The Emplexador Jr. is TopHat's take on the beloved Marshall amp. You know it, you love it, TopHat has perfected it! From TopHat...
"The Emplexador Jr. is so versatile, it's perfect for the vintage Marshall enthusiast who loves everything that they used to make, but can't decide which model to buy - and - for the live performer or studio player who needs to be able to get those classic "Plexi" sounds and a modern overdrive all in one amplifier. The Emplexador Jr. has it all!
The 50 watt version, pictured here, is tube rectified with a typical GZ34 rectifier tube. It features a traditional hi/lo input with selectable voicing between "Plexi" and "Overdrive". The first mode, labeled "Plexi", is based on a 1968 "Plexi" with a few twists thrown in for added versatility.
We've added the ability to engage/disengage the "Bright Boost" bypass cap of a Classic '72 era amp as well as a per-EQ fat-off-brite switch to provide added versatility to work with more guitars/styles as possible and covering the classic tones of different eras, too. The master volume control also provides greater drive control in both modes, with no degradation from a non master amp when cranked.
The second voicing, labeled "Overdrive", is designed to attain the best overdrive sound available with tons of gain and sustain while still offering some ability to have the amp clean up when your guitar is turned down. It is a 3 gain stage arrangement (compared to 2 in Classic mode) similar to a late JMP or JCM."
Brian Gerhard has been building Vox and Marshall-inspired amps for decades, while amassing a legion of users like Bonnie Raitt, Buzz Feiten, Cesar Rojas, Dan Huff, David Hidalgo, Dean Parks, Elliott Smith, Greg Leisz, Michael Landau, Pete Thorn, Rusty Anderson, Tim Peirce, Walter Becker, and many more if you can believe it! Incredible tones, incredible attention to detail, relentless devotion to quality, and an unwavering excitement for the craft are hallmarks of Brian's work. Think Two Rock, Bartel, etc...meaning, these are seriously well made amps.
If you're new to TopHat, we can guarantee you'll be blown away - we certainly are. If you've known about TopHat for years but it's been a bit since you've plugged into one? Welcome back - and prepare to be as impressed as ever. Brilliant stuff!
- 50 Watts
GZ34 rectifier tube
- 2x12" Compact Closed Back Cabinet w/V30 & G12H speakers
- Speaker cable included