The Fat Jimmy Fat Jac 15 is Fat Jimmy's take on the classic vintage VOX AC15 circuits. When researching these classic amps, Mike Pascale of Fat Jimmy Amplifiers noticed that the schematics changed significantly from circuit to circuit, especially in the early years. He noticed what stayed the same and what changed, and as a result discovered what defines that classic VOX tone. Mike took these consistencies, and then added his own flavors and preferences to the circuit. The result is an incredible 15w EL84 amplifier that truly captures the VOX style sound – and gives you a lot more.
The 'Jimmy' control really shines on this amp. Turn the 'Jimmy' down and you to get more headroom and cleaner tones than any stock AC15. Crank the 'Jimmy' up and you're right back in vintage VOX territory with absolutely incredible overdrive! This amp delivers the unique and classic sound of EL84 power tubes, both clean and overdriven. Vox fans and EL84 players know there is nothing quite like the sound of the overdrive from that comes from pushing EL84 power tubes (think Brian May of Queen).
The Fat Jac 15 was the amp that started the Fat Jimmy collaboration with Mr. Bob Weir. They put the Fat Jac 15 up against a hand wired AC30 at Bob's TRI Studio; the rest is history.
Available in black/oxblood or blonde/oxblood.
- 2 x EL84 power tubes
- 12AT7 or 12AX7 in the phase inverter for more or less gain (12AX7 stock)
- 12AX7 preamp
- 5Y3 rectifier tube
- Volume, treble, bass, chime, jimmy, master volume, bright switch
- 4/8/16 ohm selectable output