December 2019

Magnatone

ARTICLES

Rig Rundown: Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit [2019]

November 6, 2019
Bursts, Benders, and Js, oh my! A pioneer of the new Nashville sound spends a whopping 90 minutes showing off the gear his crew has amassed since our last get-together.
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Micah Nelson: Tone Questing

September 5, 2019
Seasoned by playing with legends since he was a toddler, Willie Nelson’s youngest son is using alternate guitar tunings, experimental soundscapes, and a minimalist mindset to forge an inventive musical path with his solo project, Particle Kid.
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Rig Rundown: Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

June 26, 2019
One of Americana’s rising stars (and a son of an outlaw legend) goes deep on his vintage Gibson, using a dual-amp setup, and why he eschews most pedals.
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Rig Rundown: Lynyrd Skynyrd [2018]

October 31, 2018
The Southern rock guitar army of cofounder Gary Rossington and longtimers Rickey Medlocke and Mark Matejka tells the stories behind their vintage guitars, high-powered amps, and classic approach to tone.
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Rig Rundown: Pokey LaFarge

September 26, 2018
The Americana stylist and his band favor a minimalist approach to create their throwback sounds.
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SNAMM '17 - Magnatone Panoramic Stereo Demo

July 27, 2017
Get a taste of the beautiful, swirling vibrato madness that this EL84-powered head can produce.
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NAMM '16 - Magnatone Panoramic Stereo and Super Fifty Nine Mk II Demos

February 25, 2016
The vintage-vibed amp company updates a popular combo with twin 10" speakers and stereo operation.
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Rig Rundown: ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill [2015]

September 16, 2015
The Texas rockers have used the same tone formula for decades, but when it comes to gear and making a statement, they’re kings of style.
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NAMM 2015: Editors' Picks – Day 3

January 24, 2015
While scouring the NAMM floor we came across a wealth of interesting gear. Here's what caught our ear.
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GALLERY: NAMM 2015 - Day 3

January 24, 2015
The latest and greatest from the third day of NAMM.
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Trash or Treasure: Magnatone Custom 440

December 25, 2014
True treasures can literally be found in the trash.
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NAMM '14 - Magnatone Panoramic Demo

January 30, 2014
Check out a run-through of Magnatone's newest prototype amp.
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NAMM 2014 Editors' Picks: Day 1

January 23, 2014
Our top picks from day 1 of NAMM.
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Magnatone Super Fifty-Nine Review

January 10, 2014
A bold, British-flavored amp with sublime stereo vibrato.
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ZZ Top Gear Gallery

November 19, 2013
Guitarist Billy Gibbons’ and bassist Dusty Hill’s toys can be summed up by three Bs: bold, Bolin-made, and because they said so.
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1960 Magnatone 213 Troubadour Demo

July 15, 2013
Hear a rare 1960 Magnatone Amps 213 Troubadour in action at the North American Guitar Amplifier Museum.
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NAMM '13 - Magnatone Twilighter, Single V, and Super Fifty-Nine

January 30, 2013
PG's Charles Saufley is On Location in Anaheim, CA, at the 2013 NAMM Show where he visits the Magnatone booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear the Twilighter, Single V, and Super Fifty-Nine.
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The Magnatone Brand is Relaunched

January 23, 2013
Anaheim, CA (January 23, 2013) – Magnatone, a legendary brand from the past, is staging a comeback, re-launching at NAMM this week after laying dormant for more than 40
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