Legendary Tones Mr Scary Mod Deep Gain George Lynch Tube Gain Module Handwired 100% Pure Tube High Gain Module For Marshall Amps
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Legendary Tones Mr Scary Mod Deep Gain George Lynch Tube Gain Module Handwired 100% Pure Tube High Gain Module For Marshall Amps

Created in collaboration with George Lynch, the Mr. Scary Mod is a custom-modified version of the Hot Mod V2. Want to supercharge your classic Marshall amp with more gain without applying a permanent modification? Then read more below and welcome to the Mr. Scary Mod!

George tried the original Hot Mod V2 (HMV2) in his Marshall and enjoyed it, so we decided to collaborate and do a custom-voiced version specifically for him. So instead of the HMV2’s two-position Hot Switch for two pre-set gain stages, we’ve added a gain knob that goes from unity gain all the way to scorching hot on the Mr. Scary Mod. And just like the original HMV2, all the clarity and low-noise characteristics have been retained. We also added a Deep switch to help provide a bass boost when desired or when using a guitar that might otherwise be a little thin. With the Deep switch off, low end is tightened and it serves as a slight bass cut for clarity.

Originally released as the Lynch Mod in February 2021, the updated Mr. Scary Mod features the same circuit as the Lynch Mod but is now equipped with a tube mix combo of 12AT7/12AX7 per George’s preference as well as a facelift in a newly redesigned electro-galvanized steel enclosure. As with the Lynch Mod, each run will be limited and this first run in Pumpkin Orange with Black hardware is limited to just 150 pieces worldwide.

The Mr. Scary Mod adds an adjustable 100% pure tube gain stage on top of the cathode follower V2 position, keeping note definition and articulation while further increasing sustain. Each Mr. Scary mod is meticulously built and wired by hand in the USA, one at a time, and tuned using high-grade components. Equipped with a single ECC81 (12AT7) in the first position and ECC83 (12AX7) in the second, the Mr. Scary Mod can clean up beautifully when rolling down your guitar’s volume, and still adds scorching gain when you roll it back up. This is a gain stage that’s been tuned and approved by the ears of the maestro George Lynch himself and is incredibly dynamic and touch-responsive.

“The Mr. Scary Mod excels with dynamics and is incredibly touch-responsive, allowing me to shift from playing clear, lightly compressed cleans to full-out aggressive sustain and distortion – and control it all simply by varying my guitar’s volume control and picking,” said George Lynch. “In many ways, it’s an old-school approach, but it’s also so much more natural and expressive in addition to being musically fulfilling when you can play both the guitar and amp dynamically together this way.”


HOT MOD V2/LYNCH MOD COMPATIBILITY :

MARSHALL (VINTAGE, JMP):1986, 1987, 1987T, 1959, 1959HW (reissue), 1962,1968, 1992, 2203*, 2204*, 2104, 2103, 1989, 2245 (JTM 45)

*2203 and 2204 amps (and related 2103, 2104 combos) made from 1976 until about early 1979 didn’t use shielded wire for pin 7 of the V1 tube. This wire is sensitive when added gain is put into the circuit and can cause oscillation/squeal when the preamp gain control is moved to about 6 or above. The correction, which Marshall did from the factory from around early 1979 and later, is to use shielded wire for that particular pin 7 and replace the non-shielded green wire. This is an encouraged update that should be made to the earlier amps by a professional tech so that they will operate more quietly, with or without the HMV2E added to the circuit:

MARSHALL JCM 800:2000 (V3 position), 1987, 1959, 2103, 2203, 2203KK, 2104, 2204, 2205 (1981-1983 models only), 2210 (1981-1986 models only), 4010, 4103, 4104, 4210, 4211,4212

MARSHALL JCM 900:2500, 2501, 2502, 2100, 2101

MARSHALL VINTAGE REISSUE:1987x (pre-2003 w/o Marshall factory effects loop), 1959 (w/o effects loop), 2245THW (handwired JTM 45 reissue), 2245, Bluesbreaker RI 1962, 1959 YJM

MARSHALL STUDIO*:This new series of mini 20 watt heads require the removal of the L bracket and thumbscrew so that the units can fit into the PCB-mounted socket in the amp which does not use a base tube shield.

SC20H/SV20H (Heads only – SEE NOTE BELOW as not all HMV2 models are compatible)

*NOTE: Standard non-reverse wired Hot Mod V2s that have an “H” “H+” or “SC” marking on the bottom plate ARE already compatible with the following Studio series heads.  All standard-wired Lynch Mod and 2021 HOT MOD V2 EVO models are already fully compatible with the SV/SC heads. 

ORDER REVERSE WIRE REISSUE (RI) VERSION OF THE HOT MOD V2 EVO TO USE WITH THE FOLLOWING AMPS: 

JCM 800 800 2203X reissue (all years), 2203ZW (Zakk Wylde signature)

1987X (model year 2003+ w/Marshall added effects loop)

1959SLP (w/Marshall added effects loop),

1959RR (Randy Rhoads Signature)

NOTES ON OTHER AMPS

CLONES:The Hot Mod V2 has been found to work well in a variety of Marshall 1959/1987/2203/2204 clone and similar circuits including: Ceriatone, Germino, Mojotone, Wangs, and Bugera (Bugera requires a reverse wired HMV2E model and is compatible with pre-Infinium 1960 model only. Bugera Infinium 1960 will NOT work properly).  If your clone amp is based on a 2203/2204 design and has any squealing/oscillation noise when using it with the HMV2E, it is likely because the amp doesn’t use shielded wire on pin 7 of V1 like Marshall amps use on their 2203/2204 designs from 1979+. This would be a good update to perform on the clone amp, regardless of the use of the HMV2E or not as Pin 7 of V1 tends to be sensitive.

FRIEDMAN AMPS:Runt 50 is compatible with the reverse-wire version of the Hot Mod V2 Evo (use in V3 position of Runt 50). The Small Box and BE-100 are also compatible but require use of standard wired HMV2E.

NOTE: Friedman amps are NOT compatible with earlier “pre-EVO” Hot Mod V2 units.

NOTE 2: While the Runt 20, JJ Jr. and Pink Taco 20 models are sonically compatible with the HMV2E, the head enclosures are too shallow and don’t have enough depth to fit the HMV2E chassis.

OTHER AMPS:The Hot Mod V2 is designed to work with amps which use a cathode follower design into the tone stack. It adds a gain stage essentially on top of the cathode follower. As a result, the HMV2E will function in other classic amps like Fender Pro, Super, Twin, etc. as well as others like Vox AC30 or certain Traynor amps, etc. However, the circuit of the HMV2E has been tuned and optimized for Marshall circuits, so we generally recommend they be used for the models in the list above only. If we were to make a design for a Fender for example, it would be tuned differently just like it would also be tuned differently for a Vox.

Popular amps that the HMV2E DO NOT WORK with include: Marshall Silver Jubilee series, Marshall Origin series, Marshall DSL/TSL series, Mesa Boogie amps, and Hiwatt. 

Now, there’s no need to cut up or drill into your classic amps and reduce their value. The HMV2E is a simple plug-in device that injects more gain and FUN into your Marshall! Isn’t that what it’s all about?

Legendary Tones Mr Scary Mod Deep Gain George Lynch Tube Gain Module Handwired 100% Pure Tube High Gain Module For Marshall Amps

Created in collaboration with George Lynch, the Mr. Scary Mod is a custom-modified version of the Hot Mod V2. Want to supercharge your classic Marshall amp with more gain without applying a permanent modification? Then read more below and welcome to the Mr. Scary Mod!

George tried the original Hot Mod V2 (HMV2) in his Marshall and enjoyed it, so we decided to collaborate and do a custom-voiced version specifically for him. So instead of the HMV2’s two-position Hot Switch for two pre-set gain stages, we’ve added a gain knob that goes from unity gain all the way to scorching hot on the Mr. Scary Mod. And just like the original HMV2, all the clarity and low-noise characteristics have been retained. We also added a Deep switch to help provide a bass boost when desired or when using a guitar that might otherwise be a little thin. With the Deep switch off, low end is tightened and it serves as a slight bass cut for clarity.

Originally released as the Lynch Mod in February 2021, the updated Mr. Scary Mod features the same circuit as the Lynch Mod but is now equipped with a tube mix combo of 12AT7/12AX7 per George’s preference as well as a facelift in a newly redesigned electro-galvanized steel enclosure. As with the Lynch Mod, each run will be limited and this first run in Pumpkin Orange with Black hardware is limited to just 150 pieces worldwide.

The Mr. Scary Mod adds an adjustable 100% pure tube gain stage on top of the cathode follower V2 position, keeping note definition and articulation while further increasing sustain. Each Mr. Scary mod is meticulously built and wired by hand in the USA, one at a time, and tuned using high-grade components. Equipped with a single ECC81 (12AT7) in the first position and ECC83 (12AX7) in the second, the Mr. Scary Mod can clean up beautifully when rolling down your guitar’s volume, and still adds scorching gain when you roll it back up. This is a gain stage that’s been tuned and approved by the ears of the maestro George Lynch himself and is incredibly dynamic and touch-responsive.

“The Mr. Scary Mod excels with dynamics and is incredibly touch-responsive, allowing me to shift from playing clear, lightly compressed cleans to full-out aggressive sustain and distortion – and control it all simply by varying my guitar’s volume control and picking,” said George Lynch. “In many ways, it’s an old-school approach, but it’s also so much more natural and expressive in addition to being musically fulfilling when you can play both the guitar and amp dynamically together this way.”


HOT MOD V2/LYNCH MOD COMPATIBILITY :

MARSHALL (VINTAGE, JMP):1986, 1987, 1987T, 1959, 1959HW (reissue), 1962,1968, 1992, 2203*, 2204*, 2104, 2103, 1989, 2245 (JTM 45)

*2203 and 2204 amps (and related 2103, 2104 combos) made from 1976 until about early 1979 didn’t use shielded wire for pin 7 of the V1 tube. This wire is sensitive when added gain is put into the circuit and can cause oscillation/squeal when the preamp gain control is moved to about 6 or above. The correction, which Marshall did from the factory from around early 1979 and later, is to use shielded wire for that particular pin 7 and replace the non-shielded green wire. This is an encouraged update that should be made to the earlier amps by a professional tech so that they will operate more quietly, with or without the HMV2E added to the circuit:

MARSHALL JCM 800:2000 (V3 position), 1987, 1959, 2103, 2203, 2203KK, 2104, 2204, 2205 (1981-1983 models only), 2210 (1981-1986 models only), 4010, 4103, 4104, 4210, 4211,4212

MARSHALL JCM 900:2500, 2501, 2502, 2100, 2101

MARSHALL VINTAGE REISSUE:1987x (pre-2003 w/o Marshall factory effects loop), 1959 (w/o effects loop), 2245THW (handwired JTM 45 reissue), 2245, Bluesbreaker RI 1962, 1959 YJM

MARSHALL STUDIO*:This new series of mini 20 watt heads require the removal of the L bracket and thumbscrew so that the units can fit into the PCB-mounted socket in the amp which does not use a base tube shield.

SC20H/SV20H (Heads only – SEE NOTE BELOW as not all HMV2 models are compatible)

*NOTE: Standard non-reverse wired Hot Mod V2s that have an “H” “H+” or “SC” marking on the bottom plate ARE already compatible with the following Studio series heads.  All standard-wired Lynch Mod and 2021 HOT MOD V2 EVO models are already fully compatible with the SV/SC heads. 

ORDER REVERSE WIRE REISSUE (RI) VERSION OF THE HOT MOD V2 EVO TO USE WITH THE FOLLOWING AMPS: 

JCM 800 800 2203X reissue (all years), 2203ZW (Zakk Wylde signature)

1987X (model year 2003+ w/Marshall added effects loop)

1959SLP (w/Marshall added effects loop),

1959RR (Randy Rhoads Signature)

NOTES ON OTHER AMPS

CLONES:The Hot Mod V2 has been found to work well in a variety of Marshall 1959/1987/2203/2204 clone and similar circuits including: Ceriatone, Germino, Mojotone, Wangs, and Bugera (Bugera requires a reverse wired HMV2E model and is compatible with pre-Infinium 1960 model only. Bugera Infinium 1960 will NOT work properly).  If your clone amp is based on a 2203/2204 design and has any squealing/oscillation noise when using it with the HMV2E, it is likely because the amp doesn’t use shielded wire on pin 7 of V1 like Marshall amps use on their 2203/2204 designs from 1979+. This would be a good update to perform on the clone amp, regardless of the use of the HMV2E or not as Pin 7 of V1 tends to be sensitive.

FRIEDMAN AMPS:Runt 50 is compatible with the reverse-wire version of the Hot Mod V2 Evo (use in V3 position of Runt 50). The Small Box and BE-100 are also compatible but require use of standard wired HMV2E.

NOTE: Friedman amps are NOT compatible with earlier “pre-EVO” Hot Mod V2 units.

NOTE 2: While the Runt 20, JJ Jr. and Pink Taco 20 models are sonically compatible with the HMV2E, the head enclosures are too shallow and don’t have enough depth to fit the HMV2E chassis.

OTHER AMPS:The Hot Mod V2 is designed to work with amps which use a cathode follower design into the tone stack. It adds a gain stage essentially on top of the cathode follower. As a result, the HMV2E will function in other classic amps like Fender Pro, Super, Twin, etc. as well as others like Vox AC30 or certain Traynor amps, etc. However, the circuit of the HMV2E has been tuned and optimized for Marshall circuits, so we generally recommend they be used for the models in the list above only. If we were to make a design for a Fender for example, it would be tuned differently just like it would also be tuned differently for a Vox.

Popular amps that the HMV2E DO NOT WORK with include: Marshall Silver Jubilee series, Marshall Origin series, Marshall DSL/TSL series, Mesa Boogie amps, and Hiwatt. 

Now, there’s no need to cut up or drill into your classic amps and reduce their value. The HMV2E is a simple plug-in device that injects more gain and FUN into your Marshall! Isn’t that what it’s all about?

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