Harmony has expanded its line of vintage-inspired products guitar amps with the 6-series all-tube combos. There are three sizes in the range, each with built-in attenuation, Italian-made Jensen drivers, and foot-switchable gain amplification.
The H650 is the largest in the series, with a stage-ready 50W driving a 12 “Jensen Tornado Stealth speaker. The H620 is a 20W combo with a 12” Jensen Falcon speaker. And the smallest in the series, the H605 is intended to be a perfectly sized tube amp for the home, with 5W driving an 8 “Jensen P8R.
The 6 Series might look like it was designed in the early ’60s, with its cream grille, blue Tolex coating, vintage cream knobs with metal inserts on a silver control panel, but these amps are packed with plenty of modern features. The built-in power scaling is perhaps the most convenient, with each of the amps switchable to 1W, 0.1W, and 0W for quiet recording.
The H650 and H620 have controls for Master, Presence, Tremolo Speed, Tremolo Depth, Reverb, Treble, Mid, Bass and Gain – the latter having a push-pull function to activate a boost. And the H605’s control panel is laid out the same way, but without tremolo.
You’ll find analog spring reverb on all three 6-Series amplifiers, while the 20W and 50W models also have a built-in tremolo. All are equipped with a pair of speaker outputs, a line output and an effects loop.
Most of the features here are footswitchable. The H620 and H650 have footswitchable boost, tremolo, effects loop, and reverb, while the H605 – which doesn’t come with a tremolo – has boost, effects loop, and reverb. foot-switchable.
Under the hood, the H650 has a 12AX7 quartet in the preamp and a pair of 6L6GC power tubes. The H620 has three 12AX7 and 6L6GC while the H605 has a single 6L6GC power tube and a pair of 12AX7 in the preamp.
The prices for these are pretty reasonable, with the H650 being at $ 999, the H620 at $ 649, and the H605 available at $ 549. They are currently only available in the US, but with the hope that they will be rolled out to Harmony resellers around the world as soon as possible.
Harmony recently revamped their Silhouette electric guitar line with Bigsby tremolo, delivering the super cool offset in Slate, Burgundy, and Space Black finishes. And this 6 Series looks like another smart addition to the American brand’s lineup.
Better yet, Harmony enlisted the help of Vanessa ‘VAVÃ’ Wheeler in talking about the features of Series 6 and Covet’s Yvette Young, who performs a typically hypnotic solo performance on an H650, showing in the process not just how point that sounds good. , but how well it takes the pedals too. Check out his demo above.