de Lisle Double Nickel Amplifier
• 12 Watts Single-Ended
• Single Input
• Boost Switch
• Master Volume
• Power-Standby Switch
• 12AX7 (1)
• EF86 (1)
• 6L6-GC (1) or EL34 (1)
• Cathode Biased
• Eminence or Celestion Speaker
• American Made Transformers
• Hand-Wired, Turret Board Construction
• Star Grounding
• Shielded Input/Grid Wiring
• DC Elevated Heater Supply
• Silver Plated Copper / TFE Teflon Wire
• Aluminum Chassis
• Dimensions: 20W x 18.75H x 9.5D
• Solid Pine Cabinet with Dovetail Joinery
• Choice of Tolex Covering
• Choice of Grill Cloth
• Made in the USA
Note: specifications subject to change based on selected options.
I just wanted to drop a line Jer and thank you for the amp. This double nickel is exactly what I was looking for. My expectations where pretty high after reading all the reviews and I am not disappointed. The reverb and the tremolo are amazing! What a quality piece, one that I will have for years and one day hand down to my son. So glad I didn’t get the Princeton Reverb! ~ Cory in IN
The Double Nickel is a phenomenal amp. Plenty of volume, adequate clean headroom, and tone controls that really work. The amp is very tweakable with the two volume controls allowing you to fine tune the amount of grit. Does well with Strats, pedals and humbuckers. The pickups are very differentiated and engaging the pickup switch on a Strat really brings out contrasting tones. I recently recorded my Strat and the guitar was very bell like with no muddiness. The amp circuitry is well matched with the British voiced Wizard speaker, and solid pine cabinet. The style leans towards British tones, but you can also hear American black face flavors. This is the most harmonically rich amp I have owned (and I have possessed a number of boutique amps). The amp is equally matched by first rate service. By that I mean Jer answers the phone, describes each amp accurately and does exactly what he says he will do. I had a damaged tube from shipping and he replaced it immediately without question. I really like the buffet style ordering where you order the features you want not the ones the company wants to sell you. If you want quick and individualized service that offers a price tag close to production style products, de Lisle is your ticket. ~ Kim in MI
I wandered into my local store last weekend, West Chester Music, and was walking in ready to buy a Princeton Reverb. The owner there said to me, ‘Hey, you should check out this piece while you are at it.’ Someone had a de Lisle Double Nickel on consignment.
In a nutshell, it was NO CONTEST. I’m now the proud owner of a gently used de Lisle amp. I used it already on a gig, and it was terrific. Paired up with some single coil guitars it was a dream. ~ Mike in PA
[E]verything has been cherry with the amp…thx many times over for helping me with your unique products and service experience! ~ Chris in CA
Some options are not available on all models or they may be standard features. Please refer to the Specs tab and the section above for this particular model.
Most amps are available as a head (amp and shell only), 1×12 combo, 2×12 combo or 2×10 combo.
• Tolex Color
The color of the main cabinet. We have quite a few options. If your desired color isn’t listed, let us know. We’ll see about getting it for you.
• Grill Cloth
Only applicable to combos. This material covers the speaker.
We offer a variety of Eminence, Celestion and Jensen speakers. If you need a recommendation, just let us know! If you’re ordering a head, you don’t need to select anything here.
If you’re getting a 2×10 or 2×12, select this option. Feel free to mix or match speakers.
• Output Tube
Certain amps can be built with one of a few output tubes. If you’d rather have an amp with a 6V6 over an EL84, you have the option.
• Adjustable Boost with Footswitch
Replaces the boost switch (if equipped) with a potentiometer allowing for variable boost. The boost can also be activated remotely by the included footswitch.
• Aged Speaker Cone
We chemically age the speaker cone in addition to a physical break-in.
• DC Heater Supply
The tube heaters are run from DC instead of AC to help eliminate hum. (Our amps are already crazy quiet, so this one is here for completeness.)
• EF86 Pentode-Triode Switch
On models equipped with an EF86 preamp tube, this option allows the tube to operate in “triode” mode. This reduces the gain and changes the character of the EF86 – adding an alternate voice to the amp. The switch is included in the Expanded Control Panel option. Otherwise, it is installed on the bottom (combo) or back (head) of the chassis.
• External Speaker Out
Adds an additional speaker jack in order to drive an external cabinet. The internal speaker is disconnects when in use.
• Headphone Out
Plug in your phones and mute the speaker for quite practicing. A load is switched in to protect the amp.
• Tube Buffered FX Loop
High quality tube buffered loop with Send Level and Mix Return Level controls.
• Tube Rectifier
For big bottle power tubes, we generally use a GZ34. EL84/6973 amps employ an EZ81. We’re happy to use other types as well.
• Tube Reverb
An updated version of the classic effect. Our circuit was redesigned to complement modern 17″ spring reverb tanks.
• Tube Tremolo
Our Tremolo is the bias modulation variety. It modulates one of the preamp tubes, so there is no stress on the power amp or power supply. Smooth, slow and swampy to moderate speed – not a helicopter effect. Includes Speed and Depth controls.
• Unbalanced Line Out with Level Control
This option adds a 1/4″ line out from the speaker tap with a level control.
• VarioDyne Power Output
Linearly adjustable power output with compensated AC signal levels from one knob… The VarioDyne is our take on power reduction through voltage control. Unlike similar methods that only manipulate DC voltages, the VarioDyne also controls the AC signal voltages coming into the reduced power stages. Our approach eliminates the need for an additional Master / Drive pot by reducing the input signal to suit the new DC operating point. We do this without reducing the preamp DC voltages to maintain a smooth overdrive. The VarioDyne is great for matching stage volume to a specific venue, dropping the output for the studio or even playing at home. Want to overdrive the power amp without alienating friends and neighbors? Just turn down Volume 2 knob to adjust the power output while maintaining the amp’s character and tone. Simple and effective.
• XLR Out with Level Control
Adds a transformer isolated XLR and level control off the speaker tap.
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