Very versatile for its size. However, I had one modification done that has makes it even better. I play in a very LOUD metal band with a hard hitting drummer and have zero trouble playing over top of the drums with the volume set at about 10 o'clock. I will say that this amp is a lot louder than I expected, I think it would be easily mistaken for a 50 watt amp. When PRS and Mark Tremonti joined forces to design his first signature amp, Tremonti apparently said to hell with compromise. Sweetwater Sound I've had mine for about 6 months and love this thing.
This is a no Brainer. Warm, dirty, expressive, throaty, full of tone and muscle. All this aside the amp was too dark for me. It is super mondo crazy kind of loud. It cranks too. The dirty channel is where this amp shines. Even if the EVH's clean channel sound better, the clean channel on the MT15 is not bad: It has a good bass and treble controls and the boost knob really helps a lot and gives you more option, at least in my case.
Holy b**l smashers batman! At the store, I tested it at 15w and compared to the EVH LBXII. I ran it with a Mesa 4x12 straight cab and both channels sounded great. The other thing...volume. The blue/red LEDs that light up with each channel are an added bonus and add a nice flair to the stage and practice space. The lead channel is tight and has plenty of gain. On the EVH, I felt like it gets a little muddy when you push the gain to 12 o'clock or more, distorting the low frequencies a little too much. I have now had this amp for over a year. It's not as tight as my 5150 iii I have now but not as loose as a Mesa Boogie Rectifier . I run it in the 7 watt mode and I have room to increase/decrease the volume if I need too. Pedals work well. Compared to Fender, Marshall, Orange, and Mesa Rectifiers I've owned over the last 20 years, this amp really falls short. Don't see this one going any where! My glowing opinion of the amp has not changed.
And this from a guy that owns Fender Tweeds-Bassman and Blues Jr. Also a home-made, hand-wired 18-watt Marshall head, etc.
I could do a whole gig with just the clean channel and my pedalboard alone! It is horrible. Store Hours, If you have any questions, please call us at (800) 222-4700. Much better features and much better all around tone.
Nice cleans but not so much with gain. When you pull the treble boost it gives just a little bit of girth to your tone but it's not overpowering. The EVH BLEW the PRS away. Beyond that I'm thinking I may be disturbing the peace (I live in a city). It's not as bright as the 5150 iii , which is good depending on what you like. I really like it but not the best choice if you like breakup.
I sold the Vox to buy this... For starters the one I got Had some problems the foot pedal didn't work and I kept stepping on it and it finally started to work but the amp made a terrible sound.
The PRS is (to me) a little more straight forward in what it offers.
The Distortion channel is really saturated. The main concern I had before purchasing one was if it would be loud enough in a band situation. I have had no problems keeping this at bedroom volumes without sacrificing tone.
The presence control for the gain channel really helps you to find your metal tone when changing cabinets, with out having to dial all the equalizers knbos all over again. If you're going for classic rock tones, this might not be your thing, unless you use pedals for your dirt, in which case the clean channel would be ideal for that. This is an addendum to my original review of this fantastic amp. I bought this to replace my Mesa Roadster and holy crap am I not disappointed.
The Clean channel works great with my PRS S2 and with my Fender Strat as well. Clean channel is very clear and takes pedals very well. I used this amp and an Ibanez Prestige RG 7 string for the recording below. Don't let the 15 watts fool you it is super loud!
The red channel does not clean up enough for me with my volume knob and I can not dial in enough gain at a reasonable volume on the clean channel.
Certainly a loud amp! Once they"re cranked, they"re darn close to each other.
Really happy with this amp, I play mainly hard rock and metal and have been using a 6505MH with a V30 loaded 2 x 12, when i plugged the MT15 I was completely blown away by the power and tone...............the tone is simply incredible!!!! The Lead Channel reminds me of a hybrid between your classic Rhythm and Lead channels, it has really good punch for really chunky riffs and when you transition to lead licks, it still cuts through really well.
This amp is perfect for my playing style. I have never played a "lunchbox" style Amp with this much girth. This deceptively small amp head has great tone and power! Right out of the box I plugged it in, turned it on, and had a great tone without much tweaking. Sweetwater always a good place to buy! I just purchased the PRS MT15 with the matching 1 x 12 cabinet. I use it when I change guitars, so you can match the single coils pickups output level to the humbuckers output level. I doubt anyone would or could regret picking one up. Plenty of tight gain while remaining clear & crisp.
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When I look for an amp, I need lots of tones, and that's why the PRS Mark Tremonti MT15 caught my eye.
All stock, this thing is a fire breathing monster with huge amounts of gain with the gain dialed to 8 o'clock.
I think a logical step would be to make these into a 50 or 100 watt head and run with it. You can definitely gig with this, it's not a toy. And it looks really cool. Just not impressed after playing it.
The initial sweep of the master volume rotary was not gradual when starting at zero. Now once you kick the high gain channel in, totally different story.
This amp is by far the best amp I"ve played through. The foot switch is great, build in metal and very durable with long cable and good response when changing channels (it would have been great if they put the boost switch on the foot switch, tought). The main concern I had before purchasing one was if it would be loud enough in a band situation. If you play hard rock, modern metal and need also a great transparent clean channel, I guess there's no better amp at this value! I would be willing to pay more for a case that provides better protection and is easier to use. This is it.
When you engage anything in the effects loop you get this awful hum/hiss background noise that makes the loop almost unusable, especially on the clean channel. This is the loudest 15 watts you will ever hear. First off, I had a constant hum from the lead channel that got worse with higher volume and gain. It would quickly go from no sound, to being too loud for practicing at home (without disturbing the neighbors). and the PRS is quieter over all when it comes to tube hiss. They are available to offer you personalized product advice any time you need it. This amp is incredible! Let me first say, I don"t listen to any of Tremonti"s music.
Get Directions | Might not be the best for rock , but great for metal. Well, I guess you COULD use it, but it would be overkill. Perfect for the hard rock Alice in Chains crunch up to Death Metal and no boost is needed. A Sweetwater Sales Engineer will get back to you shortly. Great volume, great time. Mark Tremonti has used and endorsed PRS’s USA-made Core and Asia-built SE guitars for years. I can barely set the volume at "1" and 7 watts when playing at home. However, after traveling with it, I feel that PRS could have provided a better protective case.
My case is way too tight, making it a struggle to get the amp in and out. The clean is flat out better then the EVH 5150 iii 50w.
With the tube swap in V3 position, I can get blues and classic rock all the way up to about 11 o'clock on the gain knob. I've previously owned a VOX AC15 (which I guess I should have kept). Okay, full disclaimer -- I've only had this amp for three days, but I've probably played twelve-thrteen hours through it already, and it continues to sound fantastic to my ears, no matter how I set it. Anyway... sometimes size doesn't matter.
Just, wow. Of course the big cabinet has the beef but the little one still had a nice tone. Now is the perfect time to get the gear you want with simple, promotional financing.
Not a huge deal and you could work around it but definitely worth mentioning.
It is horrible and the worst I ever used.
This is an absolute very nice amp tone wise, lead mode is juts beautiful. The sound quality is superb and the gain has a nice liquid sound like a Mesa Mark series amp.