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Wanna hear a Magnatone Troubadour, pegged?

Leonc

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No shortage of fun grindage with one of these lil buggers. Just put a good speaker in it, some good 6v6s and 5Y3 and off you go.

Free

Thorn #039 (Wagner Filmores) on the left.
'61 Epi Coronet (one badass P90 on the other left.

No pedals.
 

Axeplyr

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Thanks for that. Brings back horrible memories. :FM

I had a 50's Troubadour 213, given to me free. On a whim, and deciding I wanted that Les Paul tone, traded it for a 70's Aria Pro II Les Paul copy. Weeks later I discovered the plywood top on that guitar, realizing my HUGE mistake in judgement.

Great amp! Enjoy.
 

zzmoore

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Wow!! Nice Free work. Do you record your clips. They always sound so good. We have a Troubadour 192-5 that was built in 1948.t also uses dual 6V6 power tubes. People are stunned at the sweet tone from this little guy.






Once again, I always enjoy your playing that I hear on TGP.
 

mad dog

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Leon: You are getting some great tone out there, and the gear ain't all of it. Add this one to the maggie hall of fame. I'm still digging that Panaramic clip on youtube too ... mighty find sound there.
 

Leonc

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Thanks dudes! I figured some folks would enjoy this.

ZZmore - cool amp! Probably pretty different from this little Troubadour though; they made a few variants throughout the years, as I understand it.

BB - come on down broheem!

The amazing thing is that there are so many great little amps like this that most of us don't really know about. And, you want to talk about touch-responsive? I've yet to play an amp that is more touch-responsive than this. I've played some with more gain, but this is still pretty amazing in terms of cleaning right up. Man, you just don't need to spend 2500+ bux on a Supro, DeArmond or Tweed Deluxe or what have you to get this sound.
 

mprvise

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Love those little 213's, and always dig your clips Leon. A bandmate found a 213 in the basement of a vacant house he was inspecting. It's one of the best guitar > cord > amp tones I've ever heard, and at tolerable volumes.
 

Leonc

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> A bandmate found a 213 in the basement of a vacant house he was inspecting.

Damn. Why doesn't this ever happen to me? LOL!
 

mprvise

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> A bandmate found a 213 in the basement of a vacant house he was inspecting.

Damn. Why doesn't this ever happen to me? LOL!
Yeah, that's what I was thinking. The day after he got it he brought it over and said "I've got to go out of town for a few days - try to blow this up." It was a fun few days.

A couple months later he shows up with a little Alamo Embassy single 6V6 that he got a heck of a deal on via his day gig as home inspector. After I played it for a bit and told him I dug it he said "it's yours." :cool:
 

Lonely Raven

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> A bandmate found a 213 in the basement of a vacant house he was inspecting.

Damn. Why doesn't this ever happen to me? LOL!
Does finding a Magnatone 260 in someones trash count?

Loaded with original GE and Telefunk tubes. :)

 

mad dog

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It was causa Lonely R. that I ended up with a Twilighter 260. Couldn't find one in the trash, had to buy mine ...
 




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