2nd generation MGL AmpWorks MGL50 V2 master volume amp. This is an updated Version 2 of the original MGL50 amp we released 4 years ago. The foundation is still based on the Marshall JMP - JCM800 2204 circuit but with some new mods in a few areas that gives the amp more gain and a tighter, more focused voice that will cover higher gain playing without having to boost the front end with a pedal. But you can also back off the preamp and still get all of the classic 2204 tones. As with all of our amps, much time and effort have been spent in the choice of components. No generic kit parts used. Aluminum chassis is made locally and then goes to another local shop for powder coating and screen printing. My good friend Guy Harvey does the complete in-house builds including making the turret boards and each amp is built to order. All amps include NOS tubes. We’re also very happy to have partnered with a killer Los Angeles based guitar player, Jimmy Burkard, who is doing all of the demo videos!
MINI SWITCH OVERVIEW: The one on the back labeled “Voicing” determines which tap of the ohms selector the negative feedback circuit goes to. Up position labeled “Modern” goes to the 8 ohm tap which is stock on a 50w Marshall amps. Down position labeled “Classic” goes to the 16 ohm tap and has a warmer, browner and more compressed tone and feel. Switch on the front to the left of the input jacks switches between 2 different resistor values for preamp tube bias which effects the gain & EQ structure. Down position is stock metal panel JMP or JCM800. There's a slight bump in the mids and is tight and focused. Up position is a Plexi value with a more even and sweeter EQ with a bit less mids and fuller bottom end.
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