Build Times: Novice: 7 hours Expert: 4 hours Build Difficulty: 6 out of 10 (10 being the hardest - think Twin Reverb)
SPECS: • 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
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.
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).
The "Complete" version of this amp kit comes with the following items:
6' Removable Cord (Depending on Export Version Selection)
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 effect 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.
Name: Jason McDaniel Rating: 5
British 18w head Great kit. GROUNDS ARE CRITICAL IN THIS AMP my best advice to anyone building this amp it don't be afraid to add addition ground point on the chassis. Drill holes and add ground tabs. Ground the inputs away from the pot buss, and ground the tremelo controls on their own separate grounds. I used the schematic for grounds and had a nasty hum on the trem channel. Regrouped everything separately and this Amp is dead quiet. Awesome tone. Can't tell the difference in this and the real deal.