Guitar Aficionado Praises Budda Mark Nason Guitar Amplifier
Guitar Aficionado, the luxury magazine for guitar enthusiasts, has praised the Budda® MN™ Series amplifier and enclosure, a highly versatile, high-gain amplifier and matching 4x12 cab featuring a custom Italian leather exterior designed by renowned footwear designer Mark Nason®.
"The quality of materials and craftsmanship is beyond reproach," the magazine reported in its Winter edition. "This amp's gain structure produces a powerful, slightly compressed singing tone that is verily addictive and packs a forceful wallop."
Read the full review from Guitar Aficionado here.
The Budda MN-100 features three independent channels, a 120-watt power section driven by four EL34 tubes, and a preamp consisting of seven dual triode 12AX7 tubes. The MN-100 also features dual 5U4 rectifier tubes and a solid-state rectifier, with Budda's patent-pending PowerPan™ variable rectification control that allows players to open uncharted tone territory by selecting tube rectification, diode rectification or anywhere between the two.
All three of the Budda MN-100’s independent channels—Clean, Rhythm and Lead—include separate three-band EQ, Reverb, Resonance, Presence, and true bypass effects loop with send and return levels. Each channel also features OVER-BOOST™, a stompbox-style lead boost that engages an additional tube-driven gain circuit to give players a supercharged boost. The effects loop on channel 2 can also be used as a global loop for incredible versatility in effects routing. The included nine-button foot controller switches all three channels digitally via MIDI, effects loops and OVER-BOOST functions, as well as Master Reverb and Master Boost, which is a second Master Volume control that can be used to boost the overall volume of the amp.
The Budda MN-100 also features a half-power switch for operating the amplifier in either 60- or 120-watt mode. The back panel features an amplifier chain section with power-amp inputs and a slave output, impedance selector and MIDI input and output for use in MIDI-switching rigs. The matching MN-412™ enclosure features four Budda Phat™ 12 loudspeakers and luxurious Mark Nason® leather covering.
In a unique convergence of modern precision and old-world artistry, this multi-faceted, innovative amplifier found its aesthetic equal in the custom Italian leathers, signature embellishments and metalwork of renowned footwear designer Mark Nason. No stranger to the rock & roll lifestyle, Mark Nason’s signature couture creations stride easily from Sunset Strip to center stage on the Budda MN-100 and MN-412. For those who crave both tone and luxury, the MN-100 is simply the best amplifier money can buy.