The PRS MT 100 Mark Tremonti signature amp head is the result of years of meticulous research and rigorous road-testing. Designed with serious musicians in mind, this professional amp is a robust powerhouse featuring custom transformers and three independent channels, each with its unique character while sharing identical controls.
PRS MT 100
Each of the MT 100’s three channels is meticulously crafted with its dedicated preamp tubes, ensuring that the voicing of each channel is precisely as intended.
Clean Channel: This channel, like the MT 15, maintains pristine and chimey tones. Experiment with split or single-coil pickups, and you’ll be amazed by the clarity and brilliance it delivers.
Gain Channel: Sharing similarities with the MT 15, the Gain channel produces lush, heavy tones with a massive bass response that never gets muddy. It’s the go-to choice for those seeking powerful, yet well-defined distortion.
Overdrive Channel: Modeled after one of Tremonti’s favorite personal amps, the Overdrive channel adds an extra layer of flexibility to this versatile amp. It offers a unique gain structure and musical midrange response, expanding the amp’s sonic palette.
“After the success of the MT 15, I wanted to build an amplifier that I can take with me on tour without missing one of my amplifiers at home. After years of development and testing, the MT 100 has become my only touring amp. It is really three amplifiers in one, without compromise – each channel alone is worth the entire price of this amplifier,”
“It all started with the lead channel. He is huge, beefy, and aggressive without getting harsh. Many high-gain amps focus on distortion and the rest is just a side aspect. In my opinion, the MT 100 – as well as the MT 15 – has the best sounding clean sounds in the area of high-gain amps.”
“We were obsessed with this channel and used one of my personal favorite amplifiers for the voicing. We wanted the gain structure to be between the lead and the clean channels and for it to have its own fine midrange response. I can’t wait for people to experience this amplifier,” – Mark Tremonti.
Users can effortlessly switch between these channels using the amp face or the included footswitch, both of which feature matching channel lights for easy navigation. What’s more, all three channels share the same preamp 12AX7 tubes simplifying maintenance.
Plus, the onboard effects loop ensures a simple setup for any stompbox fans.
Pro Tip: Pay attention to the master volume, especially on the Overdrive and Lead channels. Start with the master volume at lower settings to avoid reaching dangerous volumes. On the Lead Channel, keeping the master below 10 o’clock is recommended by PRS for safe playing.
Here’s a quick overview of the channel controls:
– Master Volume
– Master Volume
– Master Volume
Guitar Bomb Verdict
The PRS MT 100 Mark Tremonti signature amp head is possibly a little too loud for many guitarists in the real world. It would be great for anyone gigging on large stages though.
The PRS MT 15 lunchbox-style head is probably a more useable amp for most guitarists.
MSRP – $1849
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