MCM Electronics

Guitar Tube Amplifier Head - 15W, 2 Channel, Effects Loop By Pulse (PM15H) MCM Part #555-28015

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Tube Guitar Amplifier Head

The Pulse PM15H Guitar Tube Amplifier Head features everything you need for practicing in the bedroom or playing your next gig. 2 separate channels allow you to switch between clean and overdriven tones. Lead switch adds additional gain for blistering solos. The 12AX7 preamp and 6V6 power tubes provide pure tube tone for sparkling cleans, overdriven crunch, or high gain fury. Also features an effects loop, and footswitch input for optional channel switching footswitch (sold separately).

Specifications Top

    Features
  • Output power: 15 Watts
  • 2 channels (Clean and Overdrive)
  • Lead switch provides extra gain
  • Separate Volume control for each channel
  • Gain control for Overdrive channel
  • 3 band shared EQ (Bass, Middle, Treble)
  • 12AX7 preamp and 6V6 power amp tubes
  • Effects loop
  • Vintage white tolex
  • Footswitch input for optional channel switching footswitch (sold separately)
  • Available in different power options

Part Numbers
MCM Part #:555-28015
Pulse Part #:PM15H
Package Specifications & Dimensions
Weight:27 lbs.
Hazardous:No
RoHS Comp:No
Warranty:90 days
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Length:19.5 in.
Width:13.5 in.
Height:13.25 in.
Shipping Information
Extra Shipping Charge:No
Drop Ship:No

Product Reviews Top

  • by zuma06

    on 1/21/2017

    Glad I bought it

    Overall: 4 out of 5
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    I have several vintage tube amps, but I wanted a nice new one. This amp looks great! I have a small gig coming up and I will proudly display this amp. However, as others have written, the tone section doesn't have too much effect on the sound. Also, it's not very loud and I had a bad hum problem that I did not experience with another amp in the same area as this one. I even changed to the best cable I had just in case. Without the cable or with the volume turned off on the guitar, there was no hum. So I need to examine this problem more. Once I put a tube screamer in front of it and boosted the input it started to come alive. I think this is the way to make this amp really sing. I plan to use an "american sound" pedal in front of it. It emulates a Fender amp with the same tone stack as that amp. I think it will sound awesome. But if you need it loud, buy a bigger amp.

  • by jimsi777

    on 1/5/2017

    Good clean amp head

    Overall: 5 out of 5
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    Very much a tube sound, great bass and musical 3 band eq. My bass guitar sounds wonderful as does my tele and Les Paul. It doesn't sound 15 watts, maybe 4 or 5, but the volume it puts out has excellent headroom. I feel the one preamp tube is the fault, use a buffered powered DI to increase or push the amps volume it may then push 10 to 15 watts....volume pedal would work....I can't get over the wonderful tube sound with those 2 low powered 6v6 output tubes and the LOW price....

  • by eccassy

    on 1/5/2017

    great amp for the money

    Overall: 5 out of 5
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    I run this through 2-10" Jensen P10R speakers wired to 4 ohms I also run it through a JBL D-130 at 8-ohms they both sound really good, I like being able to use any speaker I want to, I also like having a stand-by switch so I can change guitars without having to shut down the whole system. I do not think it will sound like a 500 or 1000 dollar amp but it sounds a lot better than I was hoping for and that's enough for me. Thanks

  • by Buffalo_Bill

    on 11/17/2016

    Simple tube amp, Tweed Champ meets Brit Metal.

    Overall: 4.5 out of 5
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    I have been looking at 15 watt tube amps for years, but can't find any under $300. Then I saw this and pulled the trigger immediately. Well, wish they listed how many tube there are, I might not have bought it.
    Seems you need at least two 12AX7 tubes in the preamp to get real overdrive, and 3 for saturated overdrive.
    This amp has only one 12AX7, and you can't overdrive it without a pedal.
    What sounds this amp does have are quite good:
    1_nice loud clear channel with a Tweed voice.
    2_Drive channel with gain and volume knobs, with gain at max it gives a classic rock overdrive.
    3_Lead switch for saturated distortion with a British voice, turn the gain all the way down but it still distorts heavy.
    I like the Lead sound a lot, bummer the foot switch disables it, * Lead only works without the foot switch.
    The back of the amp outputs are deluxe, Effect in-out, Channel footswitch (disables lead, WHY?), 4_8_16 ohm Speaker outs.
    Just a last tip, the overdrive channel is not as loud as the clear channel. However if you have a nice distortion pedal run that between your guitar and amp, select the clear channel = KILLER LOUD!!!!

  • by TheReverbKing

    on 7/7/2016

    Nice basic amp

    Overall: 4 out of 5
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    I got the new product email and noticed that this model used 6V6 output tubes which is uncommon and also what my first amp had back in the 70s. The price was reasonable and I'm a gear-junky so I ordered one. It arrived last night.

    The clean channel does not have tons of gain and with a low output guitar barely broke up at full volume, with a higher output guitar it distorted nicely but not heavily. It appears to only have one 12AX7 tube and two 6V6 tubes so I wouldn't expect much gain.

    The higher gain settings did give modern distortion tones and I suspect do so by adding a solid state circuit in front of the amp (basically adding a distortion pedal). I haven't opened it up yet to confirm but it doesn't matter as long as the sound is good, right?

    The tone stack is rather odd in that it is very subtle, and even extreme changes were barely noticeable. BTW I was using an Eminence Big Ben, 15" Guitar speaker in a medium sized cabinet which is a warm but not too bright cab. I plan to try it with some other cabinets (I have an Eminence Red Fang waiting for me to build a cab) and I might mod the tone stack to be more like typical guitar amps, depending on the tones I get as I use it more. Look for me on FB if you have any questions.

    -jim (The Reverb King)