The Master Lead 50 amp head excels as a power house foundation for your pedals and effects. Whether straight-in or with your pedal board, the SC50 will inspire your creativity and elevate your performance.
Not much compares to the experience of striking an open E chord when you have some tube-driven sonic heft behind you.
The heart of the Master Lead 50 is the dual-Mullard-EL34 power amp section that is designed to saturate when pushed.
Brace yourself for a paradigm shifting amplifier experience. The Sound City Master Lead 50 dares modern players to go back to rock’s brawny, tube-melting roots and experience the freedom of unbridled musical expression.
The Sound City® Master Series amplifiers are pure old-school WMDs, built on the foundation of
the original David Reeves designed ONE HUNDRED model, first produced by Reeves for Ivor Arbiter’s
Sound City company in 1966. Used in their formative and intensely creative years by such legendary
artists as Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Pete Townsend, Marc Bolan, and John Entwistle, the Sound
City Master Series captures a sonic recipe all but lost to history until recently brought back to stand
head and shoulders with their historic contemporaries.
These amplifiers deliver a broad dynamic range and striking power amp saturation that will breathe new life into your playing style. From the first note, the inspiring tone will bring you back to
the nuanced and muscular vintage sounds of classic recordings, without the need to run the amp
at insanely high volume levels.
As a pedal platform, you will find the meticulously built Master Series amps to be unrivaled in
response, detail and nuance. In addition, the very low noise preamp and power amp stages will
provide a dramatically deeper, wider soundstage for your favorite vintage and modern stomps.
The Master Series preamp section has a broad dynamic range, which accounts for its extra
touch-sensitivity and excellent guitar volume response. In addition, clean and overdriven voicings
can easily be dialed up using the unique gain structure, tone controls, presence and master volume.
From there, just a little tweaking on your guitar volume and tone controls will yield a surprising
amount of sonic range.
The Master Series power amp section is designed for big round tone and dynamic response at
low to medium guitar volumes and a rapid but smooth transition into saturation, turning rich and
thick at full guitar volume. This combination of preamp voicing and power amp response enhances
the unique character of any guitar and pick-up type and truly harkens back to the glory days of
unrestrained guitar fury.
Specially designed, American made precision wound power transformers and top-quality paper
wound output transformers produce optimum performance, reliability and stability, delivering
excellent power tube response and just the right amount of natural output transformer saturation
Getting familiar with the Sound City Master Series amps is easy, so don’t be terribly surprised when
you find yourself up and running in no time. First hand experience and real world application will
yield the ultimate satisfaction of finding your own path of comprehension and self-expression.
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