Magnatone amps - the new ones

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  1. Telecasterless

    Telecasterless Friend of Leo's

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    Has anyone played one of these new amps? I've been hearing them on youtube on various channels and the sound is just blowing me away. I don't know which amp it is specifically, I am a little confused as to the different models. I went on Sweetwater and there is a 150W combo. What TF? Are they kidding? And I found one demo on youtube and it was a 20 watter, but he said it was $2K.

    I'm just curious if anyone has spent any time with these and what their impressions are. And are some of them considerably better than the other?
     
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    Check out Billy Gibbon’s new 59 (model #?) Magnatone. Great sounding amps.

    I think the lower watt amps are EL84 driven which would detract me somewhat.
     
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    I have a Twilighter 1X12 (mono) 22W

    Here's a 'full vibrato' soundfile

    And a vid ;)


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  5. Wayne Alexander

    Wayne Alexander Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    I've seen these at the NAAM shows. They seem really well made, and sound great. There are two tone families of their amps. https://magnatoneusa.com/products/ . The Traditional collection which sounds a lot like old 1950s-1960's Magnatones - big, clean, twangy, amazing switchable vibrato (between volume shift and pitch shift type), no master volume control. That includes the Twilighter, Single V, Panoramic, and Varsity. The Master Collection is in the British (sorta JTM45ish to my ears) tone family, can get gloriously dirty, all have master volume controls and the same amazing switchable vibrato. All of that series of amps have names that start with Super.
     
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    Your guitar sounds great, very Edge sounding......singer though, not so much. He kind of ruined it for me. I enjoyed your solo.

    So is this your main amp? I'd like to hear more thoughts about it.
     
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    Not a lot of magnatone users/owners out there. Interesting.
     
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    Well, they are quite expensive.
     
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    :cool: thanks.
     
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    Not familiar with the new ones but I have a 1950 small one that sounds fantastic if you like tube distortion.... this is actually my amp! Oh and it's up for sell if anyone is interested! :D



     
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  12. Flakey

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    I play a Magantone Twighlighter Stereo. BEST AMP EVER !!!! Been playing for 45 years and have owned and played many amps. IMO worth every cent.

    Teles, Strats, Gibsons of all sorts, it takes them all.

    My set up.

    nos one.jpg
     
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    That's a very nice set up. :cool:

    My first choice was also the 'stereo', but it's weight (for taking it to gigs) made me decide to go for the 'mono'.
     
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    Why does sweetwater say it's 150W when it's really 22W?
     
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    For the cabinets?
     
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    I've played a friend's Magnatone Twilighter, and it was a great amp. The way he had it dialed, it sounded rich and bassy, with gorgeous tremolo and reverb. They cost more than I'm willing to spend, but they're really nice.
     
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    People use the tremolo on a Magnatone!?!? o_O:D;)
     
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    I wanted one but I can't justify spending that much money on an amp. I will never pay $3000 for a printed circuit board amp... or any amp. They are just totally out my price range. I bought 5 amps for that much.
     
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    Wanna know what my 'Memphis' said about that! :twisted::D
     
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