Ten years ago we discovered a very special Masco ME18 commercial amplifier that was a paradigm changer. Inspired by the unique qualities of the 6SJ7 pentode tube, a journey began to create a circuit that would fully compliment the tone that blues harmonica players seek. What we came up with became the MegaTone WEZO ME18, and now offer you in a variety of different heads for you to use with your favorite speaker cabinet.
To celebrate this history, we now offer a deluxe version that includes real spring tube driven reverb. There are two versions of the compact metal cabinet models with and without reverb. We also offer the WEZO ME18 in a variety of wooden cabinet styles, plus we make a version in an old vintage HP signal generator with the big knob. You can choose between either flame Maple or two ply plastic control panels for the compact metal versions.
In a custom padded Tuki pouch, we assemble burned-in matched power tubes together with a new old stock pentode preamp tube that is performance tested. Also included is a driver preamp tube and rectifier, plus a pair of both fuses. Spare kit for the ME18R includes two more preamp tubes, a 12AU7 and 12AX7. This pouch can be mounted inside your speaker cabinet or stowed in your gig bag.
A gifted harp player from North Carolina, Mike has been playing and teaching blues harp for over 30 years. Heavily influenced by such great players as Paul Butterfield, James Cotton, Jr. Wells, as well as modern harmonica icons like Kim Wilson, William Clarke, and Rod Piazza. Wezo knows great amplified harp tone, he is an avid collector of vintage amps, and is a Seydel Harmonica Endorsee.
currently performing with "The Jamie Trollinger Band"
David Barrett takes you with him, as he first finds the amplifier to be restored and then sends it to Dale Laslie for the MegaTone harp mod package. Click on all the links below to follow the entire process from start to finish.