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VOX MV50-BM-SET Brian May Limited Edition

Take Sir Brian May’s unique tone anywhere with this lightweight tube amp and cabinet rig

The MV50 Brian May is a unique and inspiring guitar amplifier that is the result of a collaboration between Vox and the legendary Brian May from Queen, successfully encapsulating his iconic tone into the popular VOX MV50 tube amp, with a perfectly matched accompanying cabinet.

“I want people to be able to get the sounds you make in a stadium show into your living room, and this achieves that. I hope that people find them inspiring.” – Brian May.

With a combined weight of less than 5kg (less than 11 lbs), guitarists everywhere can now enjoy Brian May’s iconic stadium rock tone in a small and lightweight tube amp rig. 

The MV50 Brian May has been designed and developed in collaboration between Vox and the legendary guitarist Brian May.

Powered by Vox’s Nutube technology – a revolutionary new vacuum tube that produces authentic tube tone at a fraction of the size – the MV50 Brian May is based on the MV50 circuitry and AC30 tone, but with the addition of a KAT (Knight Audio Technologies) treble booster, which can be toggled on or off, allowing guitarists to achieve Brian May’s instantly recognisable tone.

With a refined control panel featuring gain, tone and volume controls, the MV50 also features an EQ switch that can be toggled from flat (perfect for larger cabs) to deep (ideal for getting a deeper tone even from a smaller cab).

When combined with its matching speaker cabinet, the MV50 produces a 25w output at 8ohms, packing a large punch despite its small size. The MV50 Brian May’s headphone/line out also features speaker emulation, so you have the option of recording directly from the amp head without needing to mic up the cab.

With a head weighing just 540g (19oz) , and cab weighing 3.9kg (8.6lbs)  this is one of the lightest tube setups available to guitarists, and certainly a lot lighter than Brian’s on-stage trio of AC30s! You can truly take Brian’s iconic tone with you wherever you go.

“It's perfect for any smaller show, and if you want to put a mic in front of it, it'll do for your big gigs as well. I wouldn't mind going on some future stadium gig and seeing how this shapes up.” – Brian May.

With eye-catching red casing the MV50 Brian May provides a visual nod to his legendary ‘Red Special’ guitar.

The face of the amp and cab is finished in Vox’s quintessential diamond-patterned cloth, complemented with Brian May’s signature, to represent his personal approval of the amp which bears his name.

This special collector’s edition set consists of MV50 head, matching speaker cab, plus keychain and postcards.


Key features:

MV50 Brian May amp head:

Input/output: Input, Line out/Headphones, Speaker out

Preamp: Nutube 6P1 with KAT treble booster

Power Amplifier Output: Max. 50W RMS@4ohm, 25W RMS@8ohm, 12.5W RMS@16ohm

Controls: Gain, tone, volume, treble booster on/off switch, impedance switch, standby switch, eco switch, EQ switch (flat/deep)

MV50 Brian May Specifications:

Input/Output Jacks: INPUT Jack × 1, SPEAKER OUTPUT Jack × 1(6.3 mm monaural phone jack, unbalanced)PHONES / LINE Jack × 1(6.3 mm stereo phone jack)

Vacuum tube: Nutube 6P1

Output Power: Maximum approx 50 W RMS@4 ohms,25 W RMS@8 ohms, 12.5 W RMS@16 ohms

Power supply: AC adapter (DC 19 V )Current

Consumption:3.42 A

Dimensions (W× D×H):135 × 75 × 100 mm/5.31 × 2.95 × 3.94 inches

Weight: 551 g/1.21 lbs.

Included items: AC adapter, Power cord, Owner’s Manual

Speaker cabinet:

Speaker: 1 x 8" VOX original 8ohm

Input terminals: 2

Allowable input: 25W

Dimensions: 260 (W) x 200 (D) x 285 (H) mm 

Weight: 3.9 kg