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Jerry Dragon

New York, USA
Post Posted 14 Nov 2017 9:39 am     Reply with quote

Has anyone played any steels out of the old Magnatone M series amps with stero and true vibrato? I have two M15s and would like to get one fixed and see what she sounds like.
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John Gould

Moorpark, CA
Post Posted 14 Nov 2017 8:27 pm     M15thro Reply with quote

I've never played steel through one but my brother had one and we both played guitar through it for years . I'm not sure what happened to it but it sounded great for guitar.
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Bobby Nelson

North Carolina, USA
Post Posted 16 Nov 2017 12:46 am     Reply with quote

I love old Magnatones and Supros. I had one that I believe was much older than the one in the pic and used it for a variety of duties with a guitar. It was a 15 watt (2 6V6), and had that old creamy sound. Mine was kind of like old Bassman or Marshall in that, the more you turned it up, the more really good distortion you got - I don't know if that's good for steel but, I'm thinking mine was made for steel in the 40's or 50's.
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MIchael Bean

North Of Boston
Post Posted 20 Nov 2017 11:47 am     Reply with quote

I have an old Magnatone 260 with mono vibrato. It's a great sounding amp, no matter what I play through it. It wouldn't get loud enough for steel to do a rocking country band , as it gets some dirt at about 3/4 volume. That's what makes it a great guitar amp.

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