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Leo '64 - Boutique Amp Head

Heptode Leo '64


The Leo '64 amp head uses an innovative technology developed by Heptode that simulates perfectly a tube amp.

It offers a unique solution that provides sound quality, awesome looking and ease of use.


The tube sound ... without the tube problems!

The Leo '64 offers the same sound, dynamic response and harmonic content as the revered Fender* Blonde and Blackface amps that inspired it.

The Leo '64 weighs just 3 kg (6.6 lbs)  and is housed in a beautiful handmade mahogany and maple cabinet.

If you do a lot of gigs, size, weight, volume and reliability are serious issues to be reckoned with.

The Leo ’64 addresses these concerns with it’s small size, light weight, adjustable output power and rock solid reliability to make the Leo '64 the ultimate guitar amp at home, at rehearsals, in the studio and on the concert stage.


 
Perfect for
Jazz, Blues & Rock
 Pristine cleans
Warm overtones
Great cranked sound

Small Size
Light Weight
Only 3kg / 6.6 lb

Ajustable
Output Power
From 0 to 100 W


 
Inovative
Analog
Technology
Sounds like
a great tube amp

Hith reliability

Boutique Design
Solid awesome mahogany
and maple cabinet

Hand built
in France
Specifications
General:
  • Single channel amp head with Blackface control panel and Vintage "Radio" Amplifier Knobs
  • Maximum power 100 W @ 4 Ω ; 50 W @ 8 Ω
  • Weight/Size: 3 kg / 6.6 lbs; 30 x 16 x 15 cm / 11.8" x 6.3" x 2.9"
  • Solid mahogany and maple cabinet hand built in France.
  • Analog simulation technology coupled with a Class-D power amplifier.

Controls:
  • Volume
  • Bass, Middle, Treble
  • Power Level: Potentiometer from 0 to 100%, plus 15W/100W switch

Inputs/Outputs:
  • Guitar input jack
  • 2 parallel speaker output jacks (minimum 4 Ω)  
  • Line output jack
  • Mains input: 115V or 230V, selectable by rear panel switch

Heptode amps carry a 3 years limited warranty.
The project has been financed by a successful Kickstarter campaign that leaded to the commercial availability of the Leo '64 in november 2015.
Videos
Marc Longchampt -  laguitare.com

Brice Delage demoing Heptode pedals and amps

Don Grosh guitar, Heptode Leo '64, no effects
Don Grosh guitar, Heptode Leo '64, various effects
Gibson Les Paul, Heptode Leo '64
Leo '64 vs Fender Bassman Blonde 1964
(Les Paul)
Leo '64 vs Fender Bassman Blonde 1964
(Don Grosh)

All five last demos:
  • Speaker Cabinet: Fender Super-Sonic 4x12 loaded with Celestion Vintage 30’s
  • Microphones: Shure SM57, AKG C214 and Royer R-121
  • Effects: TC Electronics Hall of Fame, Boss Chorus CE-2, T-Rex Mudhoney, Freakshow Brown Rabbit, TC Electronics Nova, Xotic RC Booster, Heptode Deep Crunch
  • Guitarist: Cyril Simmonot
Artists

Nguyên Lê
French Jazz Musician and Composer

" I've been dreaming for years about an amp like the Heptode Leo '64. It combines two tonal characteristics that are often contradictory: pristine cleans and warm overtones. The Leo ‘64 perfectly reproduces and amplifies the electric guitar source with or without pedals or a complex effects rack like the AxeFX.
A pure balance between water and fire, inside an incredibly light and super cool looking cabinet!"

 

Serge Lazarevitch
French Jazz Musician and Composer

"When I first saw the Heptode Leo '64 amp head I was a bit skeptical. But after playing thru it for a few moments, I had to face the facts: its small size (not unlike a portable radio set) and light weight were concealing an exquisite sound with warm overtones and a great dynamic response that most certainly would have made Leo proud. On stage or in the studio, with clean or cranked sounds (I use a BB Xotic Preamp), the result was beyond expectations. I anticipate that the Leo '64 will enjoy much deserved success."
"Subconscious-Lee" (Lee Konitz)
Guitar: Serge Lazarevitch
Saxophone: Ben Sluijs
Drums: Teun Verbruggen
Recorded at the Jazz Station in Brussels (May 2015)
Serge used the Leo '64 with a Fender American Vintage '52 Telecaster Reissue Butterscotch Blonde.


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