Scarlett 30 MKII



The Scarlett 30™ is the first signature amp we’ve ever done and is the culmination of our collaboration with Nigel Hendroff from Hillsong Church in Australia. Nigel Hendroff is one of the most influential guitarists in the history of Christian music. His style and tone have been copied by 1,000′s of musicians worldwide and his influence only continues to grow. It is because of his dedication to Jackson Ampworks and worldwide influence that we first approached him about doing a Signature Model amplifier.

Designed specifically for musicians who play church music, the Scarlett 30 allows those players to achieve the same tone as Nigel with an amplifier that is fully featured, very affordable and offers many of the features that church players need on a weekly basis.

“The Scarlett 30 covers any sound across the tonal spectrum and I can control the volume to match the size of the room!”

Nigel Hendroff
Hillsong Church

Available in a head or combo configuration. Black and Ivory, Hot Scarlett and Ivory and Vox Fawn and Ivory are standard colors. Call for quote for all other colors.

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At the urging of several customers of the original Scarlett 30 for more clean head room from the amp, we developed a couple of mods that we refer to as the “clean” mods. Essentially those two mods involve modifying the gain of the preamp and modifying the power supply to allow for more clean headroom and global dynamic response.

One other noteworthy change that is different from the original Scarlett 30 is that we are dropping the price of the Scarlett 30 MKII by $600.00! In years past we have had to keep the prices of our amplifiers higher than I would have preferred in order to stay in business. However with the recent success of our new pedal company, Jackson Audio, we have been able to spread our overhead out of over two companies and this has allowed us to lower the prices on our amplifiers by 20% on average. This “new” price is actually our old price that we had in place when the Scarlett 30 was first released.

We hope that the new features of the Scarlett 30 MKII along with the price DECREASE shows our commitment to bringing our players the best value and products for their money!


We are very pleased to announce the renewed partnership with Nigel Hendroff of Hillsong Church and the release of the new and improved Scarlett 30 MKII. The version 2 of the Scarlett 30 gives players even more of what made the Scarlett 30 one of the most versatile amps available for church musicians! The new updates are listed below:

We have spec’ed out a new set of transformers for the Scarlett 30 MKII that gives greater frequency response and a more solid and robust low-end, along with a revised power supply that works with the new transformers to deliver more clean headroom and dynamic response. Finally we have redesigned the tone controls on the Scarlett 30 MKII to give them more useful range without the harsh high-end frequencies that are common in Top Boost style circuits.

In summation, the new Scarlett 30 MKII has all the same features as the original Scarlett 30 but is now louder, cleaner and has more dynamic range and a more user friendly set of tone controls

Keep reading below to learn more about the new Scarlett 30 MKII!

Designed With You In Mind. Hear it from the man himself.

“My main focus when building a signature amp was to design something that could be used by musicians in any size venue and be affordable.  I play everything from  stadiums to small 50 seat chapels and I needed an amp that would perform in any of those environments without sacrificing my tone, and for me, the  Scarlett 30 (named after my daughter Scarlett!) does that perfectly. Big or small room, low or high volume, the Scarlett 30 will cover any sound across the tonal spectrum.”

Features You Will Actually Use.

“When I first started talking to Brad about building a signature model amplifier, we both agreed that we would base it on the AC30 Top Boost. I have been mostly happy with the Vox and Matchless amps I used for most of my career, but there were a couple of changes I knew I wanted to make to really customize my tone.”

“First off, I knew I wanted the amp to have a mid-range control. I find that many players have either too much or too little mid-range in their sound, and the inclusion of a Mid control with a Top Boost type amp really addresses this. I was surprised at how versatile it made the amp to be. I can dial up any tone from chimey cleans, jazz, country to rock all in one amp!”

Power When You Need It.

Flexibility When You Don’t.

“Second but more importantly, I wanted to create an amp for players that would perform flawlessly at low levels, and a suggestion that Brad made was to include power scaling to help tame the overall volume. I love the fact that with the power scaling you can roll the volume back for a small room or crank it in a stadium without any tone loss! The amp retains the sponginess of the tube rectifier and still has incredible attack even when running it at 1/8W! The amp is also super responsive. Whether I play delicate or heavy handed, the amp responds accordingly regardless of where the power is set.”

Clean Headroom.

“Finally, what I also love about this amp is the amount of headroom it has. Since I use a lot of pedals, I wanted something to be able to handle whatever I throw in front of it. Whether you’re searching for a super clean tone or something far more gritty, the Scarlett 30 achieves this effortlessly.”

Proven Performance.

“Brad and I have gone through several revisions of the Scarlett 30 over the past year to really fine tune it and I think you’ll be very pleased. I certainly am. If you are looking to replicate my tone, the Scarlett 30 does it. It’s what I’m using and will be using for many years to come.” – Nigel Hendroff, Hillsong Australia


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Scarlett 30 Specs:

Front Panel Controls:
– Hi/Lo Inputs
– Volume
– Treble
– Middle
– Bass
– Tone
– Power
Rear Panel Controls:
– FX Loop
– Speaker Jacks
– Impedance Selector (8/16)
– Power
– Standby
30W Class A – 1/8W Class A Mallory 150 Series Capacitors
(3) – 12AX7 Preamp Tubes Carbon Film Resistors
(4) – EL84 Output Tubes Genuine Carling Switches
Cathode Bias 13 Ply Baltic Birch Cabinet with Dovetail Joints
Custom Wound 200W Power and Output Transformers Laser Cut Aluminum Chassis with Billet Cut End Plates
Laser Engraved and Backfilled Plastic Front and Back Panels Switchable 120V/240V Operation
35lbs. Head Size: 14″ x 8.5″ x 8.25″
Head Size (Boxed): 18″ x 13″ x 12″
1×12 Combo Size: 21.5″ x 18.5″ x 11.5″
1/8th Inch Thick Circuit Boards with 2oz Copper Traces Genuine Neutrik Jacks

4 reviews for Scarlett 30 MKII

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Caleb Hollis

    I was very close to giving up on EL84 based amps. Every other EL84 amp I had used couldn’t give me that “hugeness” I was looking for. Then I found the Scarlett, this amp delivered! It was the perfect blend of that classic chime and HUGENESS I was looking for. I currently use a Gretsch Power Jet and a handful of drives and couldn’t be happier with the tone I’m getting. Speaking of pedals, this amp takes them like a pro! Thanks for building such a versatile and awesome amp.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Will Coleman

    This amp sounds so great. I’ve owned it for about 3 years, use it multiple times a week, and I’m honestly still blown away at the tone it produces. I get compliments all the time on how good my guitar sounds. I run drive pedals through it, compression, fx, the whole shebang, and it sounds absolutely beautiful. I play with a Gretsch Duo Jet and a Gretsch Black Falcon, and the low-output filtertrons sound incredible with this beauty. Versitle and incredibly well built. 10/10 would recommend!


  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tryston Bragdon

    Amazing amp. Ever since I bought it I haven’t bothered looking at anything else (besides maybe another Jackson Ampworks amp for running stereo). It takes all of my pedals better than any amp I have owned, I particularly love my Hotcake with it, and has a great FX loop. Has all the chime you could want without any harshness with a massive sound. Furthermore, the build quality is top tier and rock solid. Couldn’t ask for more besides maybe upgrading to a MKII. 10/10

  4. Rated 5 out of 5


    I’ve owned the mki for years. It’s the best light amp I own. A truly amazing amp. I’d like to know the differences between the mki and the mkii, as I love my mki and know that it was pricier than the newer updated versions. If I lost this one, I’d buy another. It sits comfortably next to my vintage bassman, 70s hiwatt and blackface vibrolux. Truly an amazing amp.

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