Morgan AC20 Deluxe Head in Driftwood

Morgan

Morgan AC20 Deluxe Head in Driftwood
£1,795.00
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The Morgan AC20 Deluxe is a deceptively simple amplifier that is capable of producing a myriad of early 60s Vox British tones but that is just the beginning.

The AC20 Deluxe was created to solve modern guitar player amplifier issues with the ability to stay true to vintage tonality. It is equally at home in the studio or on the stage. It can be seen on the stages of superstars like Jeff Tweedy, Tim McGraw, The Band Perry, Taio Cruz and with Toshi Yanagi on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Plug into the AC20 Deluxe and you will instantly notice the familiar chime and compression of the Class A EL84 driven output section. The amplifier’s extreme touch-sensitivity will allow you to coax clean tones even at the highest of gain settings.

12AX7/EF86 Tube Switch

The switchable EF86 tube helps to make the range of tones from the cleanest of EL84 chime to ferocious high gain growl

Power Level

The power level control allows you to dial in just the right amount of volume without sacrificing your tone the way some master volumes do. 1/4w - 23w

Tone Switches

The simplicity of the Treble Cut and Bass Cut switches are just perfect to get the Vox tones.

To quote Keith Armstrong (Chief Engineer at Mix LA) “It is impossible to get a bad sound out of this amp!” The Power Level control is a big part of the magic. Most guitarists today have spent large sums of money and even more amounts of time working on their pedal boards. Most pedals are not designed to be used with a tube amp on “1”. They were designed to interact with the 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 that volume can be too loud for most live applications. The Power Level control on the AC20 Deluxe solves this. Think of conventional master volumes as a spigot on a garden hose, they choke off the signal to the power section of the amp to a usable level. Most conventional master volumes also affect the way your pedals interact with your amp.

The Power Level control behaves like a zoom lens. It limits the size of the output signal that can be produced by the output tubes. It does NOT choke the signal down and therefore behaves identical as if the amp were running at full volume. This means that you can choose the power that you need, anything from ¼ of a watt to 20 watts. The AC20 Deluxe uses 3 separate switches to give you all of the original early 60’s EL84 tonalities, Normal, Brilliant and EF86. Never has such a deceptively simple amp had so many tonal options. Handwired in the USA.

Finishes

Morgan amps can be customised and there are a fair few colour options available. Morgan Options..

The Twilight and Driftwood finishes are absolutely stunning and they are incredibly tough since they are balistic nylon.

Custom orders take about 6-12 weeks to come over with a 10% deposit being made when ordering.

We have such fantastic equipment in the shop and I wanted to take the opportunity to put some Morgan Amps through their paces in a 'real' environment. On test here is the Morgan AC20 and SW22R. The AC20 with Les Paul gives a beautiful Vox growl while the SW22R has a clean chime of a Fender Deluxe. Simon also uses a Wampler Dual Fusion for his lead sound.

You can particularly hear the AC20s compression and growl but still maintaining the chime and dynamics you would expect of a Vox type amp. It was running at about 1'oclock on the Power Stage and was an excellent volume for the room. I also had the EF86 switched in which breaks up beautifully.

The AC20 is so incredibly simple and just delivers a musical tone straight away. It reminds me of a Bad Cat 15w without the fuss of the EQ and can be pushed without mega volume. For a Class A tone this really cannot be over looked. Stunning.

Free Falling Cover, Rich Turner, Simon Westaway, Bob Marks & Josiah Manning

Momentum Studios Plymouth. Josiah is a brilliant studio engineer and the 'feel' of Momentum is fantastic.

Morgan Amplification, Boutique at it's best...

PRODUCT SPECS

• Available as - head or 112 combo
• Power: ¼ - 20w variable (tube)
• Three modes – Normal/Brilliant/EF86
• Hand-wired in the USA
• 2x EL-84 power tubes
• 2x 12AX7 preamp tubes
• 1x EF86
• Power Level control
• Global Cut – removes high frequencies from the power section
• Volume
• Bright switch
• Bass Cut Switch
• Switchable EF86/12AX7
• 2x8 ohm 1x16 ohm outputs
• Custom USA made Mercury Magnetics transformers
• Limited lifetime warranty
• Made in the U.S.A.

PRODUCT DIMENSIONS

• Dimensions: 7.5" (D) x 17" (W) x 9.75" (H)
• Weight: 25 lb.