SPANKY JR 6VEL
The Do Almost Everything 5 Watt 110 Combo!
Spanky JR 6VEL
Guitar and Pedal Platform Amplifier
The SPANKY Jr 6VEL is our new high-headroom grab-n-go 5 Watt 110 combo amplifier! Thanks to 3P’s 6VEL™ technology, you can operate the amp on most of your favorite tube combinations. The SPANKY Jr 6VEL is for virtually everyone and is at home just about anywhere. It’s designed on an overbuilt power supply including the exact higher current power transformer as used in our 20W Spanky MKII+ so you know its got enough headroom and punch for any low volume gig, rehearsal, showcase, or any environment where inspiration calls. We’ve also incorporated the Spanky MKII+’s switchable boost mode to take it to the edge of breakup or all the way over the top!
Classic 50s-60s American Tones
6VEL Single-ended, Cathode Biased, Class-A with a twist...
Hand-wired, Turret Board Construction
Made in Nashville, TN
Built by Human Beings
Handwired, Turret Board Construction
The SPANKY Jr 6VEL is made by hand using FR4 board material that we source raw and drill in-house. Each turret is then hand placed and swaged to lock it into position. From there, we hand wire each trace to the back of the board prior to hand picking and installing the components and wire tails.
Solid Pine Enclosures
Custom Designed for Enhanced Response
Solid Pine Enclosure
10 Inch Speaker
HI/LOW Inputs, 3-Band EQ, Mid Boost
Optimized for Single Coils, Humbuckers, P90s and Filtertrons
How it Works
The SPANKY Jr’s HI/LOW inputs and 3-Band EQ are optimized for a wide variety of input signals so you’ll have the tonal versatility you need to get things sounding just right. The MID BOOST toggle switch allows you to jump your signal passed the tone controls for a supremely touch-sensitive sustain and grit. See below for a description of each of the controls.
The SPANKY Jr 6VEL features a unique Volume control. Rather than using an ‘audio taper’ potentiometer, we went with a ‘linear taper’ pot. This design enhancement delivers a familiar feel, tone and temperament of your guitar signal more akin to larger amplifiers. Settings around 11-o clock are clean, punchy and substantial. Settings after 1-0 clock begin to introduce overdrive.
The SPANKY Jr 6VEL features a three band EQ arranged across TREBLE, MIDDLE and BASS controls. Each band has been fine tuned to deliver maximum useable range. With all controls set to ‘noon’ every guitar we tested sounded balanced and full of bloom. From there, altering settings in each of the EQ bands allows you to sweeten the tone to perfection. Single coils snap with punch and clarity. Humbuckers growl and cut through nicely. P90s bark and wail. And then BOOST MODE pushes your sound over the top!
• Clean, American Voiced, High Headroom Preamp Section
• 3-Band EQ with Bypass Switch (Boost Mode)
• Tube Driven Spring Reverb
• 6V6 (5W) Class-A Operation
• (1x) 8 Ohm, (2x) 4 Ohm Output Jacks
• Cathode Biased for plug-n-play Octal-based Tube Swapping
• Overbuilt Power Transformer and Power Supply
• Hand-wired and Hand Built in Nashville, TN
• Limited Lifetime Warranty
|Model Name:||Spanky Jr 6VEL|
|Output Architecture:||1x Power Tube (Class A), Cathode Biased|
|Power Output:||~5W (6V6), nominal increase when using 6L6, EL34, or KT66|
|Plate Voltage, Rectification:||120V AC input yields ~360 V DC (5Y3 rectified), 380 V DC (GZ34 rectified)|
|Controls:||Volume, Treble, Middle, Bass, Reverb|
|Output Impedance:||1x 8 Ohm Output Jack, (2x) 4 Ohm Output Jacks|
|Internal Speaker (Combo):||WGS ET-10 Speaker (8 Ohms)|
|Preamp Architecture:||1x 12AX7 Preamp Tube, 1x 12AX7 Reverb Tube|
|Materials and Dimensions:||3/4 in. Solid Pine Cabinetry, Birch Front Baffle.
110 Combo: 19-7/8 in. x 16 in. x 9.5 in
Head: 17 in. x 8 in. x 8 in
|Weight:||Head: 17 lbs. 112 Combo: 26 lbs.|
NOTE: Standard finish for this model include black levant tolex, black faceplate and silver grill cloth. Product images on this page show the unit with optional ivory tolex and blues breaker grill cloth. Please see our Custom Shop page for this and more available options.
Spanky Jr 6VEL ships as follows:
• Spanky Jr 6VEL Amplifier
• Tolex color is black levant with classic silver grill cloth as standard.
• Control faceplates are black as standard
$1899 USD (110 Combo Version)
Custom Shop Options:
• Please see our Custom Shop page for details
How to purchase:
Visit our dealer page to locate an authorized 3rd Power dealer nearest to you as ordering through one of our dealers is the quickest way to get a Spanky Jr. 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: [email protected]
NOTE: Lead time for this item is currently around 4 to 6 weeks.
NOTE: 220/230/240V Versions are also available
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