Hayden Classic Lead 80 Guitar Amp Head

£1,599.00 (including VAT @ 20%)

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Estimated delivery to you: 6th February 2017
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30 day money back guarantee included

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Product Ref: 32945

  • Hayden Classic Lead 80 80W Guitar Amp Head
  • 4 x EL34 Valves
  • Touch Sensitivity and Rich Dynamics
  • Backlit Cast Metal Logo

Hayden Classic Lead 80 Guitar Amp Head


The Classic Lead is Hayden's Hard Rock amp head, a gimmick-free, 80 Watt 2-Channel Rock monster. The new look for 2013 makes it easier to transport and looks great onstage with white backlit logo.

Product Ref: 32945

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Buy on finance from £43.83 per month Finance from £43.83 per month  

  • 15.9%
  • £55.51
  • £1,998.36
Pay by Finance

To make it as easy as possible for you to get the gear you want, we offer a range of instant finance options. If you spend £250 or more online, you can choose to pay over 48, 36 or 24 months. The majority of decisions are given instantly, so you could get your new gear sooner than you thought!

Representative Example

To help you understand how our finance options work, the examples below are based on a total order value of £250:

Finance APR Deposit to Pay Payments Total Payable
Classic Credit 48 Months 14.9% 14.9% No Deposit 48 months: £6.83
Final payment: £6.83
No settlement fee
Classic Credit 36 Months 15.9% 15.9% No Deposit 36 months: £8.65
Final payment: £8.65
No settlement fee
Classic Credit 24 Months 18.9% 18.9% No Deposit 24 months: £12.41
Final payment: £12.41
No settlement fee

How to Apply

Applying for finance couldn't be easier - if your order totals £250 or more, simply proceed through the checkout as normal, then select Pay by Finance on the payment page, then click the orange APPLY FOR INSTANT FINANCE button. This will start your application with V12 Retail Finance, our finance partner, and completing this form should take approximately 10 minutes.

You should get an instant answer on whether your application has been successful, though in some rare cases V12 may need to look at the application in more detail.

Please note: This is only available on orders placed via the website and is not available in store or via phone currently.

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Striking the balance between the characteristics of a 100 Watt design and a 50 Watt amp, the Classic Lead has a low frequency response with the ability to drive it harder at gigging volume levels.

Channels 1 and 2 vary only in their gain structures, 1 being medium to high gain covering subtle warmth to a huger, 3D crunch, and 2 taking things further into full, saturated sustain without a hint of fizz.

Presence, bass, middle and treble tone-shaping controls are provided but the great sound of the Classic Lead 80 is right in your face, you won't have to work hard.

Dual master volume controls keep the levels matched when switching between channels and the Classic Lead also includes a true bypass post EQ effects loop.

The Classic Lead doesn't rely on negative feedback in the circuit design to deliver a pleasing sound at the expense of dynamic response. Custom-wound oversized output transformers ensure the 80 plays with you rather than against, tracking your playing for an immediate response, making you feel truly connected to the sound, the ultimate 'player's' amp.

Press Reviews

"...loud, fat as hell and with a wicked, instantly lovable rock distortion tone. Five stars for sound."

- Winner of the Guitarist Choice Award, Guitarist Magazine

Hayden set out to capture what it was that made vintage amps so great in the first place and have achieved this with their range of hand-wired guitar amps. Hand-built in the UK using appropriate construction methods, the Classic Lead 80 has a distinctive yet familiar tone.

Reliable and easy to set up, the Classic Lead meets the requirements of top artists like Biffy Clyro, Eagles of Death Metal and many modern players, delivering a consistent core tone.

Features and Specifications

  • Power Output (RMS): 80 Watts RMS Nominal Dependant on Valve Choice and Internally Selectable B+
  • Power Requirement: Internally Selectable
  • Speaker Outputs: 2 x 8 Ohm 1 x 16 Ohm 1/4" Jack
  • Frequency Response: Adjusted to suit electric guitar
  • Low Instrument Input: Input Impedance Optimised for Electric Guitar 220K 4700Pf
  • EQ: Voice x 2 Bass, Middle, Treble and Presence Passive Type
  • Effects Send: Yes, Tube Boosted
  • Effects Return: Yes, Tube Recovered
  • Pre-Amp Tubes: 4 x ECC83
  • Distortion: Gain control x 2 and master volume x 2
  • Dimensions (mm): 625 x 345 x 390
  • Weight (Kg): 21