Chandler Limited® GAV19T Amplifier

(75 reviews)
0.228 out of 5 stars

Chime, grind, and everything in-between.

Developed by Brainworx, the Chandler Limited GAV19T Amplifier plug-in for UAD-2 hardware and Apollo interfaces is an exacting emulation of this ultra-responsive, dual EL84-powered boutique guitar amplifier.

Inspired by British classics such as Vox and Marshall — and lesser-known gems from Watkins and Selmer — the Chandler Limited GAV19T Amplifier goes beyond a simple “clone,” offering infinitely tweakable, three-dimensional tones that brim with character.

Now You Can:

Use your Apollo to track through a class-A, all-tube, boutique amplifier “in the box,” or re-amp your sounds with any UAD-2 hardware

Audition 75 different Recording Chains hands-free with a selection of mics, cabinets, and high-end outboard gear

Fine-tune your sounds with an onboard FX Rack, including noise gate, EQ filter controls, and host-syncable lo-fi delay

Tweak the tube power amp and preamp sections for unlimited sonic possibilities

Take a listen

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Chandler Limited — A Legacy of Tone

Chandler Limited — A Legacy of Tone

For over a decade, Chandler Limited has produced a stunning lineup of handcrafted mic preamps, EQs, and compressors from their storefront shop in Iowa. The company’s dual EL84-powered,19-watt, class-A Chandler Limited GAV19T Amplifier continues their unsurpassed dedication to tone and ingenious circuit designs that combine vintage flavors with hip tone sculpting options.

Choose from 75 Recording Chains

Choose from 75 Recording Chains

The Chandler Limited GAV19T Amplifier plug-in offers features not found on the original hardware, greatly adding to its versatility. The FX Rack sports an onboard noise gate, host-syncable lo-fi delay, Power Soak, and pre/post switchable EQ filter controls. But it’s the 75 Recording Chain presets that give you the ultimate in flexibility. Captured through Brainworx’s ultra-rare Neve VXS 72 console, you can audition your sounds through a variety of vintage mics, cabinets, and outboard gear. You can even scroll through Recording Chains in one, two, or four bar increments — keeping your hands on your instrument while auditioning tones.

Dial-in Tube Preamp Dynamics

Dial-in Tube Preamp Dynamics

Use the Input and Bias controls to tweak the GAV19T Amplifier plug-in’s tube preamp section. These controls not only offer myriad tonal shades, they also greatly influence the amp’s interaction and response with your playing touch. Play harder, and the Chandler gushes with dynamic, touch-sensitive grind, or lighten up your attack, and the tones morph into sparkling clean textures.

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Key Features

Faithful emulation of a modern boutique amp inspired by classic British tone monsters
FX Rack features lo-fi delay, noise gate, and filter controls
75 impulse responses with multiple speaker cabinets recorded in a state of the art room with stellar gear
Feels like a real amp when played through Apollo’s low latency monitoring
Bias control emulates hotter or colder preamp tubes for different flavors of distortion
Drive features four modes, Treble Boost, Full Range, Aggressive, and Mids with a boost amount to dial in just the amount of the selected frequency range desired
Tone controls feature Baxandall style curves which allow huge changes in frequency without changing the tone of the amp
Re-Amp less than perfect DI guitar tracks, previously recorded with other guitar-amp simulations

Customer Reviews

Chandler Limited GAV19T Amplifier


(75 reviews)
0.228 out of 5 stars

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D. Holmes 

January 17, 2016

Everything I hoped for and more

Les Paul or Strat, even with effects board between guitar and UA Twin, the Chandler handles it all with ease and great tone. I rarely use a wah, but had an order for slide/wah fills for a group of songwriters. Was going to use traditional set up, but thought of running LP through wah, then to UA Twin, Chandler; very nice result. From clean chicken pickin' to wall of sound overdrive, I think this will become my go-to solution.

P. Jacobsson 

January 15, 2016

It is good!

This plug-in is very nice but you need to look into it and spend some time doing your own presets depending on what guitars you are using.

J. Jung 

December 16, 2015

Like a good album

Like a good album, this amp emulation took a little while to get used to and to find that sweetness from. You really have to tweak around to get what you want from it. All in all, a fine sounding amp from an emulation. You want the real thing, record it. You want something in the ballpark to get some cool sounds quick, this is the answer. I really dig this emulation of the coveted Chandler amp. You do need to play around with the input and levels to get that particular sound, but after that it is a really fun thing to play with.

T. Scott 

December 14, 2015

The LoFi reverb sold it!

I was looking for a guitar amp plugin that gave me something a little different. Once I recorded a few lines and started messing with the controls, I found I could get anything from classic VOX/Fender/Marshall vibes to more contemporary hi gain models with just a few moves of the mouse. The LoFi delay made the axe thick without being too obvious. Start at 0 and it sounds like you'd expect - an exact copy (or copies) of your line. Move the value up and it changes the tone dramatically. The thickness is still there, but the line becomes muted in the delay. Not so obvious it is there anymore, but it still thickens the part up! A unique sound that sits well in the mix with multiple parts. Well done.

S. Barth 

December 11, 2015

Blows you away

This plugin is one of my favorites. It sounds fantastics. Please don't expect a high gain amp for heavy metal. But you will get a fantastic amp simulation for rock or blues music. Only the presets are fantastic and if you play a little bit around heaven will open for a superb clean and crunchy tone and an unbelievable nice solo sound. I have tested it with my start and with my tele and with the Les Paul I own and all three guitars sound great in combination with the chandler. So I can highly recommend this plugin.

C. Soto 

December 7, 2015

Now Where Do I Get the Footswitch?

This amp is detailed and rich in sound. I've had it one day and I'm just impressed. It will definitely add another flavor to my Marshall amp without the hassle of setting it up and tuning it right. A nice tick just passed on to me. If you use the Unison pre, use RAW at the pre-amp section and then insert the chandler. You'll get a useful sound in no time. Now I'm pissed that I can't use a footswitch to change channels. LOL

L. Berger  

December 14, 2014

Muddy in mono

I have just tried the demo for a few days and I feel that the tone is very muddy. And with the few options that exist I can't get it to open up. And this has to do with the speaker sim in my opinion. They all sound quite the same. And the fact that it's all only in mono is a huge drawback when you compare it to other software guitar amps. When you do a comparison to others, make sure that they're also in mono, or else everything will sound better and fuller. I find nothing wrong with the amp itself, except that's impossible to produce a clean sound. And a spring reverb should be installed. Much more useful then a gate. With my tele the halfdistorted and full distorted settings sounds very good, but do something about the speakers. Update?

G. Gaia  

September 25, 2014

Search for perfect amp sim is done!

The Chandler plugin finally ended my search for a great amp simulator. I have tried many different programs and this one fits all my needs. The drive gives my guitar the right sounding boost and breaks up very nicely. When I used the chandler with the ocean way studio the amp sounds like its in a real studio environment. i also like the differnt cab and microphone setups. I am very pleased and thanks for the coupons guys. i have been a UAD user for years and I will keep on supporting you guys and your amazing products.

D. Kalligas  

September 2, 2014

Sounds great

I own a few different GTR amp plugs and I feel this one really has a great sound. IT is very flexible with clean and dirty sounds. the effects are pretty nice. the one negative for me would be nice to have a simple reverb in addition to the delay.

still it's pretty nice to have. I recommend it.

B. Herle  

August 13, 2014

Super impressed!

I was trying out the engl amps and was thinking "this is pretty decent for a emu". Then I decided to try out the Chandler. Night and day! The tone is just SO much more open and real amp sounding than the engls. This is the first time I have felt so good playing through a plug, it actually reminded me of when I used to have a marshal tsl 1000 and jcm900 cab (the sound of it recorded that is... not the feeling of standing infront of the beast).

To those saying it's 1 dimensional garbage, I think you need to realize that you need to add some of your own fx and compression after the amp to give it some depth and width. It's emulating the sound of one mic in front of 1 cab, and IMHO it's the best out there if you aren't doing metal. Clean too!

D. Oastler  

May 28, 2014

Great sounding Amp

I really was excited about getting this amp and I was not disappointed at all.
Great sound and so many features.
Love it

M. Gervasi  

May 23, 2014

Nice amp sim

Sounds great as a second amp in the rig with a ENGL. However after reading comments about the Scuffham Amp sim I tried it and bought immediately. It was 100.00 less than the Chandler and FAR more flexible with a ton of headroom.

L. Nadjiri  

May 21, 2014

Really great

I've got the ENGL amps but this one is really something. It is the most authentic amp simulation I ever heard (played the real one on Musikmesse, but not to much to compare that but to ask if it sounds like a real amp). The way one can control how driven the sound is simply by playing reminds me of my brothers Bogner Ecstasy Anniversary. This made me want to play more and buy me a new guitar. Although I like its character most of the time I sometimes wish I could dial down the vintage sounds it (ever so slightly) produces in every note.

A. Kamal  

May 13, 2014

Guitar player´s heaven.

I have my own studio which is full of beautiful vintage amps(1969 plexi marshalls,71 Hiwatt,Blackface Super Reverbs,Tremolux,57 Tweed Deluxe,Diezel etc...). Also with this system I was able to A/B between my fantastic sounding set up an the Chandler GAV19T emulation!!!!I am thrilled the way the set up oozes and breathes tube sound w/o having any!!!!!!Pick attack and amplitude very musically determines the amount of drive and grit. I even put vocals through the amp for a "portishead-ish" sound!!!I luuurve it!!!!

J. Cummins  

May 7, 2014


The Chandler is smooth! I found I could just dig in a sound without too much madness lots of chew but under control. Everyone should try it. I love it!

S. Strandberg  

May 6, 2014

Chandler Amplifier

Really Sound Like a True Tube Amplifier...Sounds just Great..!!

S. Woolgar  

May 4, 2014

Love it...

This is probably my favorite Amp simulator I have and I have them all. The only thing that is equal to this is my AxeFX II. The CPU usage on the Apollo is quite high though.

P. Boshart  

April 23, 2014


I found the presets a great place to start, but the real charm to this beautiful amp is in the tweaking! I found myself pulling guitar after guitar off the wall in the studio and found this amp brings out new and exciting things from guitars that I haven't heard before.

This is a very retro sound. Americana / Bluesy sound up to and including a very cool growl! The recording chains are very good and bring out another layer of goodness to the tone you have to sit up in a mix and say HELL YEA!

This is a studio workhorse that offers a completely different sound set from the Engl amps, which also kill me. Brainworks have created something with these guitar amp pluggo's that smoke the competition.

B. Bradley  

April 22, 2014

Chandler Limited GAV19T

This amp plugin takes some tweaking, but with an echoplex in front and about 3 hours of initial learning curve, you can make this sound very realistic and useable. Don't get turned off on first use as you can make this plugin sound horrible. It's very versatile and takes a bit of your time to dial it in. I have a Vox AC30 and Friedman Brown Eye as my main amps and this thing leans definetly more towards the EL84 based mid gain Voxy more than Marshally sound. Highly recommended. I purchased without a coupon and don't regret it a bit! And I don't really care for amp plugins! I'd rather turn my amp down to nothing and crank a mic pre, but this plugin will change my late night recording methods fer sure! 4 out of 5 !

M. Sims  

April 19, 2014


Much better than the other guitar amp emulations. Just pure tone that makes you want to play. I don't particularly like the way they have done the presets. Had to to find what you really want. Sometimes I just want to change the cab -- not the entire recording chaining.

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