American Tones with a Josh Smith Twist
Based on Joe Morgan's original PR12, the Morgan Amps JS12 Josh Smith Signature all-tube combo guitar offers the Blackface-style tones of the original design while offering some top-shelf tweaks that Smith demands. Loaded with custom Mercury Magnetic transformers, a custom-designed Eminence JS1250 speaker, and a 3dB boost, Smith's signature amp takes the classic sound to a new level. On top of that, the JS12's tube-driven reverb boasts a dwell control for gorgeous ambience. Josh Smith carefully crafts his tone, and the Morgan JS12 1 x 12" combo is the amp he uses.
The Morgan JS12 Josh Smith Signature amp came to life years ago when Josh asked Joe Morgan to build him a killer small wattage amp that he could use on the Grammy’s playing behind Mick Jagger. The JS12 contains all of the mods that Josh asked for on his personal PR12. The hand applied aged lacquered finish is standard for this model as is the custom Eminence JS1250 speaker that was designed specifically to Josh’s exacting standards. Josh also had Joe incorporate a boost switch for those times he needs just a little more grit from the amp. The JS12 starts with the classic black face tone and then beefs up the low end by giving the power supply of the amp more juice so that it doesn’t fart out like the originals. The reverb has also been modified to add a Dwell control. The Dwell control allows you to control the amount of decay in your reverb. This allows you to have a very high reverb mix without washing out your guitar tone. The addition of the 3db boost switch allows you to get more grit even at lower volume levels. The bass and treble controls interact with each other to give you a wide range of tones. The cabinet is a specially designed fix baffle cab. The fixed baffle design allows the entire cab to resonate with the speaker giving it a much larger sound for such a small box. As with all Morgan Amps the JS12 LOVES pedals and works well with any pedalboard. The JS12 is small footprint grab and go combo that will cut through any mix and is loud enough to get over drummer. This amp has been Josh’s go to amp whenever he is in the studio or on the gig battlefield.
• Power: 12w Class A/B tube
• Hand-wired in the USA
• 2x 6V6 power tubes
• 3x 12AX7 preamp tubes
• 3 Spring tube driven reverb
• Volume, Treble, Bass, Boost, Reverb and Dwell Controls
• 1x8 ohm 1x16 ohm outputs
• Custom USA made transformers
• Custom Eminence JS1250 Josh Smith signature speaker
• Limited lifetime warranty
• Made in the U.S.A.
• Dimensions: 10" (D) x 18" (W) x 20.75" (H)
• Weight: 38 lb.