Magnatone Guitars!

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1938-1960 Steel Guitars

1956-1963 Bigsby/Barth Era

1964-1966 Starstream Era


Magnatone 190 Professional, 190A

Years 1959
Channels two
No. Tubes 6
Speaker 1x 12"
Speaker 1x 5"
Output 40 watts peak
Weight 35 lbs.
Price $260 (1958)

This was new amp for 1958 and I don't know if they continued to make in 1959 or 1960. It came with a new tone feature called "treble plus" which Magnatone said was the answer to Rock-n-Roll and Western player's needs. the 190 came at a premium price and was sold as a professional amp (not a student model).

The "treble plus" circuit was described as being a "three-stage" preamp. This might have been a precursor of the three stage preamp used in the M10A and M15A.

Anyone have a schematic?




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