Magnatone M15a

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Local Pickup Only
Tuba George's Horders Nest of Musical Gear and used Kitchen Equipment
Raleigh, NC, United States
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The legendary Magnatone amplifier, model M15a. If you’ve made it as far as the description you know the deal. This is a 2x12 combo amp with twin 19 watt ultra linear amplifiers for true stereo reverb and pitch bending tremolo. The power supply is dated dec 1965.

This came out of a working studio in Pennsylvania but I don’t know the history before that. It looks like it was gigged extensively by the wear and condition it was in when I received it. I had my tech go through it and put it all back into spec, including replacing the reverb tank (bad coil on recovery side) source a date correct Jensen C12PS (one speaker had been replaced with a blue label Fender speaker) checking and replacing bad tubes with new or NOS tubes, and generally tracking down and fixing 55 years of electronic gremlins. Modifications from original include removing the ‘death cap’, installing a grounded plug and changing the power cord to a IEC power cord (a standard computer style power cable)

This amp is loud, clean, the reverb sounds dizzyingly huge with the twin stereo amps (one channel has reverb applied and one is clean and the depth is indescribable) and of course the pitch bending tremolo is what everyone knows Magnatone for. It would be a great Jazz amp, a steel guitar amp, a or fine pedal platform. Think about it as anything a Twin Reverb could do but with better tremolo and reverb.

Im not too keen on shipping this thing. I think it would have to be crated and strapped to a pallet but if you have to have it and are out of driving distance of sunny Raleigh NC shoot me a message and I’ll try to get a quote worked up

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Product Specs

Listeda year ago
ConditionGood (Used)
Good condition items function properly but may exhibit some wear and tear.learn more
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