Morgan JS12 Vs 3rd Power Wooley Coast Spanky MKII?

Wagster

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Has anyone compared the JS12 to the Wooley Coats Spanky MK II, if so which do you prefer?

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Prince

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I have not played the Morgan but I own a Spanky MKII. It is a phenomenal amp. It gets plenty loud with solid clean headroom for a 15-20 watt amp. The Eminence GA-SC64 is a great speaker and with some (A)NOS tubes in V1 & V2, the Spanky MKII is brilliant. The Mids control really helps with dialing in some Tweed-ish dirt or for thickening up the Blackface-ish cleans. The Hybrid Master is very versatile and allows you to get some great preamp gain tones at lower volume levels. The Mids & Hybrid Master really make this amp flexible. With single coils guitars, the Spanky MKII is only capable of low gain overdrive/pushed/dirty tones. But with humbuckers, it definitely starts to break up more.

The reverb is also really nice as it is very subtle up until 12:00, then it gets splashier, but still nowhere near what my '65 PRRI could do on 4. When I compared the Spanky MKII to my '65 PRRI (with a GA10-SC64), the core tones were very similar, as the Spanky MKII could be dialed in to sound just like the Princeton. When pushed into overdrive, the Spanky was smoother & less spikey than the PRRI. The PRRI did have tighter bass with the 10" speaker, but the Spanky MKII definitely has a fuller, wider spread due to the 12" speaker.

Overall I think that the Wooly Coats Spanky MKII is a phenomenal amp. It fully satisfied my "Princeton on steroids" amp search. I think this amp is vastly underrated and am surprised that more TGPers haven't gravitated toward it.
 

Wagster

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Thanks for the reply. I have been leaning towards the Wooley Coats but still would like to hear from the PR12 and JS12 guys.
I have not played the Morgan but I own a Spanky MKII. It is a phenomenal amp. It gets plenty loud with solid clean headroom for a 15-20 watt amp. The Eminence GA-SC64 is a great speaker and with some (A)NOS tubes in V1 & V2, the Spanky MKII is brilliant. The Mids control really helps with dialing in some Tweed-ish dirt or for thickening up the Blackface-ish cleans. The Hybrid Master is very versatile and allows you to get some great preamp gain tones at lower volume levels. The Mids & Hybrid Master really make this amp flexible. With single coils guitars, the Spanky MKII is only capable of low gain overdrive/pushed/dirty tones. But with humbuckers, it definitely starts to break up more.

The reverb is also really nice as it is very subtle up until 12:00, then it gets splashier, but still nowhere near what my '65 PRRI could do on 4. When I compared the Spanky MKII to my '65 PRRI (with a GA10-SC64), the core tones were very similar, as the Spanky MKII could be dialed in to sound just like the Princeton. When pushed into overdrive, the Spanky was smoother & less spikey than the PRRI. The PRRI did have tighter bass with the 10" speaker, but the Spanky MKII definitely has a fuller, wider spread due to the 12" speaker.

Overall I think that the Wooly Coats Spanky MKII is a phenomenal amp. It fully satisfied my "Princeton on steroids" amp search. I think this amp is vastly underrated and am surprised that more TGPers haven't gravitated toward it.
 

MACS93EG

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Dembec! Can you elaborate on your take on the overall vibe and tone of the Morgan JS12! I was blown away
with the Morgan PR12 combo and like a dummy I didn't take the opportunity to play the JS12 combo that the
dealer/store that I was at had at the time! I'm going to go back to the store and play thru the JS12 and see
if I prefer it over the PR12! I've hear a great demo of the Morgan JS12 by Shawn Tubbs that really has me
thinking that I might even like the JS12 more than the PR12! The one thing that I did hear in the PR12 that
really got my attention was the amount of clean headroom available! Definitely the most clean headroom I've
heard to date from any 2-6V6 blackface style amp and the 3 spring all tube tank reverb with the dwell control
is outstanding! Did you try out the Morgan PR12 along with the JS12 before you chose to go with the JS12? I
am wondering if the Mid Boost switch is effective at thickening up the clean tone of the JS12 at lower volume
levels?

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