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Brian May Miniature 50W NuTube Tube Amplifier
- MV50BM – Brian May Miniature 50W NuTube Tube Amplifier
DESIGNED AND VOICED WITH SIR BRIAN MAY
BASED ON THE VOX AC30 SOUND
BUILT-IN KAT TREBLE BOOSTER
“I want people to be able to get the sounds you make in a stadium show into your living room, and this achieves that. I hope that people find them inspiring.” – Brian May.
The MV50 Brian May is a unique and inspiring guitar amplifier that is the result of a collaboration between Vox and the legendary Sir Brian May from Queen, successfully encapsulating his iconic tone into the popular Vox MV50 tube amp.
Designed and developed in collaboration with the legendary guitarist himself, guitarists everywhere can now enjoy Brian May’s iconic massive rock tones in a tube amp that can be held in the palm of your hand.
Powered by Vox’s Nutube technology – a revolutionary new vacuum tube that produces authentic tube tone at a fraction of the size and power – the MV50 Brian May is based on the MV50 circuitry and AC30 tone, but with the addition of a KAT (Knight Audio Technologies) treble booster, which can be toggled on or off, allowing guitarists to achieve Brian May’s instantly recognisable tone.
With a refined control panel featuring gain, tone and volume controls, the MV50 also features an EQ switch that can be toggled from flat (perfect for larger cabs) to deep (ideal for getting a deeper tone even from a smaller cab). The MV50 packs a large punch despite its small size, with a 50w output at 4 ohms, making it perfect for gigging, rehearsals, and even for home practice. And with cabinet simulation in the headphone/line out, the MV50 Brian May can be recorded directly, without needing to mic up a cab.
Weighing in at only 540g (19oz), the MV50 BM is one of the lightest tube amps available, making Brian May’s iconic tone truly portable. “I wouldn’t mind going on some future stadium gig and seeing how this shapes up.” – Brian May.
With eye-catching red casing the MV50 Brian May provides a visual nod to his legendary ‘Red
Special’ guitar. The face of the amp is finished in Vox’s quintessential diamond-patterned cloth, complemented with Brian May’s signature, to represent his personal approval of the amp which bears his name.
Input/output: Input, Line out/Headphones, Speaker out
Preamp: Nutube 6P1 with KAT treble booster
Power Amplifier Output: Max. 50W RMS@4ohm, 25W RMS@8ohm, 12.5W RMS@16ohm
Controls: Gain, tone, volume, treble booster on/off switch, impedance switch, standby switch, eco switch, EQ switch (flat/deep)
An immaculate emulation of the legendary Vox AC30
To provide you with the most authentic tube-style AC30 tones possible, the Vox Brian May MV50BM starts with the same cutting-edge circuitry as the rest of Vox’s highly renowned MV50 series.
Whether you’re after clean tones packed with jangle and chime or the raw, roaring tone of a cranked AC30, the MV50BM has you covered. Plus, guitarists love how the non-nonsense 3-knob control scheme of a Gain, Tone, and Volume knob makes it a breeze to dial in your favorite Queen riffs, licks, and solos.
Onboard KAT Treble Booster
For decades, Brian May’s signature tone has been consistently defined by three elements: his Red Special Guitar, his wall of Vox AC30 amplifiers, and a treble booster. While it’s unlikely that Brian is willing to give up his self-made Red Special guitar anytime soon, the MV50BM’s dead-on AC30-style tone is paired with a togglable treble booster circuit developed by Knight Audio Technologies — the very same company that builds many of the treble boosters that Brian plays up onstage.
Innovative Nutube technology
Don’t be fooled by the MV50BM’s portable size — this little hybrid head houses a true tube in its preamp section. It’s an old-school-meets-new-school touch that allows the MV50BM to break up with the best of them, only without the challenges (and heavy weight!) that are so common among all-tube designs. If you’re after highly dynamic, organic-sounding overdrive tones, the MV50BM will surely please even the pickiest tube fanatic.
- INPUT/OUTPUT JACKS: INPUT Jack × 1, SPEAKER OUTPUT Jack × 1(6.3 mm monaural phone jack, unbalanced)PHONES / LINE Jack × 1(6.3 mm stereo phone jack)
- VACUUM TUBE: Nutube 6P1
- OUTPUT POWER: Maximum approx 50 W RMS@4 ohms,25 W RMS@8 ohms, 12.5 W RMS@16 ohms
- POWER SUPPLY: AC adapter (DC 19 V )Current
- CONSUMPTION: 3.42 A
- DIMENSIONS (W× D×H): 135 × 75 × 100 mm/5.31 × 2.95 × 3.94 inches
- WEIGHT: 551 g/1.21 lbs.
- INCLUDED ITEMS: AC adapter, Power cord, Owner’s Manual