The Vox Brian May Special Recording Amp is based on May's legendary "Deacy" recording amp that was named for Queen bassist John Deacon. May cobbled it together from a car radio's amp circuit mounted in a '60s bookshelf speaker cabinet. May collaborated with the Vox design team to create the Special as an amp that would capture the fabulous sonics of the original homegrown unit. It's a 10W combo with a 6-1/2" speaker that replicates every nuance of the original. The Special is equipped with controls for gain, tone, and volume with a high/low gain switch. A Booster section permits driving another amp in the same way May overdrives his AC30s in concert using his famed Treble Booster device. The Special also is equipped with an emulated recording/headphone jack plus external speaker jack. Vox incorporates 2 battery simulation circuits, one each for the Booster and Amp sections that duplicate the novel sound produced by the original Deacy's battery power source. The result is an utterly unique-sounding combo for recording, practicing, or driving another amp.