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New Magnatones, EU release?
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felixcatus
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 3:17 am    Post subject: New Magnatones, EU release? Reply with quote

They?re going to be presented at the Frankfurt musikmesse next month.
But I will not be able to visit the musikmesse this year, so no opportunity to test and hear.
I?m interested specifically in the stereo twilighter.
Any of you US guys had the chance to hear or play one?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saw the lineup at the Dallas guitar show - someone was on the Twilighter and I didn't get a chance to test drive it. All I can say is that the new amps look and sound amazing (I have several of the old ones). They're expensive but there's nothing like them around.

Here's a good demo clip:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mn4HiRKMsLQ
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some very promising clips out there, here?s another one.
Some time ago, Jacco presented his old Magnatone 260 to me, but at that time I had just bought the Memphis, so I passed up.
If it?s somewhat in the same tonally line as its predecessor, a new model would be fine, I will be just about as happy as with an old one.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

felixcatus wrote:
Some very promising clips out there, here?s another one.
Some time ago, Jacco presented his old Magnatone 260 to me, but at that time I had just bought the Memphis, so I passed up.
If it?s somewhat in the same tonally line as its predecessor, a new model would be fine, I will be just about as happy as with an old one.


I enjoyed that clip too. Myself, I'd buy one of the new ones - they really are quite nice.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My 260 was a killer amp Felix. A little boomy in the lower regions maybe but further an exceptional all round amp with a great tremolo. Also very solid build quality compared with other amps of the the era.
I bought a Bogner Mephisto last year and I have never looked back . Sold all of my old amps since.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 12:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jacco wrote:
My 260 was a killer amp Felix.


The right amp at the wrong time ( just by 2 weeks).
Oh well, I?ll settle for a new one.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 1:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

According to a European dealer, ?they are in progress to modify these amps for the European market and hopefully all amps are available early in 2014!?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 6:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a review of one of the new models in the latest Premier Guitar magazine:

http://digital.premierguitar.com/premierguitar/201403_1#pg114
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now available in EU (and a few questions).

What are the benefits of a stereo combo amp in reference to the same type mono combo amp?
The stereo is 2x 22Watts with 2x12? speakers, the mono is 1x 22Watts with 1x12? speaker.
What do I gain tonally (besides the extra MID knob and more vibrato functions) if I would buy the (?600/$828) more expensive stereo model?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You gain volume for you will have more speaker surface.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, will the 2x22W-2x12? stereo provide more clean headroom?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nope
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Right.... it's still 22 watts but through two speakers instead of one.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 2:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

At the moment only the stereo is available at the shop. As soon as they are both (stereo and single) available, I?m going to try them out, so I can hear the difference and decide if the stereo is worth the extra cash.
It?s a long drive(1300km/800 miles, round trip) but at least it will save me the hassle of shipping and careless couriers.
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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2015 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Update:

I've just placed an order for the Twilighter 1X12", it should arrive sometime next week.
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