Mark Tremonti confirms a 100-watt version of his signature PRS amp is on the way

The MT-100 is real, and Mark has a prototype.


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Mark Tremonti has confirmed rumours of a 100-watt version of his signature PRS amplifier head, the MT 15.

In a recent interview with Ultimate Guitar, he was asked about the possible existence of the MT 100, to which he confirmed the existence of a prototype: “Well, I’ve got it sitting in my studio right now. It just came in a couple of days ago and it’s an amazing amp. There is no time that I can say that it’s going to come out because I don’t want to rush it.”

Tremonti, in both his own band and in Alter Bridge, demonstrates quite the unique playing style – while it’s heavy and riff-based, there’s a certain melodic voice to his guitar throughout. And so the MT 15 offered up tones based around this, with plenty of both gain and clarity on offer.

But the MT 100, in making the leap up by 85 watts, isn’t just getting a volume boost, as the clearer, higher headroom provided by the extra juice is something of a tonal consideration, evoking, as Tremonti notes, the punchy boost of a Dumble: “That’s what I’ve really been digging on right now. It’s just an amazing tone. When I collect amps at home, I have a few Dumbles and other amps like that, I got so addicted to that tone and I want my amp to have a great version of it. That’s what we’re dialling in at the moment.

As Tremonti noted in his interview, there’s no estimated time of arrival for the MT 100.

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