Nuance Amplifiers • Gypsy Jazz • Portable Power

Now Made in France by ALD

Model VLT6‑10:  Gypsy Jazz Valve Tone in a Stylish Package

The Nuance VLT6‑10 valve guitar amplifier. Very special valve electronics housed in an elegant retro-design cabinet for those who want the authentic sound and feel of a small valve amplifier as used by Django Reinhardt. The power amplifier circuitry recreates and extends the well known Stimer M6 amplifier, while the preamplifier provides a wide tonal pallette and makes the controls accessible on the top panel. Read the full specification here.

Also the more powerful Nuance VLT15‑10. Read the full specification here.

A Great Amplifier for a Great Artist - Angelo Debarre
Angelo at ALD

Angelo Debarre tried the prototype VLT6‑10 at the Django festival in Samois. He recognised straight away that this was an amplifier that could produce just the electric sound that he wanted. We agreed to make one specially for him. When it was ready, we arranged to hand it over at the workshop of ALD Guitares in Rouen where he delighted us with an impromptu display of virtuosity. Video and sound samples here

Front View Of The VLT6‑10
Amp and Vanden Guitar

The standard box for the amplifier is made with panels of Birch Plywood and rails of Black American Walnut. The front grille and the top panel are laser cut and engraved. The dark “A D Special” can be made to order at extra cost. It is identical in sound and performance to the standard amplifier.

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