The amp combines the original AC 20 Deluxe and Abbey into one package.
Huntington Park, CA (June 7, 2019) -- The Morgan DUAL 20 combines the original AC 20 Deluxe and Abbey into one package. Two separate channels each recreate all the features of the originals. Use any A/B/Y footswitch to change between, or even combine, channels.
The DUAL 20s NORMAL channel has a switchable EF86 tube, voicing the range of tones from the cleanest of EL84 chime to ferocious high gain growl. A Bass Cut and a Bright switch allow you to completely sculpt your tone. The DUAL 20s TOP BOOST channel adds bass and treble controls as well as an extra stage of gain. This channel is perfect for capturing Tom Petty and Beatles tones. The DUAL 20 uses a global CUT control to smooth the top end in the power section of the amp, allowing you to dial in just the right amount of chime.
The DUAL 20 features Morgan's revolutionary Power Level control which is a big part of the magic of this amplifier. Many guitarists today have spent large sums of time and money working on their pedal boards. Most pedals are not designed to be used with a tube amp on “1”, but rather to, interact with an amplifier at, or near, the point at which it begins to break up. That is why an overdrive pedal is called an “over” drive. It is driving the amp over that point. Unfortunately, this can make the volume too loud for most live applications. The Power Level control on the DUAL 20 solves this issue. Think of conventional master volumes as a spigot on a garden hose. They choke signal off to the power section of the amp to attain a usable level. Most conventional master volumes also affect the way your pedals interact with your amp. Morgan's Power Level control behaves like a zoom lens, limiting the size of the output signal that can be produced by the output tubes. It does NOT choke the signal down, and therefore, the amp behaves identically to running at full volume. This means that you can choose the power that you need from a ¼ of a watt to 20 watts.
- Hand-wired in the U.S.A.
- Power: 1/4-watt - 20-watt variable (tube)
- Cathode follower driven tone stack
- Bass and Treble controls
- Power Level control
- Volume – TOP BOOST
- Bright switch – NORMAL
- Bass cut switch - NORMAL
- Global Cut – removes high frequencies from the power section
- Volume – NORMAL
- 2 x EL-84 power tubes
- 3 x 12AX7 preamp tubes
- 1 x GZ34 Rectifier
- 1 x EF86 Tube
- 2 x 8 ohm 1 x 16 ohm outputs
- Custom USA made transformers
- 5 Year Warranty
- Dimensions: 7.5" (D) x 17" (W) x 9.75" (H)
- Weight: 25 lb.
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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.