Goldstar – 'Class A' Tone for Home or Studio
The MJW Goldstar is a single ended Class A amplifier which can be ordered with a 6V6 output valve for 5 Watts, or an EL34 for 10 Watts output. It uses 2 ECC83 valves in the preamp. The TT switchable boost is now standard, and has it’s own level control. The Goldstar has gain, treble, middle, bass, and volume controls to produce a range of sounds from clean chime through raunchy crunch, up to a saturated distortion.
Using hand-wired, turret board construction methods, the amp is available as a head, or a 1x10 or 1x12 combo.
Also Available: The Goldstar SS, a no-compromise, high-gain practise and studio beast, with searing leads, tight metal and hard rock rhythm sounds, and long sustain. With 4 gain stages, it has more gain than the standard Goldstar, and a more aggressive sound.
Output: 10 watts with EL34 or 5 watts with 6V6
All valve: Yes
Valves: 2 ECC83s and 1 EL34 or 6V6
Controls: Gain, master volume, 3-band EQ, boost level, boost on/off
Size: 53cm (w) x 21cm (d) x 23cm (h)
Power Scaling, digital reverb, valve/spring reverb, effects loop, Roqsolid cover
Head: £690 | 1×10 or 1×12 Combo: £850
What our customers say
Just let me say again how awesome the Goldstar sounds…stunning. It’s the only amp I’ve ever played where every time I turn it on I like it even more.
The Goldstar is bloody lovely mate. Really clear and responsive, crunches up nice and it responds really well to pedals. All without ripping your eardrums apart in the house. Just spot on exactly what I was after. Chuffed to bits with it. Many thanks!
You are a real amp whisperer!!!
I have had so many amps before but I like this one the best.
Exquisite hand built amp, a real jewel.
I found the Goldstar dynamic and responsive, with the EL34 delivering just the right amount of overdrive and tone for my needs. Front panel layout is excellent and it is surprisingly punchy for a 10 watt amp.
I don’t use any pedals or effects, with me its just plug in and play, so the Compact size and power scaling makes this an ideal amp for me to use for rehearsals and small Gigs with 1 x 12 cab.
Pleasure dealing with Martin throughout the build, great advice and contact.
The amp arrived this afternoon without any problems with the packaging and no damage. The overall sound is wonderful and I am enjoying getting to know it and how best to produce the tones I want. There is a clarity that I do not get from any of my other amps when I use it clean and the bell like tones from a strat are beautiful. I haven’t used any of my Gibsons yet so I am looking forward to hearing what it can do with humbuckers and P90s. You have done a super job and I am very pleased.