NAD Incoming: ANOTHER Magnatone! (Super 59 M-80)

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  1. Trelwheen

    Trelwheen Certified B.S. Launcher Double Platinum Supporting Member

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    Update: I've had the M-80!since Monday! (My original post is below). It's a great amp, guys.

    Very fat and full. A rather vintage voice with sort of a new twist to it. The high gain side has a good bit more drive than a 2203/2204 but it still has that "old soul" kind of voice... Nothing like a metal type sound. This ain't your djent machine. More like a JTM with a clean boost pushing it, but different enough to earn a place next to the old Marshalls if that makes any sense. The solo tone is extremely sweet with a whole Gob of harmonics. This is why I wanted it in the first place!

    Build quality is top notch. Fit and finish are amazing. It's gorgeous to see in person. Heavy as a Buick.



    Here's my original post:
    Yep, I have sent for ANOTHER Magnatone! Should be here Monday. An M-80 45 Watt combo.

    I wasn't looking for anything ATM, having just brought in a Panoramic Stereo combo a few weeks ago. But I heard some good clips and an in-depth review on some good speakers....wow

    I picture it fitting in nicely between the retro sounds of my 2203 and similar amps, and the more modern rage of the 1987X Pandora and Mesa TC100.
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    As usual, my Sweetwater rep gave me a smokin' brother-in-law deal

    Can't wait to spank ol' Maggie ....

    :headbanger:
     
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    ricksdisconnected Well-Known Member

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    looks bad ass to me. listened to a few videos and it sounds damn good too.
    isnt PhilX a magnatone guy too??
    i know ZZ are.
    funny thing, i dont like their tone at all live. studio yes.
     
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    Thanks Rick!

    I saw ZZ live in the '90s at The Summit in Houston. I remember seeing them but I don't remember much else.

    There is a fairly new video of Billy playing an M80 combo jamming with some other guys. His tone is very righteous in that video.
     
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    Congratz man. I checked these out some time ago thought they sounded tasty. Cool looking too.
     
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    scozz Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Great freaking amps @Trelwheen, congrats man! :thumb:

    Cool esthetics too! :drool:
     
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    clips or its a bugera.
     
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    :eek:

    That's a scary thought right there
     
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    That's almost as scary as the amp co. called" no-tone" wtf! Who was the marketing genius that came up with that name?
     
  9. Trelwheen

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    Probably the guy who needed an amp to go with his:
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    One of the nicest looking maps I've seen in years.
     
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    I likes the Super 15 myselves:

     
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