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  1. #1
    Administrator MikeSlub's Avatar
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    Jul 2001
    America the Beautiful

    Vintage 1959 Magnatone 280 Stereo amp

    Great sounding amp! Have had it for a long time and just "rediscovered" it yesterday. True pitch shifting vibrato is from another planet!

    Mike Slubowski

    * "Gibson guitars are like potato chips - you can't have just one!"

    * "So many Gibsons to love, so little time..."

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    Les Paul Forum Member corpse's Avatar
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    Jun 2007
    Cumming, GA

    Re: Vintage 1959 Magnatone 280 Stereo amp

    I must be similar to the early 60's fenders. I call it "sci-fi" sounding. I really like the Twin Twelve. These Magnavox are under respected.
    On an unrelated subject to you have some schedule to power up all of your amps?

  3. #3
    Les Paul Forum Member
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    Jan 2019

    Re: Vintage 1959 Magnatone 280 Stereo amp

    a lot of players know how awesome these are. they were going for 2500 bucks for a while, not sure about nowadays. in my opinion these are sweet sweet amps

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    Les Paul Forum Member Triplet's Avatar
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    Mar 2006

    Re: Vintage 1959 Magnatone 280 Stereo amp

    I have a 260 and it is just magical...
    'then she made me play games I didn't wanna play...'
    Fer fux sake! Duane's left and Dickey's right!

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    Les Paul Forum Member LeonC's Avatar
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    Aug 2002
    Palos Verdes, CA

    Re: Vintage 1959 Magnatone 280 Stereo amp

    Great amps! Long time Magnatone fan here.

    The 280 and 480 are two of the coolest for sure.

    Have you ever had the occasion to try remote speakers and then get them maybe 6 feet apart? Wow...such a huge sound!
    Full Disclosure: I built Valclone Amps

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