Following the success of their Compact Series VC35 'The Copper' head, Victory has now unveiled a deluxe version of its popular EL84-powered, hot-rodded AC-style guitar amplifier in an all-in-one combo format. Boasting a gorgeous pine and ply enclosure swathed in a rich red/brown vinyl, Victory's VC35 'The Copper' Deluxe also features lush valve-driven spring reverb tremolo effects - which have a stunning tonal effect on the rest of the amp circuit.
Synonymous with British guitar tone, the Victory VC35 Deluxe makes use of a quartet of EL84 power tubes. Voiced to deliver anything from traditional chiming trebles through to jangling pop, punching mid-range blues, high-gain classic rock and American-style boutique cleans, Victory's 'The Copper' covers many of the bases. Think of the VC35 as a warm-sounding, AC-inspired amplifier that can stretch to ballsy '70s plexi-style tones when cranked!
Single Channel, Flexible EQ
With just a single channel, the Victory 'The Copper' Deluxe may seem quite limited to some players. However, its no-nonsense design makes it the perfect amp for plug-in-and-play guitarists that prefer simplicity.
Sporting a standard 3-band EQ section, 'The Copper' also has a pair of additional 'Bass Cut' and Mid Boost' switches on its front panel, which allow you to cut any unwanted flabby low-end or pump the mids for increased definition. The global 'Tone' control works as it does in the classic Vox amps too, except the trebly stuff is found clockwise! It’s great for tweaking that final high-end response to suit your playing environment.
High & Low Power Modes
With up to 35-watts of headroom available, the Victory VC35 'The Copper' Deluxe has a beautifully open sound even at high volumes. But if that seems like too much for the home, you can power down to a more modest 12-watts. This lets you enjoy that super-sweet preamp break-up without annoying the neighbours! This function is also useful in a studio scenario, especially if sensitive mics are employed to capture the amp's sound.
Perfect Pedal Platform
The Victory 'The Copper' Deluxe is ideal as a pedal platform, which is a quality that more and more contemporary guitar players seem to seek. Set up your preferred base tone via the amp and simply colour it with stompboxes that can enrich its sound, whether that be via boost, overdrive or distortion pedals.
To ensure that time-based delay and reverb pedals work harmoniously with the VC35, Victory thoughtfully added a series effects loop to enable clean pedal operation between its preamp and power amp stages. You can also use an external Victory footswitch to manually engage or disengage the effects loop section, as well as turn on/off the VC35's valve-driven reverb and tremolo effects.
Celestion G12 Alnico Gold Speaker
After a number of blind listening tests, Victory decided that the Celestion G12 Alnico Gold was the ideal speaker for VC35 'The Copper' Deluxe. It's hardly the cheapest speaker on the market, but it suits this amp incredibly well!
- Power: 35 watts high power / 12 watts low power
- Valves: 2 x 12AX7, 1 x EF184, 4 x EL84
- Size (mm): Combo - 600(w) x 453(h) x 250(d) inc. leather corners, feet and handle
- Speaker: 1 x 12-inch Celestion Alnico Gold
- Weight: 22.3kg / 49lbs
- Bass Cut switch
- Mid Boost switch
- Footswitchable spring reverb
- Footswitchable tremolo
- Footswitchable series effects loop
- Low power mode (12 watts)
- External bias test and adjustment points for power valves
- Slip cover included