Beautiful Matchless Lightening 112 Combo with reverb, finished in black leather. These Amps are totally hand built and point to point wired by Matchless and sound incredible. Matchless say: "Matchless Amplifiers were founded in 1989 with a simple philosophy: Build the best, most versatile amplifier possible. Built and designed by professional musicians for professional musicians, Matchless amplifiers live up to their name. Their mission is and has always been to build the best sounding, most durable amp on the market. Matchless amplifiers and extension cabinets are all point-to-point hand wired by their staff in Los Angeles, California using the best materials available."

Power: 15 Watts
Channels: 1
Controls: Volume, Interactive Bass, Treble, Master Volume
Power Tubes: 2 x EL84
Preamp Tubes: 3 x 12AX7
Rectifier Tube: 1 x 5AR4
Features: Dual Inputs
Speaker Output: One 4 and one 8 Ohm out

The sound of the Lightning is that very classic EL84 “British Sound”. Much more scooped in the midrange than the Spitfire and Nighthawk, you will quickly see how well it sits in the mix against other instruments. Its clarity and voicing will slice through everything, making you very present.

Actual tonal possibilities are very extensive and it produces loud output volumes not normally associated with a 15 watt rating.

The Pro-grade single channel preamp with its interactive tone controls is coupled to a serious dual-EL84 power section with a tube rectifier. All models have active EQ to attain an excellent array of complex tones. User controls include Volume, Interactive Bass & Treble, and Master Volume.

Notes and tips from Phil Jamison:

“The tone stage is based off the early Top Boost circuit with some modifications unique to the Lightning.

The Bass control will add a heavier sound and increase the midrange as you turn it up. This is very beneficial with different styles of pickup that have a thinner sound, or fatter pickups that need the Bass rolled off for more clarity. The Treble control will do two things in this type of circuit, first it will of course add more top end and brightness, and subsequently it will decrease the midrange. This is can be a very important feature to help tailor the sound of your pickup.

For a cleaner sound it’s always best to turn up the Master Volume, and keep the Input Volume around the 8 to 9 o’clock position. The foundation of the Lightning is to produce a flawless clean sound, but as you increase the volume control you will start to get into clean and dynamic front end breakup. Turning the volume control all the up will give a perfect distortion sound without over saturation. This is ideal for a hard rock sound where clarity and presence is needed.”

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Excellent (Used)
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Brand Matchless
Model Lightning Reverb 112 Combo
Finish Black
Categories Guitar Combos
Year 2017
Made In United States

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Matchless Lightning 112 Combo, Black With Reverb 2017
$2,899.72
+ $134.22 Shipping