If you go to Musikmesse next week, you will see the reissue of the iconic Music Man amps, designed in collaboration with MarkBass.
The idea came from Marco De Virgiliis from Markbass who contacted Sterling Ball to recreate the amps designed by Tommy Walker during the “pre-BCS” Fender era (remember Eric Clapton or Albert Lee’s amps at that time?).
The 2014 edition of these amps retains the original design, including the Music Man logo. The series will debut with a head, a cab and two combos:
- HD 130 Reverb: 130W, 2 channel head, each with volume and 3-band EQ, channel 2 also features a reverb and a tremolo, while the master is shared. 4x EL34 valves are used on this model.
- 112 RD 50: 50W combo, 2 channels, each with dedicated volume and 2-band EQ, gain on channel 2, spring reverb, one ECC83 and two 6L6. The speaker is a 12” DV Mark Neoclassic .
- 212 RD 130: 130W combo, two channels with dedicated volume and 3-band EQ, reverb and tremolo on channel 2, shared master ; two 12” DV Mark Neoclassic speakers and four EL34 power tubes
- GS 412: 4 x 12” DV Mark Neoclassic cabinet, 600W power, operation in 8 Ohm Mono or 16 Ohm Stereo, closed back, straight front
No information regarding the pricing of this new series, the amps are not referenced on the website yet.