Orange Amplification is proud to announce the launch of the Limited Edition Marcus King MK Ultra signature amp. Created in conjunction with the guitar phenomenon and Grammy Award nominated singer, songwriter, this is the first Orange Amp to be collectively designed and built with Orange USA.
GRAMMY® Award-nominated artist, performer, and songwriter Marcus King was downright destined to play music. Logging thousands of miles on the road as “The Marcus King Band,” he established himself with unparalleled performance prowess and a dynamic live show. During 2020, he cut his solo debut El Dorado, garnering a GRAMMY® Award nomination in the category of “Best Americana Album.” King has used Orange amps for years and working together with Orange has created a signature amp with the sound to achieve his dream.
Representing the perfect marriage of classic vintage American and British tonal sensibilities, the Marcus King MK Ultra is a completely unique design which offers a new approach to the definitive Orange sound. The tonal subtlety of the new amp offers plenty of expressive rock crunch and powerful, sumptuous soul sounds.
The 30 watt all-valve MK Ultra is the first Orange Amp to be collectively designed and built with Orange USA. The carefully tuned circuitry of the new amp responds amazingly to different volume and tone settings on a guitar and works with pedals to shape rather than sit on top of the tone. It uses the highest quality components including custom Heyboer transformers and a pair of 12AX7 preamp valves which drive into a power amp section made of a duo of cathode based 6L6GC power valves. This first for Orange brings out all the harmonics and touch sensitivity King demands.
The range of this simple three knob design has to be heard to be believed. Increase the urgent, responsive VOLUME control for more saturation with the 6L6’s starting to break up giving an almost spongy attack. Dial in the SING (treble) control to form atmosphere with precise variations to tone brightness and add ‘thickness’ by increasing the DEEP (Bass) control.
‘For me to have a signature amp with Orange is just like a childhood dream that’s come true. It’s a uniquely crafted American amplifier by a British company for a uniquely crafted American Man,’ Marcus King. He is expected to announce new music soon and has a full worldwide tour schedule this year, see the latest show dates at https://marcuskingband.com/tour.
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