|1997 Matchless Chieftain
1997- Matchless Chieftain Amplifier, completely hand built with immaculate point to point wiring work. Class A circuitry. 2X12 speakers: Matchless Special Design 30W 8 Ohm Celestion Signature Series. All-tube with 4 12AX7's + 2 EL34's (power tubes). Back panel includes choice of 3 inputs for loudspeakers in typical 16, 8 or 4 ohm operation. Effects send and return inputs. Slo-blo fuse. Front panel sports big pearly chicken knobs for volume, bass, middle, treble, brilliance, master and reverb, in that order. Brilliance akin to presence on British rigs. Below front panel proudly displays Matchless title with backlit "on" feature. Once warmed up, there's no tomorrow with this incredible tone machine which beckons the call of any single-coil, humbucker or other pick-up type and configuration. Special rugged Tolex cover like a top notch suitcase, only you wish it was that light in weight. This one's a tank. You can't help but wonder where all the poundage comes from but when you hear all that luscious Class A tone coming out from within, you soon forget about such petty small stuff. Nothing compares to this amp with a sound unlike any Fender, Marshall, Laney, HiWatt, Randall, Boogie, Bedrock, Bogner, etc. This is the one with the killing mids and unique fullness and rich tone to deliver the goods for any genre. Country? Perfect. Rock and metal? No problem-o. Blues? Watch out! Even a jazzer may want this amp for thickness and a great reverb sound. In a word? Un!@#$%believable tone!
Specs: Matchless Chieftain Amp. 2-12" speakers