and clipping diodes sure made a lot of people happy!

Feature Rich Back Panel.

FX Loop, Bias Test Points, Variable Slave Output.

Enhance.

FX Loop

The KS 6VEL gives you an all-tube effects loop optimized for pedals as well as rack-mountable gear. You can assign the FX Loop to the Switching Bus to bring it under remote control.

Optimize.

Tube Bias

The KS 6VEL features external multi-meter test points and a fixed-bias adjustment control so you can optimize your power tubes for the best tone and longest tube life.

Expand.

Slave Out

The KS 6VEL features a speaker compensated variable Slave/Line output so you can send ‘finished’ guitar tone to a variety of other devices.

Go Ahead and Step Out.

Foot Switchable Scene Changes are a Snap.

2 Button Pro

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Lean and Mean

The 2 Button Pro foot switch is designed to give you complex scene changes at the press of a button. Button one is assigned to toggle between the Chl. 1 and 2. Button 2 is for the Foot Switch Bus giving you control over whichever feature or combination of features you assign to it.
Model Name: 2 Button Pro
Onboard LEDs: 3x LEDs (individual colors)
Connector: 7-Pin DIN (female)
Power Source: LEDs run on phantom power provided by the KS 6VEL
Number of Buttons/Switches: 2x buttons, 0 toggle switches
Colors: Black is standard. Various colors available to match amp faceplate
Parameters Controlled: Channel Selection and Foot Switch Bus on and off.

4 Button Pro

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Total Command

The 4 Button Pro gives you total command over Channel Selection, Preamp Gain, FX Loop Bypass and Solo Boost with a single button assigned to each feature. Should you feel the urge to stack features on one button, the on-board toggle switches let you assign those parameters over to the FS Bus button (far right).
Model Name: 4 Button Pro
Onboard LEDs: 5x LEDs (individual colors)
Connector: 7-Pin DIN (female)
Power Source: LEDs run on phantom power provided by the KS 6VEL
Number of Buttons/Switches: 4x buttons, 2x toggle switches.
Colors: Black is standard. Various colors available to match amp faceplate
Parameters Controlled: Channel Selection, Preamp Gain, FX Loop Bypass, Solo Boost (or FS Bus assigned features)

"Breakout"

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External Switching

The “Breakout” box lets you seamlessly merge your amplifier switching parameters into an external switching system. The “Breakout” takes the 7-pin DIN outlet from the amp and places each foot switchable parameter onto a separate 1/4″ TS jack for connecting to your external switching system.
Model Name: “Breakout”
Connector: 7-Pin DIN (female)
Number of Buttons/Switches: None
Power Source: Phantom power is unterminated in the box
Parameters Accessed: Channel Selection, Preamp Gain, FX Loop Bypass, Solo Boost
Colors: Black is standard. Various colors available to match amp faceplate

KITCHEN SINK 6VEL

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KS 6VEL Back Panel

• Two Foot-switchable Channels (Clean and Dirty)
• Clean Channel: Black/Brownface, AC and Top Boost
•“Big Knob” Blend Control on CH.1
• Dirty Channel: Multi-voiced Plexi (JTM, JMP, ‘Jose’)
• Preamp Gain Boost (foot switchable)
• 6V6 (20W) or EL34 (40W) Operation
• Back-panel Bias Test Points and Adjustment Pot
• Switchable Tube or SS Power Supply Rectifier
• Tube FX Loop (foot switchable)
• Tube Reverb (channel assignable)
• Foot-switchable Solo Boost
• Variable Speaker-simulated Slave Output
• Limited Lifetime Warranty

Model Name: Kitchen Sink 6VEL
Output Architecture: 2x Power Tubes (Class AB), Fixed Bias
Power Rectification: Selectable Tube (5U4 or 5AR4/GZ34), or Solid State)
Plate Voltage: 120V AC input yields ~430V DC plate voltage (SS Rectified)
Power Output: ~40W (EL34), 20W (6V6)
Output Impedance: Discreet 16/8 and 4 Ohm Outputs
Internal Speaker (Combo): WGS Retro 30 (8 Ohms)
Preamp Architecture: 5x JJ ECC83S, 2x Sovtek 12AX7LPS
Dimensions: Head: 24” x 10.5” x 9.33” 112 Combo: 25” x 20.75“ x 11”
Weight: Head: 31 lbs. 112 Combo: 55 lbs.
Included Accessories: 2 Button Pro Foot Switch, Premium 15′ 7-Pin DIN cable

Base 20 Package ships as follows:
• Kitchen Sink 6VEL
• Loaded with 2x Apex Matched JJ 6V6S Power Tubes
• Loaded with 1x JJ 5U4 Rectifier Tube
• 2 Button Pro Foot Switch, Premium 15′ 7-Pin DIN Cable Included
• Tolex Color is Black Levant with White Piping
• Control Faceplates are Black
Base Package Pricing: $3299 (head version)
SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY PRICING: $2999 (head version)
NOTE: Add $400 for 112 Combo Version


Base 40 Package ships as follows:

• Kitchen Sink 6VEL
• Loaded with 2x Apex Matched JJ E34L Power Tubes
• Loaded with 1x JJ 5AR4/GZ34 Rectifier Tube
• 2 Button Pro Foot Switch, Premium 15′ 7-Pin DIN Cable Included
• Tolex Color is Black Levant with White Piping
• Control Faceplates are Black
Base Package Pricing: $3299 (head version)
SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY PRICING: $2999 (head version)
NOTE: Add $400 for 112 Combo Version


Pro Package ships as follows:

• Kitchen Sink 6VEL
• Loaded with 2x Apex Matched JJ E34L Power Tubes
• Loaded with 1x JJ 5AR4/GZ34 Rectifier Tube
• Also ships with 1x JJ 5U4 Rectifier Tube, and 2x Apex Matched JJ 6V6 Power Tubes
• 4 Button Pro Foot Switch, Premium 15′ 7-Pin DIN Cable Included
• Tolex Color is Black Levant with White Piping
• Control Faceplates are Black
Pro Package Pricing: $3499 (head version)
SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY PRICING: $3199 (head version)
NOTE: Add $400 for 112 Combo Version


Deluxe Package ships as follows:

• Kitchen Sink 6VEL
• Loaded with 2x Apex Matched JJ E34L Power Tubes
• Loaded with 1x JJ 5AR4/GZ34 Rectifier Tube
• Also ships with 1x JJ 5U4 Rectifier Tube, and 2x Apex Matched JJ 6V6 Power Tubes
• 4 Button Pro Foot Switch, Premium 15′ 7-Pin DIN Cable Included
• Choose Tolex colors from available assortment (please ask)
• Choose Amp and Foot Switch Control Faceplates colors from available assortment (please ask)
Deluxe Package Pricing: $3699 (head version)
SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY PRICING: $3399 (head version)
NOTE: Add $400 for 112 Combo Version


How to purchase:

Visit our dealer page to locate an authorized 3rd Power dealer nearest to you as the quickest way to get a Kitchen Sink 6VEL is through one of our dealers. If you don’t have a dealer in your area, or your preferred dealer is not currently on our list, you can contact us for assistance and we’ll make sure you get taken care immediately to ensure your spot in the production cue. EMAIL: info@3rdpower.com

NOTE: All prices are USD
NOTE: Introductory pricing ends 11/30/2020
NOTE: 220/230/240V Versions are also available

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