Matchless Chieftain Reverb

The Chieftain preamp utilizes two 12AX7's for its interactive tone and two 12AX7's for the reverb circuits. This highly flexible preamp circuit is enhanced by a very active mid control. The preamp section is coupled to a pair of EL34's power tubes via a 12AX7 phase inverter for tremendous power reserve. Exceptional sound pressure levels can be attained with no appreciable loss of tone. Additional features include an effects loop and a switchable output impedance (4, 8, 16 ohms). User controls include Volume, Bass, Mid, Treble, Brilliance, Master Volume, and Reverb.

Class A refers to a high performance style of circuitry used in vacuum tube audio devices to extract maximum efficiency from power tubes. A constant high voltage signal is sent through the power stage without the forced negative feedback (or "cool down cycle") inherent in the Class A/B design. Matchless amplifiers rely on superior design, construction and components to manage the power of true Class A operation. Matchless Class A amplifiers provide an "alive" response, true tone, rich harmonics and smooth transition into distortion. 

If you are looking for circuit boards in a Matchless amplifier, you won't find them. Matchless amplifiers are point-to-point wired, using military-spec components and hand wound transformers, without circuit boards of any kind. While these construction methods are more difficult and expensive than others, they are necessary to achieve the incomparable sound quality, reliability and ruggedness of a MATCHLESS.

Brand: Matchless Amplifiers

Model: Chieftain

Watt: 40

Rectifier: GZ34 (5AR4)

Front panel: Volume, Bass, Mid, Treble, Brilliance, Master Volume, and Reverb

Back panel: Effect Loop, Output Impedance Selector (4, 8, 16 ohms)

Class type: A

Number of Channels: 1

Master volume: Yes

Power Tubes: EL34

Number of Power tubes: 2

Preamp Tubes: 12AX7

Number of Preamp tubes: 5

Circuit Type: P-T-P

Reverb: Yes

Effect loop: Yes

Cabinet Type: Head / Combo 1X12, 2X10, 2X12

Speakers: Matchless Modified Celestion Speakers

Cab Color: Black (Other Solid and Two Tone Colors Optional - Call For Prices)

Sales Price: List: Head - $2,596, 1X12 or 2X10 Combos - $2,914, 2X12 Combo - $3,285. ( Call For Our Best Price )

Rental Price: Head - $125 Per Day or $500 Per Week, Combo - $150 Per Day or $600 Per Week