MG Pride and Joy
The MG Pride and Joy is another replica of a SUPER Classic Fender amplifier!
Black Face Super Reverb!
Used by guitar monsters like Steve Ray Vaughan
(used for his clean sound), Johnny Marr, Freddie King, Lee Ranaldo, Dereck Trucks, Doyle Bramhall, Wes Montgomery, Alex Lifeson and more!
We upgraded the original circuit with our wonderful MG OIL CAPACITORs, bringing more dynamics, depth, musicality and soul to this spectacular classic amplifier!
The AB763 Super Reverb is a very popular Fender amplifier due to the huge tone, robustness and pure tone of the traditional design of the AB763 blackface amplifier. The design of the AB763 can also be found on some silverface amplifiers between 1967 and 1969. The later silverface circuits have been further altered by CBS to make them cleaner, harder and thinner, especially if someone compares amplifiers at the same volume and EQ setting.
Black faces have more growls and a distorted and bent tone.
The nature of the 4 × 10 ″ speaker setup is a directional tone with high forward and back treble.
Many deep bass are produced by the bigt cabinet, while the important midrange is reasonably low, a reconciled tone.
You can turn up the volume 4 and the amplifier comes to life. We remember these occasions as our happiest musical moments.
The notes bounce off our strings and we are musically and physically connected to the amplifier just using the pick and guitar volume to reverse and toggle between rhythm and solo.
Perhaps a transparent booster pedal to take us to David Gilmour’s land with sustain, harmonics and a creamy tone. You can physically feel the dynamic response of one of Fender’s finest vintage amplifiers of them all.
But only if you know how to tame this animal.
AA763 / AB763 tube layout (seen from the back, V1 is on the right side)
V1 12ax7 = normal preamp channel
V2 12ax7 = Vibrato Preamp Channel
V3 12at7 = Reverb Send
V4 12ax7 = 1/2 Reverb Recovery and 1/2 Gain Stage for Vibrato Channel
V5 12ax7 = Vibrato
V6 12at7 = Phase Inverter
V7 6L6 = Supply Tube # 1
V8 6L6 = Supply Tube # 2
V9 GZ34 = Rectifier Tube