The Independence 35 is the first 35 watt 3 channel guitar amplifier in Matchless’ history! In addition to the signature backlit nameplate, the three channels light up red, white, and blue. Channel one (blue) is powered by one 12AX7 with a volume and tone control. Channel two (white) is powered by one 12AX7 and will provide ample chunk and crunch. Channel three (red) is all about fire. The master volume control is by-passable and features a cut control to thicken up and shave the highs. The power section of the Independence starts with a 5AR4 rectifier tube and the 35 watt output is powered by the two EL34s, which are cathode self biasing. A 3 position rotary switch allows for 4, 8, & 16 ohm output. The channels are switched through one footswitch jack.
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: The Independence
Rectifier: GZ34 (5AR4)
Front panel: Channel 1Volume, Channel 1 Tone, Channel 2 Gain, Channel 3 Gain, Volume, Bass, Treble, Cut, By-Passable Master Volume
Back panel: Output Impedance Selector (4, 8, 16 ohms), Speaker Outs, 3 Channel Footswitch Jack
Class type: A
Number of Channels: 3
Master volume: By-Passable Master
Power Tubes: EL34
Number of Power tubes: 2
Preamp Tubes: 12AX7
Number of Preamp tubes: 4 For Amp and 2 For Optional Reverb
Circuit Type: P-T-P
Cabinet Type: Head, 1X12 Combo, 2X12 Combo
Speakers: Matchless Modified Celestion Speakers
Cab Color: Black (Other Solid and Two Tone Colors Optional - Call For Prices)
Sales Price: List: Head - $3,073, 1X12 Combo - $3,391, 2X12 Combo - $3,705. Optional Reverb For Any Independence Add $250. ( Call For Our Best Price )
Rental Price: Head - $125 Per Day or $500 Per Week, Combo - $150 Per Day or $600 Per Week