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The Twilighter picks up were the classic American combo amps of the past left off. With a pair of 6V6 power tubes and a GZ34 rectifier, the Twilighter offers 22 watts of clean, robust tone in a 12" speaker combo that is light yet durable. Add the tube driven reverb, tremolo, and varistor true pitch shifting vibrato and you have a new American classic that is sure to please!
What Do We Think?
An American-influenced amp that loves humbuckers! This is definitely a gigging volume amp. Plugging into input one and approaching noon on the volume, the saturation of the amp dials in beautiful harmonic content to every note without loss of presence or authority. The amp is nice and hi-fi with the volume dialed back, allowing the nuances of any guitar to shine through. With the volume dialed up, you’re thrown right into the 60’s with overdriven tones reminiscent of Cream and early Zeppelin.
The two modes of tremolo/vibrato are pleasantly distinct from each other. The AM mode is a standard tremolo with a clean, powerful pulse at higher intensity and a very smooth or subtle effect at lower intensity. The FM mode is a pitch shifting varistor vibrato that takes on a psychedelic, otherworldly chorus component when maxed out. We haven’t heard any other amp that does a vibrato like this one, and we love it! Plug in an extension cab and push the intensity up between 3 and 5 o’clock for a completely magical, 3-dimensional experience.
In both modes, the range of the effect is fantastic. The speed setting is visible via the LED on the included footswitch to help you dial in the right time between songs when you do not have the liberty of hearing the amp. The speed can even be controlled via an expression pedal.
The Reverb is equally dialed in. It has a natural pre-delay that keeps it from over-smearing the initial note. At full intensity it has a cavernous quality but maintains the pick strike in a very effective manner, allowing you to utilize the full sweep of the effect. More mild settings sit just right in a mix, and the reverb is footswitchable as well.
We carry the matching Magnatone Traditional 1x12” extension cabinet if you are looking to increase your clean headroom and enjoy the wide sonic image of two speaker cabs. Contact us for bundle pricing!
TUBE COMPLEMENT: (4) 12AX7, 12AU7, (2) 6V6, GZ34
POWER OUTPUT: 22 watts Push-Pull, Class AB into 8 Ohms
INPUTS: High and Low Sensitivity
SPEAKER: 12" Magnatone Warehouse Custom G12C/S Ceramic Magnet
TREBLE: 14 dB range at 2 kHz
BASS: 12 dB range at 60 Hz
REVERB: Tube Driven 4 Counterwound Springs Long Pan
VIBRATO: True pitch shifting stereo varistor vibrato switchable to conventional tremolo
OPTIONAL REMOTE REDAL: 20-50 kΩ
COMBO DIMENSIONS: 22.5" x 10" x 19.5"
COMBO WEIGHT: 38 lbs.