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Triplet

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Custom 260 High fidelity
If those aren't the original tubes, I'll eat my hat.
I can't find a serial, anybody know a tell?
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Jumping@Shadows

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KILLER! I literally completed my '62 480 rebuild today and am in awe! fatter blackface cleans with tweedy break-up, Ampeg deep reverb and that vibrato!! THAT VIBRATO! If I could design an amp from scratch it would be this :) congrats and enjoy!
 

Triplet

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Rebuild, eh? Where did you tie the ground for a three prong?
 

Gold Tone

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Congrats!!!

Magnatone clean on those late 50 vibrato models were the bomb!

I'll never sell my '57 Custom 280
 

Triplet

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All Holland 12As and the O/p transformer dates late '59 :biggrin:
 
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Diablo1

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My guess is there are no serial numbers on your amp. My Magnatone M13 has no serial numbers, so I'm thinking that's a Magnatone "feature".
 

mad dog

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Beautiful amp. My 260 was a Twilighter. Man was I stupid to let that go.
MD
 

madformac

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KILLER! I literally completed my '62 480 rebuild today and am in awe! fatter blackface cleans with tweedy break-up, Ampeg deep reverb and that vibrato!! THAT VIBRATO! If I could design an amp from scratch it would be this :) congrats and enjoy!

Jumping@Shadows. Need to email you but it is kicking my mail back from your registered address on here, can you drop me an email and I'll reply? Sorry to hijack the thread!

Sorry, carry on! :salude
 

BurstWurst

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I'm excited to read all the good words on these as I'm setting out on a road trip this morning to make a trade for a 1960 260. Can't wait to hear it's vibrato. This one will need a recovering. Anyone know where to find the most authentic looking tolex for this era magnatone?
 

BurstWurst

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Made the trip over to STL to collect my new 260. Runs quiet, with killer cleans and mind numbing vibrato! ALL BUGLE BOYS in this amp!!! Didn't even make it out of town with the cabinet! Ran into Gregg Hopkins, so Left it with him for a full cabinet restoration. Gregg took me across the street where I enjoyed a full tour of the current Magnatone facility. All in all, a Magnatone day.:dude:
 

MikeSlub

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Made the trip over to STL to collect my new 260. Runs quiet, with killer cleans and mind numbing vibrato! ALL BUGLE BOYS in this amp!!! Didn't even make it out of town with the cabinet! Ran into Gregg Hopkins, so Left it with him for a full cabinet restoration. Gregg took me across the street where I enjoyed a full tour of the current Magnatone facility. All in all, a Magnatone day.:dude:

:dude::dude:
 

sikoniko

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Made the trip over to STL to collect my new 260. Runs quiet, with killer cleans and mind numbing vibrato! ALL BUGLE BOYS in this amp!!! Didn't even make it out of town with the cabinet! Ran into Gregg Hopkins, so Left it with him for a full cabinet restoration. Gregg took me across the street where I enjoyed a full tour of the current Magnatone facility. All in all, a Magnatone day.:dude:

please forgive my confusion and ignorance. Am I understanding that you bought a vintage magnatone, you happen to live close to where new ones are being made, so you took it over there and they are going to restore it for you?

I'm curious how the new ones sound. I know Billy G has a model, but that doesn't guaranty anything...
 

BurstWurst

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No, Gregg Hopkins' shop is across the street from the Magnatone facility. Gregg is doing the work for me.
 

BurstWurst

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Although I didn't get to play through the range of new Magnatones, I was quite impressed with what I saw at their facility. Some really nice folks doing some cool stuff there! May have to check out a new one as well.
 
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