Magnatone stack on eBay

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  1. vmabus

    vmabus Supporting Member

    Nov 1, 2013
    central Colorado

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  2. Cirk


    Jan 16, 2011
    Newport News, VA
    Are you the one selling the amp?
  3. Basshappi


    Feb 12, 2007
    Well now, there's something you don't see everyday!
    Amazing condition too.
  4. Basshappi


    Feb 12, 2007
    It appears that the seller is a music store in Phoenix, AZ.
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  6. Cirk


    Jan 16, 2011
    Newport News, VA
    OK, just making sure. Interesting amp, how do they sound?

    As for Basshappi's comment, pretty much the same line was used by an unnamed character in "Johnny Dangerously". Great movie, highly recommended.
  7. Wagz


    May 2, 2012
    Milwaukee, WI
    1960s 50 W solid state bass amp = neat decoration / curiosity
    Not worth the time to go through and replace caps, add a three-prong power cord, etc.... unless you're really really into Magnatone, or had one when you were a kid.
  8. LoTone

    LoTone Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2010
    Connecticut, USA
    IF I am not mistaken, I heard an interview with Carole Kaye and she mentioned that she was using Magnatone amps for most of her recordings around L.A. back in the sixties.
  9. wcriley


    Apr 5, 2010
    Western PA
    The Magnatone factory was local to me. A band I auditioned for in the 60s had won some sort of battle of the bands and were fully outfitted with Magnatone gear. The only thing I remember about the sound is that the guitar amps had true vibrato rather than tremolo.

    Magnatone made guitars, too.
  10. Arnie


    May 14, 2005
    Kingston, NY
    All I know if I had seen that in a Montgomery Wards catalogue back in the day I would have been drooling, now not so much..

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