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WTB A Matchless Baby - any color

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs Emporium' started by Dominic Cordisco, Jul 11, 2020.

  1. Dominic Cordisco

    Dominic Cordisco Supporting Member

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    I know they are rare and no longer made. Still, looking to buy one if anyone has one to sell.
     
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    Had one. Great amp, but there are some far less expensive alternatives
     
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    Dominic Cordisco Supporting Member

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    Totally appreciate that. Having owned one, what would recommend that is similar? I’d like to know what you suggest.
     
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    Had an early Carr Mercury that could get a very similar tone, but more versatile, and with tube reverb. I don’t know if he still makes it, but I had a Morgan M4 that was special. Less headroom and EF86 front end, but a Winfield Typhoon nails the normal channel Vox tone
     
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    Dominic Cordisco Supporting Member

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    Just ordered a 2003 Carr Mercury. Looking forward to checking it out. Thanks!
     
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    Would love to hear your thoughts. Feel free to message me
     
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    I should also note that the Mercury can use 3 different power tubes with an easy DIY rebias. The EL34 power tube is what made it happen for me
     
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    Let us know how things work out. I've read nothing but praise for the Mercury. I've never seen one in the flesh, alas.

    I'm a lucky Matchless Baby owner. I've only had it a couple of months and am extremely happy with it. It's not for sale.
     

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