Introducing the MGP-1A Modeling Guitar Preamp

Meet the Black Widow Audio Designs MGP-1A Modeling Guitar Preamplifier, the world's first all-tube modeling preamp. Our patent pending VEnuM All-Tube Modeling Technology uses four 12AX7 vacuum tubes to accurately model 18 of the most famous guitar preamplifiers in history. There is no digital or solid-state circuitry in the signal path.

We will soon be taking pre-orders for these beasts. This website is a way for you to meet us and our revolutionary debut product. Everything we can tell you is here; if it isn't you can always contact us. So have a look around and prepare to be amazed. This is only the start.

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Update #2: No, it’s not Vaporware

It’s been a long time since our last MGP-1A update and the reason is simple: It’s not the most exciting stuff. There were some tweaks, production model PCB and chassis redesign, packaging design, and even a European wedding thrown in there. But now, the t’s are crossed and the i’s are all dotted, so there’s only one thing left to…

UPDATE #1: What we’ve been up to

February 18, 2014 – We’ve been a bit quiet as we gear up for the next step so it seemed like a good time to update you all. Trust us, we’ve been working feverously on many new things. We’ve been listening to your comments and concerns, good and bad, and we’ve been using that information to make a better product.

NAMM ’14 Was A Success!

January 28, 2014 – Our first NAMM. What a rush! Settling back into daily life, we’ve had a chance to reflect on the show and its impact and we couldn’t be more thrilled with the results. Was it all perfect? Far from it, but we wouldn’t change a thing.