Looking for an incredible sounding boutique amp oozing with vintage tweed vibe? If so, check out the Victoria 5112 boutique Fender tweed champ. The Victoria 5112 features a very true recreation of the 5F1 circuit created by Leo Fender and used in the Champs produced between 1957 and 1961. The only differences is that these new amps use an Eminence Legend twelve inch speaker (the original used a ten inch) and are built in a larger Deluxe solid pine case. The entire amp is, of course, hand-wired. The case creates a superb sounding natural reverb. In fact, the amp doesn’t feature a reverb option at all.
So what’s in the Victoria 5112? Well, it delivers five watts of power and uses a cathode bias design. As far as tubes go, it uses a 5Y3WGTA, a 6V6GT, and a 12AXY. The Victoria 5112 best exemplifies the idea that the best boutique amps feature only a volume control. That’s all you’ll find on this single channel amp. However, that’s all it needs. The 5112 is great for playing small to medium sized venues, playing at home, or recording in the studio.
If you’d like one of your own, you can find them used for around $750 to $1,000, or if you want a brand new Victoria 5112, you can purchase one for $1,195 from Victoria Amps and licensed retailers. More information about Victoria Amps can be found at http://www.victoriaamp.com/amps.html.