All controls are completely functional. I love it with fuzz pedals and just using the volume knob to clean it up. Let me start off by saying that the new Magnatone line of amps is no less than stellar! However, it just didn't hit me like the Varsity. All copyrights are by the author and Vintage Guitar magazine. Same specs and great tone. Nick's demo just kill's it for me.
The Super Fifteen and Super Thirty are 15 watt and stereo 15 watts per side, respectively. Deceptively versatile Though the Varsity 12 Reverb's control layout is as straightforward as they come, the amp is capable of a wide range of useable tones that will deliver in just about any musical situation. Yet Ted Kornblum, Obeid Khan, and the team at Magnatone have managed to do just that! I still can't believe what I heard yesterday. Combined with tube-driven full length Accutronics spring reverb, the Varsity Reverb delivers a sound much bigger than the power rating. Our tester was burgundy with the cathedral front, and with its gold-anodized control plate, vintage fonts, and chicken-head knobs, it was a sweet retro looker.
To our ears, it even sounded like a second layer of guitar tone, as if you are overdubbing in real time. There can't be a better sounding amp out there. Same specs and great tone. The Bartel amps are magnificent but quite expensive and I don't recall if they're blackface oriented. Very big sounding for the size when turned up. All exude tonal quality and craftsmanship, and that is before we consider the features of stereo pitch-shifting vibrato or tube-driven reverb. The Traditional Collection showcases the Twilighter, Twilighter Stereo and Single V models.
I've been looking at the Twilighter very seriously as my next purchase. Easy to play, very forgiving without sounding too compressed, warm and full at any volume level, beautiful dynamic reverb that does not wash out, and that vibrato. At one point, Magnatone actually admitted to me that they had gone through a bad batch of tubes, but refused to admit that the problems with the amp was their fault. I'm never getting rid of it, but it's got things I like and don't like about it. The Twilighter and Imperial have a similar tonal signature blackface-ish , but beyond that they are quite different. I liked the lyric a lot. With an input layout similar to a vintage Bassman and the pitch-shifting vibrato circuit available in the classic channel only, one can bridge the two channels to produce a warbley, uni-vibe effect that conjures the soul of Hendrix and Trower.
Very big sounding for the size when turned up. I can't even describe how amazing it is. I don't know anything about the Magnatone Varsity amp but I can give you some general rules of thumb. It also had an 8 inch speaker. This popular tube amplifier is bright and lively, full of color and harmonics. The result is unsurpassed, dynamic fidelity with a modulation that is mesmerizing. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
To see all options available for this product click on the Divido logo above. Good luck and enjoy the hunt. The tubes will be pulled and individually wrapped as well. If you paid the balance off within the 12 months, you'd not have any regular monthly payments and incur no interest. I also have a Toneking Imperial that I love. To purchase this item on finance add to basket and select 'Divido Finance' as your payment method on the confirmation page. The Twilighter is rather focused with a 60's midrange prominent voice, although the Treble and bass knobs on the tone stack can be dialed to taste.
Cool effect on one or two songs, but I prefer the tremolo on Tone King amps personally. But I was stubborn, as I believed that the amp would perform as soon as we figured out what was wrong. When you dial up the volume, you'll love how much the Varsity 12 Reverb cops a vintage tweed-style grunt. This amplifier will be packed for a safe journey and arrival to its destination and new home. The result is an amp with enough power and bottom end to blow the doors off of most joints. As you turn up the amp volume, you'll enjoy added harmonically rich tube overdrive. Magnatone has announced its new Varsity Reverb amplifier.
The addition of a 4-spring, long-pan reverb adds even more ambient flexibility. The signal path starts with high- and low-sensitivity inputs that determine how hard your guitar hits the preamp. At this point, they decided that I was a trippy customer and it was no fault of their amp. So they offered me a refund. There are three series: the Studio Collection, Traditional Collection and the Master Collection. Good This product is completely functional and shows some signs of use. The Varsity is the big brother to the Lyric.
Almost sounds a bit like a plate reverb. Thank you for taking time to look at this fine Magnatone Varsity Model 108 amplifier and good luck. Everything else on the amplifier is original including the 2-prong power cord. Written by: David Anderson I have been playing for over fifty years and recently got a Magnatone Varsity Reverb from Corner Music on a trade in. My experience tells me that hand-wired is not a guarantee of a great amp.