Fortin Amplification releases the MEATHEAD 6-channel MIDI Tube Guitar Amp

The MEATHEAD serves up a massive 6 course meal with 6 channels of meaty MIDI programmable tones. Everything from warm luscious clean tones, barking British raunch, corpulent singing lead tones to punishing modern high gain mayhem is at your command. Feature packed with a simple & intuitive layout for ease of use. Just like our other amps, it retains all the detail of your instruments and playing dynamics. The MEATHEAD is designed for emerging musical styles and pushing the boundaries of guitar amplification.

Each of the MEATHEAD channels has a Gain, Volume, 3 way Bright switch, Gain Boost switch, Voicing L/M/H switch, 3 band EQ (Bass, Midrange, Treble), Depth, and Presence controls. 2 Master volumes, Standby & Power switches, 4 — Bias controls with test points, 5 LOUDSPEAKERS jacks, MIDI IN and THRU connections, and 2 MIDI programmable FX Loops (each with the following controls: Send Level, Return Level, Series/Parallel switch, Level switch) complete the amplifier. The Bias controls are a powerful feature and tool for exploring more tonal possibilities with the MEATHEAD amplifier. You can mix and match different tube types together for an almost unlimited range of tones. The audio path is switched via 42 relays with no solid state inline for a true 100% all tube analogue signal path.

Chassis mounted components are wired, "flying lead" style, to a 1/8" thick, 4oz weighted FR4 PCB. All ceramic tube sockets, sealed stainless steel shafted pots, metal switches, metal jacks, custom designed precision wound power, choke and output transformers are mounted to a 1/8" brushed aluminum chassis. Front and back panels are clear anodized brushed aluminum with laser etched lettering that will not wear off. Housed in a 3/4" birch-ply enclosure, accented with custom black aluminum anodized metal grills and a 1/4" thick machined aluminum logo plate. Premium components are used throughout, combined with solid, reliable design that will last a lifetime.

Features & Specifications:

- World Mains 100/110/120/220/230/240 VAC 50/60HZ
- Fully MIDI Programmable.
- 4 - BIAS locking pots and test points
- 8 - 12AX7s, 1 -12AT7, & 4 - Power tubes in any combinations of EL34, 6CA7, KT77, 6L6, 5881, KT66, 6550, KT88, KT90, KT100. Class-AB, 100 to 180 watts RMS
- Fully regulated DC preamp heaters for an ultra low noise floor
- Marriage of PCB and Point-to-Point assembly

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My kind of amp. Lots of tubes, lots of knobs, lots of complexity. Seriously, I love complex stuff that is hard to dial in.

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