Magnatone Guitars!

New for Fall 2013, a complete guide to Magnatone guitars and the stories behind them!

1938-1960 Steel Guitars

1956-1963 Bigsby/Barth Era

1964-1966 Starstream Era


Magnatone MP3

Years late 1965-1967
Series Pro Series
Power 2x 6CA7
Power Bias fixed bias
Preamp 2x 7025
Phase Inverter 12DW7
Reverb 12AU7 and transformer
Tremolo NE-2H bulb, 12DW7, 1869-D bulb.
Speaker RS12 2x 12"
Speaker RS15 2x 15"
Rectifier solid state
Output Trans5.5K:8/4ohm
Output 80 watts peak.
Weight 36 lbs.
Price $480

The MP3 is the combo version of the MP5.

MP3/MP5 schematic original. May/65
MP3/MP5 schematic Revision "E". Aug/66

Note ECN-2172 added a 22M resistor in parallel to NE-2H neon.


See MP1, MP2, MP3, MP4, and MP5 pages for details of other Pro Series amplifiers.




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