Any player who’s seeking big tube tone from a club-sized combo is sure to go starry-eyed over the Magnatone Super Fifteen MKII. From gigging to recording, from chime to dime, this amp whispers and screams with golden-era British authority. Its 12AX7 and EL84 tube complement take you from full-bodied cleans to brawny British crunch and beyond with the twist of a dial. But don’t let the Super Fifteen’s handbuilt quality and time-honoring architecture lead you to believe it’s a clone; this amp is packed with modern player features, including a tube-safe speaker-emulated output for silent recording and practice and high- and low-gain inputs to favor all tastes and pickups. A 12-inch custom ceramic-magnet speaker supplies enough output to fill a room; for larger venues, an extension speaker output is also available around back.
Convenient size and output
If you’re into pushing tubes, the Magnatone Super Fifteen MKII makes an excellent plug-and-play guitar platform. No pedals are required to coax this amp into breakup; independent gain and master volume controls allow you to prime your preamp and pummel your power section for rich Class AB tube breakup — all without punishing your eardrums.
Mighty onstage and handy in the studio
Don’t let the Super Fifteen MKII’s size fool you — this amp screams onstage. Its 15 all-tube watts can capably cover a drummer for club gigs. Not only that, but its reduced output and single 12-inch speaker also give you heaps of control for recording applications, affording you the freedom to rein in your overdrive tones without getting the police called on you. What’s more, speaker-emulated line and headphone outs provide you with options for silent practice, monitoring, and tracking.