When people talk about “holy grail” guitar tones, there are names that inevitably come to mind for most guitarists. Brilliant players like Jimi Hendrix, David Gilmour, Angus and Malcolm Young, Eddie Van Halen, James Hetfield, and Robben Ford have changed music as we know it not only with their undeniable skills as writers and players, but also with sonic signature.
One of such brilliant players is John Mayer.
While we have no affiliation with any of these players, their influence in our work can be seen to those attentive.
The Joyful Music! 50 is a clone of the amplifier largely responsible for Mr. Mayer’s amazing tone. While this won’t get you an amazing collection of Rolexes, or help you date the most beautiful women on the planet…you’ll at least sound good!
Think of the JM50 as the mellow, wise brother to the SSS 50. While the SSS is all about power, the JM has a similar signature but delivers it more sweetly (and less earth shatteringly loud). The dynamics are a bit bouncier, more vintage-feeling. Tonally, the two amps are somewhat similar, but the JM is much cleaner, a little sweeter on the high end, and has a more prominent midrange more similar to other OTS amplifiers. The JM is also more stripped down in its features (and wiring), which equates to a bit more pure-to-the-guitar tone.
As with all Ceriatone amplifiers, we’ve obsessed over component selection, and it uses our specially designed, custom transformers for superior reliability, frequency response, and feel.
Output Power: 50W
Power: 2 x 6L6GC
Pre-Amp: 4 x 12AX7 / ECC83
1 x 12AT7 / ECC81
Rectifier: Solid State
Bright, Deep, and Mid-Boost toggle switches
Treble, Middle, Bass equalization
LUSH 3-tube spring reverb with Send and Return controls
Contour control (replaces Presence) allows for better control over high-frequency balance in power section
Passive effects loop
Full/Half Power switch
Impedance: 4 / 8 / 16 Ohm Impedance Selectable
Front Panel Controls: (from L to R)
Mid Boost / Bright / Deep Switches
On / Off Switch
Operate / Standby Switch
On / Off Indicator Lamp
Rear Panel: (from L to R)
AC Mains Input
1/2 Power Switch
Main Speaker Output
Extension Speaker Output
Impedance Selector Switch
Effects Loop Input
Effects Loop Output
Joyful Music 50 Watt Configuration Options:
- Chassis I - $1,100
(Full working chassis without tubes. Reverb tank included. No cabinet.)
- Chassis II - $1,208
(Full working chassis with tubes. Reverb tank included. No cabinet.)
- Amp Head I - $1,337
(Full working chassis without tubes in head cabinet. Reverb tank included.)
- Amp Head II - $1,445
(Full working chassis with tubes in head cabinet. Reverb tank included.)
- 112 Combo Amp - $1,542.50
(Full working chassis with tubes in a 1x12 combo cabinet. Reverb tank included.)
Main photo is for illustrative purposes only and pricing is for Chassis I. Photos may include options that are not included if you order the standard version of the amp or don't order all options available. We also may not offer all options available and/or shown in main illustrative photos. Photos are of products assembled by Ceriatone. We no longer sell kits. You must order all kits direct from Ceriatone Malaysia. Ordering options for your amp may add several days to the build/lead time.
Ceriatone amps are Custom-built, hand made, hand wired amps, built to order. There is meticulous attention to detail that is second to none, and no shortcuts are taken. Each amp is 100% hand built, hand wired point to point, and then is thoroughly tested and burned in before it is shipped to you. For this reason it takes approx. 6-8 weeks for your amp to be built and shipped. Options can add 1-2 weeks to the "standard" build time.
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Joyful Music JM50
- Brand: Ceriatone Amplification
- Product Code: Custom JM50
- Availability: In Stock