The name says it all. This is the boldest, most open and versatile British style amp available. It breathes like an early ’60s Plexi, but can cut like a hot-rodded ’80s version if desired. And it delivers those tones at ANY volume level from a whisper to a scream. All this, plus a low/high gain switch on the distortion channel puts this amp in a league of it’s own. If you want every level of pure tube driven Plexi distortion with no need for pedals, this amp delivers it all, but it doesn’t stop there. A separate clean channel patterned after a famous class A British amp gives sparkly cleans you would never have expected from a design of this sort.
The Perplex’d has a total of 3 channels. The Distortion channel has separate rhythm and lead gains and corresponding master volumes, sharing the same tone controls, but voiced slightly different. Added to all this is a global presence and depth control.
Morris preamp stages are designed to capture the essence of output stage distortion, to the extreme of being completely sensitive to what level of signal you hit it with, even when the master volumes are at their lowest settings. In this way the clarity and tonality of the guitar being used stays true. Playing a single coil guitar through an old non master volume amp would give a totally different response than if you used a humbucker, and Morris preamps work the same, letting it still ‘breathe’. As with all Morris amps, it is completely hand wired eyelet board construction for the most touch sensitive, organic feel and tone available.
“The Morris Perplex’d is the one. It has an incredible clean channel and can deliver any and every classic Marshall Plexi tone you could want at any volume and at any gain level you desire…with tone that is incomparable. Game Over!!!” – Cliff
- Three channel, clean, rhythm (w/master), lead (w/master)
- Channels are footswitchable (w/leds)
- 45 watts
- Solid state rectification
- 2 x EL34 output tubes- 4 x 12AX7 preamp tubes
- Tube buffered effects loop
- 4/8/16 output impedance
- Custom transformers
- Dimensions: (H) 9″ x (W) 26″ x (D) 8-1/4″ (Small British head box size)
All Morris amps can be ordered in custom colors for a $150.00 upcharge.