Murder One is my most popular amplifier. It’s a single ended guitar amplifier built using vintage submini tubes, a 6111 dual triode pre amp and a 5672 pentode power amp. It’s really tiny. It sounds great. It takes pedals really well. It features gain and volume controls so you can dial in anything from crystal clean to dirty overdriven tube goodness. The speaker output will drive pretty much anything – 4/8/16 ohm cabs or even mono headphones.
My good friend and tame shredmaster Rich Russell did some great soundclips for me.
Rich used a USA Fender Telecaster. The amp was driving a Marshall 1936 2×12. No other effects except a little SHO boost for the ‘shredding’ part, and a touch of reverb. Microphone was a Shure SM58.
Here’s the latest ‘facelift’ version of Murder One:
…..and a duo of silver machines:
Murder One is designed to be powered from a 12 volt regulated 500ma DC power pack (not supplied). The amp has an in-built voltage multiplier which delivers 80 volts to the tubes. Did I say it’s really tiny? 110mm x 80mm x 70mm – about the size of a Boss pedal. It weighs less than 0.5Kg.
People are using Murder One for home practice, recording, and as a really compact travel amp. Murder One‘s low wattage output means that you can get a cool overdriven tube sound at low volume – really ideal for recording, and satisfying for home practice too. I use mine into a Marshall 1936 2×12 cab.
Murder One owner Steve Corke has been kind enough to do a demo using his amp for all the guitar parts. Signal Path: Esquire clone (with Bareknuckle Yardbird pup) >>> Murder One >>> Matamp 8ohm 12inch cab (Celestion Heritage 30 speaker) >>> Shure SM58 (transformerless mod).
Murder One is available now at £200.00 GBP plus shipping.
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