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DH15H

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The DarkHorse 15H all-tube guitar head is destined to be an instant classic. Fifteen watts of all-tube tone in a sub-compact head and cabinet combination specifically designed with the travelling musician in mind.

Simple Gain, Bass, Treble and Master controls allow easy access to the perfect amp sound on stage or in the studio. A Tonestack switch allows for either Brit or USA voicings or the "Pure" mode which bypasses the tone stack entirely, delivering a mid and overall gain boost allowing for the most direct signal path possible between your fingers and the speaker.

Selectable output power switches between two separate output stages - a higher headroom 15-watt pentode stage or a 2-watt triode stage for increased drive. A combination of 8 and 16-ohm outputs allows the DarkHorse to drive virtually any cabinet configuration.

Features:
• Selectable 12-Watt 6V6 or 0.8-Watt 12AU7 output modes
• Simple Gain, Bass, Treble & Master Volume Control Set
• "Brit/Pure/USA" Switch with the Pure setting bypassing Tone Stack (delivering a Mid Boost and Overall Gain Boost)
• Uses Hand Selected 12AX7 (x2), 6V6 (x2), and 12AU7 (x1) tubes.
• Gig bag is included.
• Made in Canada

Specifications:
Type: Guitar Head
Power @ min. impedance (Watts): 6V6 mode: 12 watts - 12AU7 mode: 0.8 watts
Burst Power - 2 cycle: 6V6 mode: 15 watts - 12AU7 mode: 2 watts
Inputs: 1
Channel 1 - Inputs: 1/4 inch phono
Channel 1 - Controls: Gain, Bass, Treble, Master
Channel 1 - Switches: Brit / Pure / USA
Channel Switching: No
Effects Footswitch / Function: None
Internal Reverb / Effects: None
LED Indicators: Standby / Output Tube
Dimensions (DWH, inches): 6 x 12.75 x 6
Dimensions (DWH, cm): 15.25 x 32.5 x 15.25
Weight (lbs / kg): 11 / 5

Awesome lil amp!1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreToronto (Bloor St.), Ontario
This amp does Fender-y cleans in American setting & Marshall-y drive in British. The Pure setting bypasses the tonestack altogether, adds a mid boost, & at high volumes delivers more gain than the British mode. Only thing it's missing is a foot switch to switch between them; I'm looking at having one installed custom. This is a great lil amp for recording or gigging, & can achieve great crunch tones. An overdrive is essential for really heavy gain sounds.
Posted by Zenn on May 28, 2017
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Typical Traynor Awesomeness!0 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreEdmonton South, Alberta
Bought with the Traynor cab. Love this amp and get tons of complements with it. Seems sound guys love it too. My impression is it's a Fender DDRI with attitude, ie., mid-range punch. I used the Brit setting (lots of mids) with distortion pedals for Marshall/Vox grind and the US setting for deep Fendery sounds with overdrive pedals. Plenty loud but most placed mic amps thru the PA ayways. Don't use the 1/2 watt setting for tone stack bypass but nice having it there for optional tones. Big plus is the gain control: acts as an input sensitivity control top match pickups to amp, as it should. Perfect. Thanks Traynor an intelligent design! Only drawback is the noise and hum. Thought it was just having the exposed amp, but it comed thru the speaker. Sounds guy didn't mention it's quite noisy compared to the YCS50. Otherwise, recommended!
Posted by Grant Watton on Oct 26, 2015
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Great little amp1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreVictoria, British Columbia
Things I like: lots of tonal options with the 5/15 switchable power. Pure setting has great distortion and grit, including at low volumes; dhx cabinet is really nice quality and a good match for amp. Amp looks really cool and industrial. Things I don't like: the USA/Brit modes are noticeably quieter and not as good as the Pure setting; no channel switching or boost options.
Posted by anonymous on Sep 21, 2015
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Closest StoreWaterloo, Ontario
One of the most versatile lunchbox amps I have played. Great sound and seemingly well made. Only had it for a couple of days. Rented it for a month then bought it. Traynor amps are getting noticed every were.
Posted by B Piche on Jun 9, 2015
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Nice.1 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreCambridge, Ontario
A neat, solid little amp. Lets your guitar shine through without any high gain pretension. Good bang for your buck too. On the bad side though I found it chews through tubes rather quickly and the paint on the front panel chips off easily.
Posted by Billy on Dec 14, 2013
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Wonderful tube amp2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreSt. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
Can put out everything from sparkling clean to "Hey, Hey, My, My". Can also be turned up to 11 in a small space to get that wonderful tube sound without blowing your eardrums. Looks cool with the tubes glowing in the dark.
Posted by Bob on May 15, 2013
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compact and great tone0 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreVancouver, British Columbia
excellent feature is the option between 5W when playing in my small shed and 15W when playing live in a small venue. using this for about one year and it sounds better every time. have a used 1x12 cab where i got a refurbished classic Celestion and it growls :)
Posted by anonymous on Jan 23, 2013
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Closest StoreScarborough, Ontario
Having played guitar since 1963 and owned many different amps, a couple of Traynors, couple of Epiphone, Garnet's, Roland, Fender, Marshall, I can testify that this little puppy can take anybody from beginner to professional and give you absolutely fantastic tone. Super clean to real down and dirty grunge like the big Marshall amps. Except it doesn't weigh 50lbs. Deep bottom end, super highs, its got you covered. Traynor has really hit a home run with this little amp.
Posted by Denis on Jul 27, 2012
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multiple tones2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreCalgary East, Alberta
this is it,,, you can get really great tones out of this little guy, i really miss a foot switch, but i deal with it , looks cool too .
Posted by anonymous on Jul 21, 2012
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