British Style 18W Head Amp Kit
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"The tones are faithful to original ’60s sound. You get strong power amp distortion at relatively low levels, creating the impression of a larger, louder amp. The highs sizzle with excitement, but never get nasty...The clean tones are wonderful too. They’re far from Fender-like, but they have an airy shimmer you don’t always associate with big British amps. The single-band tone control is a delight, with usable sounds throughout its range. This amp sounds good no matter how you set the controls."
Premier Guitar Magazine
If you are looking for an amplifier that is compact, lightweight, but powerful, this is the jewel for you. It produces beautiful cleans and one of the best distortion tones ever produced. The 18 watt amplifier is the epitome of perfect vintage Marshall® tone.
- Class Type:A All Tube Amplifier
- Output:~18 Watts
- Circuit:1966-68 1974 18 Watt Class A/B All Tube Amplifier
- Bias Type:Cathode Bias
- Build Time:~6 hours
- Preamp Tubes:JJ ECC83/12AX7 (3)
- Output Tube(s):JJ EL84 (2)
- Rectifier Tube:JJ EZ81
- Transformers:Power - 18W (7000018), Output - 18W (7000118)
- Speakers:Mojotone BV-30V 12" 8 ohm Speaker
- Cabinet:British 18W 1x12 Combo Cabinet
- Hardware:British 18W Small Parts Kit, British 18W Chassis, Front & Rear Faceplates, British 2-button Footswitch, 10' Removable Power Cord
Disclaimer: Some of the parts contained in this kit are subject to availability.
Mojotone reserves the right to change or substitute any and all of the parts contained in this amplifier kit without advertisement or notification to the buyer. Part substitutions made by Mojotone are guaranteed not to affect the integrity or operation of your amplifier kit. Time estimates listed are from start to finish. If you are new to tube amplifiers, additional time may need to be factored.
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2. Wiring Diagram / Layout
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Building a fully functional amplifier kit is not an easy task. Before building a kit, one should have the ability to properly solder as well as read and understand a schematic and wiring diagram. While we do our very best to ensure all documentation is current, the included documentation is meant to serve as an overall guide to building the amplifier. Simply following the schematic and wiring diagram does not guarantee you will have a fully functional amplifier. In fact, post build troubleshooting is a common issue across all builds.
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Building a tube amplifier takes time, dedication, resources and most importantly... Skills! The experience of building an amp can come with some frustration, the reward of completing the build is definitely well worth your time. Please review the wiring diagram, schematic and manual (if applicable) prior to making your purchase. Mojotone will not accept any returns on amplifier kits and/or parts that have been assembled, soldered or modified.
Ratings & Reviews
Bought kit, had it shipped to Australia (240 volt), with cab in purple tolex! Everything arrived tip top. I quickly realised that the build was beyond my capabilities and farmed out assembly to my favoured amp tech (Dale Sherlock). If you are not familiar with electronics don't even try.
The amp sounds sensational & records very nicely. Particularly in my (compact) project studio. The vibrato has an unctuous quality to it, with a distinctive compression that is very different to a Fender. 18 watts is plenty and I get to run it at 7-8 volume for rehearsal instead of 2 for my Hi-Watt / Marshall Plexi. This is where high end tube amps need to be!
Get one. You will not be disappointed.