Magnatone amps - the new ones

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by Telecasterless, May 12, 2019.

  1. Geoff738

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    Well, they’re good enough for Jeff Beck and Billy Gibbons.

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    Question on the vibrato circuit-- does the pitch always vary downward, or can it pitch upward (like when bending on the fretboard) as well?

    I'm pretty new to pitch-shifting vibrato, as I had been using the term interchangeably with "tremolo" for some time and didn't realize there was a difference.
     
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    https://magnatoneusa.com/our-pledge/vibrato-vs-tremolo/
     
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    They like them enough that they are part owners/investors in the company.
     
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    Interesting. They seem to be saying that the circuit varies the pitch up and down. In the audio files I listened to (and the YouTube demos) it sounded like it was bending downward only. Maybe it's my hearing?
     
  6. Geoff738

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    That I did not know.

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    why is that?
     
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    I’ve never owned an EL84 amp that I’ve wanted to keep. I’ve usually found them too bright and lacking bass. Maybe I’ve just not owned the right EL84 amp for my taste.

    The Magnatone amps may be different. I need to try one. There is a local store that stocks them.
     
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    I'd love to try one out. Everything I've heard on YouTube sounds great. It's the hefty price tag that will keep them out of my reach.
     
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    The only real problem I have with Magnatone is that they where a good amp in there day, (as was Supro etc.). We all no the legends, and they weren't Magnatones, let's be honest. It's unique, (in my opinion), a fairly expensive reissue of an amp that really didn't mean much in history. However, if you are going to reissue an amp, they did a great job, it's probably better that the original and WORTH WHAT THEY ARE ASKING. All I'm trying to get across is it's a unique example of a created legend.
    The only thing we can learn from the history of Magnatone, is how NOT! to run a company.
    I didn't insult Magnatone amps, I only pointed out the what I consider to be the obvious.
     
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