NC3015 - A NEW KIT FOR EL84 AC TYPE AMP FANS!
We have been asked for years to put together an EL84 AC type kit and we are excited to launch the new Mojotone NC3015.
Inspired by some of history's most iconic British amps (and a couple of unmatched boutique ones) the Mojotone NC3015 is one of our most unique and articulate amps yet. Based on a familiar Class A EL84 platform, this amp delivers tones that salute some of the greatest guitarists of all time. Whether you're looking for the shimmering highs of George Harrison or Brian May, the jangle and chime of Mike Campbell, or the vintage crunch of bands like The Kinks, the careful design and component choice of the NC3015 will not leave you wanting.
The jumping off point for the NC3015 was the tone stack/preamp section of a classic Mid 60s 30-Watt EL84 AC type amp married with a 15-Watt power amp- hence the name NC3015, We felt this would give players the tonal control they wanted and the power amp saturation they desired without being too loud for most applications.
SOUND & VISION
The NC3015 utilizes two EL84 power tubes and three 12AX7 preamp tubes –delivering 15 Watts of classic EL84/AC tone reminiscent of the famed glassy British sound without being too harsh or sterile. We chose an EZ81 tube rectifier for slight compression at higher SPLs.For our kit, we chose our Mojotone BV-30V 60W speaker to complete the British vibe. It has a nice smooth tone at lower volumes and breaks up beautifully as you increase the amp's volume.
Enjoy the balanced sound and ease of use of the normal channel (high and low inputs with single volume control), or switch to the top boost channel for a slightly more aggressive sound with additional tone controls (high and low inputs with volume, treble, and bass controls). The amp also features a "top cut" control that works with both channels to give you a variety of sonic profiles to work with. We excluded tremolo and reverb in this kit as we wanted to provide a straight up, easy to build, easy to use amp that has great EL84 AC Type tones.
BUILD YOUR KIT
The NC3015 STD Amp Kit is available as head or a combo and includes all of the parts and components needed to build your own amp. Featuring top notch components such as TAD, Sprague and Mojo Dijon capacitors, carbon comp resistors, JJ/ EH tubes (when tubes are included) and a vintage style turret board you can be confident knowing your amp will be made with quality parts. Also included in your kit are American made Heyboer transformers, American made aluminum chassis and Mojo made faceplates.
If you choose the KIT NO CABINET option you will be pleased to know that the chassis is a universal format type that should fit popular British style cabs (combo and head) with no modifications needed.
Please note that there is no step-by-step assembly manual available for this amp kit. This amp kit comes only with a technical schematic and a wiring diagram. This is an advanced kit best suited for builders with previous amp building experience and understanding of electrical circuits. We do offer this amp kit fully assembled by Mojotone for an additional fee (Assembled option located in AMP KIT OPTIONS drop down box above).
Build Times: Novice:
- 3x 12AX7, 2x EL84, 1x EZ81 rectifier
- 15 watts
- Cathode biased
- Full Baltic birch cabinet
- 3 knob tone circuit with Top Boost, which is adjustable
- Simplistic, rugged turret board design
- 100% American made cabinet, transformers, chassis and hardware
- Backed with Mojotone's world famous, outstanding customer service
7 hours, Expert:
6 out of 10 (10 being the hardest - think Twin Reverb)