Matchless / Hotbox / Effect Pedal
The Hotbox Classic is an active two channel tube preamp driven by two 12AX7 tubes. It is point to point, hand-wired in classic Matchless fashion and housed in a heavy duty, polished stainless steel enclosure complete with our signature back-lit logo and control panel. It uses the same top quality components as the Matchless amps down to the custom hand-wound transformer.
Channel one is clean and crisp but is also capable of producing an overdriven sound. Channel two features gain, bass, treble, and output-level knobs. Similar to the EQ circuit of the C-30 series, the bass and treble controls are highly touch responsive. Surprisingly, channel two can be eq’d to be rich and robust. The Hotbox Classic can also be used directly into mixing consoles and is ideal for recording.
An overall, excellent compliment for any amplifier whether it’s solid state or tube. The Hotbox Classic will level the playing field.
Matchless Amplifiers, USA
Back in 1989 Matchless Amplifiers set out to design and build the best guitar amplifier on the market. Working with professional musicians it became clear that this amp would have to be versatile yet durable. It would have to meet the exacting standards of the studio yet be able to go on the road. The amp would have to be true Class A design, hand wired to military-like specifications with the best materials available. No circuit boards would be used. No short cuts would be taken.
The result was the legendary DC-30 which won the Guitar Player Magazine amplifier shootout in 1992 and which continues to set the standard for guitar amplifiers. Soon after the stunning success of the C-30 line of amplifiers, Matchless introduced the Clubman, Chieftain, Lightning and an entire line of extension cabinets. With an outstanding family of products it's no wonder that Matchless is the preferred amp for some of the best-known musicians in the world.
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