JS12 – Josh Smith Signature Combo

$2,299.99

Josh Smith Signature Amp

The Morgan JS12 Josh Smith Signature amp came to life years ago when Josh asked me 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 me incorporate a boost switch for those times he needs just a little more grit from the amp.

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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 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.

Tube-driven reverb and boost

Get more out of the Morgan Amps JS12 Josh Smith Signature combo’s reverb with its dwell control. The all-tube reverb circuit and spring reverb tank deliver the classic sound you know and love. The dwell control lets you adjust the decay of the reverb to taste. You can dial in deep, lush reverb that won’t mask your guitar tone. You’ll also find a preamp boost that squeezes a bit more front-end drive from the JS12 when you aren’t able to crank up the volume.

Speaker

At the heart of the JS12 Combo is a 12” Custom Eminence JS1250 Josh Smith signature speaker. 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.

Features

  • 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
  • Custom USA made Mercury Magnetics transformers
  • Custom Eminence JS1250 Josh Smith signature speaker
  • Limited lifetime warranty
  • Dimensions: 10″ (D) x 18″ (W) x 20.75″ (H)
  • Weight: 38 lb.
  • Hand-wired
  • Made in the U.S.A.

Morgan History

Joe Morgan has been building, modifying and repairing amplifiers since 1996. His designs are seen in stadiums and arenas all over the world. It is hard to turn on a music awards show without seeing his products. Joe designs for the working musician, whether that means a Sunday morning church gig or touring the world with James Taylor.

Joe will be the first to tell you that tube amps are not rocket science (Joe was part of the engineering team that developed the first GPS satellites). Tube amps are only as good as their components and Morgan chooses the best of the best. Engineered with custom designed transformers to provide the best possible sonic signature they also provide Morgan with the confidence to offer a limited lifetime warranty.

Handwired in the USA.

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