The Budda MN-100 and MN-412, a fully featured three-channel tube guitar amplifier head and 4x12 enclosure, featuring a custom Italian leather exterior by renowned footwear designer Mark Nason.
The Budda MN-100 is a highly versatile, high-gain amplifier featuring three independent channels, a 100-watt power section driven by four 6L6GC tubes, and a preamp consisting of seven two-stage 12AX7 tubes. The MN-100 also features dual 5U4 rectifier tubes and a solid-state rectifier, with the patent-pending PowerPan™ variable rectification control that allows players to open uncharted tone territory by selecting full tube rectification, diode rectification or anywhere between the two.
All three of the Budda MN-100’s independent channels—Clean, Rhythm and Lead—include separate three-band EQ, Reverb, Resonance, Presence, and true bypass effects loop with send and return levels. Each channel also features Overboost, a stompbox-style lead boost that engages an additional tube-driven gain circuit to gives players a supercharged boost. The effects loop on channel 2 can also be used as a global loop for incredible versatility in effects routing. The included nine-button footcontroller digitally switches via MIDI all three channels, effects loops and Overboost functions, as well as Master Reverb and Master Boost, a second Master Volume control that can be used to boost the overall volume of the amp.
This multi-faceted, innovative amplifier found its aesthetic equal in the custom Italian leathers, signature dragon embellishments and metalwork of footwear designer Mark Nason (www.marknason.com). No stranger to the rock & roll lifestyle, Mark Nason’s signature couture creations translate easily from Sunset Boulevard to center stage on the Budda MN-100 and MN-412.
The Budda MN-100 also features a half-power switch for operating the amplifier in either 50 or 100 watt mode. The back panel also features an amplifier chain section with power-amp inputs and a slave output, impedance selector and MIDI input and output for use in MIDI-switching rigs. The matching MN-412™ cabinet features four Budda Phat 12 loudspeakers and Mark Nason leather covering.
Budda amplifiers are played by Tomo Miličević (30 Seconds to Mars), Alex Skolnick, Leslie West (Mountain), Mark Sheehan (The Script), Michael Barrett and Mansur Zennelli (Closure in Moscow), Lillian Berlin and Cory Becker (Living Things), and Davy Knowles.
The Budda MN-100 and MN-412 will be available in Q2 2010 from authorized Budda Amplification retailers.
• 100 watts into 16, 8 or 4 ohms with half-power switch
• 3 channels, clean, rhythm and lead
• 4x6L6GC 100w power section, 7x12AX7 preamp section and 2 rectifier tubes
• Power amp can use 6L6Gc or EL34 tubes (plus KT66, KT88 5881 and 6CA7 with re-biasing)
• Rectifier can use 5U4, 5A4 or GZ34 tubes
• Patent-pending PowerPan rectifier selector knob
• Custom Italian leather covering by Mark Nason
• Separate three-band passive EQ on each channel
• Separate resonance & presence controls on each channel
• Master Volume and Master Boost
• Overboost stompbox-style lead boost on each channel
• Separate spring reverb control on each channel
• High and low level ¼” inputs
• Slave output/Power amp input
• Separate true bypass effects loops on each channel with send and return level adjustments. Channel 2's loop can be used as global loop
• MIDI control over channel switching with MIDI input and thru jacks
• Made in the U.S.A.
• U.S. MSRP $4999.99
• Custom Italian leather covering by Mark Nason
• Four custom-designed 12” Budda Phat loudspeakers
• Solid pine with finger-jointed corners
• Closed back
• Made in the U.S.A.
• U.S. MSRP $2999.99
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Created in collaboration with legendary guitarist George Lynch of Dokken and Lynch Mob fame, the Mr.Scary Mod adds an adjustable tube gain stage and an onboard Deep control, which together are designed to enable an amp to have increased sustain while still retaining note definition and dynamics.
LegendaryTones, LLC today announced production availability of its new Mr. Scary Mod, a 100% pure tube module designed to instantly and easily expand the capabilities of many classic amplifiers with additional gain and tone shaping. Created in collaboration with legendary guitarist George Lynch of Dokken and Lynch Mob fame, the Mr.Scary Mod adds an adjustable tube gain stage and an onboard Deep control, which together are designed to enable an amp to have increased sustain while still retaining note definition and dynamics.
Originally released as the Lynch Mod in February 2021, the updated Mr. Scary Mod features the same core circuit as the Lynch Mod but is now equipped with a revised tube mix combo per George’s preference as well as a facelift in a newly redesigned electro-galvanized steel enclosure. As with the Lynch Mod, each run will be limited and the first run in Pumpkin Orange with Black hardware is limited to just 150 pieces worldwide.
The Mr. Scary Mod adds an adjustable tube gain stage on top of the cathode follower position, keeping note definition and articulation while further increasing sustain. Each Mr. Scary mod is meticulously built by hand in the USA, one at a time, and tuned using high-grade components. Equipped with a single ECC81 (12AT7) in the first position and ECC83 (12AX7) in the second, the Mr. Scary Mod can clean up beautifully when rolling down your guitar’s volume, and still adds scorching gain when you roll it back up. This is a gain stage that’s been tuned and approved by the ears of the maestro George Lynch himself.
“The Mr. Scary Mod excels with dynamics and is incredibly touch-responsive, allowing me to shift from playing clear, lightly compressed cleans to full-out aggressive sustain and distortion –and control it all simply by varying my guitar’s volume control and picking,” said GeorgeLynch. “In many ways, it’s an old-school approach, but it’s also so much more natural and expressive in addition to being musically fulfilling when you can play both the guitar and amp dynamically together this way.”
The Mr. Scary Mod installs in minutes, is safe and effective to use, and requires no special tools or re-biasing of the amplifier. Simply insert the module into the cathode follower preamp position of compatible amplifiers (includes Marshall 2203/2204/1959/1987 circuits) and
immediately get the benefit of enjoying a hot-rodded amp that delivers all the pure harmonic character that comes with an added pure tube gain stage. The handmade in the USA Mr. Scary Mod is now available to order for $319.
For more information, please visit legendarytones.com.
October Audio has miniaturized their NVMBR Gain pedal to create two mini versions of this beautifully organic-sounding circuit – including an always-on gain device.
The NVMBR Gain is a nonlinear amp that transitions gracefully from clean boost to overdriven tones. Volume increases from just over unity to about 10db before soft-clipping drive appears for another 5db of boost. Its extraordinary ease of use is matched by outstanding versatility: you can use it as a clean boost, push a stubborn amp into overdrive or create a just-breaking-up sound at any amp volume.
October Audio’s new family of mini NVMBR Gain pedals includes a switchable version that allows you to bypass the effect: one option features brand logo pedal graphics, while the other sports a fun “Witch Finger” graphic with a Davies knob as the“fingernail”.
The second version in the new lineup is an always-on device featuring the Witch Finger graphic and Davies knob, with the same NVMBR Gain circuit that lies at the core of the switchable version.
- Knob controls gain and clipping simultaneously
- Stunning silver hammertone finish
- Switchable versions are true-bypass, available with classic or witch finger graphics
- Authentic Davies knobs, including the “fingernail”
- 9V center negative power supply required
- Dimensions: 3.63 x 1.50 x 1.88 in
Witch Finger (always on NVMBR Gain) demo
All October Audio pedals are assembled in Richmond, VA, and available for purchase directly through the online shop. Street price is $109 for NVMBR Gain footswitch versions and $89 for the always-on device.
For more information, please visit octoberaudio.com.