Ace Deluxe Head

...from sparkling clean to vintage hot, 
the ACE aces any vintage style amp on the planet....

Vintage tone chameleon

The ACE full tube amplifier is the perfect blend of the 59' Bassmann and the 62' JTM45. Just like it's predecessors this amplifier is super dynamic and responds very well to your playing and the volume-knob of your guitar. The ACE was designed to take pedals and loves boosts, Fuzz pedals, distortions, phasers, flangers, tremolos and wahs.

Single channel 'ease of use' with dual-channel versatility

It's single channel layout combined with 2 footswitchable modes makes this amp feel like second nature, very musical and very easy to use. The gain (pre-gain) and master (post-gain) open an entire world of tone varieties from sparkling clean to tasty crunch tones. There is no amp that does so many styles so well, from Jazz to Rock to Blues to pop, your tone will always be ace.

18 Watt: EUR 1.299,-
50 Watt: EUR 1.449,-

Mode 1: Clean 
The gain setting starts at splendidly sparkling and dynamically clean. Beyond one o’clock the clean morphs into a clean sound with sweet organic edge of breakup. Around three o’clock very gradually the sound changes into a sweet and subtle 3d-crunch. The sounds of voicing 1 are best described as dynamic, three-dimensional, open and sparkling. It is warm yet with good definition. Voicing 1 reacts perfectly to fuzz and boost pedals plugged into the front. 

Mode 2: Super Lead 
Higher gain but still three-dimensional and open sounding with tight bass response and pronounced mids. The ACE features both gain and master volume controls, adding enormous tone versatility ranging from 60s 3rd stone from the sun’ all the way up to early 80s 'back in black’. This amp is super dynamically so even when the gain-pot is turned all the way up, it is still easy to ‘clean up’ with the volume-control-pot on your guitar.

SVC -Seamless Volume Control - Tube amp volume under control!

Play at low volumes without thinning up the tone or destroying sustain!
In the SVC power section an extra ‘total’ volume control is added. It enables the amp to produce 0,1 Watt bedroom levels yet retaining great tone. No need for power-soaks!

The ACE deluxe sports not one but two SVC volume-controls which can be selected by footswitch. It enables you increase the volume of clean tones and boost the volume of your solos. 

Main Features:

  • 1 channel with 2 footswitchable modes: 'Clean' and 'Super Lead'
  • 3 button footswitch (mode 1/mode 2, effects loop-on/true_bypass, SoloBoost on/off)
  • SVC - Seamless Volume Control: from 0,1 watt 'bed room' levels to 50 watt 'Rock Arena' levels 
    (no tone loss at lower volumes, no need for power-soak)
  • Ultra wide gain range control for ultimate gain versatility
  • True bypass effects loop (footswitscable)
  • SVC Volume boost (mode 1 and mode 2) (footswitscable)
  • Outputs 4, 8, 16 Ohm or 2x16, 2x8 Ohm

Specification ACE - 18 Watt:

  • Output: 18 Watts R.M.S.
  • 2 x 6V6 power tubes
  • Pre-amp tubes: 3 x 12AX7
  • Outputs 4, 8, 16 Ohm or 2x16, 2x8 Ohm
  • Weight: approx. 11,5 kg
  • Handsoldered printed circuit board in the Netherlands by Kool & Elfring
  • No connectors in signal path. (100% copper) 


Specification ACE - 50 Watt:

  • Output: 50 Watts R.M.S.
  • 2 x EL34 power tubes
  • Pre-amp tubes: 3 x 12AX7
  • Outputs 4, 8, 16 Ohm or 2x16, 2x8 Ohm
  • Weight: approx. 15 kg
  • Handsoldered printed circuit board in the Netherlands by Kool & Elfring
  • No connectors in signal path. (100% copper) 

Finish & Construction:

  • Handmade A to Z bij Kool & Elfring
  • dimensions: H=25 cm W=50 cm D=25 cm
  • 13 ply lightplex
  • Finger joint corner construction
  • Asymetrical handle for perfect balance
  • Nickel plated corners
  • Tolex: 'Black Rose'