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Black Widow MGP-1A: First modelling guitar preamp with all-tube, all-analog signal path

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Out Now

Product Type

Guitar preamp

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Black Widow Audio Designs

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https://hearblackwidow.com

Laura  Barnes
Black Widow MGP-1A: First modelling guitar preamp with all-tube, all-analog signal path

The MGP-1A is the result of almost eight years of research and development.

Black Widow Audio Designs’ debut product, the MGP-1A modelling guitar preamplifier, will launch internationally in July.

The St. Louis, MO startup announced the preamp in January, 2014, and it was swiftly named one of the top 20 new products at NAMM ’14 by Audio Fanzine.

Three years later and Black Widow is finally able to bring the preamp to market across the globe beginning the week of July 3rd.

The MGP-1A is the result of almost eight years of research and development and is the first preamplifier to offer guitar preamplifier modelling with an all-tube, all-analog signal path.

The unit features 18 preamplifier models, which are derived from the most iconic guitar amplifiers in history. Each model comes complete with its own unique gain and volume controls, 3-band tone stack and various selectable voicing switches.

Modelling is driven by the company’s patented VEnuM All-tube Modelling engine, which reconfigures the internal vacuum tube circuitry for ultra-realistic tone; realism that cannot be achieved through digital or other means.

Designed to be easy for anyone to use, the MGP-1A takes the form of a 3-channel preamplifier where every feature and option has a dedicated front panel control.

The MGP-1A’s clean channel takes its cue from dual input vintage amplifiers with bright and normal channels and even allows you to bridge them internally, recreating the old “jumpered input” trick. The crunch and drive channels take a more modern route with switchable bright and deep voicing options.

All channels feature an EQ shift and alternate tone stack that is unique to each model, bringing the number of pristine analog tones available to 264, before touching a single knob.

Backed by a 3-year warranty, each MGP-1A is handmade and hand-wired in the USA using high-quality parts.

Black Widow’s MGP-1A will be available for $1,999.99, a discount of $400 off the normal price.

For more information visit https://hearblackwidow.com

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