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Elan MemranBy Elan Memran
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Elan MemranBy Elan Memran
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About

Be a Part of Our Legendary Guitar Sound Project!

We are planning on doing a reissue of all of Elan's tube Amp modifications, Tube Guitar Pre-Amps and all tube guitar Amp Head,

We need your help to do it! 

Click to view Metalhead Electronics presentation history

Have You Ever Signed Our Wall of Fame?

If so, come FWD and you receive from us a FREE Amp modification for any kickstarter pledge you make!
Just to say HI again and thanks for supporting us (*as soon as we go back to do what we love doing.)

In this video below you will hear a happy guitar player that got his hand on one of the Elan MK2 pre-amp and post his playing on Youtube.

Thanks dawnofadreamx97

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tNMqhxh3Mg

High demand to this kind of sound and the return of the guitars and rock/metal music to the world, lot of guitar players are looking for our unique sound with limited success, they write to us with questions and request to get their amp modified with the "Elan" tube sound modifications and want to put their hand on the Elan MK2 or the Excalibur EP1 by Metalhead pre-amp.

This Elan MK2 and the Excalibur EP1 (our European model)  all tube guitar preamp came loaded with some KILLER tone and features that ware ahead of its time by 25 years.

Today, Elan's modifications and sound vision is being highly appreciated and in high demand,

Well known guitar amp builders are trying  to re- produce Elan's special tone and sound with no real success, Elan's secrete sound circuits are kept and known only to Elan Memran and his brother Remmie.

Elan did gain and sound Modification to Marshal and Built custom preamps among designing other equipment for the top row musicians.

Elan worked with top musicians and Bands like Dino from "Fear factory" " Ian Crichton -Saga" "Southgang" "Armored Saint" "Ice Tee- Body Count"'," Randy Piper from Wasp" " Tracii Gun- LA Guns" "Kelle Rhoads Band" "el chicano" Bruce Hornsby and many other.

All used Elan Memran sound and design innovation on stage and in the recording studios.   Elan's Metalhead electronics special guitar sound is being recorded and heard on many albums

Many recording studio included those pre-amps in the list of recording equipments they own.

From time to time Elan's MK2 and the Excalibur EP1 Pre-amp shows up on Ebay for sale and they do not last long, many guitar player are looking for it and they grub it as soonas they pop up.

link to some SAGA recorded tracks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gZl6_3ZaC8

What are musician talk about Elan

"Elan Memran modded the amps. He was an EE for Yamaha at the time in LA. He and his brother had Metalhead studios on Cahuenga Blvd but he first started modding Marshalls out of his garage in Burbank for bands like Skid Row, Fear Factory, Assailant, and WASP. …..

The Metalhead Marshalls were very popular in Hollywood during the 80's. If you got a good one, they ROCK! Of course…"

AMPEGJOSH

" My favorite Marshall of all time began life (with me) as a Metalhead modded amp."

S. ouimette

" www.seymourduncan.com › Dec 27, 2004 - 13 posts - ‎6 authors

Metalhead Electronics 'Elan mkII' rack pre-amp (five 12ax7's) - boutique pre-amp, custom made in a small shop in North Hollywood, California ...

Look online you will find many more discussions about Elan and Metalhead  vintage sound

Risks and challenges

We are excited!!! We have all schematics and PCB layouts ready to go in the oven.. We know how to get it done, what we need now is your help getting this fantastic project off the ground,
We see little to no risk involved other that a minimal delay in estimating the production time.

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    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    THANKS CREDIT: This is a perfect and unique Christmas gift to you or your guitar player hero, a thank you letter with a name of your choice signed by Elan Memran "MetalHead" will be mailed to you, Your help at any level brings the MetalHead guitar sweet killer sounding guitar tube amplifiers one step forward to be heard on the album you love. For all backers at ALL levels I'll write your name on the backers page of Metalhead websites so I can thank you every time I see it, and everyone can see that you helped this sound project come to life, and I'll keep you informed with all the feature updates.

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    BLUES SUPPORTER: This is a perfect and unique Christmas gift to you or your guitar player hero, a thank you letter with a name of your choice signed by Elan Memran will be mailed or E-mailed to you to you before Christmas plus you’ll receive 15 special edition guitar picks with MetalHead logo printed on them Your help brings this guitar sweet killer sounding guitar tube amplifiers one step forward to be heard on the album you love. And I'll write your name on the backers page of Metalhead websites so all can thank you every time they see it, and all can see that you helped this sound project come to life, and I'll keep you informed with all the feature updates. (you must provide us with your best picture the name and a email or mailing address)

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    RHYTHM SUPPORTER: This is a perfect and unique Christmas gift to you or your guitar player hero, a thank you letter with a name of your choice signed by Elan Memran "MetalHead" will be mailed to you before Christmas plus You get everything in the previous levels You’ll receive a coooool high quality black Tee-Shirt with "MetalHead All Tube Guitar Amps" printed on it. I'll also write your name on the backers page with your picture next to your name on Metalhead websites so I can thank you every time I see it, and everyone will see that you helped this sound project come to life, I'll keep you informed with all the feature updates. (you must provide us with your best picture the name and a email or mailing address)

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    Pledge $99 or more About $99

    CRUNCH SUPPORTER: You get everything in the previous levels PLUS A quality black wind jacket with "MetalHead Tube Guitar Amps" printed on it. Showing the world you helped this tube guitar sound reissued project. This is a perfect and unique Christmas gift to you or your guitar player hero, a thank you letter with a name of your choice signed by Elan Memran will be sent to you before Christmas. (you must provide us with your best picture the name and a email or mailing address)

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    Pledge $285 or more About $285

    BRONZ-TONE SUPPORTER- Elan himself will modify your Marshall/Fender Amp with the famous "Elan" Extra gain and tone Modification so your guitar will be heard!. You will have 2 modification to choose from
    1) Metalhead electronics extra tube gain mod
    2) Bass boost modification
    3) Our "Urine-Cup" noise reduction Mod
    4) All tube effect loop
    5) Footswitch control for regular/modified mode
    you will get coooool high quality black Tee-Shirt with "MetalHead All Tube Guitar Amps" and I'll write your name on the backers page of Metalhead websites so all can thank you every time they see it, and all can see that you helped this sound project come to life, and I'll keep you informed with all the feature updates. This is a perfect and unique Christmas gift to you or your guitar player hero, a thank you letter with a name of your choice signed by Elan Memran will be sent to you before Christmas. (you must provide us with your best picture the name and a email or mailing address)

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    Pledge $450 or more About $450

    SILVER TONE SUPPORTER-Elan himself will modify your Marshall/Fender Amp with ALL of the famous "Elan" Tube Amp Modifications so your guitar will be heard! you will get:
    1) MetalHead Electronics extra tube gain modification
    2) Bass boost modification
    3) Our famous "Urine-Cup" noise reduction Modification
    4) All tube effect loop
    5) Footswitch control for standard/modified mode
    You also will get coooool high quality black Tee-Shirt with "MetalHead All Tube Guitar Amps" and I'll write your name on the backers page of Metalhead websites so all can thank you every time they see it, and all can see that you helped this all tube guitar sound project come to life, and I'll keep you informed with all the feature updates. This is a perfect and unique Christmas gift to you or your guitar player hero, a thank you letter with a name of your choice signed by Elan Memran will be sent to you before Christmas too. (you must provide us with your best picture the name and a email or mailing address)

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    Pledge $569 or more About $569

    GOLD TONE SUPPORTER-You will get your own the original reissued "Elan MK2" all tube stereo guitar pre-amp limited edition with all of famous MetalHead sound Extra gain and tone, with tree tube channels ( clean, crunch and lead), 5 12AX7 tubes, sound on sound mode, double effect loop for clean and overdrive, bass-boost and noise reduction circuit in the overdrive section, channel switching pedal and more.. so! your guitar will be heard!!!. You also will get coooool high quality black Tee-Shirt with "MetalHead All Tube Guitar Amps" and I'll write your name on the backers page of Metalhead websites so all can thank you every time they see it, and all can see that you helped this sound project return, and I'll keep you informed with all the feature updates. This is a perfect and unique Christmas gift to you or your guitar player hero, a thank you letter with a name of your choice signed by Elan Memran "MetalHead" will be mailed to you before Christmas too.

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    GOLD TONE PLUS SUPPORTER-You will get your own the original reissued silky "Excalibur EP1" all tube stereo guitar pre-amp limited edition with all of famous MetalHead sound Extra gain and tone, with tree tube channels ( clean, crunch and lead), 5 12AX7 tubes, sound on sound mode, double effect loop for clean and overdrive, bass-boost and noise reduction circuit in the overdrive section, channel switching pedal and more.. so! your guitar will be heard!!!. You also will get coooool high quality black Tee-Shirt with "MetalHead All Tube Guitar Amps" and I'll write your name on the backers page of Metalhead websites so all can thank you every time they see it, and all can see that you helped this sound project return, and I'll keep you informed with all the feature updates. This is a perfect and unique Christmas gift to you or your guitar player hero, a thank you letter with a name of your choice signed by Elan Memran "MetalHead" will be mailed to you before Christmas too.

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    Pledge $995 or more About $995

    STAR SUPPORTER -You get your own the new Original "Hand Made Elan MK3" Amp Head, based on the vintage "ELAN MK2" circuits, an all tube guitar Amp 50 tubes Watts, limited edition with all of famous Elan Extra gain and juicy tone, with five switchable tube channels ( Crispy Clean, Blues, Rhythm, Crunch and Lead), 12AX7 and your choice of 6550 or EL34 tubes, "sound on sound" mode, "Wha-Tone" a remote killer unique Wha-Wha tone circuit build in, Two separate tube effect loop for clean blues and overdrive channels, bass-boost and noise reduction circuit in the overdrive section, channel switching pedal and more.. so! your guitar will be heard!!!.
    You also will get coooool high quality black Tee-Shirt with "MetalHead All Tube Guitar Amps" and I'll write your name on the backers page of Metalhead websites so all can thank you every time they see it, and all can see that you helped this sound project come to life, and I'll keep you informed with all the feature updates. This is a perfect and unique Christmas gift to you or your guitar player hero, a thank you letter with a name of your choice signed by Elan Memran will be mailed to you before Christmas too. (you must provide us with your best picture the name and a email or mailing address)

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    Pledge $1,499 or more About $1,499

    SUPER-STAR SUPPORTER You get your own "Hand Made Elan MK3s" STEREO Tube Amp Head, based on the vintage MK2 circuit, an all tube Stereo guitar Amp 50 tubes Watts per channel, limited edition with all of famous "Elan" Extra gain and juicy tone, with five switchable tube channels ( Crispy Clean, Blues, Rhythm, Crunch and Lead), 12AX7 tubes, your choice of power tube set for each channel 6550 or EL34 you choose the combination, "sound on sound" mode, "Wha-Tone" a remote killer unique Wha-Wha-One tone cirquit build in, double tube effect loop for clean/ blues and overdrive channels, bass-boost and noise reduction circuit in the overdrive section, channel switching pedal and more.. so! your guitar will be heard!!!.
    You also will get coooool high quality black Tee-Shirt with "MetalHead All Tube Guitar Amps" and I'll write your name on the backers page of Metalhead websites so all can thank you every time they see it, and all can see that you helped this sound project come to life, and I'll keep you informed with all the feature updates. This is a perfect and unique Christmas gift to you or your guitar player hero, a thank you letter with a name of your choice signed by Elan Memran "MetalHead" will be mailed to you before Christmas too. (you must provide us with your best picture the name and a email or mailing address)

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    LEAD GUITAR HERO SUPPORTER -I will PERSONALLY fly out to your hometown and personally thank you and deliver the "Hand Made Elan MK3s" Amp to you and show you how to use it.
    You get your own "Hand Made Elan MK3s" STEREO all Tube Amp Head, based on the vintage MK2 circuit, an all tube Stereo guitar Amp 50 Watts per channel, limited edition with all of famous "Elan" Extra gain and juicy tone, with five switchable tube channels ( Crispy Clean, Blues, Rhythm, Crunch and Lead), 12AX7 tubes, your choice of power tube set for each channel 6550 or EL34 you choose the combination, "sound on sound" mode, "Wha-Tone" a remote killer unique Wha-Wha-One tone circuit build in, double tube effect loop for clean/ blues and overdrive channels, bass-boost and noise reduction circuit in the overdrive section, channel switching pedal and more.. so! your guitar will be heard!!!.
    You also will get coooool high quality black Tee-Shirt with "MetalHead All Tube Guitar Amps" and I'll write your name on the backers page of Metalhead websites so all can thank you every time they see it, and all can see that you helped this sound. This is a perfect and unique Christmas gift to you or your guitar player hero, a thank you letter with a name of your choice signed by Elan Memran will be mailed to you before Christmas too. (you must provide us with your best picture the name and a email or mailing address)

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