Skip to main content Skip to footer
Call and save on most brands call 866 498 7882

Morgan Amplification AC40 Deluxe 1x12 40W Tube Guitar Combo Amp

Item #: 
1422297031855
  • Write a Review

The Morgan AC40 Deluxe is a deceptively simple amplifier that is capable of producing a myriad of early '60s British tones through a 12" Celestion G12H75 Creamback, but that is just the beginning. The... Click To Read More About This Product

We're sorry—we no longer carry this item.

Find a similar product below or contact us for a recommendation of a great alternative.

Call: 866-498-7882 Email

Recommended Products
Overview

The Morgan AC40 Deluxe is a deceptively simple amplifier that is capable of producing a myriad of early '60s British tones through a 12" Celestion G12H75 Creamback, but that is just the beginning. The switchable EF86 tube helps to make the range of tones from the cleanest of EL84 chime to ferocious high-gain growl. The power level control allows you to dial in just the right amount of volume without sacrificing your tone the way some master volumes do.

The AC40 Deluxe was created to solve modern guitar player amplifier issues with the ability to stay true to vintage tonality. It is equally at home in the studio or on the stage. It can be seen on the stages of superstars like Jeff Tweedy, Mike Landau, Josh Smith and Kirk Fletcher.

Plug into the AC40 Deluxe and you will instantly notice the familiar chime and compression of the Class A EL84 driven output section. The amplifier' extreme touch-sensitivity will allow you to coax clean tones even at the highest of gain settings. To quote Keith Armstrong (Chief Engineer at Mix LA) œIt is impossible to get a bad sound out of this amp!

The Power Level control is a big part of the magic. Most guitarists today have spent large sums of money and even more amounts of time working on their pedal boards. Most pedals are not designed to be used with a tube amp on œ1. They were designed to interact with the amplifier at or near the point at which it begins to break up. That is why an overdrive pedal is called an œover drive. It is driving the amp over that point. Unfortunately that volume can be too loud for most live applications. The Power Level control on the AC40 Deluxe solves this. Think of conventional master volumes as a spigot on a garden hose, they choke off the signal to the power section of the amp to a usable level. Most conventional master volumes also affect the way your pedals interact with your amp. The Power Level control behaves like a zoom lens. It limits the size of the output signal that can be produced by the output tubes. It does NOT choke the signal down and therefore behaves identical as if the amp were running at full volume. This means that you can choose the power that you need, anything from 1/2 of a watt to 40 watts.

The AC40 Deluxe uses 3 separate switches to give you all of the original early '60s EL84 tonalities, Normal, Brilliant and EF86. Never has such a deceptively simple amp had so many tonal options.

Handwired in the USA.

MORGAN HISTORY:
Joe Morgan has been building, modifying and repairing amplifiers since 1996. His designs are seen in stadiums and arenas all over the world. It is hard to turn on a music awards show without seeing his products. Joe designs for the working musician, whether that means a Sunday morning church gig or touring the world with James Taylor.
Joe will be the first to tell you that tube amps are not rocket science (Joe was part of the engineering team that developed the first GPS satellites). Tube amps are only as good as their components and Morgan chooses the best of the best. Engineered with custom designed Mercury Magnetics transformers to provide the best possible sonic signature they also provide him with the confidence to offer a limited lifetime warranty.

FEATURES

Power
Maximum wattage: 26W“50W; 40W
Tube or solid state: Tube/valve
Type: Combo
Number of preamp tubes: 3
Preamp tube type: 12AX7/ECC83; EF86
Number of power tubes: 4
Power tube type: EL84
Power attenuation: Yes; Attenuation knob

Channels
Number of channels: 1
Footswitchable: Not Applicable
Number of inputs: 1

Speakers
Speakers: 1x12"
Speaker brand: Celestion
Speaker model(s): G12H-75 Creamback
Cab power handling: 75W
Cab back panel: Partially open back
Impedance: 2x8 ohms 1x16 ohms
Cab angle: Straight

Controls
Channel 1: Cut and volume
Master volume: Yes
Mid-shift: No
Resonance: No
Presence: No
Bright: Yes
Contour: No
Reverb: No
Voicing control: No
Boost: No
Other: Bass cut; EF86/12AX7 switch
MIDI control: No
Footswitch included: No

Effects
Effects loop: No
Footswitchable: Not applicable
Reverb: No
Tremolo: No
Delay: No
Echo: No
Flanger: No
Phaser: No
Modulation: No
Chorus: No
Other:

Misc. Features
External speaker output: Yes
Headphone output: No
Direct output: No
AUX input: No
USB connectivity: No
Built-in tuner: No

Dimensions
Width: 24"
Height: 20.75"
Depth: 10"
Weight: 48 lb.
Country of origin: U.S.A.
  • Customer Reviews
Loading....
You are changing the Ship-To country.

Our product catalog varies by country due to manufacturer restrictions. If you change the Ship-To country, some or all of the items in your cart may not ship to the new destination.