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.
Jazz, Blues & Rock
Great cranked sound
Only 3kg / 6.6 lb
From 0 to 100 W
a great tube amp
Solid awesome mahogany
and maple cabinet
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.
Bass, Middle, Treble
Power Level: Potentiometer from 0 to 100%, plus 15W/100W switch
Guitar input jack
2 parallel speaker output jacks (minimum 4 Ω)
Line output jack
Mains input: 115V or 230V, selectable by rear panel switch
" 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!"
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.