Matamp / 1224 MKII / Various / Amp For Sale
We’re well aware that other manufacturers – usually British – are more than capable of building amps with great tone. It’s just that we think ours sound better. Obviously. Our tame guitarist scribe has waxed lyrical about this amp in the ‘read more’ bit, so rather than repeat ourselves.
4 modes of operation: mono valve, duo valve, single ended Class A (1 or 2 valves) or push/pull Class AB (2 or 4 valves), triode/pentode and hard/soft power switching give 4 power levels making a total of 16 possible combinations.
Foot switchable reverb, voice and overdrive.
Push button overdrive, reverb, 212/412, Mid-up, 2 or 4 valves, Class A or AB, 1 or 2 valves.
Cathode biasing; you can fit 6CA7, EL34, 6L6, 6V6S output tubes without the need for re-biasing.
Valves: 6CA7, EL34 (standard), 6L6, 6V6S; you choose.
4 x ECC83 at the preamp stage.
40 watts nominal output.
Also available with fixed bias output stage for 75 watts nominal output.
Over-spec hand-wired transformer.
Hand-wired turret wiring.
Passive series FX loop.
4Ω, 8Ω or 16Ω output.
Each amplifier is hand built using high quality components mounted on precision-machined turrets and complemented with transformers made to our own design specification.
The Matamp story goes all the way back to the early days of Rock'n'Roll. In the 1950s, the engineers at Radio Craft (as the company was then known) began repairing, modifying and improving various amplifiers, at customers' request. In 1964 they decided to design and build their own amplifiers, and so the Matamp Series 2000 was born. By the late 1960s the growing reputation of Matamp amplifiers led to a collaboration with Orange Music in London. Orange Matamp amplifiers and mixers proved to be both popular and robust. Some of them are still in use forty years later! In the mid 1970s, Orange and Matamp parted company as they wanted to develop in different directions. Matamp concentrated on the booming disco market, developing the ground breaking Supernova mixer and the Quasar series power amplifiers (used by BBC Radio 1 Roadshow among others). Guitar amplifiers took a back seat for a while, with the last new guitar amplifier model being the now highly sought after V14 of which only 41 were produced.
Matamp continues its long tradition of hand crafting amplifiers just a few miles from where it all started in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. The business is built on over sixty years of heritage and innovation within the field of audio engineering and on a reputation for the highest build quality and careful attention to detail. We are still pioneering new industry trends with our standard range of amplifiers, complemented by our ever-popular customising service.