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The Twilighter Stereo has plenty of muscle for any size gig and performs with a range of tone greater than any amp in its class. The exclusive Magnatone pitch-shifting vibrato will elevate your musical experience to a new level. Built on the classic platform of a 12AX7 front end coupled with a 6V6 power section, the Twilighter also features tube reverb and tube rectification.
What Do We Think?
This is an American-voiced clean and pedal platform player’s dream. It delivers loads of headroom via the stereo pair of 6V6 output sections for a total of four power tubes producing 44 watts of power. The treble knob is ideally situated to control of the amp’s extended frequency range, giving you tones from smooth and broken-in to “hi-fi”, all with a warm underpinning. The amp also handles drive pedals with natural ease, “absorbing” them to where you feel the pedal is a part of the amp and not merely an object placed in front of it.
This amp delivers more vibrato/tremolo options than any other amp you’ve played, guaranteed. It features Magnatone’s signature varistor pitch shifting vibrato (labeled FM for “frequency modulation”) along with a more traditional AM “amplitude modulation” tremolo. Beyond that, you have also have mono, stereo, wet/dry and dry/wet options for the FM mode. In stereo mode, the FM vibrato delivers a truly magnificent soundscape that dances from speaker to speaker, ranging from subtle to psychedelic depending on your setting of the speed and intensity controls.
For a blended version of the effect, try the wet/dry and dry/wet options. These apply the effect only to one speaker or the other, leaving the opposite side as a sustained note or chord living beside or “behind” the affected signal. The speed for vibrato or tremolo is visible via the LED on the included footswitch to help you dial in the right setting when you don’t have the liberty of striking a chord between songs. The speed can even be controlled via an expression pedal for added convenience or for Leslie-like effects on the fly.
The Reverb is also footswitchable and features a nice natural pre-delay. The effect ranges from mild to cavernous, but always keeps the initial note intact. It is a particularly well-mannered reverb that allows you to utilize the full sweep of the effect without smearing your playing. When used in conjunction with the vibrato, it can conjure up intense sounds from underwater to otherworldly.
Please note that the Twilighter Stereo MUST have a speaker or load box plugged into both outputs at all times. Contact us for bundle pricing with a pair of Magnatone Traditional 1x12” extension cabinets or 2x12” stereo extension cabinet. These are an excellent visual and sonic pairing for the Twilighter Stereo, warm but tight on the low end and present yet smooth on the high end. Contact us for bundle pricing!
TUBE COMPLEMENT: (5) 12AX7, (2) 12AU7, (4) 6V6, GZ34
POWER OUTPUT: 22+22 watts Push-Pull, Class AB Stereo
INPUTS: High and Low Sensitivity
BASS: 12 dB range at 60 Hz
MID: 10 dB range at 500 Hz
TREBLE: 14 dB range at 2 kHz
OPTIONAL REMOTE REDAL: 20-50 kΩ
REVERB: Tube Driven 4 Counterwound Springs Long Pan
VIBRATO: True pitch shifting stereo varistor vibrato switchable to conventional tremolo. Mono/stereo, wet/dry operation.
HEAD DIMENSIONS: 27" x 10.5" x 12" (including feet)
HEAD WEIGHT: 37 lbs.